About SIAL Middle East

With yet another successful event in 2017, attracting 1072 exhibitors, 30+ national pavilions and 26,003 trade attendees*, SIAL Middle East continues to be the platform for food, beverage and hospitality companies to make their mark in this region.

"SIAL is obviously growing however, it is not like other exhibitions where you have over a 100,000 visitors. Any buyers that come to the stand, you can actually spend quality time with them which I think is very good."
Karl Devlin, Head of Business Development, Invest Northern IrelandBOOK YOUR STAND

*includes repeat visitors

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority

The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) is a strategic partner of SIAL Middle East.


An internationally recognised food and agriculture organisation that contributes to the well-being of the community.


To develop a sustainable agriculture and food sector that ensures the delivery of safe food to the public and protects the health of animals and plants, while promoting sound environmental and food practices through cohesive and effective policies and regulations, quality standards, research and awareness.


As per a decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and Law No.2 of March 2005, ADFCA was established with a view to ensuring food safety, guaranteeing the quality of food for human consumption and conducting the necessary research and studies on safe food.

In April 2007, and as per Law No. 5 pertaining to the amendment of the original law, the Authority was empowered to issue rules, regulations and standards to streamline food items sold or offered for human consumption.

ADFCA consists of the following sectors:

  • Corporate Services
  • Food Safety and Livestock Health
  • Strategic Planning and Performance Administration
  • Policies and Systems
  • Development
  • Agricultural Affairs
  • Veterinary Hospitals and Clinics.

The foundational vision in establishing ADFCA was the restructuring of the food regulatory system in line with international best practices followed in the field of food safety. Enhancing quality of life for the people and contributing to the general well-being of society were among the principal goals behind the setting up of the Authority, even while ensuring a fine balance between consumer protection and commercial dynamism.

“SIAL Middle East provides a comprehensive platform where food professionals, companies and authorities can come together and set appropriate directions for the region’s burgeoning food sector and familiarise [themselves] with diverse global experiences in the food industry.” 
H.E. Rashed Mohammed Al-Shariqi, Director General of ADFCA

SIAL Middle East FZ LLC

SIAL Middle East is the regional affiliate of Comexposium, one of the leading organisers of trade fairs and shows in the world.


The Comexposium Group, one of the world’s leading event organisers, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics and transport.


Comexposium hosts more than 3 million visitors and 45,000 exhibitors in 26 countries around the world. Comexposium operates across 30+ global economic growth zones, such as: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA.


Visit www.comexposium.com for more information.