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SIAL Paris

SIAL Paris in figures

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Some 7,200 exhibitors from 119 countries, 160,000 visitors expected and 250,000 sqm: SIAL Paris is the largest food innovation exhibition.

7,200 exhibitors, agri-food manufacturers

National pavilions

85% of SIAL Paris exhibitors are international 

  • 7,200 exhibitors, suppliers to the agri-food industry
  • 87% international exhibitors – 119 countries represented
  • France is the most represented country
  • 21 exhibition sectors and food channels
  • Top 6 sectors: dairy products, meat, sweet grocery, frozen foods, savoury grocery
  • in 2016, 80% of exhibitors were satisfied with their event and 85% would recommend SIAL*
  • 60% exhibitors declare to realize more than 6 months of additional turnover.

*Source: SIAL Paris survey 2016

Distribution and commerce, agri-food industry and foodservice professionals from 194 countries

  • 160,000 visitors expected
    Find a comprehensive range of food products throughout the 20 exhibition sectors
    Food products

    Find a comprehensive range of food products throughout the 21 exhibition sectors

  • 70% international visitors – 194 countries represented
  • In 2016, some 91% of visitors were satisfied with their visit to the show*
  • 93% were impressed with the variety of products on display at SIAL*

Major brands visit to find inspiration and products: Wallmart, Carrefour, Tesco, Elior, Sodexo, Consumer Goods Forum, Michelin stars Chefs…

*Source: TNS Sofres / SIAL Paris 2016


The big world media event

  • Some 2,685 journalists
  • Some 6,500 press articles*, including 3,500 in France and 3,000 worldwide in 2016

*Source: VFC RP

Food innovation takes pride of place

A platform for meeting and exchanging views

French President François Hollande
French President

French President François Hollande

MJM Conseil

125 official delegations are expected in 2018.

A few of the distinguished visitors in 2016:

  • François Hollande, Président of the French Republic
  • Manuel Valls, Prime Minister
  • Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Agro-food and forest
  • Christophe Sirugue, Secretary of state for the Industry
  • Matthias FEKL, Secretary of state for foreign trade and promotion of tourism 
  • Xavier Bertrand, President of the regional counsil Haut de France
  • François REBSAMEN, Former Minister, Mayor of Dijon
  • Jean-Claude LENOIR, Président of the Economical affairs commission of the French senate
  • Harsimrat KAUR BADAL, Minister for Food Processing Industries of India
  • Manuel CALDEIRA CABRAL, Minister for Economy of Portugal
  • Ricardo BURYAILLE, Minister for Agro-Food industries of Agentina
  • Michael CREED, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

The Consumer Goods Forum

SIAL 2016 duly welcomed the members of the Consumer Goods Forum. This global independent network, operated on a basis of equal representation, groups together consumer goods players and the senior management and executives of more than 650 businesses – from distribution, manufacturing, service provision and other segments – from 70 different countries.