Contests and events

Our Contests

SIAL Innovation

SIAL Innovation, previously known as Trends & Innovations, is the international showcase for innovative food products.
This competition rewards t
he best international food innovations of the year and reveals worldwide food consumption trends.
The selected products,
analyzed by an independent selection committee and chaired by XTC World Innovation, benefit from international recognition.
If you want to participate, Click HERE.
If you want to visit, Click HERE.

Olive d’Or

Olive d’Or, the leading international olive oil contest in North America.
At the closing of its 7th edition, Olive d’Or reasserted its position of competition rewarding quality and know-how.
In 2012, more than 100 olive oils from 15 countries participated.
If you want to participate, Click here.
If you want to visit, Click here.

Our events



Look for our experts while walking the Show.


Innovation, Packaging, Taste expertise, Olive Oil, Pastry, food processing. Do you want to learn more?

Find our experts, they are here to help and give solutions adapted to your needs.


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NEW: First Edition!!!


Cheese by SIAL is a world first event within SIAL Group Network, where exceptional products from around the world come together with expertise, in order to better meet the needs of a rapidly changing market.


Visit booth #430

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For this first edition, four of the best pastry chef in Montreal will share their know-how to honor this exciting profession. Assisted by students, the artists will have three days to realize together a masterpiece celebrating the 50th anniversary of the SIAL Group brand.


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The Foodservice Event


La Cuisine educational sessions

Corporate Chefs competition

Cooking Demos


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All educational sessions, presented during show hours, are free of charge for all attendees and exhibitors.


New for 2014!!! 3 days - 3 themes

  • Wednesday April 2: ethnicity and buy local: 
  • Thursday April 3: Food waste managment
  • Friday April 4: Agro Food revolutions

+ One unique Conference: Opportunities and challenges for Quebec and Canada AgriFood Industry, following The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

April 3, from 11 am to 1 pm. Organized by Raymond Dupuis and Maurice Doyon, Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO)



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Special event dedicated to food packaging


NEW Pack Concept presents Pack Play


A new project designed by Sylvain Allard, graphic design teacher at UQAM, present in association with SIAL Canada & SET Canada 2014, new and unique packaging. A creative concept that will change the way we think about packaging!


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NEW: Concept: Food Expeditions


5 unique expeditions to explore Montreal’s most innovative places.


Discover all our expeditions HERE


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A New project developed to highlight Montreal's restaurants! In association with l'Association des Restaurateurs du Québec (ARQ). More info soon to come!      


Benefit from a unique offer from one of the following restaurants (below). They reserve you a special treatment from April 1 to 4, 2014. Do not miss it!!!


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Partner events

Cocktail Reception not to be missed!
Wednesday April 2, 2014 - 6pm to 9pm



Come build the connections that will boost your business!

Ticket Price: $150
The evening gives your enterprise the opportunity to:

  • Develop business relationships
  • Meet international buyers
  • Learn about the latest agri-food trends at our displays

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