SIAL Middle East 2018

Event Information

  • Organiser: SIAL Middle East FZ LLC
  • Start date: 10.12.2018
  • End date: 12.12.2018
  • Location: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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The 9th edition of SIAL Middle East will continue its staggering pace of growth, establishing it as the fastest-growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the MENA region.

With yet another successful event in 2017, attracting 1000+ exhibitors, 30+ national pavilions and 26, 003 trade attendees, SIAL Middle East continues to be the platform for food, beverage and hospitality companies to make their mark in this region. The exhibition has over 10+ events and features over 3 days, some of which include La Cuisine, SIAL Innovation Awards, The Mercurys and the Hosted Buyer Programme.

Event Profile

  • Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition

    Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition is the world’s only dedicated B2B event for date palm fruit. Co-located with SIAL Middle East also offers a perfect opportunity for date palm fruit producers and suppliers to meet with thousands of food, beverage and hospitality buyers.

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  • Hosted Buyer Programme

    With the support of our strategic partner, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, a dedicated VIP hosted buyer programme fully funds the visit of up to 500 top buyers to attend SIAL Middle East.

    Hosted Buyer Introduction Suite

    Launched as a new initiative in 2015, the Hosted Buyer Introduction Suite has been a roaring success with exhibitors and hosted buyers alike. The Hosted Buyer Introduction Suite is a private dedicated space for exhibitors to meet with batches of select Hosted Buyers in Speed Networking Sessions. As part of these sessions, exhibitors and hosted buyers have 3 minutes to exchange business cards, introduce products and schedule a detailed meeting if required. In 2017, 10,044 introductions took place between exhibitors and hosted buyers.

  • La Cuisine

    Organised by the Emirates Culinary Guild of Abu Dhabi, La Cuisine by SIAL is a favourite meeting point for foodservice professionals. The event in 2017 saw more than 1,000+ professional chefs compete across a variety of disciplines in three days of heated competition.

  • SIAL Innovation

    SIAL Innovation Area showcases the world’s most innovative products, guaranteeing an experience for attendees to learn about upcoming trends in the food & beverage sector. The competition is only open to exhibiting companies.

Event News

SIAL Middle East 2018 Concludes in Abu Dhabi

The ninth edition of SIAL Middle East, the fastest-growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the region, and the fourth edition of Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition concluded today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition …

SIAL Middle East 2018 Draws Strong Participation of Leading Experts and Decision Makers in F&B Sector

Representatives of participating companies laud increased visitor footfall, inclusiveness of event and high level of organisation SIAL Middle East 2018, currently underway at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), has witnessed increased visitor footfall and …

SIAL Middle East 2018: Food Security Center Hosts First Session, Examines Retail Sector Support for Local Products

The Food Security Center (FSCAD) kicked off its fourth edition of panel discussions and seminars to brainstorm on important issues related to food security and ways to formulate a sustainable development strategy on the sidelines …

SIAL Middle East 2018 to Kick Off on Monday in Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), the ninth edition of SIAL Middle East …

SIAL Middle East returns for yet another record breaking edition in 2018

SIAL Middle East 2018 is going to build on an exceptionally successful 2017 edition, which attracted 1,000+ exhibitors, 19,000+ unique visitors (a 16% increase over 2016) and 498 fully hosted VIP buyers. In 2018, SIAL …


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