FIVS is a worldwide organisation designed to serve all sectors of the alcohol beverage industry, including wine, beer, and spirits. Its members include producers, distributors, importers, exporters, and trade associations.

FIVS is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that gathers and disseminates information related to activities of interest to its members and advocates consensus positions to international organisations.

Founded in July 1951, FIVS has its headquarters in Paris, France. The Wines of Turkey Platform members will also be attending to the FIVS meeting in Istanbul.