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SIAL Canada

SIAL Canada, the North American food innovation exhibition

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SIAL Canada, organized with the ADA (Association des détaillants en alimentation), the Agri-Food Export Group of Quebec-Canada, is the only show supported by governments (Federal and Provincial) bringing together the retail, foodservice and equipment industries under one roof. It alternates between Montreal and Toronto to cover all local and regional demand, not to mention the growing ethnic market. If your company is eager to sell food, benefit from the latest trade agreement (CETA), present packaging or process solutions or test the North American market, SIAL Canada is where you want to be!

An inspiring window into North America

Key figures 2016

Inspiring events

  • 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
    Olive d'Or
    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.
Chef Demonstration - SIAL Canada

Market figures

  • Canada is the second most immigrated-to country in the world: by 2017 visible minorities will account for 21% of Canada's population
    SIAL Canada Tasting
  • 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 

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Next event

Toronto - 2-4 May 2017
Direct Energy Center

Montréal - 2-4 May 2018
Montreal Convention Center

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