“The Symposium’s focus on innovation, networking and partnerships very much mirrors the ethos of the London Wine Fair,” says Ross Carter, LWF show director, as the ICCWS announces a major partnership with the UK’s leading drinks industry exhibition.
The partnership involves a range of collaborative activities from now until the London Wine Fair 2016, which takes place on the three days preceding the ICCWS in 2016.
The ICCWS will have its own stand at the 2015 London Wine Fair, 18-10 May, from which to share the news to visitors and exhibitors on both the benefits of getting involved, and of attending the symposium. Other highlights at the 2015 Fair will include a briefing and a reception, hosted jointly by the ICCWS committee and the LWF team, for sponsors, patrons, key UK and international media, plus other stakeholders, including keynote speakers attending the Fair.
Ross Carter comments “We are delighted to support the 9th ICCWS in 2016, kicking off with hosting their launch events at the Fair this year. For next year, our dates dovetail so neatly that it seemed the perfect opportunity to partner with them and extend this significant celebration beyond our three day exhibition.
“With two key events scheduled side by side, this will really put the UK at the epicentre of the world of wine next May, and further underpin the growing importance of England & Wales as a serious and innovative wine-producing region.”
In 2016, a special ICCWS pavilion at the London Wine Fair will provide a dedicated exhibition space for producers from current and emerging cool climate regions to showcase their wines together to the UK trade immediately prior to the Symposium.
Justin Howard-Sneyd MW, on behalf of the ICCWS committee, comments: “Ross has done a magnificent job to re-energise the London Wine Fair, and to re-establish it as a must-attend event in the diary. We are reaching out to wine producers around the world who are interested in the particular challenges of growing grapes, and making and marketing wine from the world’s cool climate wine regions. The LWF is a fantastic platform for us, and we are delighted to be working closely with Ross and his team.”