Supporting the wine and spirits industry is not just about organising events. Our sector demands more – an investment strategy, initiatives and long-term forecasting. That’s why Vinexpo is involved in complying to ISO 20121 certification, studies, patronage, sponsorship and partnerships. Promoting our sector is about being ambitious, and our ambition is to be its voice.
Vinexpo was granted the ISO 20121 certification. Since several years, Vinexpo has undertaken a CSR process (Corporate Social Responsibility) by acting in favor of a reduction of its environmental impact and by optimizing the local, social and economic benefits created by its activity. Vinexpo decided to reach global performance by making the management of its activity compliant with The ISO 20121
certification “responsible management systems which apply to the organization of events”. Vinexpo’s process includes inclusion duties (actions towards the parties involved), vigilance (management of urgent situations during events, control of the activities’ impact), integrity (processing the expectations of interested parties) and transparency (providing regular information on our process to the
parties involved). Our approach is based on priority issues (economic, environmental and social) that are supporting several objectives leading to concrete actions. Vinexpo’s responsible management system applies to all its event activities conducted on its French fairs: Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019, Vinexpo Paris 2020 and Vinexpo Bordeaux 2021.
For the 16th year running, Vinexpo has commissioned a detailed study from the consultancy IWSR (The International Wine and Spirit Research), containing in-depth analysis of world wine and spirits consumption, production and trade trends, as well as a five-year forecast, i.e. up to 2021 in this new
study. The study covers 28 wine and spirits markets. Launched in 1971, the IWSR database constitutes the widest, most accurate and most detailed body of information on the world market of alcoholic beverages. In 16 years, the VINEXPO / IWSR study has become a standard
reference for wine and spirits professionals. Every year, when actual consumption figures are compared to the forecasts, the very low margin of error demonstrates over and over again the reliability of this unique report initiated by Vinexpo.
Data is the big issue of tomorrow’s consumer economy and a key concern for the industry. The Cité du Vin in Bordeaux is the only centre of its kind in the world dedicated to the culture and
heritage of wine. That Vinexpo should be among its patrons (“Master Builder Patron”) was a given. Officially opened by the French President on 31 May 2016, the Cité du Vin has already
welcomed visitors from 120 different countries.
bordeaux city bond
More than a partnership, the Bordeaux City Bond company was set up in 2009 by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vinexpo,
in association with other partners. The initial aim of this unique warehouse was to provide storage facilities for fine wines awaiting export, exempt from all duties
and taxes. Bordeaux City Bond has since diversified and opened up to the French market.
bordeaux wine festival
Bordeaux, is designed as an open-air wine route. Wine lovers, foodies and culture vultures are invited to share in four days of
festivities and see all that this exceptional wine region has to offer. As a “Club Premier partner”, Vinexpo is involved in the
development and success of this event.
UBB grands crus
The worlds of rugby and wine are connected by strong ties and shared values, which is why the UBB Grands Crus association was formed in 2013 giving the
city’s rugby club the support of the wine trade. Partnerships with wine companies and leading estates from the Bordeaux vineyards have boosted awareness of the
project. It goes without saying that Vinexpo joined the scrum!