SIAL/SET Canada – North American Trade Shows for Food Industry Professionals

SIAL Canada and SET Canada are two of the co-located food industry trade shows that are set to take place in Toronto this upcoming spring.  Both events have been able to attract some of the largest names in the Canadian food industry and break numerous records for attendance and participation within the sector. Last year’s exhibitions hosted over 676 exhibitors from 45 countries and over 13,952 professional attendees. Those who chose to attend will have the opportunity to promote their business and products while meeting new potential clients in the food supply and equipment markets.

When: April 30 – May 2, 2013

Where: Direct Energy Centre – Toronto, ON  M6K 3C3

The recent growth in popularity has prompted SIAL to expand their exhibition area to accommodate all of those who are expected to attend. Those who are interested in exhibiting can receive a 15% early bird bonus off their booth rental fees if they register before November 30, 2012. For more information on exhibition pricing and packages, please contact a SIAL Representative.

Canadian Business Funding for Food Industry Professionals

Businesses that are operating in food supply or food technologies may also be interested in the following list of Canadian Government grants for small business expansion and efficiency improvements:

  • Optimizing Food Processing Packaging Grant: This program is directed at food processing professionals located in Quebec who require financial support to optimize their food processing and packaging systems.
  • Sectoral Youth Career Focus Program: Canadian organizations operating within the food processing sector can receive wage subsidies towards the hiring of recent graduates for a 4-12 month employment contract.
  • Toronto Hydro SaveOnEnergy: Businesses that operate in the food and beverage industry can receive power from Toronto Hydro can apply for significant energy saving incentives towards facility retrofitting and energy performance audits.

For more information on the potential Canadian Government Grants that may apply to your business, please contact a Mentor Works Canadian Government Funding Expert or sign up for one of our 60 Minute Small Business Funding Workshop.  We also provide regular updates with the latest in Ontario Government funding releases through our Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ newsfeeds.

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