To mark the 25th anniversary of ProWein Julia Klöckner, the Federal Minister of Nutrition and Agriculture, will open the trade fair in 2019. “There could not have been a better kick-off for ProWein 2019, the leading international trade fair for wines and spirits,” rejoices Marius Berlemann, Global Head of Wine & Spirits and Director of ProWein at Messe Düsseldorf. Half an hour before the trade fair opens its doors at 9.00 am on Sunday, 17 March, Julia Klöckner will deliver a welcome speech in the Mall of the Nord entrance concourse to set the scene for invited guests from the international wine and spirits industry at the three-day trade fair. Before Thomas Geisel, Düsseldorf’s Lord Mayor and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf, will deliver a brief word of welcome to introduce the opening. A film clip will recap the impressive success story of 25 years of ProWein. And even Sting, who personally exhibited at ProWein with his Italian wine-growing estate in 2017, insists on sending his virtual greetings. At 9.00 am – that time will have round: the anniversary ProWein is ready to kick off.
ProWein 2019 on Course for Success
At ProWein 2019 from 17 to 19 March organisers expect to the tune of 7,000 exhibitors and over 60,000 trade visitors from all over the world. All important wine-growing regions are represented and coherently located in the halls broken down by country. Exhibitors boast the complete Who’s Who of the industry. The spectrum ranges from big wineries to fine boutique estates and those hidden champions. Add to this some 450 spirits suppliers with interesting specialities. These comprehensive ranges are rounded off by a compact programme of side events at exhibitors’ stands and the ProWein Forum. Adding a touch of luxury is the Champagne Lounge comprising over 50 tradition-rich Champagne houses – in addition to the about 150 brands in the complete Champagne segment. The large tasting zone presents the award-winning wines of the spring issue of MUNDUS VINI, and the organic segment sparkles with the presence of all leading international organic wine associations as well as numerous producers. With this offering unique in both size and quality, ProWein is the most important industry get-together for the international wine and spirits industry.