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SIAL Paris in figures

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Some 7000 exhibitors from 105 countries, 155,766 visitor entries and 250,000 sqm: SIAL Paris is the largest food innovation exhibition.

7000 exhibitors, agri-food manufacturers

  • National pavilions

    85% of SIAL Paris exhibitors are international 

    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, savoury grocery, frozen foods, sweet grocery
  • 82% of exhibitors were satisfied with their event and 89% would recommend SIAL*
  • Average of 200 meetings per stand, 1/3 new contacts*

*Source: TNS Sofres / SIAL Paris 2014

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

  • 155,766 visitor entries
    Find a comprehensive range of food products throughout the 20 exhibition sectors
    Food products

    Find a comprehensive range of food products throughout the 20 exhibition sectors

  • 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*

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

*Source: TNS Sofres / SIAL Paris 2014

The big French and world media event

  • Some 1,500 journalists
  • Some 6,500 press articles, including 3,500 in France and 3,000 worldwide
    SIAL Paris press office
    SIAL Paris 2014 - Press office

    SIAL Paris press office

    SIAL Paris / MJM Conseil
  • Some 150 audio-visual (TV and radio) spin-offs, 9 hours of airtime
  • More than 1,300 articles in the French press (national and regional daily press, trade press, magazines, weekly publications, etc.) and 1,200 articles in the international press
  • 2,000 articles in French online information websites and 1,800 in international sites

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

In addition to visits in 2014 by François Hollande, President of the French Republic, and Manuel Valls, Prime Minister, SIAL welcomed 4 French ministers, and 22 ministers, secretaries of state and vice-ministers from countries as diverse as Spain, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Argentina, Iran, India, the United Kingdom, and more, not forgetting the visits of 67 ambassadors et minister-plenipotentiaries from many countries, namely a total of 120 official delegations.

A few of the distinguished visitors in 2014:

  • François Hollande, President of the French Republic
  • Manuel Valls, Prime Minister of France
  • Stéphane Le Foll, French Minister of Agriculture, Agri-food and Forestry
  • Xavier Bertrand, French MP, former Minister of Health
  • Abdeslam Bouchouareb, Algerian Minister of Industry and Mining
  • Christian Schmidt, German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Indian Minister of Food Processing Industries

The Consumer Goods Forum

SIAL 2014 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.