CHINA, Shanghai. From 6 to 8 May 2015, the 16th edition of Sial China took place in Shanghai’s New International Expo Centre.
Taking over 115,000 sqm (+20% vs 2014) exhibition area, 2,734 exhibitors (+14% vs 2014) from 61 countries all over the world and 21 regions in China and 61,296 visitors (+11.5% vs 2014), 2015’s growth marks a new milestone in the show’s history. 89% of the exhibitors were satisfied with the show and 89% recommended the show. 96% of the visitors were satisfied with the show and 92% would return to the show next year.
On 6 May, a delegation of Ministers (Argentina, Czech Republic, Poland and USA), Ambassadors, Consuls and Trade officers participated to the Opening Ceremony of the show.
Most of the pavilions were represented. China, with Director of China Commerce Development Center, the Vice President of CCPIT Heilongjiang Committee, Deputy Director General of Department of Commerce of Shandong Province, Deputy Secretary General of China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Association, Deputy Director of Changchun Bureau of Commerce, General Manager of China Packaging and Food Co., Ltd, Director General of Foreign Economic Cooperation Center, Ministry of Agriculture, P.R.China and President of CCPIT Gansu Committee.
The Guest Country of Honor, USA, was represented by Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General Shanghai and Ministerial Agriculture Counselor from Beijing Embassy. Without forgetting Vice Minister of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Agriculture of Poland; and Ambassadors and Consul Generals of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, France, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA and many more.
USA had a strong representation during the show with more than 100 companies presenting pork and poultry in hall E3 and a great diversity and quality of American food, food ingredients and beverage products in hall E1.
● 21 products Zones including meat, wine, dairy, fruit and vegetable and more
● 79 business meetings pre-organised thanks to the match-making platform
● 89% of the exhibitors were satisfied with the show and 89% recommended the show
● 96% of the visitors were satisfied with the show and 92% would return to the show next year
The growth of the show continues. The next edition of Sial China will take place from 5 to 7 May, 2016, in Shanghai’s New International Expo Centre. A preview on the data for next year:
● 11 halls (Hall W1-W5, E1-E6)
● 3,000 exhibitors
● 68,000 visitors
● 127,000 sqm