Organisers hailed the success of the second year of ProWine China

Organisers hailed the success of the second year of ProWine China

The Chinese edition of the ProWine exhibition saw an 8% lift in visitors this year, while exhibitor numbers grew by 10%, organisers have said.

The three-day show, which took place in Shanghai last week, saw 8,250 visitors and a total of 650 exhibitors from 38 countries. Messe Düsseldorf, the event's organiser, said the results were achieved despite “challenging changes” in China's wine market in the last year, brought on by the Government's anti-gifting measures.

Michael Degen, Messe Düsseldorf's executive director, said we was “highly pleased” with the results, after last year's inaugural event. “Our aim is to support our customers in China in the long term, and we are happy to see that our efforts start to pay off,” he added. 

Next year's ProWine China will take place from 11-13 November.

Last week, Messe Düsseldorf announced it is launching a new biennial wine and spirits event in Singapore in 2016.

In June, the company's rival, Vinexpo, reported record numbers for its Asia-Pacific show in Hong Kong.