SIAL China, Asia’s largest food innovation exhibition successfully concluded its 20th edition on May 16th in Shanghai at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The 2019 edition of SIAL China surpassed all expectations, expanding 23 percent year-over-year in scale by occupying all 199,500 square meters of SNIEC, attracting 4,300 exhibitors (+26% YOY), and welcoming 117,595 professional visitors (+7% YOY).

The exhibition opened on May 14th, 2019, with delegations of ministers, ambassadors, consuls and trade officers attending the opening ceremony. On hand were representatives from the People's Republic of China, which included the Director of China Commerce Development Center, Director of Foreign Economic Cooperation Center of MARA, Chairman of Gansu Commission of CCPIT, Board Director of China Health Promotion Foundation, and President of Chinese Nutrition Society.

The Deputy Ministers from the Agriculture Ministry of the Spanish Governments, the Argentine, Spanish, and Uruguayan Ambassadors to China, and honoured guests from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Colombia, Czech, Denmark, EU delegation, Finland, France, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Peru, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and Thailand also attended the Opening Ceremony, a sign of SIAL China’s place on the global food and beverage calendar.

Professional visitors, exhibitors, and media at SIAL China 2019 were able to explore all 17 halls at SNIEC, which hosted four dedicated zones as well as seven professional events highlighting food and beverage industry talents, innovations, and trends.

“We have received very positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors on the expanded dedicated zones, professional events and scale of SIAL China 2019. Expanding the exhibition 23 percent to 199,500 square meters allowed SIAL China to accommodate more exhibitors, which in term attracted more professional visitors than ever before,” said Jim Liu, CEO of SIAL China.

The next edition of SIAL China will be May 13th-15th, 2020 in Shanghai at the SNIEC. The edition will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of SIAL China in China.

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