SIMEI, organized by the Unione Italiana Vini Società Cooperative (UIV) has a long tradition. It has taken place in Milan since 1963 and is considered the world's leading trade fair for wine technology.
Under a cooperation agreement with the UIV, SIMEI will alternate between Italy and Munich in the future. It is celebrating its premiere at drinktec in 2017. On a separate SIMEI exhibition space, which will comprise at least 20,000 square meters, all kinds of machinery and equipment for wine-making and wine treatment will be presented, including the corresponding packaging.