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WGA 2008 promises premium exhibits, rich programme and market insights
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WINE & GOURMET ASIA (WGA) is set to return to Macau’s Cotai Strip at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel this year following its successful inaugural run last year. Organised by German tradeevent organiser Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, and supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office and other associations, the annual event will showcase an extensive range of wine and gourmet products, as well as equipment for the food-service and hotel industries.

Running from November 5-7, the three-day WGA 2008 will be packed with programmes designed to both educate and excite attendees.

Last year’s huge turnout of more than 7,300 visitors, with over half from across 30 countries/regions, has earned the event the reputation of being the “ideal platform” for decision-makers and buyers in the hospitality trade throughout the Asia-Pacific.

This year, the organiser expects over 8,000 attendees and more than 180 exhibitors.

Said Michael Dreyer, Koelnmesse’s Asia-Pacific vice-president: “[WGA 2007] secured more than 3,000 pre-registered buyers, an impressive number for a first-time event.

The fact that these pre-registered visitors were not from Macau but from the region indicated strong interest from industry players. This is a good reason to have the show.”



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