Maryke Foulds, editor of FOOD REVIEW, and Nadine Petzer, managing director at NuMe, a division of NutriSeed and the winner of last year’s Food Review | Symrise New Product Competition, are currently exploring SIAL. Here’s some news on the South African stand.
Victor Makhele, deputy director logistics at the dti, Gordon Gleimius, deputy director Europe and Nadine Hardy, Food Review/ Symrise New Product Competition winner. ‘We have 36 firms exhibiting at SIAL. There is a very good breakdown between larger manufacturers and SMMEs. These are all dynamic companies. This year the South African stand comprises 500m2 and a great number of future business has already been secured. SIAL is the hub for global networking and the global event for the year.’
Jill Atwood-Palm, CEO of South African Fruit and Vegetable Canners Export Council and Nassos Mathalos of Langenberg & Ashton. ‘Our presence at SIAL is imperative to maintain our current customer base and also to find new customers. This is a prime opportunity to harness new opportunities.’
Cobus van den Berg and Fernando Human of Rhodes Foods. ‘From a commercial point of view it is important for us to get exposure to different products and forms of packaging. The way you present your product to the world is critical. It is also the perfect opportunity to see clients in one place and to start a dialogue for business. It is fascinating to see all the different food types. A show like SIAL can broaden your mind. It is always exciting to see.’
Gillian Thomas of Chaloner
Ari Dekel and Monique Hendrikz. ‘The reception to our fruit juice products has been extremely good. South Africa has an incredible reputation as an exporter of food and beverage products. This show is also the perfect opportunities to see new products and what other countries can offer.’
Jana Jansen of Montagu