Billed as one of the largest wine trade events in Asia, Vinexpo Asia-Pacific is a biennial event that alternates between Hong Kong and France. In 2010, the fair attracted 12,620 visitors. Here’s a look at more international food and drink events happening around the world.
4th annual Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2012
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
As one of the biggest and most important wine trade events, Vinexpo alternates locations between Hong Kong and France every year. In 2012, it’s Asia’s turn to host. Given the meteoric rise of the wine industry in Asia, interest is expected to be high. According to the latest Vinexpo/IWSR study, Asia will experience the strongest increase in its wine markets in the next five years with five percent annual growth compared to the world average, which is less than one percent. Retail sales of still light wines in Asia in 2009 were worth US$7.18 billion and are expected to increase by 27% by 2013. In 2010, the event attracted 12,620 visitors from 18 countries, and 882 exhibitors from 35 countries. Vinexpo is second to the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair in size and popularity.