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Corona Virus Trade Fair Postponements

In order to protect the health of exhibitors and attendees both, as well as hindering the spread of the coronavirus Sars-Cov-2, ProWein in Düsseldorf, VieVinum in Vienna and other national and international events have been postponed.

© AWMB/Anna Stöcher

VieVinum postponed to 2021
as of 27 March 2020

No other topic has the world in suspense as much as the coronavirus. In order to protect the health of both exhibitors and attendees, as well as hindering the spread of the coronavirus Sars-Cov-2, several international trade fairs including ProWein in Düsseldorf and Vinexpo Hong Kong have been postponed. Now Austria´s biggest wine fair is affected as well: MAC Hoffmann (fair organizer) recently announced that VieVinum will be postponed until 2021.

Austria´s biggest wine fair traditionally takes place every second year and is already an established event for many international guests and more than 500 Austrian winemakers. VieVinum was scheduled to take place between 6th and 8th of June 2020, but because of the current situation regarding the coronavirus, the decision was made to postpone the fair until 2021. This announcement was made by MAC Hoffmann today (Thursday, March 19th 2020).  Details regarding possible dates for the next VieVinum are being discussed at the moment and will be announced as soon as possible.

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) supports this decision because it clarifies the situation for the Austrian wine business, even though this is a significant blow for the Austrian winemakers. “VieVinum is a very important event for us and a core part of our strategy.  We are pleased though that the situation for 2020 has been clarified. Now we will concentrate on how we can support the sales of our Austrian wineries at home and in our important export markets in this new and challenging environment”, says Chris Yorke, managing director of AWMB.

Links

Austrian Wine at VieVinum 2020

Website VieVinum

AWMB contact

Christian Zechmeister
Division Manager Wine Region Marketing & Markets AT-DE
E: AT-DE​@austrianwine.com
T: +43 (1) 503 92 67

M.A.C. Hoffmann contact

Tina Patronovits
Project Management ART&ANTIQUE Residenz Salzburg, VieVinum Hofburg Vienna
Special Projects & Events
E: office@mac-hoffmann.com
T: +43 1 587 12 93 - 11

© AWMB/Anna Stöcher

Vinexpo Hong Kong 2020
POSTPONED TO 2021 | AS OF 29 APRIL 2020

Those responsible for Vinexpo have also decided to postpone the trade fair. An alternative date has already been set: the event will take place from 23–25 February 2021 at the HKCEC (Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre).

Link

Website Vinexpo Hong Kong

AWMB contact

Michael Zimmermann
Division Manager Markets International
E: markets@austrianwine.com
T: +43 (1) 503 92 67

Austrian Chamber of Commerce contact

AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT Food/Retail/Consumger Goods
Contact person: Mag. Irene Braunsteiner
T: +43 (0) 5 90 900-3595
F: +43 (0) 5 90 900-113595
E: aussenwirtschaft.consumergoods@wko.at

© AWMB/Ekaterina Malakhova

PROWINE ASIA (SINGAPORE) 2020
postponed 2021 | as of 27 March 2020

The organisation team of ProWine Asia (Singapore) have already decided on an alternative date in 2021 for the fair. The event will take place from 25 March 2021.

Link

Website ProWine Asia

AWMB contact

Michael Zimmermann
Division Manager Markets International
E: markets@austrianwine.com
T: +43 (1) 503 92 67

© AWMB/José Farinha

Vinitaly 2020
postponed to 2021 | as of 27 March 2020

The organising team of Vinitaly has decided as well to postpone the event. The new date: 18-21 April 2021.

Link

Website Vinitaly

AWMB contact

Michael Zimmermann
Division Manager Markets International
E: markets@austrianwine.com
T: +43 (1) 503 92 67

© AWMB

ProWein 2020
postponed to 2021 | as of 27 March 2020

Due to the negative impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19, the trade fair ProWein 2020 in Düsseldorf will no longer take place this year, and will be postponed until 2021. The precise dates for the next ProWein are Sunday–Tuesday, 21–23 March 2021. The press release sent out by ProWein on the afternoon of 5 March elaborates:

‘... We have come to this decision after engaging in intensive dialogue with our partner associations and key players in the industry. The particular challenge for us lies in that there is only a very narrow time-window possible for holding the wine industry’s trade fairs – which is further constricted by the uncertain situation caused by the coronavirus’, explains Erhard Wienkamp, ​​Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. ‘Viewed with that in mind, this decision is the only appropriate one – entirely in the interests of the wine & spirits industry’, Mr Wienkamp concluded.

Existing contracts between Messe Düsseldorf and exhibitors will remain valid for the alternative date. The same applies to tickets for admission that have already been purchased. In case of questions, visitors can use the following contact email: ticket@messe-duesseldorf.de.

Links

Website ProWein

ProWein press release, 05 March 2020

ProWein press release, 28 February 2020

Austrian Chamber of Commerce – ProWein 2020

Key facts about Austrian Wine at ProWein 2020

AWMB contact

Christian Zechmeister
Division Manager Wine Region Marketing & Markets AT-DE
E: AT-DE​@austrianwine.com
T: +43 (1) 503 92 67

Austrian Chamber of Commerce contact

AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT Food/Retail/Consumger Goods
Contact person: Mag.
Franz Ernstbrunner
T: +43 5 90 900 3657
F: +43 5 90 900 113657
E
franz.ernstbrunner@wko.at

© AWMB/Robert Herbst

Events of Winegrowing Regions
cancelled | as of 17 March 2020

All presentations and events of the winegrowing regions, such as Weinviertel DAC presentations or the Wein Steiermark presentations, have been canceled until further notice.

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