2019 Events

October

Anuga 2019
October 5-9, 2019
Cologne, Germany

With 7,405 exhibitors and around 165,000 trade visitors, Anuga is the world's largest trade fair. With ten trade shows, eleven trend themes, an informative event and congress program and the largest participation of exhibitors, Anuga will once more present everything that is important for the international trade audience.

Website: https://www.anuga.com/
Email: dusan.rnjak@gov.ab.ca

Halal Expo Canada
October 8-9, 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Halal Expo Canada 2019 is North America's only business-to-business event focusing on halal food products and services. The show is expected to attract more than 150 attendees from over 13 countries, providing an ideal platform for Alberta companies and certification bodies to network and negotiate business deals.

Website: http://halalexpocanada.com/index.html
Email: aarij.bashir@gov.ab.ca

KazAgro 2019
October 23-25, 2019
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

KazAgro 2019 is the largest trade show in Kazakhstan with a focus on livestock genetics, agriculture technology, machinery and equipment. Exhibition at the show provides an excellent opportunity for companies to meet potential buyers from Kazakhstan and promote their products and services in the market.

Website: http://ifw-expo.de/exhib/kazagro-kazfarm-2019-en/
Email: aarij.bashir@gov.ab.ca

November

Food Hotel China (FHC)
November 12-14, 2019
Shanghai, China

After 24 years of development, FHC has become the industry's leading trade show. It is a platform for food and hospitality industry to enter the Chinese food and beverage market. The last exhibition hosted 3,000 exhibitors from 48 countries and regions, and welcomed 118,274 professional visitors. FHC is one of the five flagship shows internationally that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) supports. Qualified companies may receive subsidies for booth cost from AAFC. Alberta targets to have 8 standard booths to showcase Alberta agri-food products.

Website: https://www.fhcchina.com/en/
Email: rachel.luo@gov.ab.ca

Private Label Trade Show
November 17-19, 2019
Rosemont Convention Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States

For more than 30 years, PLMA’s annual trade show has been the industry event of the year, where retailers and wholesalers source for their private label programs. More than 1,500 companies from 40 countries will be exhibiting their products, including 25 international pavilions. Exhibitors range from small and medium-size companies to well-known national brand makers who also supply store brands.

No show offers participants a greater opportunity to meet. PLMA’s online Show Preview helps buyers and sellers to identify interesting products in advance of the show and set up one-on-one meetings. PLMA’s Idea Supermarket displays private label programs of retailers around the world to benchmark what the industry is doing. Alberta companies can contact Shelly Nguyen for information on an Alberta presence.

Website: https://plma.com
Email: shelly.nguyen@gov.ab.ca

2020 Events

January

Winter Fancy Food Show
January 19-21, 2020
Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States

Exhibiting at a Fancy Food Show is the most convenient and cost-effective way to connect with buyers from every major food/beverage buying channel in the U.S. and abroad.

Website: https://www.specialtyfood.com/shows-events/winter-fancy-food-show/
Email: manisha.arora@gov.ab.ca

February

World Ag Expo
February 11-13, 2020
Tulare, United States

World Ag Expo is the largest annual outdoor agricultural exposition featuring 1,450+ exhibitors and more than 100,000 attendees each year. It is held at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California. This show has a strong focus on agricultural equipment and technology.

Website: http://www.worldagexpo.com/
Email: etienne.vanstraaten@gov.ab.ca

National Farm Machinery Show
February 12-15, 2020
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

The National Farm Machinery Show offers the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment and services available in the farming industry. It takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and features more than 850 exhibitors on 111,500 square meters of exhibit space. This show provides an ideal opportunity to engage with US and international buyers of agricultural equipment and technology.

Website: https://farmmachineryshow.org/
Email: etienne.vanstraaten@gov.ab.ca

Gulfood 2020
February 16-20, 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, takes place in Dubai every year. The show attracts more than 100,000 visitors from 200-plus countries seeking business opportunities and exploring the latest F&B products and innovation. Being a flagship show, booth space is being offered at the show through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)’s Canadian Pavilion program. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will also be leading a non-exhibiting delegation to the show with a focus on beef, lamb, pulses, honey and other packaged food products.

Website: www.gulfood.com
Email: aarij.bashir@gov.ab.ca

Ukraine AgroSpring Show
February 18-20, 2020
Kiev, Ukraine

The AgroSpring trade show is the Ukraine’s largest agricultural show. It provides an ideal opportunity for companies in sectors such as agricultural technology and equipment, livestock genetics, fertilizers and soil enrichment technology, amongst others to enter this market. Canada has a Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine which would benefit exporters of a wide range of products.

Email: etienne.vanstraaten@gov.ab.ca

March

Agra Middle East
March 3-5, 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Agra ME show provides an ideal opportunity for companies to connect with potential buyers from across the Middle East and North Africa regions. The show has a strong focus on animal feed and feed ingredients, animal health-related products and equipment, agricultural technology and equipment, soil rejuvenation/enrichment products, crop farming, horticulture and aquaculture.

Website: https://www.agramiddleeast.com/
Email: etienne.vanstraaten@gov.ab.ca

Natural Product Expo West
March 3-8,2020
Anaheim, California, United States

Agriculture and Forestry will lead a mission to Natural Product Expo West (NPEW) and organize a walking program for Alberta companies to meet key buyers in the region. The mission will include a business-to-business meeting program and an education session to learn about United States buyers, logistics and trends. NPEW is the largest health-focused agri-food show in North America, with over 86,000 visitors in 2019. Every year thousands of international visitors are attracted to the show looking for the opportunity to sample new products from over 3,600 companies around the world.

Website: https://www.expowest.com/en/home.html
Email: manisha.arora@gov.ab.ca

FOODEX Japan 2020
March 10-13, 2020
Makuhari Messe
Chiba, Japan

FOODEX JAPAN is the Asia's largest exhibition dedicated on food and drink across Japan. Over the 4 days of the exhibition, about 85,000 buyers from food service, distribution, and trading companies are expected to attend. Attention will be given to the expansion of business opportunities domestically and internationally upon the activation of the TPP. Numerous buyers will also be attending from abroad, and business talks will be held with domestic and international manufacturers.

Website: https://www.jma.or.jp/foodex/en/
Email: vlad.oujegov@gov.ab.ca

Food and Hotel Asia – Food and Beverage
March 31-April 3, 2020
Singapore Expo
Singapore, Singapore

Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) has earned a reputation as the premier international food and hospitality trade show in Southeast Asia, an attractive and growing agri-food market with a consumer base of over 600 million. The 2020 edition of the show is expected to attract 2,000 international exhibitors from over 70 countries / regions to showcase their products to more than 48,000 trade attendees from over 100 countries / regions. This show is an excellent opportunity to engage with Southeast Asian and international buyers in the trading, food service, manufacturing, retail and other sectors.

Alberta exporters interested in promoting products to the Southeast Asia and broader Asia Pacific marketplace are invited to showcase their products within the Canadian pavilion at FHA. Companies will be able to display their promotional materials and samples to engage directly with buyers and influencers attending from the retail, foodservice and food processing sectors.

Website: https://www.fhafnb.com
Email: albert.eringfeld@gov.ab.ca

April

SIAL Canada
April 15-17, 2020
Montreal, Quebec

SIAL Canada is the only event of its scale in Canada, with more than 1,000 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries hosting over 18,500 buyers from Canada, the U.S., and 60 other countries. SIAL Canada is the only national trade show that offers a complete range of food products under one roof to meet your customers’ expectations. This is a great opportunity for companies in the agri-food industry. For details on participation and a possible Alberta Agriculture trade mission to the event, please see the contact information below.

Website: https://sialcanada.com/en/
Email: evan.buie@gov.ab.ca