Declaration by Frédéric Alory – Regional Manager Air France KLM Nouvelle Aquitaine
On the occasion of the 8th edition of Vinexpo in Hong Kong, I am delighted that Air France is once again a part of Vinexpo, an international reference in the world of wine and spirits and a symbol of the buoyant city of Bordeaux. After the success of the Air France Vinexpo Club in 2016, we are delighted to extend our know-how, within the Club, to major international buyers under the possible best conditions. All Air France KLM teams will do their very best to provide their undivided attention to all those travelling to Vinexpo Hong Kong.
About Air France-KLM
A global giant with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group’s main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.
Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2017, it offers its customers access to a network covering 328 destinations in 118 countries thanks to its five brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Joon, Transavia and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 534 aircraft in operation and 93.4 million passengers carried in 2016, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 15 million members.
Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 16,600 daily flights to more than 1,070 destinations in 177 countries.
JF Hillebrand and Vinexpo continue to strengthen their partnership in 2018, building upon a relationship formed during Vinexpo Bordeaux 2015 and 2017 and Hong Kong 2016. This will be the fourth time that JF Hillebrand and Vinexpo have partnered together.
As a specialist logistics service provider to the beer, wine and spirits industries, JF Hillebrand offers importing and exporting services, regulations, customs clearance and taxation advice as well as cargo care and bonded storage.
JF Hillebrand will showcase its knowledge and expertise in the highly specialised business of transporting beverages internationally. The company is truly passionate about connecting every beverage market in the world with the opportunities offered in Asia.
HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD
Year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Vinexpo in Hong Kong. Since its inception in 1998, the premier wine and spirits event held biennially in Hong Kong has become one of the most influential trade exhibitions in Asia-Pacific.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is pleased to support Vinexpo Hong Kong again this year as an event partner. Extending the excellent visitor experience Hong Kong offers to this premier event, the HKTB built a ‘Hong Kong Tea House’ where visitors can taste the city’s best traditional treats, including egg tarts and milk tea, in authentic Hong Kong style. We invite all visitors to drop by at our booth, not only to savour some of the best local tastes, but also discover the diverse authentic experiences Hong Kong has to offer.
PULLTEX, World Reference has more than 20 years of experience manufacturing corkscrews and accessories for professionals and wine lovers. With the launch of « Pulltap’s » model, the first double-lever Sommelier Knife, PULLTEX has revolutionized the opening and has gained international notoriety among professionals. In just a few years, PULLTEX has become the leader for double lever corkscrews.
At the cutting edge of innovation, PULLTEX has also developed an anti-oxidation stopper that preserves during 10 days the wine of an opened bottle by inhibiting the oxidizing effect of oxygen on the wine.
Today, PULLTEX offers a full range of customizable products for unblocking, corking, serving and preserving wine.
In the framework of an established partnership since 2016, PULLTEX is « Official Supplier » of VINEXPO, in France and abroad.
Vintec is a leading specialist and expert brand in climate-controlled wine cabinets, trusted by Professionals and Consumers alike.
Vintec wine cellars are designed to recreate the ideal storage conditions found in the best natural underground cellars – to protect, store and serve wines at their best – and to display wines dynamically.
Being intimately related to the wine industry and having focused solely on wine cabinets for over two decades, Vintec has developed the largest and most advanced range of wine cabinets to suit all wine storage requirements, from 20 to 4000 bottles. The brand is recommended by leading sommeliers and restaurants.
In 2016, Vintec was acquired by the Electrolux group (150 countries, 55000 employees), which plans to grow the brand and develop new innovative products/solutions to meet the needs of wine professionals and wine lovers worldwide.
Vintec is proud to partner with Vinexpo and to be the official wine storage partner and supplier for its exhibitions in Hong Kong and Bordeaux.