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Why Visit SIAL Canada 2013?

SIAL Canada is North America's premier food industry event. It is also a one-of-a-kind opportunity to set yourself apart from the competition as you learn about innovative ideas and breaking trends in food retail and foodservice!

At SIAL Canada, you will: 

  • Make contact with nearly 700 businesses from Canada and around the world and develop new business relationships.
  • Learn about local, regional and national products from a variety of countries, all under one roof.
  • Keep up with the latest industry developments by visiting the SIAL Innovation area where you'll find tomorrow's hottest products.
  • Investigate the world’s best olive oils and coffees through the Olive d’Or and Coffee Cup competitions
  • Browse new product lines organized by type: Organic, Kosher, Halal, Gluten Free, Fair Trade and Private Labels.
  • Save time and energy by meeting exhibitors that are ready to sell to the USA with the Expert Pathway: Sold in USA.
  • Deepen your knowledge through our program of cutting-edge educational sessions.
  • Participate in culinary workshops and demonstrations in La Cuisine where you'll learn the latest hands-on skills, design techniques and industry innovations.

Travelling to Toronto

By Air
Toronto is served by two airports. Toronto Pearson International Airport, managed by the Greater Toronto Airport Authority is Canada’s principal airport with travel connections to every continent and ranks among the top 30 world airports in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft movements. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (formerly Toronto City Centre Airport) is one of the most convenient urban airports in the world.  It is located on Toronto Island, minutes from the downtown core with links to the city by a short ferry ride and shuttle, and is served by both Porter Airlines and Air Canada. 

Porter (SIAL Canada partner) provides a unique and personal flying experience with air connections to regional Canadian and U.S. destinations, including Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, New York City (Newark) and Chicago. Visit www.flyporter.com for current flight schedules and additional information on Porter. 

By train
AMTRAK brings visitors into the heart of the city each day. Toronto's Union Station is centrally located downtown and connects to the subway by underground tunnel. Visit the AMTRAK website for schedules and fares.

Visitors coming from across New York may make use of the Trailways New York bus service into Toronto.  For more information on routes and schedules, visit the Trailways of New York website.
Visitors coming from Boston may make use of the Greyhound bus service to Toronto.  For more information on the route and schedules, visit the Greyhound website.

By Car
For visitors who plan on driving to Toronto, you can view US/Canada border wait times listed on the Canada Border Services website.


ALL PERSONS traveling by air, land or sea outside of the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States.
The following summarizes information available on the Department of Homeland Security’s website:
Effective June 1, 2009, all U.S. citizens are now required to present a passport book, passport card, or WHTI-compliant document when entering the United States.
For more information, click HERE.

What to do in Toronto

Arts & Culture Calendar
Popular Attractions in Toronto

Product Importing Information

To leaan about doing business with Canada and how to import Canadian products in the U.S., click HERE.

Call for U.S. Food & Beverage Manufacturers

If your company produces food or beverage products, SIAL Canada 2013 provides several opportunities for you to gain exposure at the show:

Type of Exposure
Holding a booth
USDA-Endorsed USA Pavilion
USA- Kelly Wheatley or Eric Halsten
Tel: 704.365.0041
Entering your olive oil product for an award
Olive d’Or 2013 International Olive Oil Awards (link to Olive d’Or page on website)
Canada – Magalie Moreau
Tel : 514-289-9669 ext 2222
Entering your coffee for an award
Coffee Cup 2013
International Coffee Contest (link to Coffee Cup page on website)
Canada – Magalie Moreau
Tel: 514-289-9669 ext 2222

U.S.Partner Organizations

SIAL Canada 2012 is officially endorsed by the USDA and supported by a host of U.S. trade associations and publications:
American Cheese Society (ACS)
Association of Food Industries (AFI)
Connecticut Food Association
Food Industry Alliance of New York State (FIANY)
International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA)
Maine Grocers Association
Michigan Grocers Association
National Grocers Association (NGA)
New Hampshire Grocers Association
National Association of Retail Marketing Services (NARMS)
Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association
Rhode Island Food Dealers Association
U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service
Vermont Grocers Association
Wisconsin Grocers Association
Catering Magazine
Chef Magazine
Empire Foodservice News
Gourmet News
Gourmet Retailer
The Griffin Report
Grocery Headquarters
Modern Grocer
Nations Restaurant News
Natural Food Network
Progressive Grocer
Retailing Today
Supermarket News
Total Food Service


For questions regarding information found on this page or other information on visiting from the U.S., contact SIAL U.S. Representative, Imex Management in Charlotte, NC:
Rebecca Long
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: 704.365.0041
Toll-free: 866-381-0884
Email: RebeccaL@ImexManagement.com

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