SIAL India announces a new launch – Food Varanasi


SIAL India is pleased to announce its new vertical Food Varanasi by SIAL in association with APEDA and Uttar Pradesh being the Host State. Thefirst edition is scheduled to be held from 15th – 17thNovember, 2021 at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul (Trade Centre & Museum). It will be a three day event which will focus on making Varanasi city at a leading position in the world map. The event will be activity oriented, making it a must attend exhibition for the stakeholders. The activities scheduled are:

Award shows – A curated Awards show would be organized for different verticals for the exhibitors. The winner would be marketing by SIAL India.

Conferences – SIAL Conference – Food markets trends presented by industry leaders and experts which run parallel to the exhibition.

Live Cooking by renowned chefs – An exceptional program of culinary events: demonstrations, live cooking classes with renowned chefs! A feast for the eyes and for the taste buds, and a real source of inspiration!

Hosted Buyer Meeting – Hosted buyers and exhibitors get access to the Hosted Buyer Introduction Suite. In this private space, our hosted buyers can meet with a selected batch of exhibitors that match their sourcing requirements.


About APEDA –  The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985. APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of the following scheduled products: Fruits, Vegetables and their Products | Meat and Meat Products | Poultry and Poultry Products | Dairy Products | Confectionery, Biscuits and Bakery Products | Honey, Jaggery and Sugar Products | Cocoa and its products, chocolates of all kinds | Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages | Cereal and Cereal Products | Groundnuts, Peanuts and Walnuts | Pickles, Papads and Chutneys | Guar Gum | Floriculture and Floriculture Products | Herbal and Medicinal Plant | Organic Products.

APEDA has marked its presence in almost all agro potential states of India and has been providing services to agri-export community through its head office, 12 Regional offices. agement companies, who are highly acclaimed for innovation and excellence in organising exhibitions.

About SIAL – SIAL, the best world partner to support food business development and export! SIAL is World’s No. 1 Food Innovation Network and made its debut in the international market in the year 1964 in Paris followed by China, Canada, Jakarta, Abu Dhabi and India, wherein 14,535 exhibitors from 109 countries have participated to grow their business. For over 50 years, SIAL has been inspiring food adventures. Today, SIAL is a global brand present in 50 countries all around the world with events in 7 countries. All over the globe our network represents a forum for exchange, meetings and discussions and is truly unique. In terms of visitor ship and impact, SIAL is the premier food innovation event. Introducing new trends, helping to launch products in new territories, solving diversity, quality and safety issues, these are our motives in an ever-growing market.

About SIAL – India The last edition of SIAL India witnessed 300+ exhibitors from 32 countries with 8,000+ trade visitors, making it the ideal networking & business platform for the food & beverage industry stakeholders. After the great success of SIAL 2019, SIAL India 2021 is ready to bring 400+ exhibitors with 40+ countries participation and 10,000 visitors under one roof making it a much bigger and successful exhibition.

About Comexposium – Comexposium is one of the world’s leading event organizers. Globally, it hosts more than 132 B2B and B2B2C events across many different sectors, significantly in agriculture, construction, fashion, food, health, leisure, real estate, retail, security, students, tourism and works council. At events, in over 30 countries, Comexposium welcomes more than 3,5 million visitors and 48,000 exhibitors annually. Headquartered in France, Comexposium’s employees and sales network operating in 22 countries.

About InterAds – Inter Ads is a leading and reputed organizer of international trade exhibitions and conferences in India, in partnership with global exhibition management companies, who are highly acclaimed for innovation and excellence in organizing exhibitions.

Dr. M. Angamuthu, IAS, Chairman of APEDA say “We are excited to play the role of executive supporter for the Food Show Varanasi organized jointly by APEDA & SIAL. We expect the three-day event scheduled to be held at Trade Facilitation and Exhibition Centre, Varanasi during November 15-17 2021, will bring in all the key industry stakeholders under one roof. The event will host activities including buyer seller meetings, innovation awards, chef competition among many others. We anticipate that the food show would not only bring recognition to Varanasi but also permanently find a place in the annual calendar of exhibitors and key stakeholders of the industry,”.

Mr. Rajan Sharma, Director, Inter Ads Exhibitions, Steering Committee Member CIEO says “Since the launch of SIAL in India we have seen a great response from the market. The growth plan was always to take SIAL India to different states/cities to better serve the Indian Market. After Delhi and Shillong we studied the market and realized the need by the market players to have Varanasi Food Show by SIAL in association with APEDA. I am pleased to announce this vertical and look forward to a great exhibition.”

Ms. Adeline Vancauwelaert, SIAL Paris, SIAL India & All4pack Event Director at Comexposium says We are very pleased to announce the launch of Food Varanasi by SIAL and APEDA. SIAL is extending its footprint in India thanks to a strong partnership with APEDA. After New Delhi and Shillong, we are very pleased to offer a new business platform for the Indian Food Community. This 3 day BtoB event will be activities oriented to better serve all the stakeholders. Food Varanasi will showcase innovation, conferences, BtoB meetings and cooking demonstrations. It will be a not to be missed event for all food professionals!

Mr. Amit Lohani Founder Director of Forum of Indian Food Importers was quoted saying, “We warmly welcome the first edition of Food Show Varanasi by SIAL is association with APEDA .FIFI is pleased to support this very international yet Indian event. During previous iterations, we found the SIAL India show, as a distinctive platform helping to find synergies between the Indian market and the world, which is the core objective for us at FIFI too”. He added, “To support this unique amalgamation we not only did series of pre-aligned B2B meetings in New Delhi but, also visited the regional event in Meghalaya. Interestingly the visit to this unchartered territory was supported by our allies from industry and also from diplomatic and nondiplomatic representatives from over 7-8 countries. I am confident that the same efforts will come into play this year and will help us bring India’s story on a global platform”.