Guillaume Deglise, Vinexpos new CEO

Guillaume Deglise, Vinexpo's new CEO

Vinexpo, the international wine and spirits exhibition group, has appointed a new CEO.

Guillaume Deglise, 39, previously MD of Laurent-Perrier's Switzerland unit, has officially taken over from Robert Beynat, who steps down after 33 years of leading the group.

Deglise has spent his career to date working in the Champagne sector. He spent four years as export manager for Bollinger, before moving to Laurent-Perrier as an export director. For the past 18 months, he was also in charge of the brand’s development in China. 

“Vinexpo has grown thanks to its loyal exhibitors and the fact that its visitors have strictly professional status,” said Deglise. “Together, we will continue to build the future of our exhibitions in order to strengthen the role we play for the benefit of wine and spirits industry professionals worldwide.”

Outgoing CEO Beynat is taking on the role of special advisor to Pierre Goguet, president of the Vinexpo Directorate and chairman of the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry, for the exhibitions being held in Asia next year.