Vinexpo Bordeaux, the world’s leading wine and spirits exhibition, concluded four days of intense activity today. More than 2,300 exhibitors from 40 countries gathered to meet buyers, sign contracts, discover new products and grow their business contacts.
While final visitor numbers will not be released until next week, three clear trends emerge.
The first is the quality of visitors and the strong presence of decision makers, a fact remarked on by exhibitors and re-emphasised by the number of one-to-wine meetings set up by Vinexpo. These 2000 meetings, arranged in advance, were targeted, constructive and resulted in the signing of a large number of distribution contracts.