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Covid-19 Event update
SIAL will resume its regular schedule in 2022, according to Comexposium. The event will take place in Paris between October 15, 2022, and October 19, 2022, as a face-to-face exhibition. The Paris-Nord Villepinte will host SIAL 2022. The latest COVID-19 protective measures will be present at the event:
- The exhibition grounds will be disinfected on a regular basis. This includes the time leading up to, during, and after the event. Except in the outdoor spaces and catering areas, all attendees must wear face masks.
- Several changes will be made to the venue to help with social distancing. The addition of signs and floor markings to remind people of the rule. Meeting rooms and corridors will also undergo changes in configuration. When possible, extended space will be provided in corridors to maintain social distance. There will be changes to meeting rooms, such as more space between seats.
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.
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 of 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.
The Outlook for 2022
FUTURE LAB is one of the most beloved additions to SIAL programming since its debut in 2018 and in 2022, this special area is going to bring guests the food trends of 2030. The event will be built around 4 main topics courtesy of AlimAvenir, a consultancy firm specialised in forecasting studies. Attendees will immerse themselves in the future of alternative proteins, transparency and traceability, personalised products and artificial intelligence in the kitchen. To complete the event are Videos, 3D holograms, digital mapping and 2030 ads. You will step directly in the future!
Another major announcement is the launch of the new digital platform for SIAL – CXMP. What’s special about this digital offer is that it’s available to all trade shows in the Comexposium group and is open to exhibitors every day in the year. CXMP is the product of the overall digitalisation of the food trade. You’ll be able to tap into the vast network of companies, investors and experts at all times and do business whenever you find it convenient. The platform has built-in resources to match, present and communicate effortlessly.
18.10.2020 - 22.10.2020
Cancelled because of Covid-19
21.10.2018 - 25.10.2018
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16.10.2016 - 20.10.2016
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How to get to SIAL
it is not recommended to walk to the exhibition centre from the Orly Airport, nor from Gare du Nord
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