Europe – Importer Meetings
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The Attraction for Quality Focused Importers
The World’s Leading Wines 2016 event series was attended by over 140 established Importers/Distributors in Northern Europe. The appeal to head wine buyers invited includes:
A clear business focus: All participating producers are newly available for Importers / Distributors portfolios.
All participating producers are either critically acclaimed or have won accolades in major international competitions, providing a basic, but effective quality filter for attending buyers.
Details of the producers and wines provided to buyers prior to the event.
The events are held in or near to the cities the majority of quality Importers/Distributors are based in and held over an afternoon and an evening minimizing the head wine buyers’ time away from their core focus of selling wine.
Our events are intimate, private, invite only business events, attended exclusively by senior trade buyers. The resulting, unhurried, professional tasting environment, with time for full discussions with producers, appeals to buyers and producers alike.
Importer/Distributor Qualification & Confirmation Process
The World’s Leading Wines Importer/Distributor Sourcing Events are focused B2B events attended exclusively by established Importers/Distributors from the cities the events are held in and surrounding states.
To ensure attendees are only head wine buyers, actively sourcing wines for their portfolios and interested in the quality wines on show, our professional team personally invites each head wine buyer, by phone, enabling us to discuss the wines on show.
The Importer/Distributor companies we invite are selected for their relevance to the participating producers, the quality of wines in their portfolios and the strength of their distribution & sales channels.
To ensure that you are meeting with Importers/Distributors relevant to your requirements, production volumes and pricing, each event is attended by a mix of:
- Major Importers with broad distribution
- Regional Importers with established distribution in multiple cities in their region
- Quality focused, specialist importers with strong relationships with the high end on-trade and private clients in the cities the events are held in
- Established, quality focused distributors from the cities in the region surrounding the city the event is held in
We conduct our own market research and cross reference our information with active members of the wine trade in each region we work in. This ensures our information is as accurate and as up to date as possible regarding the Importers/Distributors and individuals we invite to each event.
Research and invites are conducted by experienced wine trade professionals from our offices in London, Chicago, Beijing, Hong Kong and through partners in local cities as relevant.
Providing You With Access to All Attending Buyers
Through Favourable Buyer/Producer Ratios & Event Format
The size of our events is influenced by our belief in the value of providing you and your wine with maximum exposure to active head wine buyers and minimising competition for each buyers’ time and attention.
As we only invite from the pool of established Importers/Distributors (rather than general traders) and we only confirm head wine buyers interested in the wines on show, each event is attended by:
- 30-40 established Importer/Distributor companies (depending on the city)
- 30-35 quality wine producers, from a range of 8-12 different countries
In addition, to minimise competition, we confirm a maximum of 4 wine producers from any one region.
The schedule for each event ensures that there is plenty of time for all of the attending head wine buyers to try your wines and for you to have full discussions and follow on conversations with interested Importers/Distributors:
1.30-2.30 Market Briefing for producers, led by a local wine trade expert
2.30-6.30 Walk around, head wine buyer trade tasting
6.30-7.00 Networking time with interested Importers/Distributors
7.00-9.30 Seated dinner hosting interested Importers/Distributors and reshowing wines
A Selection of Importers/Distributors We Contact in Amsterdam:
|Benier Global Wines||Owner|
|Boode, Wijnkoperij Yves||Managing Director|
|Gall & Gall||Managing Director|
|JJC Kwast Wijnkopers||Managing Director|
|Wijnhandel Eduard Mol||CEO|
|Wijnimport J. Bart||Owner|
|Wijnimport Jean Defize||Founder|
A Selection of Importers/Distributors We Contact in Brussels:
|Chacalli Fine Wine Society||Owner|
|Dercor BVBA||Managing Director|
|Entrepot du Vin||Owner|
|Groupe Pernod Ricard||CEO|
|Kaapwijn Import De Leeuw||Managing Director|
|Vanden Bussche & Fils||Owner|
A Selection of Importers/Distributors We Contact in Copenhagen:
|Erik Sørensen Vin||Owner|
|Kjaer Sommerfeldt Vinhandel||Director|
|Laudrup Vin & Gastronomi||Owner|
|Michael Jepsen Vinimport||Owner|
|Otto Suenson & Co.||CEO|
A Selection of Importers/Distributors We Contact in Dublin:
|Cassidy Wine||Managing Director|
|Febvre & Company||Managing Director|
|Findlater Wines & Spirits||Managing Director|
|Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants||Managing Director|
|O’Briens Wine||Managing Director|
|On The Grapevine||Owner|
|Searson Wine Merchants||Managing Director|
|Tender Shoots Wine Co.||Managing Director|
|Tindal Wine Merchants||Owner|
|Woods Wines||Managing Director|
A Selection of Importers/Distributors We Contact in Frankfurt:
|Alexander Baron von Essen||Managing Director|
|Andersson & Kemnitz Weinimport||Managing Director|
|Antonio Viani Importe||CEO|
|Ardau Weinimport||Managing Director|
|Ausgesuchte Weine Pohl Miodek||Owner|
|Chateau & Estate||Founder|
|Curry Premium Wines||Owner|
|Gogan Wine Imports||Owner|
|inDRINK Gastro-& Festservice GmbH & Co.||Managing Director|
|Joh. Eggers Sohn||Managing Director|
A Selection of Importers/Distributors We Contact in London:
|A&B Vintners – Triage Wines||Director|
|Aleksic & Mortimer||Director|
|Crush Wines||Founder & Managing Director|
|Daniel Lambert Wines||Managing Director|
|Ellis of Richmond||Director|
|Eminent Wines||Founder & CEO|
|Grays & Feather||Founder|
|Hard to Find Wines||Director|
|Jascots Wine Merchants||Managing Director|
|Matthew Clark||Purchasing Director Wines|
|McKinley Vintners||Managing Director|
|Milton Sandford Wines||General Manager|
|Oakley Wine Agencies||Managing Director|
|Red Squirrel Wine||Managing Director|
Click here for further information on the Amsterdam World’s Leading Wines event
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To register or for further information, please contact:
Event Director, World’s Leading Wines
Commerce Interact Ltd.
T: +44 (0)20 7193 1240