Asia – Importer Meetings

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The Attraction for Quality Focused Importers

The 2019 World’s Leading Wines event series was attended by over 300 established Importers/Distributors from East Asia. 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 Seoul and Tokyo, in English, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese 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 Invite To
Hong Kong:

ABS Asia Wine Agencies Managing Director
Altaya Wines Managing Director
Amorosso Fine Wines Managing Director
Anrise IMC Director
ASC Wines General Manager
Bacchus Fine Wines Asia Managing Director
Casamia International Managing Director
Concord Fine Wines Managing Director
Essential Fine Wines Owner
Everwise Wine Group Director of Marketing
Hop Hing Loong Co. Director
International Connoisseurs Director
Jebsen & Company Division Director, Wine
Jointek Fine Wines Managing Director
Limestone Wines Director
Links Concept Company Managing Director
Max Scene International Business Director
Montrose Fine Wines Managing Director
Northeast Wines & Spirits Managing Director
Ponti Trading (Nathan Fine Wines) Managing Director
Saveurs International (Asia) Director
Sens Wine Cellar Director
Sino Vantage Asia Asia Pacific Director
Sinolink Fine Wines Director
Telford International Marketing Director & General Manager

A Selection of Importers/Distributors We Invite To Shanghai:

ASC Fine Wines CEO
Aussino World Wines CEO
C&D Wine – Jian Fa Wine Chairman
CWS – Elan Group Direct Distribution Director
East Meets West Fine Wines CEO
Everwise China Chairman
French Paradox Reserve Founder
FTI – French Touch Int’l Managing Director
Globus Wines Director, Co-Founder
Jebsen & Co General Manager
Mercuris Wine Company Managing Director
Montrose Food & Wine Managing Director
Nanpu Food Co. President and CEO
Panati Wine Wine Consultant
Ruby Red Fine Wine Head of Purchasing
Shanghai Centilion Trade Co. CEO
Shanghai Puyuan Trade Co. President
Shanghai Tohzen Trading Co. Managing Director
Summergate Fine Wines Managing Partner
Supreme Fine Wines Co. Wine Sourcing Director
Terroir Managing Director
The Wine Republic Managing Director
Torres Wine Trading Co. Managing Director

A Selection of Importers/Distributors We Invite To Beijing:

Abbie’s Wine Import Director
Aofatan Chairman
ASC Fine Wines General Manager North China
Aussino World Wines General Manager
AWA Wine Co. General Manager
Beijing Haiyifa Logistics Co. Senior Wine Consultant
Beijing Label France Wine Co. Managing Director
Beijing Mused International Trading Co. President
Beijing North Moline Spirits & Beverage Trading Managing Director
China Duty Free Group President
China Wine & Culture Development Co. Managing Director
China Wine Platform CEO
China Wines and Spirits Managing Director
COFCO Wine Importing Division Manager for Imported Wines
East Meets West Fine Wines Managing Partner
Feng-ya Wine Club Purchasing Director
Les Millesimes Product Director
METRO Jinjiang Cash & Carry Co. Wine Specialist
Montrose Food & Wine Co Founder
Noah Wines (Beijing) Co. President
Sense Wine Cellar Manager
The Wine Republic Managing Director
Top Cellar Wine Consultant
Torres China Director for North China
YiLianhe International Wines Trading Co. Managing Director

A Selection of Importers/Distributors We Invite To Singapore:

Crystal Wines & Spirits Director
Indoguna Singapore Pte. Wine Manager
Le Vigne Director
Auric Pacific Marketing Managing Director
Hai Choo Wines & Spirits Managing Director
Hock Tong Bee Managing Director
Pinnacle Wine & Spirits Managing Director
Wine BOS Trading Managing Director

A Selection of Importers/Distributors We Invite To Tokyo:

Jeroboam Co. CEO
Kokubu & Co. GM, Wine & Liquor Division
Meidi-Ya Co. CEO
Wine Diamonds Owner
Arcane General Manager
Vintners Owner
Kinoshita International Company (KICO) President
Estate Wines Owner
Terra Vert CEO
Diony President
Odex Japan President

A Selection of Importers/Distributors We Invite To Seoul:

Doosan Corporation, Liquor BG Wine Buyer
Nara Cellars Managing Director
Cave de Vin Co. Managing Director
Suseok Trading Wine Buyer
Shindong Wine Co. Managing Director
T&E Terroir Inc. President
Bacchus President
Kaja Wine & Spirits Trading Co. Wine Buyer

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To register or for further information, please contact:

Paul Catchpole

Director, World’s Leading Wines
Commerce Interact Ltd.
T: +44 20 3930 8672