SIAL Paris: meet retailers, food and foodservice professionals at SIAL Paris

Meet retail, food industry and foodservice buyers

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Retailers, agri-food manufacturers, foodservice professionals... Paris will be the food capital of the world on 21–25 October 2018. This is a unique opportunity to share your views with other agri-food players, develop new markets and raise your global profile.

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Retail and manufacturing decision-makers within your reach

Professionals from distribution represent about half of the exhibition visitors
Meet the decision makers

Professionals from distribution represent about half of the exhibition visitors

SIAL Paris / MJM Conseil
The food industries will be at the show as well as foodservice professionals.

Importers/exporters, wholesalers, traders/dealers, central purchasing groups, medium- and large-scale retail stores, hard discount stores, retail trade, gourmet food stores, wine merchants – professional distributors represent more than half of all SIAL visitors.

Don’t miss this opportunity to formalise contracts, get your products listed and book new orders. Some 82% of SIAL visitors are involved in the industry’s purchasing process.

SIAL Paris 2016 exhibitors declare that they generated 6 months of extra turnover on leaving the exhibition.*

*Source: Kantar TNS / SIAL Paris 2016

Share your views with the world’s agri-food professionals

Some 155,700 visitor entries were recorded for the 2016 exhibition, 70% of whom were international visitors from 194 countries.

Objective: export

  • More than 8 out of 10 exhibitors come to SIAL Paris to develop their export markets.*
  • Some 84% of exhibitors confirm the role of SIAL Paris as an export and networking platform.*

*SourceKantar TNS / SIAL Paris 2016

“Major brands visit to find inspiration and products”.

“Sourcing the best products is essential for our success. That is the huge advantage with SIAL. Finding suppliers from all over the world here and now... to imagine the trends of the future!”

David Mcinnerney, Freshdirect Co-Founder (USA)

“One of our main missions is to support French International trade. Hence my necessary visit to SIAL Paris... one of the largest food shows in the world!”
Agnès Romatet-Espagne, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Development (France)


SIAL Paris Top 10 visiting countries

Visitor countries are headed by France, followed by Belgium, Italy, Spain and Great Britain. The USA ranks tenth and China seven. Brazil is in twelfth position and Thailand are now in the Top 15.

A statistical breakdown reveals the predominance of visitors from the European Union (41%, excluding France). Asia and Oceania represent 8% of the visitor contingent, as Africa, ranking second in numbers after Europe.

Amercias comes next, with 7%, and The Middle East complete the picture, with 6% of the total number of visitors.

Sharing, entertainment and efficiency

The show is the most effective way of making face-to-face contacts and doing business.

Exhibitors state that they made 200 contacts on average, one third of whom were new. And 8 out of 10 exhibitors highlight the quality of these contacts.*

*Source: Kantar TNS / SIAL Paris 2016

SIAL Paris is also the right time to get information on the agri-food sector:

A true discussion arena to share ideas and gather information
SIAL TV: conferences and debates

A true discussion arena to share ideas and gather information

SIAL Paris / MJM Conseil
  • Share views with distribution, food industry and foodservice professionals who visit the exhibition and other suppliers who, like you, display products of their own
  • Attend the various highlights organised at the show: round tables, interviews and conferences
  • Find inspiration: SIAL Innovation identifies the food trends, World Tour reveals consumption trends in 28 countries, La Cuisine stages culinary demonstrations, and more.

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