BEIJING – February 14, 2017 – SIAL CHINA, Asia’s largest professional food and beverage exhibition, scheduled for May 17 to May 19, 2017 in Shanghai, will host press conferences in seven regions and countries in February and March to promote the importance of international food and beverage commerce. Regionally, press conferences will be held in Korea, Taiwan Region, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong S.A.R., while promotional events will be held in more than 13 regions and countries covering Asia, Europe, Australia, and the United States.
From 2010 to 2015, China has imported food products from more than 202 nations to help feed its growing middle class and urban populations, greeting a win-win for many exporters and importers. Three nations, the United States, New Zealand and Brazil, and two regions, European Union and South East Asia (ASEAN) have emerged as the top five food exporters to China. In China, cultural and geographic influence, and the boom of e-commerce have created a surge in the import of fruits and snacks from ASEAN, and convenience foods from South Korea and Japan.
“As Asia’s largest professional food and beverage exhibition, we are glad to see the close cooperation and bi-lateral exchange between industry players in China and ASEAN, Japan and Korea. Through the upcoming press conferences in the strategic regions and countries, we would like to communicate with local media, exhibitors and visitors with the latest trends in the China market, promote the importance of food innovation, and invite exhibitors and visitors to share their views and develop their business through our platform.” Said Jim LIU, President of SIAL CHINA.
SIAL CHINA received a total of 2,942 exhibitors and 76,986 visitors in 2016, of which 56 percent of exhibitors were from outside of Mainland China. The top 10 nations represented at the exhibition included South Korea, the United States, France, Brazil, Australia, Spain, Poland, Argentina, Turkey and Russia. While South Korea, Russia, Thailand, the United States, Australia, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and Poland were the top 10 countries international visitors came from. As the largest food and beverage exhibition in Asia, SIAL CHINA is committed to offering an immersive and international experience to exhibitors and professional visitors.
At SIAL CHINA 2017, a total of 21 food sectors, including four dedicated zones in wine, meat, dairy and beverage will be on display. Also, for the first time at SIAL CHINA, cold chain logistics will occupy one hall (W5), thanks to the increasing market needs and the development of the cold chain industry in China.
For more information about SIAL CHINA, or to register for SIAL CHINA 2017 please go to www.sialchina.com. Registration for this year’s event is now open, and professional visitors are encouraged to pre-register online (www.sialchina.com/visitorbadge.html) for free.
SIAL CHINA 2017
17 - 19 May, 2017
Shanghai New International Expo Centre
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About SIAL China
Organized by Comexposium, SIAL China is the biggest food and beverage show in Asia and an integral part of the SIAL Network, the leading global network of shows dedicated to the food and beverage industry, with seven shows (SIAL Paris, SIAL Canada, Montreal and Toronto, SIAL China, SIAL Middle East, SIAL ASEAN Manila and SIAL Interfood in Jakarta) that bring together 14,000 exhibitors and 330,000 visitors from 194 countries.
The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world’s leading event organizers, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. Comexposium hosts more than 3 million visitors and 45,000 exhibitors in 26 countries around the world. Comexposium operates across 30+ global economic growth zones, such as: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain.