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Dates for ProWein 2012 Announced

In 2012, ProWein - International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits - will be held from March 4 - 6 in Düsseldorf, Germany in accordance with the internationally relevant trade fair calendar. It will thus emphasize its traditional status as the opening event for the international wines and spirits industry.

 With this date, exhibitors and visitors can once again benefit from the best possible conditions at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds. In 2012, ProWein will coincide with other major trade fairs due to the event cycle of Messe Düsseldorf. The selected March date will guarantee that ProWein will be the only show at the exhibition center at that time, thereby assuring optimum organizational and logistic conditions for exhibitors and visitors. In addition, the early announcement of the date guarantees the best possible advance planning for the industry. After 2012, the ProWein date will once again be set for the usual second half of March.

With over 3,300 exhibitors and 36,000 trade visitors from all over the world, ProWein reached new records when last held in March 2010. Again in 2012, the presence of all the key wine-growing nations in combination with the top-ranking support program ("Wine's best friends" special delicatessen show and the central tasting zone) promise valuable ideas, inspiration and profitable concepts for the retail, restaurant and catering industries. For the exhibitors, ProWein is of high strategic significance. It is not only the pivotal meeting place for the "wine family" but an outstanding platform for business launches and deals along with a unique international industry overview. In recent surveys, the trade visitors gave the trade fair top marks: 96 percent were positive in their assessment.

The next staging of ProWein will take place from March 27 - 29, 2011 in Düsseldorf. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at ProWein in 2011 or 2012, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail:; Visit our web site; Subscribe to our blog at; Follow us on twitter at

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