THE EXPANSION OF BULK WINE TRADE, THE MAIN TOPIC OF THE WBWE CONFERENCES PROGRAM

THE EXPANSION OF BULK WINE TRADE, THE MAIN TOPIC OF THE WBWE CONFERENCES PROGRAM

As part of the 8th World Bulk Wine Exhibition in Amsterdam, which takes place during the 21st and 22nd of November in Hall 5 of the RAI Amtrium, a series of technical conferences will be presented; most of which linked to bulk wine commercialization in diverse countries, such as China, North-African countries, Italy, Peru, Romania and France (in particular the region of Languedoc-Rousillon).

Titled “New countries, new contexts: The expansion of bulk wine trade”, a total of 11 technical conferences will be held, which –as in previous editions– is sponsored by the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV).

Jean Marie Aurand, current Director General of the OIV, who will give a presentation of “The global wine market during 2015, with special emphasis on bulk wine”, is launching the Conferences. 

Tunisian oenologist, Belgacem D ´Khili, director of Vitis Company, will talk about the wine sector and the wine trade in North Africa; while Melina Bertocchi, journalist of the Sommelier magazine in Peru and wine and spirits’ consultant, will give a speech about wine consumption patterns in Peru. Italian oenologist, Andrea Boaretti, consultant at Prosecco, will speak about “The spectacular growth of sparkling wines worldwide”.

Marinela Vasilica Ardelean, director of the Romanian Wine Festival and author of the Wine Guide of Romania and Moldova, will voice her opinion about the “New approaches in wine consumption” in her country. And Bernard Augé, deputy director of the association of cooperatives Coop de Languedoc-Rousillon, will talk about the foremost region in the world, regarding wines of origin and quality wines. In addition, Rafael del Rey, director of the Spanish Observatory for the Wine Market (OEMV), will analyze the new contexts for bulk wine.

Shuyao Quin, General Secretary of the Chinese National Association for the Circulation of wine and spirits, will close the Cycle of conferences with a dissertation about the development of the wine market in China: Past, present and near future.

Conferences such as the one about the progress in freight logistics by the company Khuene & Nagel, and “Risk Management: Understand transportation insurance & protect your investment!” by Alison Leavitt, Managing Director of the WSSA, will complete a wide program, which also includes awarding the Voice of Wine Award 2016, that this year goes to Wine of Moldova.

WBWE 2016

 

Bulk wine market has grown by nearly five points since the year 2000, which represents 38.6% of global exports in 2015. Taking into account these figures, current productions and existing global stocks, the next World Bulk Wine Exhibition will be of strategic importance for the entire industry.

 

With almost all the exhibition space currently booked up, the 8th World Bulk Wine Exhibition expects to host more than 220 exhibitors from around the world, expanding the last WBWE’s record of 66 participating countries.

 

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition is the biggest event in the world in terms of business volume. After seven years of being a benchmark for the sector’s professionals, the 8th WBWE faces the challenge of continuing to offer the best space for those who attend with the main objective: TO DO BUSINESS.

 

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