Trade Fair Overview
SIAL China, Asia’s largest food innovation exhibition successfully concluded its 20th edition in Shanghai at the SNIEC.
The 2019 edition of SIAL China surpassed all key figure set in 2018, expanding 23% year-over-year (YOY) in scale by occupying all 199,500 square meters of SNIEC, attracting 4,300 exhibitors (+26% YOY) from more than 70 countries and regions, and welcoming 117,595 professional visitors (+7% YOY).
SIAL China 2019 opened on May 14, 2019, with delegations of ministers, ambassadors, consuls and trade officers attending the Opening Ceremony. In hand were representatives from the People’s Republic of China, which included the Director of China Commerce Development Center, Director of Foreign Economic Cooperation Center of MARA, Chairman of Gansu Commission of CCPIT, Board Director of China Health Promotion Foundation, and President of Chinese Nutrition Society. The Deputy Ministers from the Agriculture Ministry of the Spanish and Russian Governments, the Argentine, Spanish, and Uruguayan Ambassadors to China, and honored guests from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Colombia, Czech, Denmark, EU delegation, Finland, France, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Peru, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and Thailand also attended the Opening Ceremony, a sign of SIAL China’s place on the global food and beverage calendar.
Professional visitors, exhibitors, and media at SIAL China 2019 were able to explore all 17 halls at SNIEC, which hosted four dedicated zones: Meat (N3, N4, N5), Dairy (E4), Wine (E5, E6), and Beverage (E4), as well as seven professional events highlighting food and beverage industry talents, innovations, and trends. “We have received very positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors on the expanded dedicated zones, professional events and scale of SIAL China 2019. Expanding the expo 23% to 199,500 square meters allowed SIAL China to accommodate more exhibitors, which in term attracted more professional visitor than ever before”. Said Jim Liu, CEO of SIAL China.