Attendance Up 5% at SIAL 2008

International trade show SIAL said it had a record turnout of both attendees and exhibitors in Paris last month. The 2008 version of the show, which is staged every two years in Paris, tallied 147,860 visitors, up 5% over the 2006 show. SIAL 2008 fully achieved its goals, despite the depressing global economic climate, the organization said in a prepared release. More than half 55% of all visitors

PARIS — International trade show SIAL said it had a record turnout of both attendees and exhibitors here last month.

The 2008 version of the show, which is staged every two years in Paris, tallied 147,860 visitors, up 5% over the 2006 show.

“SIAL 2008 fully achieved its goals, despite the depressing global economic climate,” the organization said in a prepared release.

More than half — 55% — of all visitors came from outside of France. Among the countries that s

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