Food Show PLUS!™

Food Show PLUS! at SIAL Canada

Early Bird Registration Request Information
Event Date
May 15—17, 2024
Location
Montreal, Canada
Early Registration Deadline
Feb 28, 2024

Give Your Tradeshow Presence a Competitive Advantage

Covering every aspect of the Canadian food & beverage industry, SIAL Canada provides the perfect platform for US exporters to meet with key Canadian buyers.

Canada’s geographic proximity, similar consumer preferences, and relatively affluent consumers are among the reasons why Canada continues to offer excellent export opportunities for new-to-export small- and medium-sized U.S. companies. The United States-Mexico-Canada
Agreement (USMCA) entered into force in 2020, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The USMCA will make a good trade relationship even better, ensuring preferential market access for US farm and food products.

U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to Canada, By the Numbers

  • U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods – US$17 billion (2020)
  • U.S. Processed Foods – US$14 billion (2021)

By the year 2026, Euromonitor projects that retail sales in the packaged food market in Canada will reach US$71 billion, a growth of 20%, or US$11.8 million.

 

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Food Show PLUS! Services Provided

  • Invitations: Stand out before the show even starts – qualified buyers will receive invitations including your profile, contact info, product details and booth number.
  • Introductions: Our In-Market Representative will direct or bring buyers to your booth whenever possible.
  • Virtual Consultation with In-Market Representative prior to show: Get the opportunity to receive answers to pre-determined market-specific questions.
  • Welcome Package: Including market briefing
  • Local retail tour, if applicable
  • Lead Qualification: Our In-Market Representative will screen up to 3 buyers you met at the show and provide a report to help you determine if you want to pursue the lead*.
  • On-site show assistance by Food Export’s In-Market Representative

*Disclaimer: Leads must be submitted within one month after the trade show. Full disclaimer can be found here: Lead Qualification

Additional Services Available

($75 per selection, no cap on number of services)

  • Dedicated interpreter/assistant at your booth during show hours.
  • A store check report with brand names, packages, sizes, pricing for products similar to yours.

 

Please note: Food Show PLUS! services are available exclusively for suppliers who are exhibiting at the show in the USA pavilion.

Products of Interest

Top U.S. products in demand:

  • Food Preparations & Ingredients
  • Snack Foods
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Chocolate & Confectionery
  • Dog & Cat Food
  • Pasta & Processed Cereals
  • Prepared/Preserved Meats
  • Condiments & Sauces, Jams & Jellies

Preparation Assistance

Canada Country Profile

Get a head start. We have the market intelligence you need to make informed decisions to determine if this market is right for your products.

Complimentary Webinars

Take advantage of our educational webinars providing the latest exporter intelligence for companies regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with foreign buyers and much more.

Export Essentials Online

Whether you’re new to exporting or need to refresh your skills, this free online training course provides a comprehensive, flexible approach to learning the fundamentals and logistics of exporting.

Export Success

Participants in 2019 Food Show PLUS! Reported:

Market Access Program (MAP) Funding

12
1st Time Export Sales

New Distributorships Established

633
New Distributorships Established

New Foreign Buyer Contacts

4,370
New Foreign Buyer Introductions

Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) Fund

$140 Million
Projected Sales

Over $100k in New Export Sales

$24 Million
Actual Sales
Branded Program

Double Your International Marketing Budget

You may be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement on:

  • Exhibition fees and set-up charges
  • Equipment and furnishings rental
  • Design, creations, and construction costs for a temporary booth
  • Select travel expenses
  • Advertising
  • And much more!