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    SIAL 2010: Global Food Marketplace

    by StarChefs.com
    September 2010

    When:

    October 17 – 21, 2010

    Where:

    Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center – Paris, France

    Tickets:

    Visit http://en.sial.fr for more information and to register online.

    October 17-21, 2010 – Paris, France

    SIAL Paris 2008, the 23rd edition of The Global Food Marketplace, is scheduled for October 17-21, 2010 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center. SIAL Paris, held biennially since 1964, is the largest of the four SIAL exhibitions organized in the world. This year, show organizers anticipate 5,500 exhibitors and 148,000 visitors from across the globe.

    SIAL provides the food service industry with the appropriate tools for product implementation and analysis enabling it to meet the challenges ahead. The In-Store Services & Solutions area, located right at the junction between retail and foodservice, and all the special events dedicated to either one or the other: Trends & Innovations, Gourmet Experience, Wine by SIAL, La Cuisine du SIAL, Nutrition & Health Village, etc. have been created for this very purpose.

    The Trends & Innovations Observatory draws more than 75% of the exhibition’s visitors. This key SIAL event enables visitors to gain an insight into current and future consumer trends, and to discover the innovations exhibited at the show, particularly in the retail and foodservice fields.

    Products shown in the Trends & Innovations Observatory are selected prior to the exhibition by innovation and agri-business specialists. At this standalone event, SIAL assembles three separate juries: one dedicated to mass-market goods, a second to foodservice products, and a third to semi-processed foods and ingredients. At SIAL 2010, 800 products will be presented, of which 350 will be selected for the Trends & Innovations event.

    The Nutrition & Health Village is where food manufacturers, retail and foodservice stakeholders, and health professionals get up to speed with the social and environmental issues relating to food and health. The Village is an information and discussion area where visitors can hear or meet leading market players, familiarize themselves with the world map of nutrition and health in 2012, take the new Food & Health trails (guided tours of exhibitors’ stands), and find the Nutrition & Health Visitor Guide and the Disney-SIAL Award.