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Event update

SIAL will resume its regular schedule in 2024, according to Comexposium. The event will take place in Paris between 19.10.2024 and 23.10.2024, as a face-to-face exhibition. The Paris-Nord Villepinte will host SIAL 2024.

A Brief Overview of SIAL

Want to stay on-trend with the latest developments in the bakery and confectionery industry? Do you wish to penetrate new international food and beverages markets worldwide? Head to SIAL – the international exhibition where food innovation and culinary trends are first announced to the world and professionals in foodservice make it a priority to be present. It’s the place to raise brand awareness and form the right contacts!

You need a hotel booking online that guarantees a good night’s rest and a short commute. GETA ltd works closely with you to identify the hotels close to the Paris Nord Villepinte that are a good fit on every level and manage to shave off on your expenses. Business travel has never been easier to plan and we’re used to working with groups of every size. Whether you’re a two-person show or a twenty-large delegation, we have the answer for your needs in our database. 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

SIAL is where you should always strive to rent an exhibition booth, because it’s an invaluable resource when it comes to accessing foreign markets. As a B2B platform, SIAL has no rival. The main reason trade visitors attend is to stay up to date with new food trends and research products. They strengthen existing partnerships and look to source new suppliers. It’s the perfect venue to increase your international reach. 

The exhibition is on a scale that’s not been replicated easily anywhere else, and you stand to gain a lot commercially: 

  • 7200+ international exhibitors from 110+ countries showcased at the event;
  • 310,000+ international trade visitors from 180+ countries made the trip;
  • 650 start-ups made an appearance;
  • 135 official delegations showed up,
  • 26 government representatives. 

Industry Relevance 

In operation since 1964, SIAL has fully transformed the food and beverage industry with major product innovations showcased and business deals facilitated. Editions are spaced out every two years and the exhibition’s home since 1986 has been the North Paris-Villepinte Exposition Park. The presence of official delegations and government representatives cement SIAL as a meeting point of the highest importance. It not only creates incredible business opportunities, but is where new policies regarding food and international trade are forged.  

The product portfolio is one to beat as SIAL showcases the entire breadth of products and follows the processing chain as can be seen in the machinery sector that feature processing equipment and production equipment. There’s also canned goods, confectionery, spices, spirits, vegetables, meat products, milk, food supplements, frozen foods, fruit juices and so much more. One of the event’s highlights is the La Cuisine area – a meeting space reserved for business meetings along with live demonstrations and a culinary photo exhibition. 

Experience the full breadth of technological innovation from market-ready solutions to in-progress projects and advancements, which will transform the industry in the near future. The food industry has already experienced massive changes during the pandemic. Navigate this new environment in the most efficient way possible. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

SIAL, as we have said, is the business platform to beat on a global level, which makes it not at all surprising to see the entire industry under one roof. Food manufacturers, distributors, importers, wholesalers, retailers and representatives of institutional and commercial catering find their way to the well-organised halls at the event. That’s how you’re able to create high-profile contacts in all related sectors and diversify your revenue stream. 

You don’t have to worry about the quality of sales leads, because SIAL attracts some of the truly world-known brands: Walmart, Carrefour, Tesco, Elior, Sodexo, Consumer Goods Forum. That’s more than enough incentive to exhibit. Be among the best there is! Plus, SIAL is a major magnet for Michelin-star chefs to showcase their skills. 

Although held in Paris, France, the event is largely global with 87% of all exhibitors being from outside France compared to the 73% of all visitors. Some of the big name brands to showcase at SIAL include The countries with biggest representation are France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, the USA, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands and China! 

The Additional Value of Attending 

You’re not at SIAL just so you can close massive deals (although that’s a big motivator). You’re at SIAL to stay in touch with brand-new developments in the food and nutrition industry. There are plenty of supporting, information events like the Alternative Food Forum. The mission of the forum is to step outside the box and consider new ways of food manufacturing and consumption that are based in health and sustainability. This has a lot more relevance considering the massive changes created by climate change. 

Innovators are more than welcome to step up and shine. Sign up for the Startup Zone to receive all the attention you need to succeed, or enter the IdFood competition. This competition is all about green innovation. The four categories available to participants include Nutrition; Durable design;  Innovative agriculture and 100% Ile-de-France. 

Past editions

SIAL 2022

15.10.2022 - 19.10.2022


265 000



Visitor countries

7 000



Exhibitor countries

8 000

Top buyers



1 800

Presented innovations


Awarded innovations

250 000

m2 of event space


exhibitors confirmed their next attendance

Cancelled because of Covid-19


Total Exhibitors


Total Visitors


SQ M of Exhibition Area


Total Exhibitors


Total Visitors


SQ M of Exhibition Area

How to get to SIAL

On Foot

On Foot

it is not recommended to walk to the exhibition centre from the Orly Airport, nor from Gare du Nord


By Car

approximately 1h 15 min with a car from Orly Airport

from Gare du Nord 33 min (20.5km)


By Public Transport

from Orly Airport: get the airport train to Antony Station and from then RER B trainf for 18 stops to Gare du Parc des Expositions (+ 11extra minutes walk to the fairgrounds) ~ 1h 15min

from Gare du Nord take RER B  for 9 stops (25 min) to Gare du Parc des Expositions and then you have extra 10 min walk = total 35 min