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Raising a glass to a new era

HospitalityNZ has a long established reputation as a dynamic industry event. Its continual evolution is crucial to maintain it market leader position as the essential date in the business calendar for the New Zealand Hospitality industry. As part of this tradition of evolution, show organiser, dmg world media today announced a restructure to incorporate an expanded format for the wine component of HospitalityNZ 2009.

The new wine event will feature an extensive showcase of the finest wines that are available to New Zealand wine retail and hospitality businesses- both international and New Zealand wines. Previously, the wine exhibition part of HospitalityNZ was exclusive to New Zealand wineries and wine brands. Re-launched simply as WINE, this stand-alone event offers industry professionals the one destination in which to conduct their significant annual wine business.

The new WINE event will retain key features of the previous format, most notably Wine New Zealand, a dedicated section which will showcase a selection of wines from New Zealand’s finest producers. It will also feature the popular Corbans Viticulture Wine New Zealand Seminars, a platform in which to taste and contrast New Zealand wines, and discuss wine trends as they relate to the New Zealand hospitality industry.

It will continue to recognise achievement through the Innovation in Wine Awards and the Buyers’ Choice Awards. “Our commitment to the New Zealand wine industry remains strong,” commented group trade manager, Michele Harrod.

“We will continue to support the New Zealand wine industry by showcasing New Zealand wineries through the event feature Wine New Zealand and the 'New Zealand exclusive' focus of the Corbans Viticulture Wine New Zealand Seminars and the Innovation in Wine Awards," she added.

"Expanding the tasting forum to include international portfolios of wine is something that has been driven by demand from the hospitality industry and our commitment to ensure the continued success of a wine event as part of HospitalityNZ," concluded Harrod.

“Hospitality Professionals are increasingly time poor individuals,” added Michele.

“The new format of WINE now enables key decision makers to conduct their relevant wine business in one place,” she commented.

“This is a positive development for both exhibitors and visitors. We consulted with the industry and the feedback was extremely positive, and we anticipate a sell-out show and a re-energized event for 2009," she concluded.

HospitalityNZ includes five events in one show. It is the place where industry professionals gather to conduct business, sample new products, preview innovation, engage in informative seminars and celebrate milestones of achievement. Each event has been streamlined to meet the specific needs of the hospitality industry.

HospitalityNZ includes Foodservice, Wine, Coffee & Beverage, Telecom Seminars and NZ Culinary Fare.

Any winery interested in exhibiting at Wine 2009 or requiring additional information on this event, should contact Irene Smith, Show Manager, HospitalityNZ. Telephone (09) 976 8352 or email .



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