IBWSS London - Visitor Registration are Now Open
IBWSS London - Biggest gathering of private label, bulk wine, bulk spirits and contract brewing participants in the UK.
In March 2019, London will once again be the host city for the annual International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (IBWSS), taking place at The Royal Horticultural Halls on March 11-12. The event is the single biggest gathering of private label, bulk wine, bulk spirits and contract brewing participants in the UK. Throughout the two-day event, retailers, importers and distributors also attend, creating an active marketplace for buyers and sellers. Registration for this two-day event is open. Get your visitor pass here.
Who should attend IBWSS London?
The two-day IBWSS 2019 event in London is the perfect meeting place for buyers and sellers engaged in the bulk wine and spirits and private label businesses to discuss new sales opportunities. Wineries and distilleries, both foreign and domestic, can benefit from meeting potential buyers who are looking to build out their private label programs. Moreover, retailers, importers and distributors should also plan to attend. This year’s event will feature exhibitors from all over the world, enabling both buyers and sellers to experience the very best in global bulk wine and spirits, all in one central location.
What should I expect at IBWSS London?
The centerpiece of the two-day IBWSS London 2019 event is the exhibition trade show floor, where it is possible to experience live demos, participate in wine and spirit tastings, and meet face-to-face with prospective buyers. At last year’s IBWSS event in London, exhibitors were represented from wine regions from all over the world - including suppliers and producers from Europe, North America, and Australia.
In addition to this activity that takes place on the trade show floor of IBWSS 2019, there is also a two-day conference that takes place at the same time. This conference component features a lively combination of speaker presentations, panels, lively Q&A sessions, and small workshop-style sessions. The 2018 speaker lineup included some of the biggest names within the British wine industry, including Rob Dixon of Tesco; Robin Langton of Iceland Foods; Paul Schaafsma of Benchmark Drinks; and Paul Atwood-Philippe of VINEX.
Robert Joseph (in the picture), Wine Industry Consultant & Commentator based in London will kick off the 2-day conference with the subject ‘The Revolution is Coming: How Amazon, Bulk Wine, and Millennial Are Going To Change The Wine Industry'
Followed by Alison Flemming MW, from Kendermann GMBH on Bulk partnerships - the right choice (or everything you wanted to know about what can go wrong - and how you can prevent it).
In the afternoon session Jamie Matthewson, Waitrose buying manager (wine, beer, and spirits) will talk about ‘How Retailers Can Develop and Market Premium Private Label Programs’.
Build relationships with key members of the global bulk wine trade
And, of course, there is plenty of opportunity for networking and business meetings throughout the two-day event. Exhibitors can take advantage of this time to meet one-on-one with potential buyers, while buyers and négociants can spend more time on the trade show floor, learning about the innovative new products and services available. If you are curious about how to launch a private label brand, you can find an exhibitor that can show you how to get started.
In addition, some popular wine regions are sending their top representatives to provide an overview of the high-quality products from regions that are central to the success of the bulk wine market. This reflects the ongoing globalization of the bulk wine market, where new wine regions are constantly appearing to help meet growing demand in the consumer market.
Understand key trends and drivers in the bulk wine and private label market
Without a doubt, the world is moving to a private label agenda, and that is putting more emphasis than ever before on understanding the key trends and drivers that are having an impact on the market, from California to China, and from the UK to South Africa. Bulk wine is now the single biggest engine of growth in the wine industry, and that means importers and distributors are evolving their business models away from bottled wine to bulk wine.
After the two-day IBWSS London event, you will walk away with practical, hands-on and actionable advice on how to succeed within the bulk wine and private label markets. You’ll learn how to navigate shipping logistics, how to merchandise your wines in retail establishments, and how to convince importers and distributors to carry your products. If you are looking to increase revenue, boost margins or improve overall profitability, then IBWSS London is the place to be in 2019.