Blog: Olly WehringVinexpo - part two

Olly Wehring | 22 June 2007

Things have definitely picked up and everyone is walking round saying, ­convincingly, how much business they have done. In fact what they are saying is that there are fewer, but better quality, contacts going on.
 
Innovation, the environment and emerging markets have been the key elements this year, bearing in mind that elements means they are actually happening, as opposed to themes which are what might happen.
 
The three can be practically broken down into: Bag in Box, for the French, packaging for everyone else; meeting consumer demands while keeping supermarket buyers happy; and Russia vs. India or China.
 
Tomorrow will be goodbye time, and home to count the cost of Vinexpo versus the business done. General view though would be that after dodgy start, we have done well. Plus the half a million euro (so they say) bridge across the lake worked well. Oh, and the South Africans finally got their wines.


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