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Taste the World’s Harvest and Plan Your Bulk Wine Needs at IBWSS London 2019

Leading trade show and conference for UK bulk wine industry will take place in March 2019


The world’s No. 1 show for private label, bulk wine, bulk spirits and contract bottling is coming back to London in March 2019. The International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (IBWSS) has become the premier place for UK supermarkets, retailers, wineries and distilleries to source high-quality bulk wine and spirits, stay on top of new trends and connect with new opportunities in the UK wine and spirits market. Over a two-day period (March 11-12), the leading players in the UK bulk wine industry will gather at the only trade show in the UK specifically dedicated to the needs to bulk wine buyers.

Taste the world’s harvest in the centre of London

At the Royal Horticultural Halls in the centre of London, the world’s harvest will literally be on display in London. This will be a unique opportunity for bulk wine buyers to taste and sample wines from Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. At the same time, they can discuss different bulk wine buying and selling opportunities with leading suppliers. In some cases, that might mean discussion of logistical issues involved in shipping bulk wine from any wine region in the world to the UK; in other cases, it might mean negotiating bottling, branding or distribution arrangements for private label wine that has already been sourced abroad. The setup of the exhibition floor at the Royal Horticultural Halls is designed to help showcase some of the most recognizable names in the bulk wine and spirits industry.

Attending IBWSS London 2019 is the perfect opportunity for bulk wine buyers to gain a competitive edge in the UK wine industry. Due to the recent stellar crop forecasts for Italy, Spain and France, there will be more opportunities than ever before for British buyers to source bulk wine from the world’s premier wine regions. But which nations offer the best value bulk wine? And which nations are able to meet the unique demands of the British marketplace? There will be plenty of opportunities for networking, negotiating new contracts, and simply catching up with fellow colleagues in the bulk wine and spirits market, all of them gathered in London at the same time.

Attend workshops and presentations geared to the needs of bulk wine buyers

In addition to the trade show component of the IBWSS event, there will also be an action-packed two days of presentations, panel discussions and workshops dedicated to the needs of bulk wine buyers. Headliners at the event include some of the key figures in the industry. These individuals are helping to chart the future course of supply and demand in the bulk wine and spirits industry. For example, confirmed speakers include Paul Attwood-Philippe, Business Development Director Europe at Vinex, and Catherine Mendoza, wine broker at Ciatti Europe, which produces the highly acclaimed Global Market Report for bulk wine buyers.

As a result, IBWSS London 2019 will be the perfect opportunity to learn about global bulk wine trends. Knowing which way the market is headed, as well as which wine varietals are most in demand can be key to planning your future bulk wine needs.

The list of all-star speakers also includes the following:

  • Robin Copestick, Managing Director, Copestick Murray
  • Rob Dixon, Senior Buying Manager, Tesco
  • Alison Flemming MW, Export Sales Director, Reh Kendermann
  • Jamie Matthewson, Buying Manager (Beer, Cider, Spirits), Waitrose
  • Mark Meek, CEO, The IWSR

These speakers will be providing actionable insights and advice on navigating every aspect of the bulk wine industry, including how to source the wine, how to transport the wine back to the UK, how to negotiate with potential bulk partners and then how to market, distribute and sell this wine into the UK wine marketplace.

Get insights into what is happening next in the world of bulk wine

If last year’s IBWSS London show is any indication, be prepared for some vigorous and stimulating discussions about key market trends and how to stay on top of them. For example, Rob Dixon, Buying Manager for Champagne and Sparkling at Tesco, will be discussing the rapid pace of change for retailers. Given that Tesco is now one of the biggest names in the UK private label and bulk wine market, this is a talk that you won’t want to miss. For a chance to get your questions answered by some of the biggest and most influential leaders in the industry, you need to attend IBWSS London 2019.

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About Beverage Trade Network

Beverage Trade Network (BTN) is a global media and B2B networking platform servicing suppliers, buyers and beverage professionals in the global beverage industry. BTN also owns BevRoute, a magazine for Importers and Distributors and runs a lineup of trade shows around the world which includes USA Trade Tasting in New York, IBWSS UK in London, IBWSS USA in San Francisco, IBWSS China in Shanghai and ABID Conference in the USA. Beverage Trade Network also owns and runs the London Wine Competition, London Beer Competition, London Spirits Competition and USA Wine Ratings.

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