Vinitaly success offers positive omens for Expo Milano 2015

Vinitaly success offers positive omens for Expo Milano 2015

The 2015 edition of Vinitaly has successfully come to a close.

Minister Maurizio Martina recalled the commitment of Veronafiere-Vinitaly in the creation of Expo Milano 2015’s the Wine Pavilion.

The space will be built as part of the Italian Pavilion thanks to funding from the ministry of agriculture, food and forestry and Veronafiere-Vinitaly, which together with the Scientific Committee, is also curating the contents and the exhibitions.

Confirming the positive trend of recent years, Italian wine continues to enjoy great appreciation, both in Italy and abroad.

“The wine industry is a key asset for Italy with over €14 billion in revenue and thousands of companies that represent with passion, innovation and professionalism the wealth of our territories,” said Martina.

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“Vinitaly is a critical step as we approach the event in Milan, where with the Wine Pavilion, over the course of six months, we can highlight the experience of Italian wine.

“It’s a key opportunity, also in relation to exports, to raise awareness in the world of the richness and variety of our heritage of grape varieties and wines.”

Vinitaly 2015 concluded with over 4,000 exhibitors, specialized operators from 140 countries, trade delegations from 52 nations and over 150,000 visitors from around the world.

“The result reaches the target we set ourselves,” said Ettore Riello, president, Veronafiere.

“Thanks to an increase in investments of 34 per cent and cooperation with the ministry of economic development, the ICE Agency and the ministry of agriculture, food and forestry, we have increased the already high participation of foreigner buyers.”