SIAL Paris celebrates 60 years

SIAL Paris, the world’s ‘leading’ food innovation exhibition, is set to mark its historic 60th anniversary from 19-23 October 2024 at the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte.

This milestone event offers a unique opportunity for industry professionals to reflect on six decades of groundbreaking innovations while eagerly anticipating the future of the food sector.

With anticipation building, SIAL Paris 2024 is poised to host over 7500 exhibitors representing more than 130 countries, with an impressive 75% of attendees expected to be international visitors.

Renowned as the premier event for food industry players worldwide, the upcoming edition promises to be an unparalleled gathering of global innovators, thought leaders, and decision-makers.

Throughout the five-day event, the food ecosystem will pulsate with vitality and conviviality, both within the convention centre and throughout Paris, featuring activities that capture the essence of the culinary world.

Inspired by the past to sustain the future

Under the theme ‘Own the Change,’ SIAL 2024 aims to incite industry professionals to embrace ongoing transformations and tackle global food challenges. This collective movement will be fueled by showcasing exhibitors’ CSR initiatives and highlighting expertise through initiatives like SIAL Insights, a biennial analysis of industry trends, SIAL Innovation, offering a glimpse into future developments, and SIAL Start-Up, which will feature twice as many promising start-ups in 2024, including early-stage concepts.

SIAL Paris: Melting pot of the food industry

In terms of representation, France and Italy are vying for the top spot, with Italy currently leading in exhibition space, boasting over 16,000sqm. Notably, China returns with vigour, showcasing more than 6000sqm of pavilions, while Ukraine and India demonstrate their growing influence on the global stage. Several countries from Africa will also be prominently featured, with dedicated pavilions in Hall 5a.

Expectations are high for a greater representation compared to previous editions, with Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal already confirming their participation, underscoring the event’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity within the industry.

Adding to the excitement, first-time participants from Uganda, Libya, and Iraq will make their debut, further enriching the cultural tapestry of SIAL Paris.

Additionally, stalwart contenders such as the USA and Spain are gearing up for an unforgettable presence at this landmark edition.

With an estimated attendance of 285,000 professionals, including 8,000 major buyers wielding a combined purchasing power of 50 billion euros, SIAL Paris offers unparalleled visibility and business opportunities on the global stage. Moreover, the event serves as a cornerstone of culinary diplomacy, with over 100 official delegations expected to grace the occasion.

Key figures

  • 83% of purchasers agreed to transactions on-site or after the SIAL
  • Nine out of 10 visitors consider the SIAL strategic for their companies
  • More than 400,000 products exhibited and 7500 exhibitors expected.

More information

Exhibitors and visitors are encouraged to plan their visit in advance, as interest in the event is exceptionally high. Registration for exhibitors is currently open, with 90% of the exhibition space already reserved.

For exhibitor inquiries and registration, contact or call +33 (0)1 76 77 13 33.

For visitors, more information and ticket sales are available at the official website.

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