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More than 1000 delegates come for the 40th Anniversary International Congress of Vine and Wine

For the first time Bulgaria hosts the World Congress of Vine and Wine. Its 40th anniversary edition will be held in Sofia this year. Over 1000 delegates from all over the world will have the opportunity to learn more about Bulgarian wines. The official opening of the World Congress is on May 29th at 11:00 at the Hotel Marinela, EFE Hall. The forum continues until June 2.

The prestigious forum in the world of wine this year in Sofia will gather over 1,000 representatives from OIV member states. The event is attended by the international scientific community and administration, who are working in the sector, along with merchants and journalists. The policies and future development of the sector are discussed and defined during the event.

Conducting a congress of such rank in our country will be an advertisement not only of Bulgarian wine but also of the country as a wine producer. An event of this scale will also be an exceptional opportunity for exchanging experience and presenting Bulgaria as a good wine destination. Experts from around the world will come to this country to present their achievements, scientific and technical topics will be discussed and useful exchange of experience and innovations will take place. Bulgaria is the sixth largest exporter of wine in the world, as wine production dates back to Thracian times. Conducting the congress in Bulgaria will increase exports significantly in the coming year. An event of this magnitude gives a rare opportunity to popularize Bulgarian wine and Bulgaria as a wine destination.

The Congress will be officially opened by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Rumen Porodzanov. The event will be attended by Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann, President of the International Vine and Wine Organization, as well as Ministers.
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