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Canadian Tradeshows

Canadian Tradeshows


Tradeshow Calendar
Visit TFO Canada’s online Events Calendar for an updated list of Canadian and international tradeshows. Below is a summary of the largest trade shows in Canada:

Food & Beverage

Gift, Home Décor & Furniture

Fashion, Jewellery and Apparel

Building & Construction

Floriculture & Horticulture

Cosmetics, Spa and Beauty Products

Services & Tourism       

Electronics & Electronic Components               



Food & Beverage


SIAL Canada is North America's premier agri-food event, an international exhibition of food, beverages, wine and spirits. According to organizers, at SIAL Canada you will have the opportunity of make contact with 700 businesses from around the world; learn about local, regional and national products from 45 different countries; keep up with the latest industry developments; browse new product lines; deepen your knowledge through educational sessions; and participate in culinary workshops and demonstrations. 


Canadian Produce Management Association (CPMA) Convention & Trade Show is Canada’s largest event dedicated to fresh fruit and vegetables. The show is held annually in rotating cities of Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. CPMA attracts over 3,000 participants each year from all segments of the produce supply chain, including major Canadian retail chain stores and foodservice distributors.

Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) is Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural and organic products. CHFA hosts three regional trade shows each year: CHFA East, CHFA West and CHFA Québec. These regional shows attract over 650 exhibitors including manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers. Products include foods, vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal products, natural health products, sports nutrition products, and health and beauty aids.


Grocery Innovations Canada is a popular show attended by members of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, a non-profit trade association representing more than 4,000 grocery retailers across Canada. Hundreds of new products are tested and reviewed to come up with a list that might appeal to shoppers. Independent grocers are estimated to account for $13 billion of the Canadian grocery market share. 


Grocery & Specialty Food West (GSF) is the second annual trade show hosted in Vancouver by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. GSF is the only grocery and specialty show in Western Canada, attracting more than 2,500 grocery industry professionals each year. Product categories include fresh, frozen and refrigerated foods, snacks, beverages, ethnic specialties, and gourmet lines.


Restaurants Canada Show (formerly the CRFA Show) is aimed at the restaurant and hospitality industry and showcases international, national and local suppliers of specialty, niche and commodity products. The Restaurants Canada Show attracts thousands of industry professionals and puts them face to face with exhibitors showcasing their latest industry products. Connect with food distributors, equipment manufacturers, and food-service suppliers and dealers.


Canadian Coffee & Tea Show brings together local, national and global suppliers, showcasing the latest equipment, products, and available services in the industry. The show is attended by specialty coffee and tea retailers, independent restaurant owners, food and beverage purchasers, chain restaurant buyers, and retailers in grocery, convenience, catering and baking.


Halal Food Fest in Toronto is the only show of its kind in Canada. Now in its third year, the event has become the largest halal food festival in North America, with over 27,000 visitors each year. The show brings together food exhibitors, chefs, and consumers for two days of sampling and education on Canada’s estimated $1 billion halal industry.



Gift, Home Décor & Furniture


Canadian Gift Association (CanGift) is a national industry association representing 1,400 members across Canada’s $10 billion giftware industry. CanGift hosts three regional trade shows each year in Toronto, Alberta and Quebec. Exhibitors at these events showcase a comprehensive and stylish range of new gift ideas, tabletop, stationery, decorative accessories, bed, bath and linens, as well as the latest products and services for store operations. The shows are attended by retail buyers from across Canada, the United States and abroad.

Canadian Furniture Show

Canadian Furniture Show is the only furniture trade show in the country and the 7th largest trade show overall in Canada. The show attracts over 300 exhibitors and 7,000 trade visitors including manufacturers, retailers, designers, importers and suppliers from Canada, the U.S. and international. Previously held in the winter, the show has rebranded in 2014 and is now held in the milder summer months in order to attract more international exhibitors and visitors.


Interior Design Show is Canada’s premiere platform for contemporary residential design. The show launches and exhibits the most current design trends in Canadian and international furnishings, fixtures and accessories for the residential market.


IIDEX is Canada’s National Design and Architecture Exposition & Conference held in Toronto. The show brings together interior design and architecture professionals for sourcing, networking, and education and celebrates creativity and best practices in the industry. Each year the show is attended by over 25,000 influential buyers, 1,600 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors each year.


SIDIM is Montreal’s International Design Trade Show, an annual gathering of over 20,000 industry professionals and leaders in interior design, architecture, and construction. The event showcases emerging trends that will furnish homes, offices, businesses and institutions of tomorrow in Canada and beyond.

The mission of One of a Kind Show and Sale is to provide a juried marketplace to bring together makers and buyers who share a commitment to handmade excellence. Since its inception in 1975, One of a Kind has been cultivating creativity, craftsmanship and connection in order to deliver an inspired shopping experience.



Fashion, Jewellery & Apparel


Mode Accessories Show is Canada's only trade show devoted to women's fashion accessories, casual apparel and fashion items. It is the definitive marketplace for retailers to source fashion accessories from wholesalers and importers. The show is held semi-annually in January and August in Toronto.


Toronto Shoe Show is Canada’s largest marketplace for footwear, handbags and accessories all under one roof. The show is hosted in Toronto and attracts over 650 brands each year.


Stylelab Montreal features designer and ready to wear labels, luxury furs and outerwear, fashion and lifestyle accessories. The show offers the high-end buyer all the elements to concoct the perfect fashion mix for their next season.


Fashion Exchange Vancouver offers 140,000 square feet packed with more than 700 of the newest and finest lines of fashion, including; women; men; children; and sporting goods. This array of trend-setting merchandise is displayed in more than 100 permanent showrooms.


The Apparel Trends Show attracts wholesale sales representatives showing men's, ladies, children’s, sports, street, work, and western wear. The show is held in Edmonton and brings together over 250 exhibitors and 1,500 manufacturers.


The Profile Show brings together the best selection of apparel and accessories that includes all segments of today's fashion industry from men's, women's, young contemporary/junior labels, children's and lifestyle brands. This show will cover all price points and commodities in an energetic, open booth marketplace for buyers and sellers.


Luggage, Leathergoods, Handbags and Accessories Show is an annual showcase of the latest trends in luggage, backpacks, travel accessories, business cases, handbags, jewelry, scarves, leggings and many other new entries into the market.

The Fashion & Design Festival celebrates creativity and culture through a major outdoor event in the heart of downtown Montreal. This one-of-a-kind occasion provides an inside look at the world of fashion and design through a diversified program of activities such as fashion shows, live creative sessions, design showcasing and musical performances.
Canadian Jewellery Expos is Canada’s largest professional jewellery exhibition for over 30 years. World class exhibitors will introduce the latest trends, fashion & exclusive discounts to retailers. With educational sessions and novel networking opportunities, Canadian Jewellery Expos can be relied upon to present the unusual and are a must to visit.



Building & Construction


The Buildings Show is Canada's most important annual exposition for the design, building and management of real estate. The show is held concurrently with Property Management (PM) Expo, Home Builder & Renovator Expo, World of Concrete Pavilion, IIDEX Canada and the National Green Building Conference to create North America’s largest exposition in the industry. Influential buyers and decision-makers of the building, construction, and design industries for all types of buildings attend the show to experience 1,600 exhibitors including over 100 international exhibitors.

BUILDEX Vancouver

Buildex Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest seminar program for professionals building, designing and managing real estate. This two day show includes professional development seminars, networking opportunities and discovering hundreds of products and services across industry categories. In addition to Vancouver, Buildex shows are also held in Calgary and Edmonton.


National Green Building Conference program is designed to educate and inform industry members on latest advances and best practices in green design, construction, project delivery, and building management. New this year, the event will be hosted as part of The Buildings Show.

The Canadian Mechanical & Plumbing Exposition is North America’s largest trade show for heating, air conditioning, ventilation, hearth, plumbing, piping, refrigeration and emerging technologies industries. It’s a respected source of products, information, equipment and applications for industry professionals who want one-on-one access to the latest information and hands-on opportunities to come face-to-face with tomorrow’s trends.
The National Home Show attracts the public who are seeking helpful advice, thousands of solutions and new products for in and around their homes. The show features high interest exhibits, celebrities and the latest trends to keep consumers stimulated, motivated, educated and ready to move ahead with their home improvement projects.



Floriculture & Horticulture


Canada Blooms is the largest flower and garden festival in the country, attracting the world’s top designers, architects and garden builders. The event is hosted in Toronto each year and attracts over 200,000 visitors and exhibits the best in Canadian gardening and floral designs.


Landscape Ontario’s Garden and Floral Expo is one of Canada’s largest horticulture and floriculture buying shows, attracting all those who purchase, approve, design or merchandise flowers and plants. The expo is held each year in Toronto.


Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) is Canada’s marketplace for grower technology. Held annually since 1979 the CGC is committed to providing high quality information through speakers, workshops, demonstration and exhibits. 


Canwest Horticulture Show is Western Canada's largest horticultural trade show with 2,000 green industry buyers visiting over 300 booths during a 2-day period. The show is hosted in Vancouver and features landscape designers, urban foresters, seminars and clinics.


HortEast is an annual trade show for industry members in Atlantic Canada focusing on seminars and exhibits for: Landscape Design, Maintenance and Construction Professionals, Greenhouse and Nursery Operators, Municipalities, Tree Specialists, Garden Centre Operators, Lawn Care Specialists, Turf Producers, Golf Course Professionals. HortEast provides delegates with access to experts and events all geared towards enriching industry knowledge and business skills.

The International Association of Horticulture Producers International Green City Conference gives delegates a chance to see the innovations in urban green infrastructure and planning on a global scale. The conference features speaker panels where one can interact with these leading authorities on green cities as well as lots of networking opportunities.



Cosmetics, Spa and Beauty Products

The Allied Beauty Association held in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton each year brings together the major Canadian professional beauty industry suppliers and are consequently, the largest and most attended beauty trade shows in Canada. The ABA provides a wide range of education featuring prominent stylists and educators from around the world.

Esthétique Spa International is an annual event in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. It aims to help professionals and business owners to diversify and improve their products and services, thereby ensuring continued growth. ESI is the only trade show in the industry that offers such a wide selection of products, free on-site treatments and world-class conferences and workshops.



Services & Tourism


The Hotel Association of Canada’s conferences, trade shows and the forum are aimed to provide their members the opportunity to network, learn and be more informed about the industry and increase their competitiveness.  

The Travel & Vacation Show  is the most effective way to target consumers that are seeking travel and holiday information and travel agents looking for the latest tours and destinations.



Electronics & Electronic Components

Canada's Government Technology Event - GTEC delivers world-class experts and speakers from public sector and industry who will engage with delegates on the challenge and opportunity of technology. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn and network with peers, celebrate technology accomplishments, hear from a “who’s who” of government and industry leaders and see demonstrations of the most advanced technologies driving ICT initiatives at all levels of the government in Canada and other countries

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