Xavier de Eizaguirre appointed Chairman of VINEXPO OVERSEAS

Presse Release  June 6th 2013 

With thirty-five years’ experience in the wine and spirits industry, Xavier de Eizaguirre has been appointed Chairman of VINEXPO OVERSEAS by its supervisory board. This subsidiary of Vinexpo is responsible for organising Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, which is scheduled to take place next in Hong Kong from 27 to 29 May 2014.


Xavier de Eizaguirre was previously Managing Director and Member of the Management Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild. He lived in New York for ten years, before travelling around the world, especially in Asia. His energy, professionalism and his familiarity with international markets will enable Vinexpo Overseas to hold on to its leadership and ensure that the subsidiary continues to develop in Asia-Pacific.

Xavier de Eizaguirre succeeds Dominique Hériard Dubreuil, who was Chairman of Vinexpo Asia-Pacific from 2001 to 2012.

“I pay tribute to the outstanding work carried out under the auspices of Dominique Hériard Dubreuil, who has made Vinexpo Asia-Pacific the leading wine and spirits exhibition in Asia”, said Xavier de Eizaguirre and added, “Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, managed by Vinexpo, is an enterprise, whose thoroughness, strategy and international development are absolutely in line with my own values and vision”.

Since June 2008, Xavier de Eizaguirre has also been Chairman of Vinexpo Bordeaux.

About Vinexpo and Vinexpo Asia-Pacific
Founded in 1981, Vinexpo has established itself over the years as the foremost world-class exhibition for professionals of the wine and spirits sector. It is held in Bordeaux, France every odd-numbered year and gathers 50,000 professional visitors, who travel from 135 countries and 2,400 exhibitors, who represent 45 producer countries. 

In parallel every even-numbered year, Vinexpo Overseas, a subsidiary of Vinexpo, organises Vinexpo Asia-Pacific or Vinexpo Americas exhibitions. In 1998, the first Vinexpo Asia-Pacific was held in Hong Kong, followed by two more in 2000 and 2002 in Tokyo. Vinexpo Americas took place in 2002 in New York and in 2004 in Chicago. Since 2006, Vinexpo Asia-Pacific has been held in Hong Kong every two years and has become the essential industry exhibition throughout Asia. The next Vinexpo Asia-Pacific has been scheduled from 27 to 29 May 2014.