China Market Conference Revealing Outstanding Insights Into Future Of Enthralling Wine Market at Vinexpo Hong Kong
Afterten years of exponential growth, followed by a slump resulting from austerity measures, is China’s wine market now bouncing back?It certainly looks that way, with French exporters cashing-in on the strength of a weak euro, and winemakers ‘Down Under’ celebrating a new China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
With major online shopping platforms like Alibaba and JD.com also joining the party, enabling importers to reach hundreds of millions of new consumers in China, the world’s third-largest (and growing) market continues to surprise.
All of which makes this year’s China Market Conference at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016 all the more intriguing for gauging what the future holds – with outstanding insights into latest trends and developments from a panel of key insiders from 1.00pm-2.30pm at Room 201 B on Tuesday, 24 May, the opening day of world’s premier wine & spirits expo at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Among some of the most experienced players in the market, the moderator is Don St Pierre Jr, chief executive and co-owner of Californian fine wine trader Vinfolio. Judy Chan, co-owner of family-owned China winery Grace Vineyard, brings her first-hand experiences of the new Chinaconsumer, and Chris Tung, Chief Marketing Officer of Alibaba Group, will be explaining how China’s biggest online retailer is set to change the face of the entire market.
Trying their best to explain a marketplace that never fails to entice and surprise are also Xavier Pignel-Dupont, Greater China–Asia Pacific Director of Castel Frères SAS; Bruno Baudry, CEO of ASC Fine Wines; Robert Foye, Managing Director of Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates; and Frantz Hotton, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Hong Kong & Macau.
Free entry is limited but only space to an audience of just 100, so it may be wise to arrive a little early for this timely forum promising priceless guidance on the opportunities and challenges of doing business in China’s vast and fast-changing market.
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