November 7th – The second edition of ProWine Mumbai closed at the Jio World Convention Center to very positive result, demonstrating the growing demand in India’s burgeoning wines and spirits business. Over 150 companies showcased 1,000+ brands from 19 countries to 4,140 attendees from the industry. ProWine Mumbai is a part of the globally renowned ProWein World and is jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf India and All Things Nice.
The visitors at ProWine Mumbai were hoteliers, prominent restaurateurs and bar owners, importers, distributors and retailers, sommeliers, chefs as well as food and beverage teams. ProWine Mumbai succeeded in providing a platform not just for business meetings but also for people in the trade to be introduced to new products that are now available in the Indian market. On showcase was a wide selection of wines by brands from India and many other countries. The French Pavilion organized by Business France as well as country pavilions from South Australia, Portugal and Chile presented their country’s wine makers and offered visitors the opportunity to meet the wine producers digitally throughout the day. In the Spirits section, visitors were able to taste gin, vodka, single malts, rum, tequila, mezcal and beer and meet the producers. Innovative cocktails and premium drinking water brands were also on display.
Thomas Schlitt, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf India stated: “I am very delighted to see the stakeholders from the global wines and spirits industry converging at the 2nd edition of ProWine Mumbai 2022. With representation from national as well as international brands from 19 countries, ProWine Mumbai 2022 has set a new benchmark for the industry. For the first time, the winners of the India Wine Awards were felicitated during ProWine Mumbai Night, in association with the Sonal Holland Wine Academy. With a tasteful blend of Masterclasses, Exhibition and Networking night, ProWine Mumbai 2022 has, once again, successfully created a much revered platform for the industry to meet, network and taste.”
“This year ProWine Mumbai exceeded all our expectations. In its second year, we had a record number of exhibitors with participation from all over the world and a record number of visitors, too. The Masterclasses were well attended and The ProWine Mumbai Night was a successful networking evening. We are intent on creating the biggest and most comprehensive platform – one that can compete on a world stage – to promote wine, spirits and craft beverage businesses, brands and awareness in India. We are humbled by the support of various governments and the eagerness to showcase their brands from local distributors and producers. We strongly believe that this is India’s moment and we look forward to organizing elevated editions of ProWine Mumbai in the years to come”, said Nikhil Agarwal, Founder – All Things Nice and Co-organizer of ProWine Mumbai.
The 15 sessions of the ProWine Masterclasses held concurrently to the trade fair were packed on both days. The masterclass program featured prominent speakers from across the industry, a combination of veteran mentors and young entrepreneurs introducing new trends, information and tastings covering a wide range of wine and spirit categories.
The exhibitors at ProWine Mumbai 2022 were impressed by the scale and quality of the event, the visitor participation and good business interactions.
ProWine Mumbai Night
The ProWine Mumbai Night on the first show day brought together stars of the wine and spirits industry, hospitality leaders, important media representatives and key exhibitors to meet, network and taste. This year, ProWine Mumbai added the prestigious wine awards – The India Wine Awards by Sonal Holland Wine Academy. The winners of the best wines, both domestic and international, available in the Indian market received their awards that night..
The night also paid tribute to some of the most respected women in the industry through a well curated panel discussion on “The Rising Role of Women in the Indian Alco-Bev Sector”’. “India Wine Insider”, a white paper about the Indian wine market authored by Sonal Holland MW, was also released at the ProWine Mumbai Night.
The third edition of ProWine Mumbai is scheduled for October 12 – 14, 2023. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at ProWine Mumbai 2023, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America; Telephone: (312) 781-5180; E-mail: [email protected]; Visit https://www.prowine.in/ and www.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/mdnachicago