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SIAL Paris, the world's largest food innovation exhibition

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Created in 1964 in Paris, over the years SIAL PARIS has become the world benchmark for players in the food, retail and hospitality sectors. It is a global showcase that brings the key producers and buyers together with a focus on the world’s major challenges. Acting as global business hub, it provides an excellent ROI with nearly 6 additional months’ turnover, top quality buyers and a unique real life “market test” opportunity.

World number one food exhibition

Key figures

  • Over 155,000 visitors expected from 194 countries - 71% international
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  • Including 100% worldwide retail brands
  • 20 sectors including all processing and conservation modes
  • 6,500 exhibitors from 104 countries - 85% international
  • 1,500 journalists
  • Over 120 official delegations
  • Exceptional political and media exposure
  • 82% of exhibitors are satisfied*
  • 88% of visitors are satisifed*

* SIAL survey 2014

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Inspiring events

  • La Cuisine
  • SIAL Innovation
  • SIAL Innovation winners village
    World Tour event
  • World Tour
  • Wine & Food Lab: an area dedicated to food and wine pairing
  • In-Food Centre: a programme of conferences on semi-processed food products, ingredients, food processing and equipment
  • SIAL TV: a true discussion arena to share ideas and gather information on major issues
  • SIAL Off

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Market figures

  • European Union
    • EU: 507 million inhabitants, just behind China and India
    • +2.1% expected GDP growth in 2016 in Europe
    • EU top player in the global food market, worth €1,000 billion
    • 4 categories dominate export turnover: meat, dairy products, beverages and grocery products
    • A panorama dominated by SMEs (99% in number/50% in turnover)
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  • France
    • Food industry is the 1st industrial sector in France
    • Food exports have grown by 60% since 2009. 75% stay in European Union
    • The surplus in food trades is driven by wine & spirits sector, dairy products and cereals
    • An industry of SMEs (11,852 companies, 97% SMEs)
    • The Grand Ouest accounts for 20% of the nation's total agribusiness turnover (10% of food companies)
    • Food accounts for 10% of household budgets

Sources : F&B 2014; TradeMap ; Panorama de l’Industrie Agroalimentaire 2014 ; L’Observatoire Agroalimentaire Crédit Agricole Nov. 2014; Ubifrance 2014 ; Agreste 2012

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21-25 October 2018
Paris Nord Villepinte

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