Vinexpo, the international wine and spirits event, has announced that Chief Executive Guillaume Deglise will be leaving the company right after the Hong Kong exhibition scheduled to take place May 29-31.
“Deglise will be embracing new career projects after he successfully fulfilled the goals that were commonly defined with the Bordeaux-Gironde Chamber of Commerce when he joined Vinexpo,” the organization says.
Deglise started his career in Champagne, before being appointed chief executive of Vinexpo in 2013. Under his leadership, the company undertook the recovery of its flagship Vinexpo Bordeaux and the strong development of Vinexpo Hong Kong, the company says.
Deglise also launched new exhibitions in Tokyo (2014) New York (2018) and Paris (scheduled in 2020) as well as Vinexpo Explorer, a business convention concept in the vineyards.
“We salute Guillaume Deglise’s guidance and professionalism. He managed to develop the brand Vinexpo in a highly competitive sector.” says Patrick Seguin, president of Vinexpo’s executive board and chairman of the Bordeaux-Gironde Chamber of Commerce. “We wish him success in his future endeavours.”
Deglise plans to continue his career in the wine and spirits industry. “Having the chance to be in daily contact with winemakers, traders and buyers has been a very rewarding experience for me,” he says. “I want to thank Vinexpo’s customers and partners for their confidence and support, and the Team Vinexpo that I am honored to lead.”