Come Visit Us !

Wednesday, October 23rd (9:30 – 18:00)

Thursday, October 24th (9:30 – 18:00)

Friday, October 25th (9:30 – 17:00)

Booth GH19

Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC)

1099 Guozhan Rd, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai



Nimbility’s team of market and brand building experts will be out in full force at this year’s inaugural Vinexpo Shanghai in October 2019, showcasing a carefully curated selection of our premium wine and spirits brands.

With a design that will set it apart from the rest, the Nimbility Pavilion will feature a wine and spirits bar that will allow for a more relaxed tasting environment where buyers can easily interact with producers and Nimbility’s team of experts.

“As the most highly respected fair in Asia, Vinexpo has a reputation for excellence and their philosophy and approach is very much in line with many of Nimbility’s core values,” says Nimbility Founding Partner and CEO Ian Ford. “It was therefore an easy decision for us to take a pavilion at this first Shanghai edition of Vinexpo where, amongst other things, we will be showcasing many of our top brands, hosting a number of educational masterclasses and organizing and paneling this year’s ‘China Market Conference’.”



Nimbility was founded in Hong Kong and Shanghai in early 2018 by three partners with 45+ years of experience building markets and brands within the global beverage industry.

Our mission is to build markets for our premium drinks producers, across Asia-Pacific. Our founder-led global experience and expertise, supported by a highly dedicated and knowledgeable team, positions us to provide a unique and valuable service.

At this inaugural Vinexpo Shanghai, we are excited to showcase a selection of our top wine, spirits and premium beverage brands to our valued customers and prospective buyers.




China Market Conference

The Changing Landscape of the China Market: The Path Forward

Wednesday, October 23rd - 10 to 11.30am

Location TBC

Nimbility will host this year’s highly anticipated China Market Conference which will kick off with an overview of the fundamental changes taking place in the Mainland China wine market, presented by Nimbility’s Co-Founder and CEO Ian Ford. This will be followed by an in-depth panel discussion of the implications of these changes to producers and China wine professionals alike, and how to navigate the path forward. The panelists are all senior China experts from different segments of the wine world. The conference will conclude with an extended Q&A session for audience members to pose questions to the panel.

The overview of China will contain the following:

  • Data driven, China import statistics, explaining the changing of the guard from France to Australia, and the mid-year decline in 2019 bottled imports into China

  • The tectonic shift from sole importer models to multi importer/retail models, and how that works

  • New look retail: Next generation O2O, Hema,, Wechat Stores, facial recognition, and the future of “bricks and mortar”

Limited seating - Get in touch to book a seat (to be updated)

Panelists names to be revealed soon !


thirty minute deep dives into CURRENT INDUSTRY TRENDS AND TOPICS

Nimbility Pavilion - GH19

Wednesday, 23 October

  • 2pm: Appassimento Wines Styles with Mariano Buglioni, founder of Valpolicella winery Buglioni

    An in-depth look at the varying styles of red wines from the Veneto presented by owner of up and coming Valpolicella estate Buglioni, Mariano Buglioni. From the lighter, drier style of Valpolicella Classico Superiore, to the fuller bodied, richer examples of Ripasso and Amarone, and the delectably sweet Recioto, Mariano will walk guests through the full range of styles, focusing on key techniques used in the vineyard and winery to achieve these unique and iconic wines.

  • 3pm: Saké, a modern approach with Four Fox Saké’s Managing Director, Michael Campion

    Presented by Michael Campion, Managing Director of Four Fox Saké, this session will take guests on a journey from the ancient origins of Saké through to the modern day focusing on how the category is beginning to revitalize itself, looking to expand its export markets around the world and becoming an unmissable option for the modern consumer. 

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Thursday, 24 October

  • 2pm: Icon Reds from Around the World

    A chance to delve deeper into some of Nimbility’s most iconic and award-winning red wines from around the world featuring Viña Casa Silva Microterroir 2006 (presented by Viña Casa Silva’s Commercial Director Arnaud Frennet), Buglioni Teste Dure Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2010 (presented by owner of Buglioni Estate, Mariano Buglioni), Bodegas Verum Ulterior Graciano 2016 (presented by Juan Carlos Ramirez Zamorano Export Director of Bodegas Verum), Altos Las Hormigas Gualtallary 2016 and Willunga100 The Tithing 2016 (presented by Nimbility Co-Founder and CMO Francesca Martin). 

  • 3pm: Perfecting Your Gin Cocktail, with our in-house mixologist Micaela Piccolo

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Friday, 25 October

  • 2pm: Patagonia: a view from both sides of the Andes

    Verum by Verum Export Director Juan Carlos Ramirez Zamorano and Viña Casa Silva’s Commercial Director Arnaud Frennet will take you on a journey across the Andes, from Lago Ranco, Chile’s most southerly region, to Rio Negro, the most iconic sub-region of Argentinian Patagonia, exploring cool climate varieties, viticulture, winemaking and wine styles. Expect a wider discussion about the increasing impacts of climate change and how these wineries are tackling this reality. 

  • 3pm: Rethinking ‘No and Low’

    Featuring a selection of Nimbility’s wines, spirits and premium beverages including XECO, Four Fox Saké, Mayfield Gin Liqueurs, Gre3n Coconut Water and High Lite Sparkling Maté Tea, Nimbility Founding Partner and Co-Founder of XECO Sherry Polly Aylwin-Foster along with Nimbility Spirits Director Micaela Piccolo and Four Fox Saké’s Managing Director Michael Campion, this session will address the global trend of ‘No and Low’, its current impact in China and ways in which to innovate within this increasingly relevant sector of the market.


5-6pm Wednesday & Thursday / 4-5pm Friday

Nimbility Pavilion - GH19

Join us each evening on the Nimbility Pavilion to relax, wind down and enjoy a glass of delicious wine or a specially curated cocktail by our very own in-house Mixologist and Spirits Director Micaela Piccolo!    

Featuring wines from:

  • Buglioni

  • Bodegas Verum

  • Vina Casa Silva

And cocktails:

  • Fox & Tonic with a grapefruit twist

  • Mayfield Gin & Brew

  • XECO Fino & Tonic 

  • Hawthorn’s Classic G&T


Nimbility After party

Wednesday, October 23rd - 6pm to late

By invitation only…




For more information about Nimbility Pavilion and Activities at Vinexpo Shanghai in October 2019 please contact