The International Trade Exposition for RumMiami Rum Fest Trade Expo is a global gathering of importers, producers, distributors and retailers
Miami Rum Fest Trade Expo
The 2017 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, held April 22-23 at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center, is host to the International Trade Exposition for Rum, a trade-only industry exhibition that brings rum producers and spirits industry product manufacturers together with importers, distributors, retailers, buyers, brokers and spirits industry trade media.
The hosts of the 2017 Miami Rum Festival are inviting members of the spirits and beverage trade to their International Trade Exposition for Rum, running concurrently with the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival.
Running concurrently with the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, the International Trade Exposition for Rum offers a unique opportunity for professionals to sample, savor and evaluate wide-ranging brands from every region. Guests can engage with representatives of exhibiting brands who are eager to share their knowledge and discuss opportunities to secure and expand distribution of their brands.
“An important aspect of the International Trade Exposition for Rum’s mission is to bring our friends in the trade together to further the understanding and appreciation of rum,” said festival organizer and rum expert Robert Burr.
The Business of Rum Happens Here
Thousands of rum producers, importers, distributors, retailers, food and beverage managers, buyers, brokers, consultants and members of the spirit press will gather in Miami for this international Rum Expo.
From the far reaches of the globe, rum producers will bring their finest products to meet with importers. Distributors will meet with retailers and beverage managers. Along with bottlers and label designers, corks and packaging specialists, many new products will be on display for all to see, sample and discover.
“From the great sipping rums to the essential ingredients for creating fine cocktails, it’s important for professionals to know their rums and discover new expressions that may bring value to their business,” said Robert Burr. “We’re investing in the trade by traveling to the furthest reaches of the globe to bring the largest selection of rums together in one room.”
A World-Wide Gathering
Rum exhibitors come to the Miami Rum Fest Trade Expo from all over the Caribbean as well as North, Central and South America. Some bring their rum samples from as far away as India, from Fiji, Australia and New Zealand in the South Pacific, from Madagascar off the coast of Africa, from Mauritius in the Indian Ocean or from Japan and the Philippines in the South China Sea.
Vintage and Limited Edition Rums
“We’re seeing a great increase in select vintage rums from many countries, authentic editions from select distilleries by year, private label bottlings from dozens of small producers. Limited edition collector’s series rums that are very difficult or impossible to find in North America. In the new age of rum discovery, we’re leading the way by bringing all the most important people in the rum industry together in Miami.”
Rum brands and producers that do not already have TTB aproval to import their products into the United States can exhibit their expressions freely in the International Expo For Rum trade section by applying for a COLA Waiver temporary permit. Park Street Importers will handle all the details.
Trade Expo Participation
Brands wishing to secure exhibit space in this international gathering for the rum trade should contact the Miami Rum Fest Trade Expo team by phone at 707-278-6736 or use the online contact form for additional information and exhibitor pricing.