October 18, 2022

Much more than a trade show…a community

Good morning and welcome to SIAL Paris 2022. We had an incredible day yesterday. The halls were buzzing and business was taking place throughout the halls. It’s great to see this level of activity return after four years. The agri-food industry has proven its resilience and is now ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow. This has been made abundantly clear by the amazing feedback we have received over the past few days and the presence of so many official delegations from around the world. If you haven’t already, I sincerely encourage you to make your way over to Hall 6, where our SIAL events have been drawing large crowds. These have been specially designed to provide visitors with valuable market insights and give visitors the chance to learn about the latest innovations in their sector. Our SIAL Talks, Startup and Innovation have been particularly popular, with expert speakers, industry leaders and ground-breaking startups from the four corners of the planet sharing their knowledge and expertise. Today is also a great opportunity to attend one of our free guided tours. Let our experts guide you through the show and identify the key trends and innovations for you. These cover several themes, including Intermediate Food Products (IFP), Consumer Good, Innovative Packaging, Food Transition, Trends and Innovations of SIAL Paris, and finally Catering and Food Service (CFS).
Another area which I highly recommend you visit is our Future Lab. This forward-looking, high-impact, immersive experience, seeks to address the major changes in the decade to come, from the earth to the table, focusing on three areas – Agriculture, Retail and Dining in 2030. SIAL Insights is another important source of information for the industry which combines cutting-edge research from world leading research organisations, Kantar, ProtéinesXTC and NPD Group around this year’s topic #Ownthechange. Finally, if there is one thing to make time for, it is simply exploring our food halls and speaking with our exhibitors, some of whom have travelled from far and wide to come here and showcase their talents and products. From the Seafood section at the entrance fo Hall 4 to the fruits and vegetables in Hall 8, there are over 400,000 products for visitors to discover here. Whatever happens, make the most of your SIAL experience.