PARIS — The 60th anniversary of SIAL Paris will take place Oct. 19-23, at this year’s exhibition in Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte.

According to SIAL Paris, 83% of purchasers agreed to transactions on-site or after the SIAL show, 9 out of 10 visitors consider the SIAL show strategic for their companies.

“Under the theme ‘Own the Change,’ SIAL 2024 aims to galvanize industry professionals to embrace ongoing transformations and tackle global food challenges,” the organization said. “This collective movement will be fueled by showcasing exhibitors' CSR initiatives and highlighting expertise through initiatives like SIAL Insights, a biennial analysis of industry trends, SIAL Innovation, offering a glimpse into future developments, and SIAL Start-Up, which will feature twice as many promising start-ups in 2024, including early-stage concepts.”

SIAL Paris 2024 is set to host more than 7,500 exhibitors from across more than 130 countries. The organization said it expects 75% of this year’s attendees to be international visitors.

New this year is a different exhibitor booth arrangement that groups exhibitors by theme, as 80% of SIAL Paris visitors said they would like to see the booths organized by product type to make their rounds more efficient.

As for exhibition space, France and Italy are in the lead, with Italy currently occupying 16,000 square meters, SIAL Paris said.

The United States is ranked within the top 12 countries and will bring exhibitors from Illinois, Michigan, Virgina, and Wisconsin, along with the National Confectioners Association, the Organic Trade Association, the US Dairy Export Council, the US Meat Export Federation, and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council.

SIAL Paris said China will notably be represented in more than 6,000 square meters, and Ukraine and India are showing significant growth in their food industry influence as well.

SIAL Paris also expects to have more representation of countries from Africa than years prior, with dedicated pavilions in Hall 5a. Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal have already confirmed their participation, the organization said.

SIAL Paris said the 2024 show will also host first-time participants from Uganda, Libya, and Iraq.

“With an estimated attendance of 285,000 professionals, including 8,000 major buyers wielding a combined purchasing power of 50 billion euros, SIAL Paris offers unparalleled visibility and business opportunities on the global stage,” the organization said. “Moreover, the event serves as a cornerstone of culinary diplomacy, with over 100 official delegations expected to grace the occasion.”

Registration for exhibitors and visitors is currently open, with 90% of the exhibition space already reserved, SIAL Paris said. Tickets for attendees can be purchased on the SIAL Paris website here.

Exhibitors can contact [email protected] for registration.

“SIAL Paris 2024 promises to be a landmark event, celebrating six decades of innovation, diversity, and excellence in the global food industry,” the organization said. “Join us as we embark on this extraordinary journey into the future of food.”