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Special advanced registration rate of $125 available online through March 3

NEW YORK – Feb. 13, 2019 – With Vinexpo New York  just a few weeks away, organizers have announced the final lineup of conferences, master classes and special features for North America’s leading international exhibition exclusively for the wine and spirits trade. Led by some of the industry’s foremost experts, the show’s thought-provoking conference sessions will address the top issues impacting the world of wine and spirits while master classes will take a deep dive into particular varietals and wine regions around the world.  

Vinexpo New York will span two full days of exhibits, educational programming, business meetings, tastings and networking at Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, March 4-5, 2019.  Advance registration is available online through March 3 for $125 at www.vinexponewyork.com; on-site registration will cost $150. 

Conferences address issues from climate change to cannabis

Among the most critical topics on the conference agenda is Global Climate Change and the Wine Industry. International energy and climate change expert John P. Holdren PhD will lead a discussion of the growing impact of rising global temperatures on everything from grape quality to vineyard costs to shifting grape-growing borders. Holdren is Harvard University’s Teresa & John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and a former senior advisor to President Obama.  

Also on the line-up is Other Emerging Technologies in the Wine and Spirits Industry, exploring the role B2B and B2C technological solutions play in helping brands navigate the increasingly complex alcoholic beverage landscape. Trends in the U.S. Wine Market will look at everything from the continued rise of rosé and sparkling wines to the potential impact of legal cannabis on the wine industry, while Role of Imports in the U.S. Market will investigate the impact of currency fluctuations and evolving consumer tastes on imported wine sales. The full conference schedule and details on panelists are available here

Champagnes and a study of glass shape join the Master Class program

New additions to the 2019 Master Class program include an exploration of the effect of a glass’s shape on the wine it holds. Led by Riedel North America’s Anne Koziara, See, Smell, Taste the Difference a Glass Makes is a can’t-miss class for sommeliers, beverage directors and mixologists. Another introduces attendees to five exceptional Champagnes in Champagne Growers, a Special Expertise, an Expression of Champagne’s Terroir, with its Multiplicity of Nuances. The full master class line-up is available here.

One to Wine Meetings sign-up opens

Vinexpo New York’s complimentary matchmaking service, One to Wine Meetings aligns attendees and exhibitors and schedules on-site meetings in advance so attendees can make the most of their time at the show. Enrolled exhibitors have access to the portal now, and enrolled attendees will gain access Feb. 13.

For more information or to register to attend Vinexpo New York, visit www.vinexponewyork.com.

About Vinexpo

Since its establishment in Bordeaux in 1981, on the initiative of Bordeaux Gironde’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vinexpo has been a leading organizer of events for the wine and spirits industry. In 37 years, Vinexpo has developed a unique understanding of the market and an extensive network of key distributors around the World. The brand currently runs exhibitions in four set locations (Bordeaux, Hong Kong, New York and soon Paris), and the touring event Vinexpo Explorer. The Group also publishes every year the Vinexpo/IWSR Report, which is the most comprehensive survey of the global consumption of wine and spirits. For more information, visit www.vinexpo.com. Join Vinexpo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About Diversified Communications

Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products, Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries, including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit: www.divcom.com.

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