What is the wine2wine Business Forum?

This is an Italian wine industry forum, two-days of  training and current events for all operators involved in wine business. This event brings speakers together from all over the world who, by sharing their experience on various issues related to the wine sector, offer participants an international point of view and most current trends in the wine industry. Due to the presence of international experts and operators from the global wine industry, wine2wine Business Forum is also a valuable networking opportunity.

What are the dates of the 2021 edition?

wine2wine Business Forum 2021 – the 8th edition of the event – will be held on Monday the 18th and Tuesday the 19th of October.

What is the Focus of the 2021 wine2wine Business Forum?

The 2021 edition of wine2wine Business Forum will reflect on the different facets of barriers faced by the wine industry over the last year. First and foremost, geographical boundaries. The objective is to provide a complete picture of the status of world markets in the current post-pandemic phase, to orient wine business professionals into progressive recovery; in foreign investments as well as to help them overcome technological, logistical and cultural boundaries. Barriers also to be considered will be the psychological ones resulting from the experience of the pandemic, the socio-cultural ones which have hindered the creation of a more inclusive wine industry, or even the ones imposed by the habit of marketing strategies which do not work anymore in today’s climate. Any suggestions within the scope of this macro-theme are welcome.

What is the format of wine2wine Business Forum 2021?

For 2021, the Italian wine industry forum will adopt a hybrid format: it is therefore possible to participate both in person – at the PalaExpo of Veronafiere – and online, through a digital platform. In both cases, access to seminars, workshops and business networking activities will be possible upon ticket purchase.

How will the event unfold?

wine2wine Business Forum will take place over two days; Monday the 18th and Tuesday the 19th of October, 2021. Each of the two days will open with a session entitled, “Key-note”, which will take place in the main auditorium. The rest of the program is divided into simultaneous seminars, that will take place in the various auditoriums, organized by theme, also known as “tracks”. These focus on the most important areas for those who work in the wine sector, from digital marketing to export, from distribution to new technologies. Each session consists of 30 minutes of presentations and 15 minutes of Q&A between audience members and speaker. Between each session in the same room there will also be a 15-minute break to network with other participants and to allow those who are physically taking part, to move to a different room should they choose. We recommend that all those who intend to physically participate at the wine2wine Business Forum read the document “Veronafiere Safety Business Instructions” regarding COVID protocol during the event.

How can I follow the sessions if I don't have a command of English [/Italian]?

Simultaneous translation from English to Italian [Italian to English] will be provided for the wine2wine Business Forum 2021 sessions. Visitors in attendance can pick up the appropriate headsets at the dedicated desk, while online users can select one of the two listening languages on the program access screen.

Where can I buy tickets for wine2wine Business Forum 2021?

You can purchase your ticket on this site, in the “Tickets” section linked to the main navigation menu.

For any questions or specific needs related to ticketing, you can contact our team at [email protected]

How do I get to the physical location of the event?

    • Plan: from Valerio Catullo airport:
    • Car: take the ring road in the direction of Villafranca, follow directions to the Verona Sud exit and the signs “Fiera”. Travel time approx 10 min.
    • Shuttle bus: during the days of the event, the shuttle service Fiera-Aeroporto via the railway station is active; on other days it is necessary to reach the airport independently (the airport is connected to Verona railway station by a daily shuttle/airbus service available every 20 minutes).
    • By car: from the A22 freeway, exit at Verona Nord, take the Tangenziale Sud in the direction of Vicenza and head towards Verona, exit no. 6 Alpo, follow the signs for “Fiera”. From the A4 freeway, exit at Verona Sud, follow the signs for “Fiera”. To find the shortest way, calculate the route.
    • By train: the main train station is Verona Porta Nuova, you can reach PalaExpo by car or by bus.
    • By cab: Radiotaxi switchboard +39 045 532666 (no. 15 phone lines), H24 even on holidays. Radio Taxi Verona website: www.radiotaxiverona.it.

How do I access the WebApp to participate remotely?

Once the ticket for the digital wine2wine Business Forum is purchased from the appropriate section of this site, the system will send the web address to connect to the platform and the access credentials. At the first login, each visitor will be able to create his/her own profile and define, through intelligent filters, his/her own personalized agenda of the schedule, explore matching opportunities with other profiles, organize one-to-one meetings and consult sessions and materials even after the event. You can connect to the WebApp also through smartphones, tablets and mobile devices in general.

What if, due to changes in the international health situation, it should not be possible to physically participate at the event?

We will constantly monitor the situation and communicate any possible evolution or update. As in 2020, we are ready to promptly activate alternative plans to adapt wine2wine Business Forum to different scenarios. For clarification on physical participation, we will always be at your complete disposal via email and/or by telephone, and each specific need regarding tickets will be evaluated individually.