News From : DagangHalal.com (05 Dec 2012)
Thanks to a solid reputation on the international stage and the food industries’ strong competitive edge rooted in innovation, the exhibition enabled actors from this high-potential economic sector to meet. This is the sole viable SIAL trademark.
Attendance had risen by 10.2% compared with 2010, confirming SIAL’s role as a catalyst for global trade with 150,192 professional visitors (versus 136,381 in 2010), of whom 62.8% were international visitors from 200 countries.
These preliminary statistics clearly affirm SIAL’s positioning as global leader in the cross-cutting agri-food markets. The quasi-tangible effervescence and enthusiasm in the aisles showed that language was no barrier in creating solid business leads. Through the impetus of XTC World Innovation, TNS Sofres and the 29 SIAL d’Or partners, the Innovations corner undeniably consolidated SIAL’s expertise as a laboratory and observatory of supply and demand in food innovation. For five whole days, SIAL made Paris the capital of the food planet where all the agri-food channels were food connected.
In the current gloomy economic climate, the exhibition’s strategic dimension – demonstrated by the 200 events and conferences at the heart of today’s economic and political preoccupations – undoubtedly left its mark. Guillaume Garot, French Deputy Minister of Agri-food noteworthy for his daily involvement, together with numerous ministers and political and scientific personalities, opened the debate on key issues relating to the future of the food industry in France: food challenge, anti-waste programme announcement, Made in France, nutrition, and more; and all these themes were programmed by SIAL TV. The 2012 show, fully attuned to the mainstream market challenges, highlighted the dynamism of the agri-food industry on a global scale.
A high-performing business arena, the flow of international visitors at SIAL had a global offering at their fingertips. “Our aim was to strengthen the proximity between the sector players present. It’s now ‘mission accomplished’. SIAL played a pivotal role with a view to the challenges of today and the issues of tomorrow”, remarked Valerie Lobry, Managing Director of Comexposium’s Agriculture and Food Industry Division.
SIAL connection also means SIAL worldwide. The forthcoming exhibitions are:
• SIAL Toronto, 30 April to 2 May 2013
• SIAL Shanghai, 7 to 9 May 2013
• SIAL Sao Paulo, 25 to 28 June 2013
• SIAL Abu Dhabi, 22 to 24 November 2012
• SIAL Montreal, 2 to 4 April 2014