14 September 2020 – Comexposium and Vinexpo Holding launched Vinexposium today.

Vinexposium is jointly owned (50/50) by the two stakeholders and managed by Rodolphe Lameyse. The new leading global organiser of wine and spirits events aims to play a pivotal role between wine regions and international markets.

An industry first and a golden opportunity

Set against an economic climate impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, along with ongoing geopolitical issues and changing markets, the creation of the new entity is a golden opportunity for the wine and spirits industry across-the-board.

Supported by the leading French wine marketing organisations, the boards of Vinisud and VinoVision Paris as well as the Vinexpo strategy council, Vinexposium meets the industry’s need to promote itself proactively on the international stage.

The new company capitalises on Comexposium’s expertise and global reach, as the world’s third largest event organiser, and internationally renowned brand Vinexpo which specialises in organising wine and spirits trade events on the three main wine consuming continents. It will draw on France’s excellence and expertise as the world’s second largest wine producer and consumer and leading exporter by value to boost the industry’s
trade relations worldwide. Vinexposium, fuelling excellence and generating business Merging skills and expertise provides industry members with a key partner that has the ability to offer year-round support through a diversified eco-system of events, services and solutions aimed at maximising opportunities for engaging with others and doing business within the global wine and spirits industry.

Vinexposium was founded with the ambition of uniting to meet the expectations of a changing market and increasingly strong global competition. In a complicated economic and health context, this alliance of skills is today our best asset for the industry.

Renaud Hamaide

Chief Executive Officer, Comexposium
Vinexposium is and will continue to be a wonderful showcase for French excellence and know-how in wines and spirits. A flagship that will carry the colors of France, the incredible richness of its regions, its terroirs and its vineyards far and wide.

Patrick Seguin

President of the CCIBG

Vinexposium, driving excellence, creating business

By bringing together their skills and know-how, professionals now have a major partner capable of accompanying them all year round through a diversified ecosystem of events, services and solutions aimed at maximizing opportunities for meetings and business within the global wine and spirits industry.

We will do our utmost to ensure that Vinexposium is a partner of choice for all the players in the industry in the years to come. In this crisis context, this alliance is all the more justified and makes Vinexposium a stronger, more agile and resilient entity serving the global wine and spirits trade. We are in constant contact with our customers and partners and are accelerating to adapt and offer them a maximum of solutions.

Rodolphe Lameyse

Managing Director of Vinexposium

A partner that adapts to changes in the global arena

Vinexposium now offers a broad and efficient range of events, adapted to different market segments, with a portfolio of 10 emblematic and recognized events: Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris, WOW! Meetings, Vinexpo New York, Vinexpo Hong Kong, WBWE Asia, Vinexpo Bordeaux, Vinexpo Shanghai, WBWE Amsterdam, as well as Vinexpo Explorer and World Wine

Faced with the current unprecedented context, Vinexposium is also proving its ability to adapt and innovate through initiatives aimed at supporting, at all costs, exchanges and business between professionals around the world:

Thanks to this increased expertise, Vinexposium is demonstrating its desire to support the industry, to help operators in the sector to adapt, to find solutions, to develop in international markets with strong growth potential and to stay on course in a changing economic and social context.

Christophe Navarre

Managing Director of Vinexposium