Vinexpo Asia 2023, the wine and spirits industry’s largest B2B gathering in the region, will be held from May 23-25, 2025, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore.
The three-day convention organised by Vinexposium marks the return of the event after a pandemic-induced hiatus.
An estimated 1,000 exhibitors and 8,000 trade visitors are expected to attend. Of the 8,000 visitors, most will hail from China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, with an estimated 50 per cent being importers.
On the exhibitor front, over 35 countries will be represented with producers from France, Italy, and Australia making major showings. The US has been named the country of honour for this year’s exhibition.
Part of the event will see Vinexpo Academy will be offering a slew of masterclasses, conferences, and tastings, providing over 52 hours of content for attendees. Highlights include the IWSR conference on global and Asian consumption trends, Battle of the Sommeliers, and the Vinexpo Challenge.
For instance, in the Battle of the Sommeliers, Singaporean sommelier Mason Ng, Malaysian sommelier Chuan Ann, and Vietnam’s sommelier Le Hoang Khanh Vi compete in a series of tasting challenges.
It has been announced that Vinexpo Asia 2024 will be held in Hong Kong, alternating with Singapore as the host country on odd-numbered years. Previously, Vinexpo has been held in Hong Kong since 1998.