Saturday, 15 December 2018


In 2016, SIAL Paris will be an important source of inspiration for the world's food industry. The trade fair takes place this year October 16-20, at Paris Nord Villepinte, highlighting 20 sectors in the global food industry.

SIAL 2016 in figures:

  • 7000 exhibitors, suppliers to the agri-food industry;
  • 85% international exhibitors – 105 countries represented;
  • France is the most represented country;
  • 20 exhibition sectors and food channels;
  • Top 5 sectors: meat, dairy products, savory grocery, frozen foods, sweet grocer;
  • 82% of exhibitors were satisfied with their event and 89% would recommend SIAL;
  • Average of 200 meetings per stand, 1/3 new contacts;
  • 155,766 visitor entries;
  • 71% international visitors – 194 countries represented;
  • Some 90% of visitors were satisfied with their visit to the show;
  • More than 9 visitors out of 10 were impressed with the variety of products on display at SIAL;
  • Some 9 visitors out of 10 (87%) confirm that SIAL is an effective networking platform.

The trade fair's educational program includes conferences, roundtables, culinary demos, competitions and lots of other events waiting to be discovered. These different meeting formats and exchanges will help visitors to come up with new ideas and discover the new trends on the food market.  

SIAL Trends

Consumers are much more attentive than before when it comes to diet: the plate is scrutinized, the origin of food is established and the nutritional composition is calculated. Naturalness has become a buoyant trend of the global innovative supply, and a major lever to ensure the pleasure of eating healthily.

The link between health and food is now clearly established. This does not mean eating in a medical way, consuming “enriched” products. The health/naturalness benefit of products is created naturally: by a recognized origin, by the absence of some suspect ingredients, by using “soft” production methods against industrial processes or even by ingredients which are naturally good for our organism. Three trends structure this second act. 

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