HK conference centre
In just under two weeks, the Hong Kong Convention Centre (above) will be opening its doors for the second Hong Kong International Wine &
Sprits Fair
 (4-6th November) – the premier event for
those interested in Asian markets. Liv-ex is taking a stand, so please visit us
at booth 3CE32.

A number of events are planned for the fair, with the highlight being the Wine Industry
Conference, featuring Liv-ex Director James Miles. The conference is centred on
Hong Kong’s emergence as the “Asian Wine Hub”, with James Miles tackling, “The
history and development of the global fine wine investment market.”

Taking place between 3-5pm on the first day of the fair (4th November), registration in advance is required. Other speakers include leading journalist Michel Bettane and Yvonne Choi Ying-pik, the Permanent Secretary for
Commerce & Economic Development for Hong Kong.

Those interested in the Liv-ex presentation will able to view the full details on this blog in the coming
weeks.

The 2009 fair is boasting 75% more exhibitors than the inaugural event
(420, up from 240) with the total floor space increased by 40% to 11,000 sq m (up
from 7,200 in 2008). The first two days of the fair are for trade members only,
with consumers being welcomed on the third day. Last year’s fair saw 8,700 trade
and 10,100 consumers attend, with both groups expected in greater numbers in 2009.
A truly international event, buyers from 53 countries have already
pre-registered. Liv-ex will also be displaying a selection of data and indices in the Wine Gallery.