Αναγνωρίζοντας τις εξαγωγικές προσπάθειες των Ελλήνων οινοποιών, και με δεδομένο τις συνέπειες του COVID-19 στον οινικό κλάδο παγκοσμίως, η RECO EXPORTS ανέλαβε την πρωτοβουλία να διοργανώσει την παραπάνω εκδήλωση με σκοπό να δημιουργήσει ουσιαστικές ευκαιρίες και προοπτικές ανάπτυξης των εξαγωγών ελληνικού οίνου στην Κίνα.
Σε συνεργασία με το Hong Kong Trade Development Council, ο σκοπός αυτής εκδήλωσης είναι η δημιουργία ενός διαύλου επικοινωνίας μεταξύ του Ελληνικού Κρασιού και της Κινεζικής αγοράς και η ανάδειξη νέων σημαντικών ευκαιριών για τον ελληνικό κρασί στο Hong Kong και την Κίνα. Επιπλέον, για να γνωρίσουμε με ποιον τρόπο αξιοποίησε η Ιταλία την στρατηγική θέση του Hong Kong, ούτως ώστε να εδραιωθεί με επιτυχία στην Κίνα και από εκεί στην υπόλοιπη Ασία.
Οκτώ συμμετέχοντες με εξαιρετική εμπειρία στον τομέα τους θα συνομιλήσουν για την αγορά του κρασιού στην Κίνα, θα μεταφέρουν τις απόψεις τους και θα εξετάσουν τις προοπτικές ανάπτυξης του Ελληνικού Οίνου στην Κίνα και τα βήματα που απαιτούνται για μια σωστή και σταθερή διείσδυση στις κερδοφόρες αγορές της.
Hosted by Yiannis Karakasis MW
Group Chairman, Kampery Group
Mr. Simon Wong is the chairman of Kampery Group which does coffee, tea, wine and organic food business. Major brands include: Dai Pai Dong, GreenDotDot, RedDotDot and Mocaroma. The Group is currently trading with more than 30 countries and has branch offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The Group has coffee roasting facilities in China, HKSAR and Canada, and owns a vineyard in France.
Mr. Wong is Chairman of Chamber of Food & Beverage Industry of HK, President of HK Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, Chairman ofAssociation of Coffee & Tea of HK, Chairman of Association of Green & Organic at Living, Executive Committee Member of the Chinese Manufacturer's Association of HK, etc.
Mr. Wong is dedicated to promoting Hong Kong's food & beverage culture and has organized various activities and competitions for the industry, including the renowned "International KamCha Competition - HK Style Milk Tea" and the Japan Mega Fest.
Director, Italy, HKTDC
Born in Chiaromonte (Potenza province, Italy), Gianluca Mirante is Director Italy of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the statutory organization responsible for promoting and developing Hong Kong’s external trade.
Mr. Mirante joined the Council in 2003 as Marketing Manager, Milan Office. After being in charge of marketing and communication activities among Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus for several years, Mr Mirante was promoted as Director Italy overseeing all HKTDC promotions and operations in Italy.
He worked in the Government office in charge of External and International Relations, Press and Communication of the Italian Ministry of Interior’s branch office in Milan. Gianluca Mirante is also Secretary General of the Italy-Hong Kong Association.
Wine Communication Expert
"A self-declared 'Gourmand and Storyteller,' J.C. is genuinely passionate about the human stories behind each label. Based in Hong Kong for the past 25 years, he has experienced the
fascinating growth the region has sustained, first as an Entrepreneur in the Export sector and now as an Expert in Wine Communications.
Asian Ambassador and Contributor to Spirito diVino Italia, he also focuses his activities on Market Strategy and Public Relations campaigns for Italian wines in Hong Kong and China. He is also the Greater China Franciacorta Ambassador. J.C. was recently awarded the title of 'Cavaliere della Stella d’Italia' for all the work he has done on behalf of Italian wines in Hong Kong over the past 10 years."
Mr. Wilson Tsang
Sales Manager HKTDC Exhibitions
Mr. Wilson Tsang is the Manager in the Exhibitions Department of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the statutory organisation responsible for promoting and developing the city’s external trade. He oversees various international exhibitions of the beauty, food, medical & healthcare, tea and wine industries.
Mr. Tsang has worked in the exhibition industry for more than ten years and in addition to the aforementioned industries, he also organised exhibitions covering electronics, fashion, gifts, houseware, optical and watch before. He also worked in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government for four years taking care of district affairs, transport and welfare policies.
Director of the International Trade Fairs Division for Agricultural Products, Food and Beverage at Enterprise Greece
Antonis Gravanis is the Director of the International Trade Fairs Division for Agricultural Products, Food and Beverage at Enterprise Greece, the State Agency for the promotion of investment opportunities and exports.
He is responsible for organizing the national participation of Greece at the most important food and beverage international trade fairs in the world (e.g ANUGA Cologne, SIAL Paris, GULFOOD Dubai, FOODEX JAPAN, etc). Between 2011 and 2014 he had the role of the Strategic Investment Manager at the same organisation.
In the past he worked in Greece and abroad in various managerial positions in consulting (PwC London), banking (Millennium Bank) and finance (Athens Organising Committee of the Olympic Games).
He holds a BSc in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MBA form Strathclyde Business School.
Dr. Yannis Voyatzis
Ceo of John Boutari & Son Wineries
Dr. Ioannis Voyatzis is one of the most renowned Greek oenologists. Doctor of Oenology and Viticulture of the University of Bordeaux, Member of the International Wine Academ, President of Wines of Greece, CEO of JOHN BOUTARI & SON WINERIES and shareholder of Voyatzi Winery.
With studies in oenology at the University of Bordeaux in France and significant experience in Greek wine production, but also with long-term participation in collective activities, Dr. Voyatzis is always aiming to highlight the indigenous varieties and the authentic vineyards of Greece.
Yiannis Karakasis MW - Host
Wine Writer, Consultant, Educator
Yiannis Karakasis MW became a Master of Wine in 2015. He is a wine writer, consultant and educator. His blog, karakasis.mw, has been instrumental in communicating Greek wine to the world. He is the author of two books: the e-book The Vineyards and Wines of Greece 2017 (English version) and The Natural Wines in Greece, which was published in 2018.
Yiannis consults for several businesses, including hotel groups and restaurants, and is co-founder of the First Growth Wine School in Cyprus. He also established the 50 Great Greek Wines Awards.
With over 20 years of experience in the International Trade and New Market Penetration Strategies, Antonis Sioulis is the General Manager of RECO EXPORTS, a UK Export Management and Development Company and Exclusive Representative for Greece and Cyprus of some of the largest trade shows worldwide.
As a co-founder or shareholder of various food distribution companies in the United Kingdom, Asia and Australia and also as Development Manager of Newport & Gwent Enterprise (South Wales Chamber of Commerce) in the past, he is passionate about the Food & Drink industry and has assisted many companies in penetrating new markets, exporting effectively and growing their market share.