Innovation Prize 2023 : Applications are open !

The VITeff and Épernay Agglo Champagne renew their partnership this year and are working together on the 17th edition of the Innovation Prize. As of now, applications are open to all exhibitors at VITeff.

> Reward innovative and sustainable projects

The Innovation Prize recognizes the most innovative and environmentally friendly projects in viticulture and winemaking. The competition is open to national, foreign, and local companies that exhibit at VITeff.

Candidates must submit an application* to be submitted no later than April 21, 2023 at 5 p.m. by email. They must choose one or more categories in which one or more of their projects fall into the following:

  • Viticulture category
  • Winemaking category
  • Technological innovation, process, products, and consumables category
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category

*More information and application forms here

> How to apply for the Innovation Prize?

The application deadline is Friday, April 21, 2023. This will be followed by the audition of candidates and the selection of winners, which will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the Communauté d’Agglomération Epernay, Coteaux et Plaine de Champagne. The audition can take place in person or remotely.

The award ceremony for the “Viticulture”, “Winemaking”, “Technological Innovation, Process, Products, and Consumables”, “Marketing/Services Innovation”, “CSR” awards is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at the opening of VITeff. Winners in each category will receive a check for 2,000€.

Among the institutions invited to participate in the jury are:

> A new category: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) forms a new category that replaces the jury’s favorite of previous editions.

This aims to reward the exemplary actions put in place by a company in the sparkling wine industry. Therefore, the project must limit the negative impacts of its activity, on an environmental, social and economic level.

VITeff 2023 : The official dates and registrations

VITeff is coming back from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th of October 2023

It is official, EFFEVENT announces this Monday the dates of the next edition of VITeff which will take place from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 October 2023. Also at the Millesium of Epernay, this 17th edition will bring together the actors of the sparkling wine industry for 4 days of exhibition, conferences and business.

> A new offer revisited by a new team

The new team, consisting of Didier FAGES as President of EFFEVENT and Cyril EGOROFF as Director, is working on new offers to revitalize the VITeff.

“In addition to the exhibition space, we want to improve the visibility of themes related to sparkling wines by creating wine tourism, innovation and international hubs. Key players in the sector will also speak in a new space located in the heart of the show: the Agora. Designed as a village square, this space will give priority to spontaneity through taking words and pitch on current issues of concern and challenges in the sparkling wine sector (such as employment, innovation, CSR, wine tourism or international). Conviviality will also be the key word of L’Agora as visitors will taste a wide selection of champagnes and other sparkling wines.”

Cyril EGOROFF, Directeur d’EFFEVENT

>Registration will be open in December

During December 2022, exhibitors will be able to complete the application for the VITeff 2023. The exact date will be communicated soon on our social networks and website, as well as to all exhibitors of the 2021 edition.

Would you like to be informed by email about the opening of the registration? Just ask us here.

EFFEVENT prepares the 17th edition of the VITeff

Cyril EGOROFF (Director) and Didier FAGES (President) are part of the new team of EFFEVENT

The VITeff organising company, EFFEVENT, has been working on organising the next edition of VITeff since 2019. New arrivals, Director Cyril EGOROFF and President Didier FAGES and their team will soon unveil the new features of the VITeff.

> First information

The 2023 edition of VITeff will be held as every year in October 2023. Millesium d’Épernay will host the event and will offer its 26,000m² to all future exhibitors.

The VITeff will reaffirm its ambition to enable players in the sparkling wine sector to develop their business while increasing their business relationships. All while promoting their technologies and know-how.

> Focus on the 16th edition

In 2021, the 16th edition of VITeff welcomed 20,000 visitors, and 340 local and international exhibitors hosted the show. Despite the constraints of Covid-19, 31 events were held (conferences, job-datings, awards, etc.).

These events addressed different themes of the moment such as innovation, CSR, export also promoting related themes.

The organizing team is looking forward to announcing the news and officially opening registrations to exhibitors. These announcements will be coming soon and to be aware of them, we invite you to follow us on social networks (LinkedIn, Twitter).

See you soon!

The VITeff Team