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Top 20 Wine Conferences in the World


Wine conferences are one of the best opportunities to take your game to the next level. One can meet experts and influencers face to face, where they can get answers to their questions and guidance from industry veterans.

When one is pondering the possibility of attending a wine conference, they think about if their time and money will be worth it. What will be the quality of the presentations? Will they gain anything of value from it?

In an industry like ours, wine conferences are one of the best opportunities to take your game to the next level. One can meet experts and influencers face to face, where they can get answers to their questions and guidance from industry veterans. They can also listen to how successful businessman did it; the tips, techniques and tricks they used to get ahead.

In our busy schedules, we often forget the importance of being in a live face-to-face setting with others from the wine business community. Wine conferences present you with the opportunity to share new ideas with fellow professionals. You also encounter new vendors, suppliers, importers, distributors and retailers.

Attending a wine conference can drive business relationships and heighten your knowledge of running your wine business successfully.

For your perusal, listed below are the top 20 wine conferences taking place around the world.

Alcohol Beverage Importers & Distributors Conference (ABID Conference)

The Alcohol Beverage Importers & Distributors Conference (ABID Conference) is a business conference dedicated to small and medium wine, beer and liquor importers and distributors of United States. The Alcohol Beverage Importers & Distributors Conference has been designed specifically to serve the needs of small and medium-sized wine, beer and spirits Importers and Distributors of USA. The ABID is two-day event to discuss day to day challenges, network with fellow importers and distributors from all over the country, find new ways to grow and collectively address regulatory issues. It consists of TEDx-style short talks with real insights on solutions - that importers and distributors can apply in their business and achieve profitable growth. Alcohol Beverage Importers & Distributors Conference Details: URL:

Eastern Winery Exposition

eastern winery expositionThe Eastern Winery Exposition is the largest production wine and grape trade show and conference east of the Pacific states. It is designed to provide Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and vineyards with an easily accessible, low-cost professional meeting with a variety of winery and vineyard suppliers, at the right time of year. A strong conference program, exhibit hall featuring suppliers relevant to the region’s business of wine making, networking events, industry association participation, and flexible registration packages are all integral components of EWE. Wine Conference Details for Eastern Winery Exposition: URL:

USA Trade Tasting and Business Conference (USATT) USA Trade TastingUSA Trade Tasting (USATT) is an annual adult beverage trade/specialist trade tasting and business conference launched in order to promote sustainable growth in the independent beverage industry by helping boutique wineries, craft breweries, craft distilleries, importers, distributors, retailers and beverage companies learn, source and grow. The show is produced by which is one of the world’s leading platform connecting wineries, breweries, distilleries to importers and distributors globally. The USATT showcases exciting wines, beers and spirits from all over the world to USA importers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and press. Wine Conference Details for USA Trade Tasting: URL: Location: Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, New York, USA.

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWS SHOW)

ibwss-international bulk wine and spirits showThe International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show aims to give the bulk trade a truly dynamic trading platform where buyers can confidently conduct business with the world’s most reputable suppliers. As the go-to shipping gateway on the Pacific seaboard and home to the majority of wineries in the USA, San Francisco is positioned perfectly for the fair. The city has long acted as the USA’s trading post between the northern and southern hemispheres.  With the launch of IBWSS, international bulk suppliers from some of the world’s most important markets will have unprecedented access to the US market. International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show is a 2-day event being heldat the South San Francisco Conference Center in San Francisco, the USA The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show showcase exciting wines, beers and spirits from all over the world to the USA in the Wine & Spirits industry. Wine Conference Details for International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show URL: Location: South San Francisco Conference Center in San Francisco, USA.

Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference

wine marketing and tourism conferenceThe Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference, organized by the wine marketing wine tourism will take place at the Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg, USA. The conference will Wine tourism, of course, is simply the visitation of wine regions by travelers. From an industry conference perspective, our goal has always been to provide valuable advice on how to grow and improve one’s own wine tourism offering. And growing wine tourism is all about effective marketing. Wine Conference Details for Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference: URL: Location: Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg, USA.

Wine Industry Technology Symposium

wits_logo_lgWine Industry Technology Symposium is a conference for winery professionals who implement technology solutions or analyze sales data. This includes IT professionals, marketing managers and DTC managers, as well as general managers, financial managers and winery owners. This conference only focused on Successfully Deploying Technology Solutions in the Wine Industry. The conference will include educational sessions, multiple networking opportunities to discuss technology and data issues with other industry professionals and a Sponsor Showcase where sponsors demonstrate and discuss the solutions they offer the wine industry. Wine Conference Details for Wine Industry Technology Symposium: URL:

Wine2Wine Conference

wine2wine wine conferencesWine2wine is the only event in Italy specifically dedicated to the wine business, an opportunity for all players involved in the production and distribution of wine. Wine2Wine conference offers the unique opportunity for interaction where wineries can gather updated information and know-how in order to better face the challenges of this evolving sector. The event brings together the experience of some of the most important Italian and international wineries, as well as from other dynamic and innovative sectors. Wine Conference Details for wine2wine: URL: Location: Eronafiere Congress Center, Verona (VR) Italy.

Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC)

Australian Wine Industry - Technical ConferenceThe Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference and Trade Exhibition is the premier technical event for the Australian wine industry. Held every three years since 1970, it combines an extensive program of plenary sessions, workshops, posters, student forum and social events with the industry’s most respected and extensive trade exhibition. The Australian Wine Industry Trade Exhibition (AWITE) is Australia’s leading exhibition of wine technology, equipment and services. Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference will feature a comprehensive range of winemaking and vineyard equipment, materials and associated services. AWITC will be conducted by Fair Events and presented by the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference Inc. Wine Conference Details for US Bev Expo: URL: Location: Australia.

International Wine Tourism Conference – IWINETC

international wine tourism conference IWINETC was founded in Spain in 2009; The International Wine Tourism Conference has now accommodated over 700 wine tourism professionals in 45 different countries throughout the world. IWINETC is the leading global event for the wine and culinary tourism industry, held in grape escape destinations around the world. The 3 day event (2 day conference & 1 day Workshop) delivers thought provoking professional education, an extensive exhibition area to discover wine travel destinations and their wines, a focused business environment for tour operators to meet wine tourism experience providers and a chance to discover the wine tourism highlights of the host destination. Wine Conference details for International Wine Tourism Conference: URL: Location: Catania, Sicily, Italy.

Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

unified wine and grape symposiumThe Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (UWGS) is an annual wine and grape industry event, held every January in Sacramento, California, United States of America. Since 1995 the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association of Wine grape Growers (CAWG) have worked together to develop the trade show combined with symposium. The Unified Symposium also hosts a trade show with over 550 vendors displaying their products and services to the more than 12,000 people who attend annually. This annual event draws more than 13,000 grape growers, vintners and allied industry members from around the world. Including 3 days of program sessions, and over 650 exhibitors, it is the largest event of its kind in the western hemisphere in the Wine & Spirits industry. Wine Conference details for Unified Wine & Grape Symposium: URL: Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, USA.

Wine Vision Conference

wine visionWine Vision is now widely recognized as the leading business innovation forum in the international wine calendar.  Since its launch in 2013 almost 650 CEOs and senior level decision makers have attended the event from close to 30 countries. Their feedback has been unanimous: Wine Vision extended their knowledge, enriched their networks and inspired action in their business. Their mission is to be a catalyst to a more profitable wine industry. Following two years in London and resounding success in Bilbao, Spain, The host location for next year’s forum will be Sonoma County, one of North America’s most progressive wine producing areas. Wine Conference Details for Wine Vision: URL: Location: Sonoma County, California, USA.

Romeo Bragato National Conference

Romeo Bragato National ConferenceThe Romeo Bragato Conference is the annual three-day conference of the New Zealand grape and wine sector. Named after Romeo Bragato, considered by many to be the ‘father’ of New Zealand viticulture, the conference brings together all participants in the industry. The conference covers the full range of industry activity including grape growing and wine making, national and international wine sector trends, wine marketing and market development, business management and strategic planning. Wine Conference Details for Romeo Bragato National Conference Place: New Zealand Website:

World Wine Meetings - Barcelona

World Wine Meetings - BarcelonaWorld Wine Meeting is a 4 day event being held at Barcelona, Spain. This event showcases products like wine and spirits.  The WWM Barcelona business convention takes place over 3 days and is an opportunity to meet selected wine buyers from key buying markets of the world. For more than 30 years now, the WWM Barcelona (ex Cannes) convention has enabled 1,000 wine producers and wine merchants to create, develop, and establish their export activities etc. in the Wine & Spirits industry. Wine Conference Details for World Wine Meetings Barcelona Place: Barcelona, Spain Website:

International Cool Climate Wine Symposium

International Cool Climate Wine SymposiumInternational Cool Climate Wine Symposium is for bringing together the world's leading producers and experts in cool climate viticulture, winemaking, research and promotion. So what does “cool climate” mean in relation to wine? There you’ll find out more, see why the ICCWS Symposia are an essential in the diaries of the world’s leading winemakers and grape growers, and explore the winemaking lands of England and Wales. The International Cool Climate Wine Symposium is a major international forum, bringing together the world's leading figures in cool climate wine production. Held first in 1984, Over three days ideas and best practice will be shared, new and sustainable ways to produce wine will be discussed, master classes will be hosted and wines tasted. Wine Conference Details for International Cool Climate Wine Symposium Website: Place: England

SOMM Summit - International Wine & Spirits Symposium

SOMM Summit - International Wine & Spirits SymposiumSOMM SUMMIT is an educational symposium designed for wine & spirits enthusiasts, sommeliers, wine sales and hospitality professionals with an emphasis on international wine, craft beer, artisanal spirits, enology and viticulture. This four-day conference features educational seminars, wine-beer-spirits tastings and discussions led by prominent master sommeliers, masters of wine, and professors of enology and viticulture, brewers and distillers. Wine Conference Detail for SOMM Summit - International Wine & Spirits Symposium Website: Place: Seattle, WA

Meininger's International Wine Conference

Meininger's International Wine ConferenceMeininger's International Wine Conference, held on the eve of ProWein, offered lively presentations and discussions on trends in the wine market and in wine e-commerce. The Meiningers International Wine Conference, organized by the Meininger Verlag GmbH will take place at Dusseldorf, Germany. The conference will cover areas like discuss the rules of play and conduct, the notions of impact and influence and the questions of how important social media has become in the wine sector and how it influences markets and sales. Wine Conference Details For Meininger's International Wine Conference Website: Place: Germany

Digital Wine Communication Conference

Digital Wine Communication ConferenceDWCC is one of the world’s biggest conference related to wine and technology. The DWCC is conference dedicated to creating a network of wine communicators across the globe to spread information, broaden the culture of wine, improve industry standards, and above all else, create a physical space to communicate and share ideas. These Conference sessions are led by international experts in the field who come from around the world to share their knowledge; the conference is thus an excellent opportunity for anyone in the wine trade to network. Wine Conference Details for Digital Wine Communication Conference Website:

London Wine Fair

london-wine-fair-2014-logo_colour-on-white-670x270London Wine Fair is a 3 day event and wine conference being held at the Olympia London in London, United Kingdom. The London Wine Fair is one of the world's leading wine trade events. For 36 years the UK and international wine industry has been meeting at the Fair to discuss all aspects of the trade, to taste the latest vintage and get down to business. This is such a biggest wine conference in London. Wine Conference Details For London Wine Fair Place: London Website:

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits FairThe wine scene in Asia is sparkling with potential for growth, and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair is the platform that promotes the wine trade. The Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits fair is 3 days event held at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Though Asia is its home ground, the fair is truly international. Buyers will see wines from the classic wine-producing regions of the world as well as exciting new winemakers of non-traditional origins and organic wines. Wine Conference Details for Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair Place: Hong Kong Website:

WIVI central coast Wine Conference

aaeaaqaaaaaaaaw3aaaajgm3ntviogi5lwu2mzgtndy4ms1hotfkltc1ytfhmme4ytk4nqWiVi Central Coast, is the premier wine and viticulture symposium and trade show in Central California. Now the largest wine industry event south of San Francisco, WiVi boasts 45,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space with nearly 200 exhibits and hundreds of new products, product demonstrations, educational seminars and networking opportunities for winemakers, grape growers, winery owners and managers. This one-day conference and tradeshow features sessions by top industry leaders on regional viticulture, enology and DTC topics and gives attendees the opportunity to understand and experience new trends and technology. Wine Conference Details for WIVI central coast Wine Conference Website: Place: California, USA

Wine conference build up your distribution network, strong wine brand awareness, targeted audience for all these reasons conferences must attain and participate, continue to do so at least once a year. The benefits are definitely bigger than the costs if you know how to get the most out of every wine conference.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.