In the interest of addressing the health and safety concerns of our stakeholders, we have decided to postpone IBWSS San Francisco to November 9-10, 2021.
April 28, San Francisco.
In the interest of addressing the health and safety concerns of our stakeholders, we have decided to postpone IBWSS San Francisco to November 9 & 10, 2021.
Most exhibitors are wineries and distilleries located outside of the US and in the current international situation of Covid, some countries still have travel advisories advising against travel to and from the United States and are themselves affected by new spikes.
By scheduling the show for November 9 & 10, 2021, we are confident that we may execute the show safely considering that most of the US will be vaccinated in that timeframe. This will allow us to attract buyers and visitors from all around the US which will help the exhibitors.
San Mateo County continues to make progress in its reopening of restaurants and retail shops. Public spaces and venues are allowed to be open as long as they follow a prescribed set of social distancing and sanitization guidelines.
The decision is also based on what we expected at the show if it was to happen earlier in the year. Overseas exhibitors would have to travel with flights that are currently more expensive and stay in hotels increasing their health risks. Some exhibitors would not be able to fly in as some countries have still not opened up their international sectors.
The event will occur on November 9-10 at the same location in San Francisco.
"Following the review of what BTN needs to accomplish to ensure a successful IBWSS event, and the impact of COVID-19 on bulk wine and spirits businesses, and the safety of our members, exhibitors and visitors, it was determined to hold the event in November 2021,” says Sid Patel, BTN CEO, and Founder."
For more information, please contact Brian Smith, IBWSS Operations at Brain@beveragetradenetwork.com.
About Beverage Trade Network
Beverage Trade Network (BTN) hosts and organizes competitions, events, trade shows, expos, and tastings for the alcohol beverage trade around the world. Popular competitions include the London Wine Competition, the International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show in New York City, and the International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show in San Francisco, London, and Shanghai. For more information on Beverage Trade Network: www.BeverageTradeNetwork.com