LEKPAS x SIAL Paris 2022: Exploring the Future of Food
LEKPAS VISITS THE KEY FOOD INDUSTRY EVENT: SIAL PARIS FOOD TRADE FAIR 2022
Buzzing hallways, vivid colors, and peculiar aromas dancing in oddly perfect harmony – that’s how you know you have arrived at the SIAL Paris Food 2022. This year, the vibrant event was held on October 15-19 at the Paris Nord Villepinte, the largest exhibition complex in France, attracting over 70,000 participants from 150 countries. Food producers, importers, retailers, agri-food innovators, some of the largest food-buying consortiums, and independent associations spent five days hunting for potential customers, business partners, and investment opportunities.
The SIAL Food Paris trade fair is unquestionably the leading showcase of innovative food and beverage production, food processing technologies, and agri-food chain services. The dynamic atmosphere of SIAL is created by an extensive line-up of inspirational learning opportunities and unrivaled networking activities, attracting around 150,000 visitors and more than 1,500 exhibitors from nearly 200 countries biannually. Without a doubt, SIAL is among the most dynamic, interactive, and stimulating meeting places for global food industry players.
SIAL Paris: creating the recipes of the future SINCE 1964
The SIAL Paris (French: Salon International de l’alimentation; English: The Global Food Marketplace) event first took place in 1964 with an attendance of 10,000 people from 26 countries. Since then, the trade fair has been held in various venues across Paris but has now settled at its current location, Parc des Expositions de Villepinte, which can accommodate up to 1 million visitors. At SIAL, all the major players in the industry come together to showcase their latest innovations, trends, and developments. The culmination of this exhibition are two initiatives: SIAL Innovation—the most significant food innovation competition in the world today with awards in 15 different categories—and SIAL Talks, which promotes inspiration, debate, and meaningful exchange of ideas and professional insights. Consequently, SIAL Food has been the key event for over 50 years that witnessed and facilitated the evolution of the agri-food industry.
LEKPAS visits SIAL: First impression matters
“Sustainability and innovation – the theme of SIAL Food 2022 – are at the very core of the mindset of LEKPAS Group, so this event perfectly reflects our value orientation” – M. Ballacchino
Participation in the SIAL Food trade fair is an opportunity to find international partners in the food industry, learn about the most recent technological advancements, and understand consumer trends.
“The exhibition was incredibly fruitful— plenty of potential clients for LEKPAS Group were here. I had many interesting talks with exhibitors from France, the UK, Germany, and Italy,” says Michelangelo Ballacchino, the Branch Manager and Proxy Holder at LEKPAS GmbH. “I’ve also visited the stands of our existing clients; it was so nice to see and to talk with their salespeople. It was worth coming here to present the LEKPAS Group. I met brilliant professionals, established a favorable first impression, and caught new potential clients in our field of interest. Also, sustainability and innovation – the theme of the SIAL Food 2022 – are at the very core of the mindset of LEKPAS Group, so this event perfectly reflects our value orientation” smiles Mr. Ballacchino.
Undoubtedly, SIAL Paris Food is among the most influential international food exhibitions. It provides a unique opportunity to visit and experience the latest food production and distribution trends. In addition, innovation and sustainability – topics of increasing importance within modern communities— are at the heart of LEKPAS Group, which consistently employs the latest transportation-related technologies to optimize and improve diverse processes. Such events are invaluable as they allow LEKPAS Group to find other like-minded businesses and promote responsible, sustainable, and reliable collaborations.
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