SIAL is the world’s largest food innovation exhibition, and takes place this year in Paris from 16-20 October. With 7000 exhibitors, the event is a source of inspiration for all industry players and is designed to give food for thought and inspiration to over 155,000 visitors.

Since 2012 SIAL has been exploring, taking stock of and revealing consumer profiles across the world. The 2016 edition of SIAL Paris will present the third edition of the exclusive report Food 360 created by KANTAR TNS in partnership with XTC’s Book of Food Trends, Futurefood. Illustrated by a selection of innovations exhibited at SIAL it will cover food developments in 2016 in four acts and 13 trends.

Complementing this exclusive study is the World Tour, created in collaboration with 28 professional magazines, as well as a focus on the Latin American market. Today’s new talent will also be recognised with an award: New Talents of Gastronomy. Further attractions include SIAL TV, SIAL OFF and the Stores Tours, the In Food Centre, La Cuisine cooking area, Wine & Food Lab, Made in France, Made with Love section, and the Inspire Drink event. There is also the Sustainable Food and Innovation – the 21st century challenge conference, designed to address the global challenge of food in the coming years.

The SIAL Innovation Awards are also a big part of the event, with more than 600 products selected from 2180 in competition. The winners have already been announced, and include products such as dried mushrooms sold in a mill, dehydrated exotic citrus sheets and even a powder/liquid rotor mixer, selected for its capacity to incorporate powders, which creates new cooking possibilities.

For a lot more detailed information about SIAL, visit: www.sialparis.com