SIAL Paris in Bullet points

  • SIAL 2014 will be held between 19 and 23 October for 26th time
  • The show is held  every even year and its main rival ANUGA is held every odd year in Cologne
  • First edition was in 1964 and in 2014 SIAL Cellebrates 50th anniversary
  • Porte de Versailles is venue of SIAL until 1984
  • Parc des Expositions Paris-Nord Villepinte opens  in 1982
  • 1986 sees SIAL in Paris-Nord Villepinte. The new venue is bigger and its location is more convenient  – close to airport, highways and train station.
  • SIAL d’Or or Golden SIAL or the Food Oscars were also present for the first time in 1986. This is award given for Best Food in different food categories.
  • Before moving to Paris-Nord Villepinte, SIAL covers 50000 sq .m.  It immediately fills every newly build hall. Today SIAL covers all 9 of Halls of Paris-Nord Villepinte  with total area of 242 100 sq.m.
  • 2014’s SIAL will have 20 exhibition sectors – Sweet grocery and bakery products, Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, Cured meats, Dairy products, Delicatessen products, Frozen foods, Fruit and vegetables, Gourmet foods, Grocery products, Health products and food supplements, IN-FOOD/Semi-processed food products, ingredients and outsourcing solutions, Meat, Organic products, Poultry and game, Seafood, Tinned and preserved products, Wine, National Pavilions & Regions of the World, Regions of France, Equipment & technologies.
  • SIAL is abbreviation of Salon International de l’Alimentation (International Food Fair)
  • The show gave birth to 6 more shows with the same name:
  • SIAL PARIS 2012 had 5890 exhibitors,  84% International from 100 countries and 150258 visitors, 62% international from 200 countries 
  • Here is a list of the rest of the SIAL exhibitions, ordered by  ascending number of  visitors and exhibitors.

    • SIAL Asean 2014 7500 visitors 300 exhibitors
    • SIAL Brazil  2014 14000 visitors 500 exhibitors
    • SIAL Canada 2014 14685 visitors 767 exhibitors
    • SIAL Middle East 2013 17000 visitors 700 exhibitors
    • SIAL China 2014 49265 visitors 2385 exhibitors
  • Organizer of the show is COMEXPOSIUM. This is the biggest French and one of the leading event organizers in Europe. In 2008 Exposium and Comexpo merge to found Comexposium. The company holds 5 of the ten biggest events in France and has a total of 114 Events in 18 industries.
  • Founder of SIAL is Philippe LE COQ DE KERLAND
  • Events in Food and Beverage  Industry,  founded earlier than SIAL
    • INTERNORGA in Hamburg since 1921
    • ANUGA in Cologne since 1924.
    • IFFA in Frankfurt since 1949
    • DRINKTEC in Munich since 1951






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