The world's largest food innovation exhibition goes to Paris in 2018
Visit IPS-Ingredis at Stand 5C H066
It is now more than half a century since SIAL (Salon International de l’Alimentation - International Food Exhibition) first espoused the ambition to become the world's most important network for food professionals. A daring wager, but one which has paid off, as evinced by the success foretold of the upcoming edition of SIAL Paris, to take place from 21 to 25 October 2018 at Paris Nord Villepinte. This key biennial event has become the go-to, inspirational meeting place for the entire food processing industry, because it is here that the food of today goes on show and the food of tomorrow is conceived.
All eyes in the food industry will be turned toward Paris in October 2018," predicts Nicolas Trentesaux, Director of the SIAL network. "Let us not forget," he goes on to say, "that the food industry is one of the most dynamic industries in the majority of the G20 countries! Coming to SIAL Paris is about discovering opportunities for growth, and new trends; it is about benefiting from an excellent springboard to attain the ambitious objectives aspired to by the actors in the food industry. SIAL Paris is a unique, inspirational platform for testing new markets, launching new products and meeting the main professionals in the sector to discuss the challenges that lie ahead. It is also a veritable laboratory, with R&D departments from around the world finalising their innovations to test them in the aisles of the exhibition. More than 2500 innovations will be unveiled to the world for the very first time as part of SIAL Innovation, serving up yet more inspiration to the food processing industry."
One such innovation is the IPS-Ingredis Digital Platform for sourcing ingredients, concentrates, additives and flavors online and worldwide. The platform is taking the first steps in the industry to digitize and automate some of the key processes in sourcing and securing raw materials on a global scale. In doing so, the IPS-Ingredis platform will enable buyers to find the ingredients they need in the most cost-effective way, and supported by a team of international trade experts. Visit IPS-Ingredis at Stand 5C H066 to experience a demo of the platform at the event.
- Over 155,700 visitors expected from 194 countries - 70% international SIAL Paris - Food exhibition Paris
- Including 100% worldwide retail brands
- 21 sectors including all processing and conservation modes
- 7,020 exhibitors from 109 countries - 85% international
- 2,685 journalists
- Over 125 official delegations
- Exceptional political and media exposure
- 81% of exhibitors are satisfied*
- 91% of visitors are satisifed*
* SIAL survey 2016
SIAL Paris: the event that offers major corporations and young start-ups alike the opportunity to promote the food of tomorrow!
The initiative launched in 2016 met with real success, and this will no doubt be confirmed in 2018, with SIAL continuing to pursue its role as an indispensable springboard for promoting the emerging sectors by devoting dedicated spaces to them. Hence, SIAL Paris is proposing a new sector: "Alternative Food", combining organic products, "free-from" products, ecofriendly products, sustainable products and semi processed foods with, at its core, a space for roundtables and talks, as well as guided tours.
In 2018, two "good ideas" make their reappearance. First, beverages will again be under the spotlight. And, because SIAL Paris is such an excellent showcase for the French food processing industry, products "made in France" will be assembled and promoted under the same banner! What is more, the "equipment and services" zone will be back once again to allow micro-enterprises and SMEs to present their technologies and equipment!
Lastly, since the SIAL brand is renowned for being synonymous with offering a clear vision of the future of the food sector, the 2018 edition welcomes a new feature event dedicated to forecasting trends: "Future Lab". This will accommodate European start-ups, global studies and experiential spaces. Such a rich source of inspirations in store for our industry!
About SIAL Paris
Organised by Comexposium Group, SIAL Paris is one of the members of SIAL Network, the world's biggest network of trade fairs dedicated to food and drink. Its eight regular exhibitions (SIAL Paris, SIAL Canada in Montreal and Toronto, SIAL China, SIAL Middle East and SIAL Interfood in Jakarta, and
FOOD India Inspired by SIAL, in New Delhi) bring together 14,535 exhibitors and 359,800 visitors from 194 countries.
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