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Attendance at Wine & Spirits Fair up Nearly 40 Per Cent
With Some 930 Exhibitors, Hong Kong Show Now Asia’s Largest

5 November 2011More than 19,000 buyers from around the world participated in the fourth Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, which closed today after a record-breaking three days at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

“This year, the fair registered record numbers for both exhibitors and buyers,” said Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “After only four years, the fair has become the largest international wine event in Asia, playing an important role in establishing Hong Kong as the region’s wine-trading hub.”

Italian, Mainland Buyer Totals Up
Some 930 exhibitors and 19,400 buyers participated in the fair, with buyers up 37 per cent over last year. Apart from Hong Kong, countries and regions recording significant buyer growth included: Italy (up 86 per cent), the Chinese mainland (up 82 per cent), France (up 59 per cent), Taiwan (up 43 per cent), the United States (up 31 per cent) and Australia (up 18 per cent).

In addition, 19,690 public visitors took in the fair’s final day, up 38 per cent over last year.

Beloved Wine Winners
Results of the voting for the “Most Beloved Wine” were announced today. The winners are:

 

Company

Wine

Origin

Year

Booth #

red wine

Hong King Wine Ltd

2007 D'Ardhuy Aloxe Corton le cru "Les Chaillots"

Bourgogne, France

 

2007

3E-A29

white wine

Hong King Wine Ltd

2009 Domaine Des Moirots "Le Vieux Chateau" Mantagny le Cru

Bourgogne, France

 

2009

3E-A29

Fair website: www.hktdc.com/hkwinefair

Fair Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7eZBbdypkU

Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:

Joe Kainz
Tel: (852) 2584 4216
Email: joe.kainz@hktdc.org

About the HKTDC
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com 

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