Vinexpo New York reveals 2019 program line-up led by hard-hitting conference on global climate change as organizers gear up for March 4-5 show
Special advanced registration rate of $125 available online through March 3
NEW YORK – Feb. 13, 2019 – With Vinexpo New York just a few weeks away, organizers have announced the final lineup of conferences, master classes and special features for North America’s leading international exhibition exclusively for the wine and spirits trade. Led by some of the industry’s foremost experts, the show’s thought-provoking conference sessions will address the top issues impacting the world of wine and spirits while master classes will take a deep dive into particular varietals and wine regions around the world.
Vinexpo New York will span two full days of exhibits, educational programming, business meetings, tastings and networking at Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, March 4-5, 2019. Advance registration is available online through March 3 for $125 at www.vinexpoamerica.com; on-site registration will cost $150.
Conferences address issues from climate change to cannabis
Among the most critical topics on the conference agenda is Global Climate Change and the Wine Industry. International energy and climate change expert John P. Holdren PhD will lead a discussion of the growing impact of rising global temperatures on everything from grape quality to vineyard costs to shifting grape-growing borders. Holdren is Harvard University’s Teresa & John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and a former senior advisor to President Obama.
Also on the line-up is Other Emerging Technologies in the Wine and Spirits Industry, exploring the role B2B and B2C technological solutions play in helping brands navigate the increasingly complex alcoholic beverage landscape. Trends in the U.S. Wine Market will look at everything from the continued rise of rosé and sparkling wines to the potential impact of legal cannabis on the wine industry, while Role of Imports in the U.S. Market will investigate the impact of currency fluctuations and evolving consumer tastes on imported wine sales. The full conference schedule and details on panelists are available here.
Champagnes and a study of glass shape join the Master Class program
New additions to the 2019 Master Class program include an exploration of the effect of a glass’s shape on the wine it holds. Led by Reidel North America’s Anne Koziara, See, Smell, Taste the Difference a Glass Makes is a can’t-miss class for sommeliers, beverage directors and mixologists. Another introduces attendees to five exceptional Champagnes in Champagne Growers, a Special Expertise, an Expression of Champagne’s Terroir, with its Multiplicity of Nuances. The full master class line-up is available here.
One to Wine Meetings sign-up opens
Vinexpo New York’s complimentary matchmaking service, One to Wine Meetings aligns attendees and exhibitors and schedules on-site meetings in advance so attendees can make the most of their time at the show. Enrolled exhibitors have access to the portal now, and enrolled attendees will gain access Feb. 13.
For more information or to register to attend Vinexpo New York, visit www.vinexpoamerica.com.