The Facts

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 25 May, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 25 May, 2010, 12:00am

Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dates Today until Thursday

Opening hours 9.30am to 6.30pm

42 exhibitors from 32 countries

42 events and 9,500 trade professionals are expected to come

European companies from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Britain, Switzerland, Greece, Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria

Companies from France: Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Louis Roederer, Castel Freres and Remy Cointreau

US has doubled the number of exhibiting companies

Pacific-based wine and spirits producers increased by 30 per cent compared with 2008

Eleven Australian and five New Zealand companies

Asia: from China and South Korea

Madagascar, Mauritius and Ireland's first appearance

Mainland and Hong Kong are the most vigorous markets. Per capita consumption is on the increase and imports are leaping ahead, up 8.7 million 9-litre cases in 2008