UBIFRANCE toasts partnership with the India International Wine Fair (IIWF)

Released on: October 30, 2008, 1:55 am

Press Release Author: Informa India

Industry: Food & Beverage

Press Release Summary: IIWF 2008 - India's most comprehensive international wine
exhibition takes place in Mumbai between 11th - 13th December 2008. Dedicated to
India's burgeoning wine industry, the event will bring together major Indian and
international buyers and wine sellers.

Press Release Body: NOVEMBER 2008, MUMBAI: Informa, the owners of global
mega-events including the Monaco Yacht Show, Cityscape, 3GSM and Leaders in India,
are delighted to confirm that UBIFRANCE, the French Ministry for Trading Affairs
supports the upcoming India International Wine Fair, India's first B2B exhibition
dedicated entirely to the country's burgeoning wine industry. Key event partners
include The Indo-Italian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, The Wine Society of
India, Sud De France, Sommelier India, Food & Beverage Business Review, Hotel
Business Review, Time Out and Chef & Sommelier.

A world class, 3 day exhibition presenting exhibitors from every top wine producing
country, displaying the finest vintages that include Bordeaux's Veyret Latour, a
Group Schenk company, Barriere Freres, Jeanjean's Ogier (Rhone Valley), Gassier
(Provence), Rigal (South West), Cazes (Roussillon) and Sociedade dos Vinhos Borges
along with India's largest importers and manufacturers - Brindco, Sula and Sundeep

IIWF 2008 will also showcase the high-level India International Wine Summit
featuring industry leaders - Ariff Jamal, Brindco, Sanjay Menon, Wine Society of
India, Abhaey Kewadkar, UB Group and Rajeev Samant, Sula along with top sommeliers
Michelle Shah, Emelia Nardi and Magandeep Singh with representation from the world's
finest wine education institute - Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), UK.

Bringing together the country's entire community of wine importers, distributors,
wholesalers and retailers, along with noteworthy large-scale buyers including
hotels, airlines and restaurants, IIWF is the single most important forum for
international and Indian wine producers, exporters and marketers to firmly establish
themselves in the Indian market.

Visitors at IIWF 2008 can expect to benefit not only from the exhibition but also
from the exclusive wine maker dinners that feature prestigious chateaux and domains
from Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Rhone, Alsace, Provence and the Loire valley.

With Informa India's long established track record in creating highly meaningful
industry platforms that have facilitated information exchange and peer-to-peer
contact in over 70 countries, IIWF will be an important addition to the
international wine industry calendar and will provide the best wine experiences to
ever grape.

For more information about IIWF, log on to www.iiw-fair.com.

ABOUT INFORMA: With hundreds of highly respected companies including some of the
world's biggest information brands - Lloyd's MIU, Routledge, Taylor & Francis,
Datamonitor, IIR, IBC, Euroforum, Huthwaite, Washington Policy & Analysis and many
others - Informa plc, the world's largest professional media and specialist
information firm, is present in over 70 countries and publishes over 45,000 book
titles; delivers over 2,000 subscription-based services and produces over 12,000
events every year.

Informa's events business includes global B2B and B2C mega-shows such as 3GSM,
Cityscape, IPEX, The Monaco Yacht Show, The Bride Show, and the world's largest
series of business leadership events, the most recent speakers at which included
Kofi Anan, Richard Branson, Steve Forbes and Philip Kotler.

For more information about Informa, please visit www.informa.com.

Web Site: http://www.iiw-fair.com.

Contact Details: Informa India
A202 Business Square
Solitaire Corporate Park
Andheri-Kurla Road
Chakala, Andheri East
Mumbai 400093
e-mail: media@informa.in
website: www.informa.in


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