Shaun Bishop, CEO of JJ Buckley, USA
As testament to the success of the show, Vinexpo can be an overwhelming place. The Parc des Expositions encompasses a number of different hangars, brimming with exhibitors so it is best to come prepared and make appointments with those you want to meet with in advance. It is a great opportunity to do business but staying focused may have to entail refusing invitations to châteaux lunches and parties. As a wine retailer, the show offers us the chance to check the pulse of the wine market and ensure that we are visible and kept front of mind for merchants and châteaux.