Such a phenomenon certainly merited special attention. SIAL Paris is, therefore, giving Alternative Food the space it deserves. With the creation of a dedicated sector and events, SIAL 2018, which takes place from 21 to 25 October at Paris- Nord Villepinte, will be proposing a unique showcase for Alternative Food stakeholders! This will be a show within the show, which will have its own signposting and its own decor, in a quite simply unique environment!
A Unique Pot-Pourri of Experiences
“It is a unique pot-pourri of experiences that we will be proposing for the first time in 2018,” explains an enthusiastic Nicolas Trentesaux, Director of the SIAL network: “SIAL has always been at the vanguard in food matters, and this year we wish to go even further with this Alternative Food sector, organised against the backdrop of SIAL, the world’s leading food innovation exhibition.”
Alter’Native Food Forum
Over the 5 days of the exhibition, retail and foodservice professionals, along with manufacturers, will be able to exchange with each other and find out about everything that Alternative Food has to offer them, in terms of both innovation and opportunity, by way of conferences and roundtables. The Alter’Native Food Forum is also planned to include bilingual guided visits to the sector from two perspectives: alternative ingredients (conducted by experts from NutriMarketing) and health (conducted by experts from Atlantic Santé). The topics proposed include an overview of superfoods, the “clean label”, agriculture 2.0, sustainable development, and animal well-being.
The full programme of conferences, roundtables and guided visits will be available in June 2018, from sialparis.com. Thanks to SIAL Paris, Alternative Food will soon be far more than just an alternative!