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Trade Fair Overview

More than 7,200 exhibitors – 87% from outside France – and more brands than ever. Record attendance, with over 310,000 industry representatives (73% visitors from outside France). And, among them, thousands of buyers and influencers from all over. 135 official international visits, 250 “events within the event”, 2,355 innovations submitted for the SIAL Innovation Awards and 15 Grand Prix award-winners. Over the five days of the show, SIAL Paris promoted more than 400,000 products over an area equivalent to more than 100 supermarkets laid out end-to-end.

The 2018 edition of SIAL Paris provided the opportunity to present the 4th part of the new and exclusive “Food 360” study carried out by KANTAR TNS in association with the Future Food book of trends from XTC World Innovation, along with the out-of-home foodservice trends study from GIRA Conseil. Not only this, but the future was also depicted through the products selected in the Foodtech space, presenting the innovations of the entire French food value chain. Ecotrophelia Europe also offered another vision of the food of tomorrow, by means of a national and European food innovation competition: “Student Trophies for Food Innovation”, a true ideas incubator for the food industry. Lastly, true to its commitment to “inspire… and look deeper”, the world’s biggest food exhibition proposed, with Future Lab, a new event dedicated to food forecasting. This was a real hit with the public throughout the five days of the show! An experiential tunnel, a “rising start-ups” space and virtual reality concepts: Future Lab enabled visitors to project themselves ahead to the Planet Food of 2030.

Innovation, for SIAL Paris 2018, was also about offering an exceptional showcase for the original ideas and concepts that will soon be hitting the shelves in the food stores. SIAL Innovation therefore promoted products whose justification and characteristics are perfectly aligned with this logic of transition toward greater truth, taste and meaning. This was also reflected in the Alternative Food sector and its Forum, dedicated to this new, healthier food that is conquering the world and which has won over all observers present this year through its abundance of light and yet indulgent innovations! Over these five days, La Cuisine also offered a true cocktail of culinary spectacle, in particular with the live cookery classes and an innovation theme trail dedicated to foodservice and devised by the patron of SIAL 2018 himself, the star chef: Yannick Alléno.

Lastly, innovation, in 2018, was also – quite simply – about tasting, testing… and letting yourself be seduced. SIAL Paris was also about being able to make so many fruitful meetings on the stands, in the forums, in the aisles! Meetings that may lead to new associations, new success stories! There would be thousands of great stories to tell, but the best one, for all our exhibitors and visitors – beyond the human dimension – might well be about all these diaries and order books steadily filling up! We look forward to seeing you again in 2020, to pick up where we left off and help build, together, the future of our Planet Food!

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