According to the first Innovation Barometer survey developed by SIAL in 2009, food processing professionals almost unanimously recognized the major role innovation plays in corporate performance and they say they value “thoughtful innovation” by developing, within the next five years, technological innovations and processes that encourage responsible production. And while 95% of them demonstrate a real desire to innovate, many of them are not really sure how to go about it.
Over many years IPA has developed an aggressive approach to advances in techniques and expertise that promote development and innovation in the food-processing industry. In 2010 IPA will be providing some lines of thought and a wide array of solution initiatives, from the most ordinary to the most specific.
Your badge for IPA offers you access to SIAL and Infood during the five days of the event.
“Following the first exhibition held in conjunction with SIAL, we have listened to our exhibitors and visitors, and thus we wanted to build stronger synergies between IPA, SIAL and IN-FOOD 2012. Alongside SIAL, the Global Food Marketplace, IPA becomes the Global Food Factory where suppliers and their customers can meet.
Actually, we want to address the various issues faced by food processing manufacturers with regard to their production, energy savings, and so on.
The 2012 event will help address some future challenges through the demonstration of an eco-friendly factory, and promote the value of the human factor in production facilities and of innovation as a key competitive lever. Because processes enable product innovation, IPA 2012 – The Global Food Factory – provides a showcase for the new processes that will help develop tomorrow’s products (SIAL).”
Christophe PAINVIN, Director of IPA.
This co-location allows us to provide some practical food for thought, with INNOVATION as a unifying theme. In fact SIAL represents the largest food observatory with more than 985 products showcased in the Trends & Innovations Area, and on the equipment side, IPA highlights the strength of innovation in the food industry with more than 80 innovative new products. Furthermore, innovation is the primary reason for visiting with 70 percent of SIAL visitors seeking new products and/or suppliers. For SIAL exhibitors, this event helps them save time by being able to meet with their suppliers next to their stand and it provides an opportunity to discover new equipment. While product innovation is indeed driven by consumer needs and the dynamism in distribution, nothing would be possible without technological advances in process engineering.
Olivia Milan-Grosbois, Director of Sial Group.
These two exhibitions complement each other to offer the largest food marketplace in the entire world.
(Source: IPA 2010 visitor survey)
(Source: IPA 2010 exhibitor survey)
In 2010 SIAL, the Global Food Marketplace, attracted 5,500 exhibitors and 148,000 visitors, including 53,000 from the food processing industries.
(Source: SIAL 2010 visitor survey)
(Source: SIAL 2010 exhibitor survey)