Bakers Journal

104 Countries to take part in SIAL 2018

July 4, 2018
By Bakers Journal

Logo courtesy of SIAL Paris

The Salon International de L’Alimentation (SIAL) began over fifty years ago, as of October 2018. SIAL Paris will host the biennial fair, which will focus on food trends and innovations.

Representatives of the entire global food industry will be in Paris from October 21 to 25 to discover the solutions required to feed consumers and meet their expectations over the next 30 years. SIAL reports that over 104 countries and 160, 000 professionals from around the world are expected to attend the five-day show.

The layout lets visitors customize their experience and explore the exhibition according to their own particular field of interest. This year, the Chefs Rendez-Vous is led by chef Yannick Alléno. Today, the multi-starred chef manages several establishments, including two restaurants with three Michelin stars: Alléno Paris at Pavillon Ledoyen and Le 1947 Cheval Blanc, at Courchevel. Chef Alléno will be attending the SIAL press conference in September 2018, and will participate in the selection committee for the prizes awarded by SIAL Innovation.

In response to the current interest in organic and healthier-for-you food topics launched in 2016, SIAL Paris continues to promote emerging food sectors by offering designated display areas. This year, the organic and diet zone will be featured alongside the gourmet sector. In addition, the Beverages and Fresh Products section will be available, as will a “Tech” zone, allowing SMEs and micro-enterprises to present their latest technologies and equipment. As SIAL Paris is a showcase for the French food industry, there will once again be a designated “Made in France” area, which will host a start-up French Village for the first time.


“The food industry is one of the most dynamic industries in the majority of G20 countries”, says SIAL Network Director Nicolas Trentesaux in a press release. “By discovering new trends and business opportunities, participants will find the tools they need to achieve their objectives. SIAL Paris is a unique platform for stakeholders to test new markets, launch new products and meet today’s main players to discuss the challenges of the future.

“It also resembles a laboratory as global R&D departments frequently finalize their products in time to test them in SIAL Paris aisles,” he added. “Over 2,500 new products will be presented at the SIAL Innovation feature next year, inspiring the food and beverage industry even more than ever before.”

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