Thirty-nine point seven percent of the visitors came from Hong Kong (in 2010: 18.3 percent), which equals, besides the mainland of China (38 percent), the biggest increase. From Taiwan, a plus of 31 percent was registered, 30 percent from Japan, 14.5 percent from Singapore, 28 percent from Macao and 42 percent from India, compared to the last exhibition.
“Our 1,050 exhibitors from 28 countries, who presented themselves on an area of 10,500 square meters, were as pleased with the growing Asian market as we were”, Robert Beynat, boss of the VINEXPO, said in a press conference taking place in the end. “According to our prognoses, we expect a growth of consumption of more than four percent until 2015, the VINEXPO being an important igniter.”
If the VINEXPO will continue to take place in Hong Kong, depends on a survey among the exhibitors. According to Robert Beynat, a decision has not been made so far. “We are aware that Hong Kong has a good position – in the heart of Asia – but we have problems to expand the area. We expect the number of exhibitors to increase by 25 percent, and then it could be tight”, Mr. Beynat said. (red.yoopress)