International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits, organized since 1994 in March in Dusseldorf (Germany). The DWI acts as the ideal bearer of ProWein. The motto is "Professionals for Professionals", only trade visitors are admitted (specialist retailers, food retailers, hotels, restaurants, importers, exporters and community caterers). The focus of the fair is in contrast to the competing wine fairs like Vinexpo (Bordeaux) and Vinitaly (Verona) at the tasting.
In the meantime, ProWein has become one of the leading trade fairs for wines and spirits with a high foreign exhibitor share. The supporting program consists of events with tasting programs, information, marketing forums and presentations. Since 2015, Messe Düsseldorf has initiated spin-offs with ProWine China in Shanghai and ProWine Asia in Singapore / Hong Kong in order to better reach the Asian market. At ProWein 2017 in Dusseldorf, there was a record result with 6,400 exhibitors from 60 countries from all five continents. See also below awards and wine Events,