SIAL Innovation

The world's trends and innovations observatory



Discover best international and national innovations, selected in Canada by a jury of experts.



Visit SIAL Innovation booth  and spot worlwide selected products, from shows where SIAL Innovation is present (see SIAL Group network), including Europe, Middle East and Asia. Learn more about new products and international market trends coming from those innovative products!


Products Showcases on show-floor, expertise, guided tours and educational session on innovation form all around the world await you!





2015 Presidents of jury

Xavier Terlet, President and Founder of XTC World Innovation

Robert Levy, Representative of XTC World Innovation North America



Jury Members

Marie-France Gibson, Vice-President, Private Brands, Metro


BIO: Ms. Gibson joined Metro in April 2010 and is currently Vice-President, Private Brands. She is a senior executive experienced in different areas of marketing, including strategic planning, brand management, retail, launching new concepts, marketing and purchasing.

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Michael Bonacini, Chef, Partner, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants


BIO: Michael was born in South Wales. He trained classically under Chef Anton Mosimann at London’s Dorchester Hotel before immigrating to Canada in 1985, and partnering with Peter Oliver in 1993 to create Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants.

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John Placko


Principal- John Placko Culinary Consulting
Culinary Director- Modern Culinary Academy
Owner, Powder for Texture ingredients
Part-time teacher, Humber College, School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism.


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Sandra Martin, Multiplatform Editorial Director, Canadian Living


BIO: With an established reputation as a credible and articulate expert source, Sandra has appeared regularly on television news, lifestyle and current events programs.   Sandra moved to TC Media following the highly successful launch of Walmart Live Better/ Vivre mieux Walmart, a multiplatform custom magazine published by Rogers Media which garnered multiple marketing and custom publishing awards, as well as surpassed metrics for audience acceptance and satisfaction.


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Simon Tousignant is a professor of Food, Nutrition and Risk Management at the University of Guelph-Campus d'Alfred.


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Leslie Beck, Leslie Beck Nutrition Consulting Inc.


BIO: As one of Canada’s leading nutritionists, Leslie operates a thriving private practice in the heart of downtown Toronto, helping thousands of individuals achieve their nutrition and dietary goals, offering clients expert advice, personalized meal plans and one-on-one coaching.


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Stephen Dean, Packaging Specialist,










Cindy Stevens, Vice President Customer Relationship Marketing, Sobeys


BIO: She has 30+ years experience in the retail grocery industry.  She started her career directly out of Acadia University, working in a local Sobeys store as a part-time deli clerk.  Over the next 30 years she took on increasing responsibilities in a wide assortment of functional areas within the Sobeys organization, although the bulk of her career was fairly evenly split between merchandising, category management and marketing.


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Food hot topic, innovation is a central point for all food industries to maintain leir leadership or reach new hights in a severe, competitve environment.




Robert Levy, representative of XTC World Innovation North America. He will showcase worldwide food innovations with highlighting Canadian and Quebecoises specialties!














Congrats to GÜ Desserts, 2014 SIAL Innovation Grand Award




Watch SIAL Innovation 2014 video


Congrats to all 10 finalists!!!


Every year, jury members, food industry experts, select 10 products that benefit an incredible exposure across the globe! Each winner will be showcased in every SIAL Show organized by SIAL Group. From Canada, they will travel to China, Philippines, Brazil, stopping to SIAL Paris, before ending their journey in Abu Dhabi for SIAL Middle in November, 2014.


2013 Grand Award!


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2014 SIAL Innovation Awards gallery





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