The organisers of Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, which claims to be the region’s largest international wine and spirits exhibition, is claiming a 40% increase in visitors to the show which closed yesterday (May 27).
Held at the the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), approximately 12,000 people are said to have visited over the three days.
Occupying more than 8,500 square metres of the HKCEC, there were more than 880 exhibitors from 32 countries around the world, including China, Australia, US, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, South Korea, New Zealand, Romania, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Chile and Greece. A number of countries were making their first appearance at exhibition that is in its fourth year.
Fifty-eight percent of visitors were from 25 Asian countries, led by China and followed by Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Singapore. 42% of visitors were from Hong Kong and Macau.
The next Vinexpo exhibition will take place in Bordeaux, France from June 19 to 23, 2011.