SIAL-Paris has seen the 5th edition of the INC Pavilion from 16 to 20 October 2016. As in previous editions, the capital of planet food has turned into the largest marketplace for foodservice professionals: Five intense days revolving around the world’s largest food innovation exhibition that, for another year, emerged as a hub for the entire industry.INC has participated with a new and revamped version of the Nuts and Dried Fruits Pavilion. 375 sq m with new facilities and services aimed at providing the 24 co-exhibitors with the highest quality standards. Featured by its premium position at hall 5A – L200, the INC Pavilion became an attraction pole for visitors. The hospitality area witnessed a succession of meetings, delegates coming and goings and industry representatives dealing with prospective customers. Hundreds of coffees were served at the bar and dozens of meetings took place at the 3 rooms reserved for that purpose. Such a frantic pace of work shed light about the positive results achieved by the INC members joining the Pavilion.

The relevance of the INC Pavilion

Another point to consider comes from the mix of nationalities living together in the INC Pavilion. A total of 15 countries have been represented in this year’s edition, emphasizing the global scope performed by the INC within the nuts and dried fruits industry. Cohabitation was excellent, strengthening links between companies, countries and common interests.SIAL-Paris works as an accurate lighthouse the food industry. Figures of attendance show its strong influence in the market. More than 155,000 visitors from 194 countries passed through the trade show. In addition, there were 6,500 exhibitors from 104 countries. 85% of SIAL-Paris exhibitors were international.

Nuts and Dried Fruit Industry Festive Spirit

The INC Pavilion expressed its most celebratory side at the Welcome Cocktail on Sunday October 16th 2016. Sponsored by August Töpfer & Co. and Monnier & Partners, this event was attended by top business leaders resulting in a meeting point for the entire nuts and dried fruits industry. This year, Somercom celebrated its 50th anniversary with a cocktail on Monday October 17th 2016. INC paid tribute to one of its founding members by a touching celebration hosted in a relaxed atmosphere.

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