An inspiring window into North America
Key figures 2016
- 928 exhibitors from 50 countries
- 17,300 visitors from 60 countries
- Hosted Buyer Program dedicated to American buyers
- La Cuisine
- SIAL Innovation
- World Tour
- The Lab of Senses: tied in with La Cuisine,the Lab of Senses will offer experiences that most of the artisans who come the show will probably have never experienced before. It will look like an old fashion chemistry lab where infusion, evaporation, fermentation, rethermalization, cryogeny, liquid nitrogen, etc…will be demonstrated. The main objective here is to let artisans think outside of the box and to experience something new but realistic and affordable too.
- Olive d’Or: the leading extra-virgin olive oil competition in Canada. This year Olive d’Or will reward the best 12 olive oils of participants from around 15 countries. Five special prizes will also be awarded by a jury consisting of olive oil experts. The jury is chaired by Christine Cheylan.
- The experts hub: a range of experts available for any attendees looking for special expertise. Innovation, Packaging, New foodservice concepts,etc.
- SIAL Food Hub: for its first edition the summit will focus on costing in foodservice. Staff, food cost, investment, taxes, etc. - all the costs that operators need constantly to review in order to survive. National and international experts from multiple fields will be invited (economists, consultants, real estate experts, operation managers, etc.) in order to share their experience. At the end of the summit a set of guidelines will be produced: a reference document that will be available for all foodservice professionals.
- Canada is the second most immigrated-to country in the world: by 2017 visible minorities will account for 21% of Canada's population
- By 2017, a market worth US$ 5 billion
- 5th largest exporter of food products:
- Main clients: USA, China, Japan
- Main products: Meat, dairy products, cereals and oilseed crops
- 6th largest importer of food products:
- Main supplier: USA (62%)
- Main products: beverages, fruit and vegetables, cereals, milk-based products
- +14% ethnic supermarkets growth per year
- Strong price sensitivity: 36% of products are bought in the sales
- Growth of the organic sector:
- Organic development: Sobeys, Walmart, Wholefoods
- US$ 3.5 billion worth market
- 20 million Canadians buy organic products at least once a week