In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Take a look at some moments from SIAL Middle East, which took place from December 5-7 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
SIAL Middle East took place this week, from December 5-7, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. SIAL Middle East is the fastest growing event for the region’s food, drink and hospitality sectors. More than 1,000 chefs competed in the La Cuisine by SIAL competition. One of the creations competing at the La Cuisine, which organised by the Emirates Culinary Guild of Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the World Association of Chefs' Societies. Deals worth AED3.8 billion were signed during SIAL 2016. Over 22,000 trade visitors attended industry showcase. Chefs perfect their entries. There were more than 900 exhibitors and 30 national pavilions. Regional Coffee Championships took place. Some of the judges watching baristas in action. Coffee demonstrations took place at the event. SIAL is organised in cooperation with Strategic Partner, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and supported by Abu Dhabi Chamber as Host Sponsor and in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Food Festival. Cakes ready to be critiqued. The event provided a chance for buyers to meet suppliers. One of the entries for a category at La Cuisine. About 65% of the exhibitors were new to the region. The judges working to assess the entries. One of the entries for a category at La Cuisine. There are wide-ranging categories for entrants in La Cuisine. A judge notes his assessment. One of the entries for a category at La Cuisine. SIAL Middle East 2016 was the seventh annual edition. SIAL Middle East is part of SIAL Group, the world’s largest network of professional B2B food exhibitions which include SIAL Paris, SIAL China, SIAL Canada, SIAL ASEAN Manila and SIAL InterFOOD Jakarta. SIAL Middle East 2016 took place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).