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Posted: Thursday, 23 December 2021 21:50


Vinexpo India and SIAL India host first Show together in Delhi

Dec 23: Vinexpo India, the Indian variant of Vinexpo, the leading global wine and spirits exhibition and SIAL India hosted their first joint exhibition in New Delhi on 9-11 December 2021 at Pragati Maidan Exhibition Center with over 7500 visitors, according to a Press Release. The first of its kind in India in the B2B space, it was jointly organized by Comexposium, Vinexposium and Inter Ads Exhibitions in Hall 11 of the recently upgraded venue

The three- day show had 119 exhibitors, 80 B2B meetings. It was inaugurated by Ms. Amanda Strohan, Deputy High Commissioner of Canada, Mr. Matthias Radosztics, Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian Embassy, Mr. Eric Fajole, Trade Commissioner and Director of Business France for South Asia and Mrs. Rebecca Suchiang, Chief Secretary of Meghalaya.

The show hosted interesting masterclasses with experts from the F&B industry. An exceptional program of culinary events: demonstrations, live cooking classes with renowned chefs such as Mr. Manjit Singh Gill, President of IFCA hosted a cooking demo of forgotten Indian recipes whereas Chef Manisha Bhasin hosted a cooking demo for sustainable cooking.  Throughout the 3 days, besides the cooking demos, there were Hosted Buyer Meeting, Conferences and Award Shows

The maiden Vinexpo India show in Delhi had participation from 15 wine and spirit companies including Italy, Japan and Switzerland. It was the first time that two fruit wine companies had participated from Maharashtra and Karnataka in a wine show in Delhi. The exhibitors included the Karnataka Wine Board- the only wine-dedicated State Wine Board in the country. It also organised a Masterclass with an interesting blind tasting of 6 wines.

The Government of Meghalaya partnered SIAL India for this edition and also announced the dates for the North- East Food Show 2022, North-East's biggest food expo, in association with SIAL. Dr. Vijay Kumar D, IAS Commissioner & Secretary to the Govt. Meghalaya said, “The SIAL India food show is a wonderful opportunity for entrepreneurs to understand the markets and to make market connections. I am glad that several enterprises from Meghalaya are participating in this program. My compliments to the organizers and the entrepreneurs. We look forward to hosting the North East Food show in April 2022.”

The show hosted a program of masterclasses and tastings for the visitors. There were a total of 14 back-to-back Masterclasses organized at Vinexpo India by the Conference Chairman Subhash Arora, with each session attended by a full house and wine tasting at every session.

Kartie, a winemaker from Mizoram acknowledged that Vinexpo India had been a great experience! The masterclasses had proven to be truly beneficial. The event had been truly informational and knowledgeable and that he was looking forward to more events like this in the coming years.

Priyanka Save, Founder of Hill Zill Wines said that it was her first experience at an international wine show and she found several useful contacts. She was able to finalize with a distributor as well. Sandeep Sharma, General Manager of HPMC in Shimla said he was pleasantly surprised at the response and confirmed they would take part in Vinexpo Mumbai as well.

As already announced in the previous edition of delWine, Vinexpo India now moves to Mumbai, co-located with SIAL India on 10-12 May, 2022 at the Bombay Exhibition Center, conveniently located off the main highway, 25 minutes from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Mumbai is the financial capital of India and a major gateway for international trade. The economy is growing fast and the wine and spirits market is booming with a potential of 300 million consumers.

Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of Vinexposium, commented “The success of the first edition of Vinexpo India in New Delhi encourages us to open doors to more territories in India. I am very much thrilled by the perspectives of launching Vinexpo India in Mumbai as early as May 2022, within 5 months of our first wine and spirits show in India. It is an important milestone for the future.”

Rajan Sharma, Director InterAds, says “We are really thrilled to host this exhibition after a long gap of two years. Some interesting meetings and sessions have happened during the three- day exhibition.

For more information, visit www.vinexpoindia.com or www.sialindia.com

The launch of Vinexpo India in 2021 was a first for the global wine and spirits industry. This B2B event is designed to connect producers from around the world with distribution and retail players in a market with strong potential. Vinexpo India is drawing on the high standards of Vinexposium, coupled with close collaboration with its local partner Inter Ads Exhibition and hosted in co-location with SIAL India, the global B2B platform dedicated to the food industry.

Owned jointly by Comexposium and Vinexpo Holding, Vinexposium is the world's leading organizer of wine and spirits trade events. It offers an enhanced range of high-performance events, tailored to different market segments, with a portfolio of iconic and recognized events: Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris, Vinexpo America, Drinks America, Vinexpo Hong Kong, WOW! Meetings, Symposium "Act for change", Vinexpo Shanghai, Vinexpo India and WBWE Amsterdam, as well as Vinexpo Explorer and World Wine Meetings.
SIAL is the best world food Show. With 50 years of experience, SIAL has been inspiring food adventures and is a global brand present in 50 countries with events in 7 countries. The network represents a forum for exchange, meetings and discussions and is truly unique. In terms of visitor ship and impact, SIAL is the premier food innovation event.

Launched in 2019, SIAL India Delhi, is the growing generalist Food and Beverage show in India, part of the SIAL worldwide Network. The SIAL Network is the world’s largest group of food and beverage trade shows, the regular events (SIAL Paris, SIAL Canada in Montreal and Toronto, SIAL Shanghai, SIAL Shenzhen, SIAL New Delhi, SIAL Interfood in Jakarta, SIAL Middle East in Abu Dhabi, SIAL America in Las Vegas, Gourmet Selection in Paris and Djazagro in Alger bring together 17,000 exhibitors and 700,000 professionals from 200 countries. For details, visit www.sial-network.com.

Subhash Arora


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