Ninth Eastern Winery Exposition Draws Over 1,000 Attendees, 1382 Total Participants
March 23, 2020
Lancaster, Penn.—Despite concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the ninth annual Eastern Winery Exposition last week drew over 1,000 attendees, and 1,382 total attendance including exhibitors. A record 52 industry experts presented in three full-day Workshops and 20 Conference sessions over the three days of programming.
Show manager Bob Mignarri stated “I am so happy we were still able to put on this event for the eastern industry. The fact that there were so few cancellations is a testament to those in this industry and how they value this once a year industry event. I wish everyone the best during these unsettling times.”
Sustainability was the main theme of the EWE workshops, from a day-long workshop on Climate Change and Sustainable Viticulture, to another day-long workshop on Eco-friendly Packaging. The third workshop offered sessions on Fortified Wines, ranging from white port to sherry and madeira.
The EWE conference on Wednesday and Thursday offered a record number of enology and viticulture sessions, along with management sessions on “master data management”, compliance with the new FDA food regulations for wineries, the vineyard financial calculator, and environmentally-friendly winery and tasting room design. The trade show featured over 190 exhibitors offering supplies and services for all vineyard and winery operations.
Aside from the traditional EWE networking and social events, the week also featured a revamped Meet the Experts forum, auction fundraisers from ASEV-ES, co-location of the License to Steal national wine marketing conference, and award presentations to Rob Deford of Boordy Vineyards and Dr. Joesph Fiola of the University of Maryland for their contributions to the Eastern industry.
The Eastern Winery Exposition returns to the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY, March 16-18, 2021. Contact: Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, EasternWineryExposition.com