Top Canadian Food & Beverage Industry Conferences 2023

Food and beverage conferences and tradeshows are a great opportunity to meet with suppliers, retailers and other brands to better understand the landscape of the industry. Start here to help plan your 2023 strategy.

  • Experiential & Events
by Braden Douglas
October 25, 2022

The food & beverage industry in Canada is one of the most dynamic and diverse; from sustainable fisheries on the West Coast, to vast expanses of farmland and field, to the unique flavours of the Eastern provinces.

We’ve scoured the web, reviewed comments, and browsed social media posts in an effort to round-up what we think are some of the best food conferences in Canada.

Last updated: October 2022

Food & Beverage Events 2023


Ontario

Planted 2023 (Toronto)

Apr. 29-30
Toronto, ON

Canada’s biggest, most juicy, most epic plant-based event of the year! Over 200 vegan edible and lifestyle businesses in one place along with a stage packed with insightful, informative, inspirational speakers from around the world.

SIAL Canada

May 9 – 11
Toronto, ON

SIAL Canada is the only national trade show that offers a complete range of food products under one roof to meet your customers’ expectations. SIAL Canada is now the only event of its scale in Canada, with more than 1,200 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries hosting over 25,000 buyers from Canada, the United States, and 60 other countries.

CHFA NOW Toronto

Sept. 21-24
Toronto, ON

CHFA East is Canada’s largest conference and tradeshow for the natural health, organic and specialty food industries. It’s the place to meet the industry’s top manufacturers, distributors and brokers, face-to-face.

Grocery Innovations Canada

Oct. 2023
Toronto, ON

From thousands of innovations, to dedicated meetings between suppliers and retailers, there are numerous opportunities to engage and network with all business facets of the grocery trade. Suppliers showcase your brand, product or company at our exhibition that showcases everything front end to back end including technology, equipment, SMEs, packaging, consumables, food and beverage, and more!

Food & Beverage Ontario Annual Conference

Date TBD
Toronto, ON

The food and beverage market is big business in Ontario, generating over 40 billion annually. FBO’s annual conference is a chance for leaders and entrepreneurs to learn about changes in their industry and meet other movers and shakers.

British Columbia

CHFA NOW Vancouver

Mar. 30 – Apr. 2
Vancouver, BC

CHFA NOW (Natural, Organic, Wellness) is on a mission to get more healthy living products into the hands of more Canadians, and we want our events to reflect all the great products that Canadians are looking for as part of their healthy lifestyle.

Grocery & Specialty Food West 2022

Apr. 25 – 26
Vancouver, BC

The GSF Show brings together retailers and manufacturers from across the nation to discover new innovations, and build relationships within the grocery industry.

The Ground Up Trade Show

May 18
Vancouver, BC

The industry-only 100% B.C. local trade show connects new and innovative B.C. food and beverage brands to buyers, distributors, brokers, chefs, media, and other food industry supporters to showcase and support the incredible processors, producers, and food landscape right here in B.C.

This trade show is juried by an expert panel of food industry professionals.

Planted Expo Vancouver

May 27 – 28
Vancouver, BC

Canada’s biggest, most juicy, most epic plant-based event of the year! Over 200 vegan edible and lifestyle businesses in one place along with a stage packed with insightful, informative, inspirational speakers from around the world.

Foodpro BC

Jun. 15
Vancouver, BC

Imagine TEDx style talks with a Food & Beverage twist with hundreds of your food and beverage peers. A day of inspiring, down to earth stories and speakers that leave you feeling energized and ready to rise to new heights! A day of meaningful connection and shared experiences, inspirational speakers, chatting over lunch or an afternoon cocktail, laughter, networking and building community in ways that matter to you.

Quebec

Benefiq 2023

Oct. 3 – 5
Quebec City, QB

Anchored in Quebec City’s reputation for excellence in food and health, BENEFIQ is a must-attend event sparking synergy among scientists and industry professionals from this rapidly-evolving sector. It is an international rendezvous on health food and ingredients.

Canadian Seafood Show 2022

Nov. 7-8
Montreal, QB

The Canadian Seafood Show is Canada’s only trade event dedicated to seafood products and has become a must-attend event. Buyers and suppliers from around the world attend this annual two-day show to meet, consolidate their networks and create new business ties. Buyers in attendance represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, retail and food service companies.


Have you been to one of these conferences? What did you think? Did we miss an event or is information out-dated? Let us know!

Subscribe to stay
on top of the market