SIAL latest event to be postponed

By Jim Cornall

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SIAL 2018 in Paris - before social distancing and masks. Pic: SIAL
SIAL 2018 in Paris - before social distancing and masks. Pic: SIAL

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Comexposium Group, organizer of SIAL (Salon International de l’Alimentation), has announced the 2020 edition of SIAL Paris, initially set for this fall, is to be rescheduled to October 15 to 19, 2022.

To enable such an international event to take place during this pandemic-hit period, SIAL Paris had planned a wide range of initiatives. However, following consultations with exhibitors and visitors, and in view of an uncertain international public health environment, the results of the survey have shifted substantially in recent days, leading to a majority wishing to see the event put off.

Nicolas Trentesaux, CEO of SIAL Global Network, said, “SIAL Paris wishes to remain true to its mission with the firm intention of keeping in touch with its market and supporting the recovery and transformation of food industry market players all over the world.”

At each of its editions, SIAL Paris usually welcomes 7,200 exhibitors from more than 120 countries and draws 300,000 participants.

SIAL Paris said it will offer a series of new events from October 2020 onwards dealing with major global issues, trends and innovation that are set to shape the food industry of the future.

“Furthermore, we will continue to expand our global network to offer regional growth platforms with major annual gatherings in China, Canada, Indonesia, India and the United Arab Emirates,” ​Trentesaux said.

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