Vinexpo 2015 Daily AnD IFA INTERNATIONAL BERLIN 2015
For the first time in its history, Vinexpo, the international wine and spirits fair held every two years in Bordeaux, decided to produce a daily newspaper covering the events of each day of the show.
Richard was hired by specialist French publishing company, Cleverdis, to lead the editorial reporting team and use his experience of the wine and spirits world in sourcing exclusive stories for the daily paper.
Richard helped write stories for each of the seven editions of the Vinexpo Daily as well as carry out interviews with key companies on their exhibition stands.
He was also part of the subbing, editing and proof reading team that got the paper off every day.
Richard Barnes, editor-in-chief of Vinexpo Daily, said of Richard's contribution:
"Two words: Siddle delivers. Few are the people I work with on whom I can really count when working on an official trade show daily.
"Richard Siddle worked alongside me at Vinexpo Daily and delivered in every department that counts. He works quickly and with precision, is an excellent sub-editor and is a journalist in the true sense, meaning he finds the real story each time.
"I would be happy to recommend Richard to anyone looking for someone who doesn’t crack under time pressure, and who brightens up the newsroom. Proof is that we’ve already asked him to work on another high-end daily with us."
Following his performance helping to put together the Vinexpo Daily, Cleverdis recruited Richard to work on the daily paper, IFA International, it produced for IFA Berlin, the major global electronics show that took place between September 4-9.
Richard was part of a four-strong editorial reporting team that worked on site at Messe Berlin to pull together six 56 page issues over an eight-day period.