Vinexposium-40ans-our-history

1981

Creation of the first Vinexpo Bordeaux exhibition by the CCI

For its very first edition in Bordeaux, Vinexpo welcomed 524 exhibitors
from 21 countries and 11,000 trade visitors from 50 countries.

1984

First World Wine Meetings in Blois

The very first business convention for wines and spirits was held in Blois by Adhesion Group.

1991

Vinexpo Bordeaux – Creation of Club Vinexpo

Club Vinexpo, housing a selection of the world’s leading wine and spirits buyers, was established with its own area at the heart of the exhibition.

1994

Creation of Vinisud in Montpellier

The Languedoc-Roussillon region introduced the first Vinisud tradeshow. Its ambition was to become a global showcase for the region’s wines.

1998

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific debuts
in Hong Kong

The first business meeting of its kind for industry members in Asia-Pacific. The exhibition moved permanently to Hong Kong in 2006.

2002

Vinexpo Americas opens
in New York

The new subsidiary of Vinexpo heralded the advent of the first Vinexpo exhibition in the United States, located in New York.

2009

Inception of WBWE Amsterdam

WBWE was created in response to the need to give more visibility and transparency to the bulk wine industry.

2013

1st Vinisud Asia in Shanghai

Building on its success, Vinisud organised its first exhibition in China to promote Mediterranean wines in Asia.

2014

At Vinexpo Asia-Pacific
in Hong Kong

Vinexpo Challenge, a major blind wine tasting curated by the World’s Best Sommelier, was hosted for the first time.

2017

VinoVision Paris launches

At the initiative of the northern French wine trade associations, Comexposium launched their first major trade event in Paris.

2017

The first Vinexpo Explorer is held in Austria

A series of business meetings, tastings and vineyard discoveries over two days in one of the world’s wine regions with attendance by around one hundred international buyers.

2019

First Vinexpo Shanghai

Vinexpo builds on its presence in China through a new event designed to further strengthen its ties with this rapidly growing market.

2019

Launch of WBWE Asia in Yantai

The WBWE sought to capitalise on the growing niche in China, not only for the bulk wine market, but also for wine in general.

2019

Wine Paris debuts

Vinisud and Vinovision join forces and organise the first Wine Paris, showcasing a comprehensive range of northern French and Mediterranean wines.

2020

First Vinexpo Paris, co-located with Wine Paris

Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris becomes the first business meeting of the year for wines and spirits.

2020

Creation of Be Spirits

Be Spirits becomes an event within an event. The area is dedicated to spirits and located in the heart of the exhibitions.

2020

Vinexposium is established

Vinexpo and Comexposium’s wine division join forces. Today, Vinexposium is the world’s leading organiser of wine and spirits industry gatherings with a portfolio of emblematic and recognised events.

2020

Vinexposium Connect, the group’s digital portal, goes live

The portal was launched at the height of the pandemic with the aim of serving Vinexposium’s mission, which is to support the development of trade and business in the wine and spirits industry.

2021

Launch of Vinexpo India

In close collaboration with our local partner Inter Ads Exhibition and our joint event SIAL India, Vinexpo India becomes a strategic event in a market with high growth potential.