A practical guide to enjoy your visit!

Published on by Tiffany Nogueiro - updated on

The team at the international food show offers you this article to help you get the most out of your visit to SIAL Paris.

Before the show

Your badge for the exhibitio

To get into the international food industry show, you must have an entrance pass! We recommend that you buy your badge online so that you can:

  • Walk straight in without queuing
  • Save money.

View entrance prices

Additional services 

We’ve pulled out all the stops to make sure your visit goes as smoothly as possible!

  • Travel easily between the show and Paris with our shuttle service
  • Book a Business Lounge to hold confidential discussions in a privatised space
  • Order the catalogue of food industry suppliers
  • Taste the cuisine laid on by renowned chefs in the exhibition’s temporary “SIAL Le Restaurant”
  • Visit SIAL Paris and leave the show without being weighed down thanks to the FEDEX packs.

Order additional products 

Who do you want to meet? 

Our exhibitor list is online right now on the SIAL Paris marketplace.

Consult the exhibitor list 

What product(s) do you want to discover? 

More than 400,000 food products are out there to be discovered during the five days of the show! How can you easily identify those that might be of interest to you? Without any further ado, spot the products on our marketplace. 

Consult the product list 

Make appointments with suppliers 

This is your prime opportunity build your business further! Initiate new contacts, find suppliers, form partnerships, and all in a single place: SIAL Paris.

Take advantage of our free networking service to make the most of your visit.

Discover the networking service 

You’ve finally arrived at SIAL Paris!

Use our interactive plans and the geolocation function 

Consult the exhibition floorplans on our website as of now 

In a few days’ time, our interactive plans will be posted on our website but also available on the mobile app “SIAL Paris Interactive Map”.

You will then be able to create your own visiting itinerary to optimise your movement around the exhibition.

The exhibition program

Source new ideas at SIAL Innovation, anticipate the trends on FutureLab. Give your company a decisive advantage thanks to our exclusive studies, talks and analyses on the global issues and trends surrounding food. 

Take a look at the SIAL Paris programs 

Practical information

Exhibition opening hours

For the first time, SIAL Paris will be open on a Saturday! To avoid rush hour on public transport and improve visiting conditions, we have changed the day on which the show opens.

Saturday 15 to Tuesday 18 October from 10:00 to 18:30
Wednesday 19 October, from 10:00 to 17:00. Please note: last admission at 14:00.

Where’s the show taking place?

SIAL Paris takes up 250,000 m2 of floor space, the equivalent of 100 large supermarkets, which is why the show is being held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

82 avenue des Nations
93420 Villepinte
GPS coordinates: Longitude 2°31'06''E – latitude :48°58'03''N

How to get to Paris Nord Villepinte

To reach the largest food innovation village, you have several options:

  • By air
  • By train
  • By shuttle
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • By taxi

For full details on your selected means of transport, consult our tips and information.

Getting to SIAL Paris   

Where to have lunch

You can find all the food and drink outlets at the exhibition on the floor plan.

Check out the plans 

You can also buy your space at a table in SIAL Le Restaurant.

Book your lunch 

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