SIAL CHINA, Asia's largest food and beverage exhibition, will open its doors to international and domestic exhibitors and visitors in Shanghai tomorrow.
Innovation and internationality are core themes at the three-day show that connects buyers with suppliers.
Australia will host a pavilion at this year’s event with an extensive display of local food, meat, dairy and wines.
At SIAL China 2017, there will be 13 halls, 149,500 sqm, four dedicated zones for meat, dairy, alcohol and beverage, and an expected record number of 3,200 exhibitors and 80,000 professional visitors.
Guest Country of Honour, Argentina will occupy pavilions in two halls, covering more than 1,200 sqm, and will actively participate in multiple professional food and beverage events.
Other countries hosting pavilions include Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, and the US.
SIAL China will feature a SIAL Innovation program and Match-Making and BAB platform.
The BAB platform uses artificial intelligence technology to facilitate business for agents and alliances.
Buyers looking to source global direct food suppliers are able to leverage the electronic business matching system and the industrial cluster data source on the BAB platform, to connect with 200,000 specialty distributors in China.
Major market players from food services, retail, hotel/restaurant/catering, the import/export trade and manufacturing are expected to attend.