Exhibitor FAQ

In the interest of addressing the health and safety concerns of our stakeholders the Executive Committee of Beverage Trade Network, Organizer of International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show in San Francisco has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 IBWSS Event to November 09 - 10, 2021.

What happens to my visitor ticket?

Visitor tickets purchased by Eventbrite will be valid for the postponed date. As the entry to the show was free and no charges were taken, there is no further action needed from you. We will move your registration to the November 2021 Event.

What happens to my exhibitor fees and booking?

All Exhibitors will get credit towards the postponed date and the same contract and booking will stand in place. Your table spots, and exhibitor table numbers will remain as it stands. Your price will not change.

Some help pages are:

Delta Airlines: Flight changes, flexible fee waivers, and more.

JetBlue: JetBlue Travel Alerts 

Spirit Airlines: Spirit Airlines COVID-19 Information Center 

United Airlines: Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates 

Frontier: The Early Bird Gets No Change Fee. 

Expedia: Coronavirus travel advice: Everything you need to know 


Who do I contact for further question?

For more information, please contact Brian Smith, BTN Global Operations Events Head at brian@beveragetradenetwork.com


1. How many SKUs can I showcase at my table?

We suggest that a maximum of 6 SKUs are poured at a table. You may bring more SKUs if you would like however we suggest that 6 types of wines or spirits work the best for a buyer to taste. This includes different varietals within a brand umbrella as well. For example: if your brand ABC has a Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and your brand XYZ has Pinot Gris these are counted as 4 SKUs.

2. How many bottles do I need for sampling?

We recommend a minimum of 4 bottles per SKU. You may bring/ship additional bottles as you see fit.

3. What is included at my exhibitor table?

The trade tasting is a trestle table set up. Your pricing covers ALL costs associated with the show. You are required to bring in one roll-up banner only and may place marketing material on your table. You are ONLY ALLOWED to bring your samples, marketing material, and samples to pour. No equipment is allowed at the show. It is a walk around tasting set up. IBWSS will provide you with the below:

  • Tasting Table
  • Ice Bucket + Spittoon
  • Black Tablecloth & Skirting
  • 2 Chairs
  • Ice (as required)

4. Will ice and wine or spirits glasses be provided?

Wine and Spirits glasses will be collected by visitors as they enter the room so you will not need to have any glasses at your table. Ice may be collected at the ice station as and when required.

5. What else can I display at my table?

You may display a roll-up banner behind your table. Other materials that may be displayed include brand sell sheets, brochures, business cards and pricing for importers and distributors. Only 1 roll-up banner can be displayed per table. Table Signage, spittoon and ice bucket will be provided by IBWSS. No machinery or equipment is to be displayed.

6. Roll-up banner dimension requirements? Recommended size. 80-85 x 200cm Examples: