Danila Avdiu (left) of Messe Düsseldorf is stepping down as project director of Prowein, the leading trade fair for the international wine and spirits sector, from 31 December 2012. Her successor has not been named yet but Michael Degen, executive director, ProWein since 2007, will assume charge as acting project director until a decision is taken.
ProWein, which started in 1994 with 321 exhibitors and approximately 1,500 visitors, is now the industry’s biggest and best known trade fair. In the latest edition, earlier this year in March, 2012, 4,000 exhibitors from roughly 50 countries and over 40,000 trade visitors from all over the world attended the fair in Düsseldorf.
The next ProWein will be held from 24 to 26 March, 2013.