October 17, 2022

SIAL in full swing

Good morning everyone and welcome to SIAL Paris 2022. The show is now well underway and the industry’s response has been incredible. Over the past three days, we have welcomed thousands of people from the agri-food industry to the Parc des expositions Paris Nord Villepinte. The quality and intensity of this year’s show is already showing and the next two days promises to be even more so.

We have thousands of exhibitors from the four corners of the world who are here to showcase their finest products to the industry and share their experiences. There are 127 countries attending the show, that’s more than in 2018, and half of these new nations are from Africa. I would therefore like to invite you all to step forward and immersive yourself in our food ecosystem.

Starting in Hall 5c, you can learn about wine and spirits, beverages and hot beverages. Next door, in Hall 5b you will discover the latest innovations in grocery and preserved foods, as well as a wide range of gourmet products. Here you will also find the SIAL kitchen and SIAL restaurant where you can witness first hand some of in the kitchen.

Visitors with a sweet tooth will find what they are looking for in the bakery and sweets products section in Hall 5a. Across the hall, you will be greeted by a wide range of frozen products and can explore the various regions of France. Halls 1 through 4 and 8 are dedicated national pavilions where countries will be showcasing some of their most important and innovative producers and products.

Don’t miss our special events taking place at the entrance of Hall 6 including the SIAL Future lab, SIAL Startup, SIAL Talks, SIAL Insights and SIAL Innovation. These hard-hitting and timely events will see players from across the industry share their knowledge and experience, help decipher the trends of tomorrow and pave the way towards owning the change.

Inside Hall 6 you will be presented with the some of the finest meat products, including cured meat, ready to eat and poultry. Next door, in Hall 7, you will discover the world of dairy, as well as organic and wellness products.

With the entire agri-food industry represented throughout our halls, there are foods and flavours to match everyone’s tastes. So please take full advantage of your SIAL experience and I look forward to seeing you on the floor.