Event Sees Over 10% Increase in Wine Industry Attendees
Dec. 10th, 2014, Healdsburg, CA – The Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced that attendance for the 3rd Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo, held last week at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, was up 13% this year bringing in just over 3300 people, a new event record.
“We couldn’t be happier with the way the Expo and Conference turned out this year,” said George Christie, President of Wine Industry Network. “Both of the buildings were bustling, exhibitors were able to meet face-to-face with their best customers, and in many cases they were writing orders.”
The Expo is a one day event that provides the north coast region easy access to hundreds of suppliers and service providers and opportunities for extended education from regional experts. “Many of the exhibitors were telling me that they were happy with traffic and quality of people that they were seeing. It’s exactly the type of environment we were looking to create when we started this event.”
This year’s Expo Lanyard Sponsor and industry supplier, Jim Belli, General Manager for Westec Tank & Equipment, agreed. “We’ve had positive experiences here every year, but this year was the best yet. The traffic was steady all day, and it was a great opportunity for us to connect with new and existing customers.”
“We were very pleased with the show and felt that both the quantity and quality of contacts was very good,” said Michael Coleman, Sales & Marketing for Hotsy Pacific Cleaning Systems. “I felt the show was well organized, and we were pleased with the experience.”
The Wine Industry Network is continually looking to improve the event each year both organizationally and in attendance. “We are proud of the impact that this event has had on the wine industry,” said, Christie. “Many of the thought leaders in our industry came together this year, and we hope that they will continue to support the event in the years to come.”
About the Wine Industry Network (WIN):
Based in Healdsburg, California, WineIndustryNetwork.com is the wine industry’s most comprehensive business resource websites operating as an on-line trade show and created specifically to help industry professionals locate and connect more easily with the industry’s best suppliers and service professionals. WIN also produces The North Coast Wine Industry Expo, based in Santa Rosa, California, and the online industry publication, the Wine Industry Advisor.