SIAL Paris 2024: An Exceptional Edition

For 60 years, SIAL Paris has been uniting professionals from around the globe to discuss matters related to food. True to its DNA, SIAL has always been a place for meetings and exchanges, a fair where sharing, enjoyment, and energy serve the business world, and this is even truer in 2024 with a special program that makes SIAL Paris an even more vibrant event!

The 2024 Program and Its New Features

SIAL Summits // NEW!

For the first time, SIAL Paris is organizing Summits. This novel format goes beyond inspiration and offers forward-looking content delivered by internationally renowned speakers. Africa, 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 // NEW!

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 file (available on the SIAL Paris website). 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 analyzes several thousand applications submitted by the exhibitors of the show every two years.

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. As a trendsetter, SIAL Paris offers its visitors a unique window into the future of global food through a dedicated 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 3 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 highly anticipated SIAL Innovation Grand Prizes Bronze, Silver, and Gold will be unveiled during the trophy presentation ceremony, a must-attend event of the fair! Saturday October 19, 2024, from 4 pm to 6 pm at the SIAL Talks stage.


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 Innovation, there’s still time to apply!

Applications are open until August 30, 2024. For more information, visit SIAL Paris Innovation.

SIAL Startup bigger than ever!

After a successful first edition in 2022, SIAL Startup is scaling up with an expanded space to welcome the young shoots of the global foodtech that are redesigning the future of our plates. Companies with innovative concepts and products that are shifting paradigms, for whom the fair represents a unique opportunity to create business opportunities and gain 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

United States at SIAL Paris

Many exciting U.S. manufacturers of Food & Beverage products will be exhibiting at SIAL Paris 2024 from states such as Illinois, Michigan, Virginia, and Wisconsin, alongside groups including the National Confectioners Association, the Organic Trade Association, the U.S. Dairy Export Council, the U.S. Meat Export Federation, and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council.

Media contact

Jill Vanderkar
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About SIAL

Organized by Comexposium, SIAL Paris is the largest food industry trade fair in the world. A business generator, every two years it provides unique insights into trends and opportunities in the sector. The event is part of the SIAL Network, the world’s largest network of food and drink trade fairs. Through eleven regular events (SIAL Paris, SIAL Canada in Montreal and Toronto, SIAL in China / Shanghai and Shenzhen, SIAL Interfood in Jakarta, SIAL in India / New Delhi, Food & Drinks Malaysia by SIAL à Kuala Lumpur, Gourmet Selection by SIAL, Cheese and Dairy Products and Djazagro in Algiers), the network brings together 17,000 exhibitors and 700,000 professionals from 205 countries.

About Comexposium

Comexposium organizes more than 150 events for professionals and the general public in more than ten business sectors (agriculture and food, retail and digital, fashion and accessories, leisure, and so on). The group puts 48,000 exhibitors in contact with 3.5 million visitors, 365 days per year. Initiating experiences and encounters among individuals, Comexposium enables its communities to remain connected all year round through its events (SIAL, All4Pack, Paris Retail Week, One to One E-commerce, Foire de Paris, Rétromobile, and many more) and associated content through effective, targeted omnichannel drivers.