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Why IBWSS Is Coming To London?

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show will return to London in February for trade professionals to source private and commercial suppliers.

03/09/2017

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) is a business conference and a trade show dedicated entirely to the private label and bulk wine and bulk spirits industry. After a highly successful launch in California in July 2017, this trade show is now coming to London in February 2018. Over a two-day period (February 26-27), the IBWSS will bring together UK buyers and sellers interested in becoming part of the rapidly growing private label and bulk wine and spirits industry.

The goal of IBWSS London is simple – to make it easy for trade professionals in the UK to source bulk wine and spirits in one place and learn about important new trends in the industry. It’s a one-stop destination for retailers, importers and distributors to meet with wineries and distilleries.

The IBWSS London event consists of three key components: (1) a full two-day business conference featuring some of the biggest names in the wine and spirits industry (2) a grand exhibition hall where wineries, distilleries, and other trade professionals can meet and mingle and (3) a series of expert-led workshop sessions.

Already, the list of speakers for the upcoming IBWSS is impressive. Among the industry professionals scheduled to speak at the event are Florian Ceschi, Director of Ciatti Europe; Mark Lansley, CEO of Broadland Wineries; Barry Dick, The Wine Superhero; Mark Roberts, Head of Sales, Lancaster Wines; and Clem Yates, Sourcing and Supply Director at Off-Piste Wines.

These award-winning speakers will be discussing topics such as how to set up and create a private label wine brand; how to understand the factors of demand and supply in the bulk wine industry; and how to navigate the logistics of working with overseas wineries and distilleries.

The real highlight for many participants, though, are all the networking opportunities made available by Beverage Trade Network (BTN), the organizers of the show. BTN hosts events worldwide for the wine and spirits industry (including events in New York, San Francisco, and Australia), and is the leading online platform for connecting the global beverage industry.

At the highly-acclaimed IBWSS San Francisco show in July 2017, attendees included a wide mix of trade professionals representing every facet of the industry. In addition to distributors and importers, the show attracted local California sommeliers and restaurateurs, as well as buyers from retail stores looking for interesting new products to put on their shelves.

On the exhibition hall floor, as in the conference workshop sessions, the emphasis at every IBWSS event is on growing your business and meeting potential new partners. Workshops and business conference sessions are hands-on and immersive, offering plenty of opportunities for asking questions and talking one-on-one with the industry’s top thinkers.

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to become part of the fast-growing private label wine and spirits trend, IBWSS London is the place to be in February 2018. The private label business, already popular in continental Europe, is poised for a breakout year in the UK in 2018. And IBWSS London will be there to guide you in developing the right tactics, strategy, and connections for entering the market.

WHERE AND WHEN

February 26-27, 2018. The Royal Horticultural Halls, 80 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE

IBWSS LONDON 2018 EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION. (SPECIAL PRICING ENDS SEPT 30, 2017). IBWSS exhibitors are producers who are looking to sell private label, bulk wine, bulk Spirits and contract bottling solutions. Register as an Exhibitor.

WHO ARE THE VISITORS / BUYERS?

Wineries, distilleries, importers, distributors, retailers, national and regional chains, negociants, brokerage firms and a press member. Register as a visitor.

Conference

Learn from some of the most influential professionals in the beverage industry at the IBWSS educational conference. These presentations from industry leaders on today's principal ideas on marketing, sales and distribution will challenge and inspire you to grow your private label, bulk wine, and bulk spirits business.

The conference will have 12 speakers delivering 12 TED-Style Talks over 2 days where speakers will give you an insight into what strategies and standards the industry's top thinkers are using to shape the marketplace around you.
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