Top UK drink chiefs to appear at London’s bulk wine and spirits show

IBWSS  promises to help changing on-trade sector better understand the opportunities and benefits of bulk and bottled in market wine and spirits.

Some of the first keynote panellist and speakers have been announced for what will be the first International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) to be held in Europe when it looks to bring the trade together to discuss the huge commercial opportunities that now exist for bottled in market in wines in London on January 24-24, 2018.

The event, organised by the American drinks publishing, marketing and B2B networking platform, the Beverage Trade Network, has previously being held in the US, but such is the importance of bulk wine and spirits not just in the UK but in central and Eastern Europe that it is to host its 2018 conference and exhibition at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.

Sid Patel, chief executive of the Beverage Trade Network and organiser of IBWSS said: “It is time, we made private label and bulk trade a norm. London being the most important market for private label and bulk trade, we decided to make London our host city for Europe.”

He added: “The UK is one of the leading store-owned and private label markets, so it was a no brainer that we provide the platform to connect these buyers to top class suppliers from all over the world who are ready to offer private label services and understand what it takes in being a private label supply partner and help the buyer build their brand.”

Over the course of two days leading figures from the global and UK wine industry will share their thoughts, insights and experiences on how bulk wine and spirits can help grow your private label and branded product business.The event will include a combination of panel sessions and 12 TED-style talks, with The Buyer signed up as one of its strategic media partners.

Confirmed speakers include Andrew Shaw, group wine buying director of Conviviality PLC in charge of managing the strategy of the UK’s most significant wine supplier covering both the on-and off-trades through its own businesses including Matthew Clark, Bibendum, PLB, Bargain Booze and Wine Rack. As well as working with third party retailers, grocers and wholesalers to source bulk wine for exclusive brands and lines.[…Continue Reading].

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