Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2013

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Top Event Helps Boost Business in Wine World
With demand for wine and premium spirits continuing to burgeon in Asia, and particularly the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair is the perfect place for sourcing, as well as tapping into trends and developments in the global drinks industry.

The show’s success is backed by Hong Kong’s international wine hub position which is proven track record of trading in wine and spirits. Participants at the fair come from far and wide. The 2012 edition attracted over 950 exhibitors from 36 countries & regions, while more than 20,000 trade buyers came through the doors during the show. Exhibitors hail from both Old World wine-producing countries as well as the New World, while buyers also come from an array of markets from mature to emerging.

Spain as the Partnering Country
The partner country for the 2013 edition of the show is Spain – a country with a rich heritage in wine-making. There will be a pavilion dedicated to Spanish wine companies, and there will also be a focus on Spain in many of the fair’s wine events and activities.

International Wine-trading hub
Hong Kong, with zero duty on wines, provides an environment conducive to wine-trading activities. As a city with an established “East meets West” vibe, it is a natural place for wine producers from the Old World and New World to connect with buyers from emerging economies in Asia, particularly from the Chinese mainland.

There is keen interest among drinks producers and suppliers to access the mainland market, given that wine sales there in 2012 amounted an amount of US$40.5 billion or 4.3 billion litres, up 125% and 55% respectively over five years age#. Hong Kong is the only place in the world that has entered into an agreement with the mainland Chinese Government, allowing wine imports to go into China under CEPA and enhanced customs facilitation measures. This makes the city an unrivalled gateway to China. Hong Kong, being a duty-free port with good air connectivity and storage facilities, is regarded by Asian investors as the most cost-effective and convenient distribution hub to store their investment-grade wines for delivery to their markets on demand.

# Source from Euromonitor International

Variety of Events Educate & Entertain
The International Wine & Spirits Fair is more than – merely selling and sourcing. It also seeks to educate, inform and entertain, while also offering directions on the latest trends in the drinks business. The 2012 edition features nearly 60 related events, and 2013 will offer a similar programme.
1. A highlight of the show is the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition. Run in partnership with the premier London-based International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), the Hong Kong version is geared to the taste and consumption preferences of the Asian market, particularly with regard to pairing wines with popular Asian cuisines. The 2012 competition attracted more than 1,800 entries; the 2013 event is now open to entries – for more details, please visit www.hkiwsc.com.
2. Fine Wine Tasting comes back with high demand. It is the excellent platform to taste the world's very best, most sought-after wines.
3. Cocktail Demonstration returns with all the excitement and theatrics of cocktail presentation
4. Wine Industry Conference features industry experts providing high-level insights into their expertise on wines, wine-related technology and markets. The conference topics highlight as below:
Topic Speaker
The Future of The Wine Advocate in the Asian Landscape Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Editor in Chief The Wine Advocate and eRobertParker.com
5. Asia Top Sommelier Summit returns annually.  This event gathers the leading sommeliers on the topics of the latest developments in the industry and the impact.
6. A series of wine-tasting sessions, forums and master classes throughout the fair.
Myriad of Networking Opportunities Abound
Abounding networking opportunities during the fair entailing cocktail parties, networking receptions and the press events to meet overseas journalists.

Public day to receive immediate feedback
The final day of the show is opened to the public. The public day not only enables exhibitors to connect directly with end-consumers and receive immediate feedback on their wines and spirits, but also gives the suppliers the opportunity to explain in depth of the story behind their products.

More Info About the Fair

Act Now for FREE Admission!

For trade visitors, register now for your FREE admission badge through one of the following channels:
Website - Register on or before 16 October for buyers from outside Hong Kong and on or before 31 October for local buyers to receive a free admission badge by mail; or
Smartphone Info Site - download HKTDC Mobile at iPhone App Store, BlackBerry App World or Google Play; or
Mobile Info Site - hktdc.com/wap/wine/T118.

At Your Service
Exclusive Travel Incentives for Trade Buyers Special Airfare Visa Application Assistance Service
The HKTDC offers a variety of incentive programmes for trade buyers to the fair that involves exclusively discounted hotel rates and airfares. For further information, please contact HKTDC office nearest to you. Cathay Pacific Airways, together with sister airline Dragonair, offer you and your travel companions exclusive airfares in all classes. To take advantage of this offer, please click http://events.cathaypacific.com and input the event access code MICE806 to avail of special fares for you. Please click here to find out the requirements and guidelines laid down by the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Should you require an invitation letter from the HKTDC, please send your request to us at least two months (eight weeks) before the fair begins.

Free Official Fair Catalogue (Full exhibitor list included)

Don't forget to collect a FREE copy of the fair’s official catalogue including the fair’s full exhibitors list, fair information and floor plan. Available at the Buyer Registration Counters, Information Counters, Media Centre and VIP Lounge – while stocks last!

Download the HKTDC Product Magazines Apps from or to view the magazine in your mobile device and use the official EXHIBITOR SCANNER at the fair. 

Enjoy Discount with 'HKTDC Trade Fair Privilege Coupons'
Work hard, play hard! After visiting our trade fairs, you deserve a treat for your day.

Enjoy cash savings, discount offers and complimentary drinks offered by local restaurants, sightseeing tour and shopping outlets with the ‘HKTDC Trade Fair Privilege Coupons’!

Free copies are available at Dragon Lounge, HKTDC Buyer Centre, Business Matching Lounge and Information Counters at HKTDC Trade Fairs. Or, you can download the online version here.

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Rebecca So
Manager, Marketing Communications
Exhibitions Department

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