The figures are in for the SIAL China trade show which recently took place in Shanghai, confirming that a record number of visitors and exhibitors attended the three-day event. Altogether, 3,200 exhibitors (+10% vs. 2016) presented their latest products and food innovations from 67 countries, attracting 101,134 visitors (+31%). The exhibition encompassed 149,500 square meters of space (+18%) within 13 halls.
This year’s Gold Award in the SIAL Innovation competition went to Mauritius-based Sapmer for its Sashimi Tuna Filet. The premium-grade ahi tuna product is deep-frozen at sea and maintained at -40°C to preserve quality.
Organized by Comexposium, SIAL China is part of a global network of shows dedicated to the food and beverage industry. In addition to the Shanghai fair, it promotes six other events (SIAL Paris, SIAL Canada – Montreal and Toronto, SIAL Middle East, SIAL ASEAN Manila and SIAL Interfood in Jakarta) that bring together 14,000 exhibitors and 330,000 visitors from 194 countries.
The 2018 running of SIAL China is scheduled for May 16-18, again at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. More information is available by visiting www.sialchina.com.