No other international trade fair for the food and beverages industry can rival SIAL in its dedication to innovation and diversity in the baking and confectionary segments. The event has been a leader worldwide since its creation in 1986 to the point where the brand has successfully branched off to the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, China in Shanghai, Canada and India. The reason is simple – you have the biggest players in the food sector under one roof. Product groups include canned goods, confectionery, milk, fruit juices, spices, spirits, vegetables, meat products, food supplements and frozen foods as well as processing equipment and production equipment. That’s the full processing chain from the start to the end. Program-wise, there will be significant product and services displays and demonstrations along with stellar networking opportunities, and educational lectures and talks on the emerging trends and best practices. It’s all you could ever want as an exhibitor.
SIAL has deep roots in its home city – Paris, France, where it’s been taking place every two years in autumn. Editions run for a total of five days during the second part of October alongside SIAL BOISSONS Internationale Getränkeausstellung. The location is, of course, Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc d'Expositions et Centre de Conventions (VIPARIS) and COMEXPOSIUM serves as official oragniser. Admission is given only to professional visitors and working hours are set from 09:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon on all days, but be sure to check for any changes in programming. Now let’s discuss commuting. You can grab a shuttle bus from two locations - Porte Maillot and the Beauvais Airport to get to the exhibition grounds. The RER train service is also quite reliable and efficient means to commute to the Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc d'Expositions.
What are people saying?
“Very quickly, we realised how much of a ‘sounding board’ SIAL Paris was. Not only did we have to be present, but we also had to plan our SIAL Paris in advance and - more importantly - choose our stand position,” said Yves Faure, Agro’Novae;
“From a general viewpoint, it is indisputably an excellent source of inspiration for the food sector. Another key asset is its location in Paris, which is the world capital for gastronomy and helps us to quickly and easily meet very many professionals working in export,” said Caroline Corlay, Champagne JM GOBILLARD & Fils;
“SIAL is quite simply one of the moste important shows in the world dedicated to the food sector! It is a show rooted in Paris whilst also enjoying international reach thanks to the SIAL Network. It is perhaps the most important trade event for us because it attracts a lot of potential clients from the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa,” said Henry Goffaux, Managing Director of Continental Coffee;
Audience & statistics
SIAL is the only platform you need to present your products to both generate impressive sale leads and step into the spotlight considering how the entire industry elite and press is going to be present. Organisers reveals record-breaking attendance, which looks a little bit like this – 7200 exhibitors from over 110 countries and 310,000 trade visitors from nearly 200 countries. These are the best numbers for the event to date and the projection is for SIAL Paris to continue expanding. It might be based in France, but the event is truly international with 87% of exhibitors and 73% of visitors being foreign nationals. SIAL is so influential that last edition saw 26 high-profile government representatives. Professionally speaking, we see members from all sectors of the industry - food manufacturers, distributors, importers, wholesalers, retailers and commercial catering.
If you plan on visiting SIAL, mind that hotels in Paris, France are already booking fast with early registrations so you need to act fast in order to land the most affordable hotel rates during the fair. Trade Fair Trips ltd does all the work for you and delivers in a matter of hours. We know all the good hotels in Paris and work at a variety of price points so that you don’t spend a small fortune on accommodation for the trade fair. You give us a price and receive a list with hotels near Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc d'Expositions so that you can an easy time commuting. Aside from your hotel accommodation for SIAL, we can assist in other ways. For instance, you can book meeting rooms through us in advance or have us build your exhibition booth. Pick and choose the services that best work for you and Trade Fair Trips ltd will create a custom, affordable package.
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