SIAL CHINA, Asia's largest food and beverage exhibition, is set to welcome international and domestic exhibitors and visitors to Shanghai for its annual exhibition, May 17-19. Innovation and internationality are core themes at SIAL China, which will be pushed even further, thanks to the professional events such as SIAL Innovation and value added services like Match-Making Service and BAB platform. At SIAL China 2017, there will be 13 halls, 149,500 sqm, four dedicated zones for meat, dairy, alcohol and beverage, and expecting a record number of 3,200 exhibitors and 80,000 professional visitors.
In SIAL China 2017, domestic pavilions from Gansu, Heilongjiang, Hunan, Ningxia, Shandong, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Changchun, Dongguan, Huzhou, Ningbo, Xiamen have been confirmed, and some domestic influential brands including COFCO and Yili will attend as independent exhibitors. On the other hand, 18 countries including Argentina, Australia，Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, and the US will host pavilions as well. As this year’s Guest Country of Honor, Argentina will occupy pavilions in Hall E3 and E7, covering more than 1,200 sqm, and will actively participating in multiple professional events at SIAL China 2017.
SIAL China events are important platforms to showcase the latest international trends and products, receiving huge attentions from both domestic and international participants. SIAL China’s industry recognized events will include SIAL Innovation (Hall E3), La Cuisine (Hall W4), World Tour (Corridor to South Lobby), Retail and Hospitality Forum (Hall W1), Tea Fashion (Hall E4), Chocolate World (Hall W2), Seafood Fest’ (Hall E6), and Wine Innovation Forum (Hall E4). Hosted on May 17, SIAL Innovation Award Ceremony will attract attentions from media and visitors. Gold/Silver/Bronze awards will go to winners representing the latest industry innovations and trends; World Associations of Chefs Societies (WACS) will bring cooking demonstrations to SIAL China visitors at La Cuisine. As the Guest Country of Honor, Argentina would also promote their high-quality beef at La Cuisine on May 17 and 18. The International KamCha Competition, famous for showcasing Hong Kong-style milk tea since 2009, will be held at SIAL China for the first time as one of the official celebration events for the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Final of the KamCha competition will be on May 18 in Chocolate World.
To further enhance the international cooperation and innovation at SIAL China, the exhibition also offers e-business services, including Match-Making System and BAB platform, to allow participants to connect with each other based on the business interests. In 2016, 30,685 appointments have been initiated for 8,520 visitors and 2,702 exhibitors through the Match-Making System. In addition, the SIAL China More Valuable Service – BAB platform uses artificial intelligence technology to facilitate businesses for agents and alliances. Buyers who are sourcing global direct food suppliers could leverage the electronic business matching system and the industrial cluster data source on the BAB platform, to connect with 200,000 specialty distributors in China.
Another special highlight for SIAL China 2017 is the Landmark Biorigo Exhibition at E7 hall, where the famous Chinese and international special food originating from protected destinations will be showcased. Unique Chinese and international original brands, representing regional culture and history, could be found there for domestic and global visitors.
SIAL China 2017 is just around the corner and professional visitors are encouraged to register at www.sialchina.com/visitor/registration.html. International and domestic exhibitors are set to welcome and meet visitors and business leaders.
SIAL CHINA 2017
17 - 19 May, 2017
Shanghai New International Expo Centre
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About SIAL China
Organized by Comexposium, SIAL China is the biggest food and beverage show in Asia and an integral part of the SIAL Network, the leading global network of shows dedicated to the food and beverage industry, with seven shows (SIAL Paris, SIAL Canada, Montreal and Toronto, SIAL China, 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 COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world’s leading event organizers, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. Comexposium hosts more than 3 million visitors and 45,000 exhibitors in 26 countries around the world. Comexposium operates across 30+ global economic growth zones, such as: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain.