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German Federal Minister to Open the Trade Fair

by Press Release
February 28, 2019

To mark the 25th anniversary of ProWein Julia Klöckner, the German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, will open the trade fair this year. “There could not be a better start for ProWein 2019, the world's leading trade fair for wines and spirits”, commented Marius Berlemann, Global Head of Wine & Spirits and Director of ProWein at Messe Düsseldorf. Half an hour before the trade fair opens at 9:00 am on March 17 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, Julia Klöckner will deliver a welcome speech in the Mall of the Nord entrance concourse. Thomas Geisel, Düsseldorf's Lord Mayor and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf, will introduce the opening with a short greeting beforehand. A film clip will recap the impressive success story of 25 years of ProWein. Sting, who personally exhibited his Italian winery at ProWein in 2017, will send a virtual greeting message. ProWein will take place from March 17 – 19, 2019.

ProWein 2019 on Course for Success

At ProWein 2019, about 7,000 exhibitors and over 60,000 trade visitors from all over the world will come together. All the important wine-growing regions will be represented and coherently located in the halls according to country.

Exhibitors will include the Who’s Who of the industry. And the spectrum will range from large wineries to fine boutique estates. In addition, some 450 spirits suppliers will showcase interesting specialties. The exhibits will be complemented by a compact ancillary program at exhibitors’ stands and at will ProWein Forum. Adding a touch of luxury will be the Champagne Lounge with over 50 tradition-rich Champagne houses – in addition to the about 150 brands in the complete Champagne segment. The large tasting zone will present the award-winning wines of the spring issue of MUNDUS VINI, and the organic segment will feature all leading international organic wine associations as well as numerous producers. With this unique range both size and quality, ProWein is the most important industry get-together for the international wine and spirits industry.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at ProWein 2019, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail:; Visit and

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