Top Canadian Food & Beverage Industry Conferences 2022

Have you attended any food or beverage industry conferences yet? If your answer is no, and you’re not sure where to devote your time (and money), allow us to help.

  • Experiential & Events
by Kaela Napier
January 15, 2021

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. If you don’t see what you’re looking for under the provincial heading, check out our Virtual show listings! Many have been moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at this time.

Last updated: December 2021

*Due to COVID-19 and varying regional restrictions, some of the following information is subject to change. We have done our best to reflect the current schedule, but shifts may occur from time of reporting. 

Food & Beverage Events 2022


Ontario

Restaurants Canada Conference 2022

Feb. 27-Mar. 1
Toronto, ON

Save the date. The Restaurants Canada Show is back Feb. 27 – Mar.1, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario with the theme, REVIVE. This 3-day event is Canada’s largest food service trade event, with over 18,000 hospitality professionals, restaurateurs & buyers under one roof. Over 1,00 exhibits and 200 speakers, on seven stages – this is an event packed with presentations, demos & seminars. Become inspired while you shop, taste, learn, connect and grow your business.

Planted 2022 (Toronto)

Mar. 26-27
Toronto, ON

Canada’s largest plant-based event of the year! Planted (formerly Veg Expo) brings together over 200 vegan edible and lifestyle businesses in one place – well, technically two places. With events hosted in Toronto and Vancouver, there is no reason to miss out on this fantastic event.

Food Safety Summit 2022

Jun. 7-8
Toronto, ONT

The 16th Annual Canadian Summit on Food Safety provides you with curated content to ensure that your protocols are in line with the latest regulations.

CHFA East 2022

Sept. 15-18
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

Sept. 2022
Toronto, ON

CFIG’s iconic east coast Grocery Innovations tradeshow will be returning back to an in-person format in Sept. 2022. Exact dates and info have yet to be released.

Food & Beverage Ontario Conference 2022

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. This event was cancelled due to COVID-19 for 2020; no dates for 2022 have been released.

UNFI Canada Central Table Top Show

Date TBD
Vaughan, ON

Exclusively open to current UNFI Canada customers and suppliers, the Central Innovation Showcase (formerly Table Top) is an excellent forum to discover new products and connect with industry partners. No dates have been released for 2022.

UNFI Canada Central Innovation Showcase

Date TBD
Vaughan, ON

The UNFI has been around since the 1970’s, and is recognized as one of the most effectively managed U.S. companies. The Canadian arm of UNFI host their Innovation Showcase every year, open exclusively to current UNFI Canada customers and suppliers. The Central Innovation Showcase (formerly Table Top) is an excellent forum to discover new products and connect with industry partners. No info has been released for 2022.

British Columbia

Foodpro22 – Thrive Conference

Jan. 25
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.

CHFA NOW

Apr. 21-24
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.

Planted Expo Vancouver

Jun. 4-5
Vancouver, BC

Canada’s largest plant-based event of the year! Veg Expo brings together over 200 vegan edible and lifestyle businesses in one place – well, technically two places. With events hosted in Toronto and Vancouver there is no reason to miss out on this fantastic event.

The Ground Up Trade Show

May 26
Vancouver, BC

An industry exclusive event to connect retailers, food service and institutional food service with local food processors from BC.

BC Seafood Expo & Tradeshow

TBD

One of the largest seafood industry trade events in the Pacific Northwest, the BC Seafood Expo & Tradeshow brings together suppliers, domestic and international buyers and industry leaders – and this year it’s virtual! Usually located and hosted on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the event has gone digital thanks to COVIF-19 restrictions. Companies can still meet International Buyers and other businesses directly, online, through their innovative new Virtual Trade Show Portal. No info has been released for 2022.

Quebec

SIAL Canada 2022

Apr. 20-22
Montreal, QB

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.

Canadian Seafood Show 2022

Sept. 7-8
Montreal, QB

The Canadian Seafood Show is an informative two-day conference with keynote presentations on topics such as sustainable methods, eco-responsible fishing, stock renewal and traceability. This second edition aims to showcase the Canadian pool to the world! The biggest players in the Canadian fishing industry will be present at this show, with an international component, as well.

Benefiq – The Future of Food 2021

TBD
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. No info has been released for 2022.


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!

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