IBWSS UK will now be held on 26 & 27 February 2018, a month later than originally scheduled. This decision comes after much due diligence of connected industry events, buyer participation and continued requests from exhibitors, visitors, buyers and sponsors.
Close to 1500 wineries, distilleries, importers, distributors and retailers are expected to meet in London for the debut of the highly anticipated International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show UK on 26 & 27 February 2018.
The show comes close on the heels of its predecessor in San Francisco that opened to astounding success with great interest from buyers and exhibitors alike in July 2017.
At IBWSS UK, suppliers and buyers will conduct trade and attendees will get the unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends in bulk wine and spirits, including methods to use private labels as a way to win over customers, boost loyalty and drive new sources of revenue.
Buyers are expected to come from all over the world, including USA and subcontinental Europe. With UK being an established private label, bulk wine and spirits market and easily accessible from major bulk wine producing and buying nations like Spain, France and Italy, this event is expected to generate strong trading interest within the industry.
(Exhibitor displaying the number of business cards he collected from buyers at the IBWSS SFO show)
The list of exhibitors at the IBWSS UK includes some of the biggest names in the industry, including Broadland Wineries, Trans Ocean Bulk Logistics, Terressentia Corporation and The Ciatti Company.
Notably exhibitors are from all over the world, not just the UK, representing major wine growing and producing regions of the world, including North America, South America, Europe and Australia. Some of these include Grape Expectations from Australia, Belhara Estate from South America, Broken Earth Winery and The Wine Group from USA and Scotch Whisky specialists, Douglas Laing from Scotland.
“Our focus from the outset was to make this a truly global event, bringing in the biggest names in the wine industry from all over the world,” said Sid Patel of the Beverage Trade Network, the organizers of the event. “Right now, the IBWSS is the only show of its kind in the United Kingdom.”
Not only will participants have the chance to connect with prominent contract manufacturers and bulk wine suppliers, they will also have a chance to develop relationships with key decision-makers who will impact the future trajectory of the industry.
Many of these decision-makers within the wine and spirits industry will give presentations at the two-day event, in which they will cover the major trends and ideas that are influencing the future growth of the bulk wine and private label market.
In addition to the activity taking place in the main exhibition hall and conference sessions, there will be plenty of time for participants to network with each other and discover potential partnership opportunities. “We fully expect participants to walk away from this event with real trade deals,” said Sid Patel of Beverage Trade Network.
Speakers at the event include: Andrew Catchpole, Editor, Harpers Wine & Spirit Magazine and The Drinks Wholesaler; Barry Dick, The Wine Superhero; David Richardson, Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director, The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA); Richard Siddle, Award-Winning Business Editor; Denys Hornabrook, Co-Founder and Managing Director Vin-Exchange Group Limited amongst many other prominent industry authorities.
About the IBWSS UK
The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show is an annual trade show and conference, open to trade professionals only, which is set to take place takes place on 26 & 27 February at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London. IBWSS attendees include wineries, distilleries, importers, distributors, national and regional chains, and brokerage firms.
About Beverage Trade Network
Beverage Trade Network is the leading platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. In addition to London, Beverage Trade Network also hosts events in San Francisco and New York.