ProWein 2019

Marzo 30, 2019 in Enogastronomia, Medley, Net Journal da Simona Margarino

For wine and spirits´ lover, an unavoidable event is ProWein Trade Fair, the world’s leading trade fair on the subject, bringing together the largest industry gathering for professionals in viticulture, production, trade and gastronomy.

The 26th edition of the Fair took place between the 17th and 19th March 2019 at Messe Düsseldorf, representing an invaluable and unique opportunity for the food and beverages industry and its stakeholders. Every year ProWein provides three days of concentrated business and a highly interesting side programme.

A total of 61,500 industry visitors (2018: 60,500) from the retail and restaurant/catering businesses made the pilgrimage to Düsseldorf this year. As such, ProWein 2019 once again achieved attendance growth. The share of visitors with decision-making authority also reached a strong new high: more than 80 percent of visitors were involved in purchasing decisions. The visitors traveled from 142 countries (2018: 133 countries) and were expressed strongest interested in wines from Germany, Italy, France and Spain. Great Britain has come to represent the fifth-largest contingent of visitors after Germany, the Benelux, France and Italy.

Over 6,900 exhibitors of wines and spirits were registered. They came from 64 different nations, with the exhibition space clearly structured between ten different exhibition halls based on winegrowing country and region. No other event offers a comparable scale and scope. The largest exhibitor nations at ProWein 2019 were Italy (1,654) and France (1,576), followed by Germany (978), Overseas (600), Austria (335), Spain (661) and Portugal (387). There were also an additional 400 providers of spirits.

Next to proWein, several satellite events are planned, starting with ProWine Asia from 7–10 May 2019. The next ProWine China will be opening its doors from 12–14 November in Shanghai.

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