SIAL Paris 2024 returns with new programmes and fresh line-ups

New programmes at this year’s SIAL Paris will deliver on the show’s commitment to featuring the latest concepts and trends in the food and beverage industry

For 60 years, SIAL Paris has gathered professionals around the world to discuss matters related to food. Serving as a platform for meetings and exchanges and as a fair, SIAL Paris 2024 will return with a series of new and dedicated programmes.

SIAL summits

For the first time in 2024, SIAL Paris will organise summits. This novel format offers forward-looking content delivered by internationally renowned speakers. The African region, deeptech, AI, supply chain, and CSR will be explored during these summits to understand their immediate impact and to contemplate concrete solutions they can provide for tomorrow’s challenges.

SIAL For Change

To bring out the leading strategies on topics related to CSR, to initiate a collective movement, and to promote a positive vision of change — this is the spirit of the SIAL for Change competition, unveiled on the occasion of SIAL Paris’s 60th anniversary. Beyond products and innovations, this award explores the overall approaches of exhibitors, who will need to demonstrate their commitment through a dedicated application process. The best business initiatives will be rewarded at the exhibition during a ceremony and featured in a dedicated tour. 

SIAL Innovation

SIAL Innovation is a global observatory of food innovation offered in partnership with Protéines XTC, which analyses several thousand applications submitted by the exhibitors of the show every two years. For the first time, visitors to the fair will have the opportunity to taste products from the SIAL Innovation selection in a new space: SIAL Taste.

SIAL rewards the best innovations through around twenty thematic trophies, awarded by sector (dairy products, seafood, frozen foods, food service, etc), as well as special prizes. SIAL Paris offers its visitors a window into the future of global food through a special area at the show that showcases products selected by SIAL Innovation.

The 2024 edition will be marked by four new special awards: a 60th anniversary award that will reward the best innovation among all the winners of the contest since its inception, a top three countries award with the podium of nations that have proposed the most innovative products, an Africa Award, and a concept award for early-stage innovations.

The SIAL Innovation Grand Prizes (in bronze, silver, and gold) will be unveiled during the trophy presentation ceremony on 19 Oct 2024 at the SIAL Talks stage.

SIAL Start-up

After a successful first edition in 2022, SIAL Startup has expanded to welcome more rising names in the food-tech industry. Companies with innovative concepts and products will be present at the show, creating business opportunities and gaining recognition.

SIAL Paris offers startups the opportunity to pitch their project on the SIAL Pitch stage at the heart of SIAL Startup. This is a chance for these young companies to attract investors’ attention, boost their activity, and convince of their growth potential. For the first time this year, early-stage projects will also be showcased at SIAL Start-up.

Malaysia and Singapore will also be present at SIAL Paris 2024, with notable attendees including: Julie’s Manufacturing, KNS Asia Holdings, Mac World Industries, the Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA), and more.