The Borsa Vini Italiani 2022 edition will coincide with Italian Cuisine Week in November this year and will showcase around 25 exhibitors.
The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) has confirmed that Borsa Vini Italiani 2022 will take place in November this year. This year’s Italian wine extravaganza is set be held on in conjunction with Italian Cuisine Week that runs from 5 to 8 September 2022. The one-day showcase event feature around 25 exhibitors presenting wines from across the Italian peninsula.
With ITA’s official announcement, Borsa Vini Italiani 2022 is set to be among the first events to revive Singapore’s drinks calendar that has been in a hiatus for over two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes soon after Singapore eased up on pandemic restrictions, relaxing measures on events and allowing ease of travel. Originally an annual event, Borsa Vini Italiani took place in 2018 and 2019 before being temporary shelved from 2020 due to the global health pandemic.
The third instalment of Borsa Vini Italiani will be held within the framework of the Italian Cuisine Week this November. This is a special initiative presented by the Embassy of Italy, in collaboration with ITA and other Italian institutional partners.
Borsa Vini Italiani and Italian Cuisine Week underscore the importance of Singapore as an export market for Italy. The Italian F&B sector enjoyed a continuous double-digit growth in exports to Asia, interrupted only in 2020 due to economic downturn caused by the pandemic. Specifically for Singapore, exports grew 15.1% in Jan-Nov 2021 (97.2 million Euros) compared to the same period of 2020, surpassing the exports registered in Jan-Nov 2018 and 2019. Italy is also the second largest supplier of wine from the European Union to Singapore in terms of volume, behind France.
“In the last few years Singaporeans enjoy more and more Italian food and wine. Our F&B exports to Singapore grew by over 15% in 2021, and they’re still going up,” shares Mario Andrea Vattani, H.E Ambassador of Italy to Singapore. “We’re very happy to see that it’s our wines who have been the drivers of this growth, because our wines tell us much more than the story of their distinctive taste and high quality. Our wines embody the spirit of our territory, the variety of our regions, and the roots of our millenary history. For many of our Singaporean friends, to enjoy a glass of Italian wine is to finally travel back to the Italian landscapes that they know so well.”
“Through the Borsa Vini event we will bring together a fine selection of wineries and of Singaporean importers, with seminars by professional sommeliers to make sure that culture and taste continue to thrive in Singapore, truly one of the food capitals of the world,” adds H.E Vattani.
“We’re excited to be back out and about again, celebrating the best in Italian wine and culture with the return of Borsa Vini’s 3rd edition in Singapore. The challenges of COVID-19 is still being felt throughout the world, but we’ve seen a leap in demand in many markets after overcoming 2020’s pandemic slump. For instance, there’s been a significant change in consumer behaviour and a growing appetite amongst consumers who are embracing mindful drinking while exploring and experimenting new tastes and diverse wine varieties,” says Ilaria Piccinni, Deputy Trade Commissioner of the Italian Trade Agency in Singapore.
“Beyond the traditional, we’ve also turned up the notch on innovation, sustainability and have leveraged our network of wine portfolios with Made in Italy excellence, to expand the presence of Italian wines in Singapore,” she adds.
Aside from Borsa Vini Italiani 2022, ITA has also confirmed that it will be participating in the Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) event on 5-8 September 2022, as well as ProWine Asia 2022, which takes place in conjunction with FHA.
More details about Borsa Vini Italiani 2022 and the full list of participating wine companies will be announced later this year. For more information, visit https://www.ice.it/en/.
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