VINITALY 2012: NEW SINGLE WEEK AND NEW DATES MADE OFFICIAL ATA

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VINITALY 2012: NEW SINGLE WEEK AND NEW DATES MADE OFFICIAL ATA

From Sunday to Wednesday 25 – 28 March 2012. The exhibition is ready for new approaches generating even more business opportunities for companies and specialist visitors from all over the world, as well as to involve enthusiasts with major events.

Verona, 20 April 2011 – Sunday 25-Wednesday 28 March 2012: these are the dates for the next appointment with the 46th edition of Vinitaly (www.vinitaly.com), the most important exhibition of wines and spirits in the world, alongside Sol, Agrifood Club and Enolitech to complete the VeronaFiere offering in the wine, food and technologies sector.

The dates were announced during the recent 45th edition and are now official – and to facilitate planning by more than 4,000 exhibitors and almost 156,000 operators travelling to Verona every year, the 2013 dates have also been defined: Sunday 7 to Wednesday 10 April.

VeronaFiere, with this change, seeks to respond to the expectations of exhibitors and also encourage attendance by professional operators, in particular international figures in the Ho.Re.Ca. channel (hotels, restaurants and catering), who will have more exhibition days for meetings with exhibiting companies.

Vinitaly will also retain is major focus on consumers, enthusiasts and wine lovers. The Vinitaly For You and Sol For You events will be expanded with the collaboration of companies, trade associations, the city and local area system – and will open on the Friday prior to the inauguration of the exhibition.

The last edition of Vinitaly, that closed amidst high appreciation by exhibitors for the quality of business contacts, set yet another attendance record: 156,000 visitors, of whom more than 48,000 international (+3% over 2010) from more than 110 countries. The top ten rankings saw Germany in first place, followed by the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Austria, countries in Eastern Europe with strong attendance from Russia, China and Hong Kong and a good result for operators from Japan.