State Regional Trade Group – Canadian Buyer Missions to the USA
January 01 - June 30
Details (Trade & Industry)

Through out the year, the State Regional Trade Groups; Food Export Midwest, Food Export Northeast USA (Food Export), Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) , and the Western United States Agricultural Association (WUSATA) are recruiting established and qualified Canadian food brokers, importers, distributors and grocery retailers to attend and meet with U.S. food companies at major national food shows in the U.S.

For those interested, please contact:

Food Export Midwest and Northeast USA: Kathy Boyce,
SUSTA Canadian Representative: Alison George,
WUSATA Representative: Janet Kenefsky,


38th Annual California Wine Tour
March 28 - April 25
Various locations across Canada
Details (Trade & Industry)

The Wine Institute (WI) is pleased to announce the 38th Annual California Wine Tour. This year, the Institute makes a seven-city stop across the country providing tastings and in selected cities offers educational seminars to the trade. A wide range of varietal wines from all the major growing regions of California will be on display. Event information can be obtained at 1-800-558-2675 or email

March 28th       Escpacies Dalhousie                 Quebec City
March 30th       Marché Bonsecours                  Montreal
March 31st       Westin Hotel                                 Ottawa
April 3rd            Fairmont Royal York                  Toronto
April 5th            Pier 21                                               Halifax
April 24th          Vancouver Convention Ctr.   Vancouver
April 25th          BMO Centre, Stampede Pk.   Calgary

Canadian Health Food Show West
April 08 - 09
Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building
Details (Trade)

Western-United-StatesThe Western United States Agricultural Trade Association will be exhibiting a this year’s CHFA West Show with its regional U.S. food and pet processors. Look for these companies in the 400 aisle.  The U.S. firms are new to the Canadian market and are seeking to sell and partner their products with interested Canadian retailers, distributors and brokers. B2B meetings are being scheduled at the show.  Be sure to review the company’s website. Interested firms may contact Kathy Boyce at to arrange a one-on-one meeting with the appropriate U.S. business executives.


Alaska Flour Company – 100% whole grain &stone-ground barley
Crown Nut Company – Non-GMO single serve almond pass
Davidson’s Organics – Dessert teas, honeys & jellies
Portland Pet Food – Non-GMO dog biscuit treats
Secret Aardvark – Hot sauces & marinades
Selly Mint – Mint peppermint patties, mint confections, & other mint specialties

These companies supported by WUSATA

Taste of Oregon
April 11
Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4
Details (Trade & Consumer & Industry)

Over 40 Oregon vintners will showcase their wines to the wine trade and public at the Fermenting Cellar located in Toronto’s Distillery. Wineries from the Willamette Valley, Rogue Valley, and Columbia Gorge AVA’s, plus the Urban Wineries Association of Portland will be pouring over 200 wines.

Trade hours – Noon to 4:00 PM

Consumer hours – 7:00 to 9:00 PM
link on to eventbrite to buy tickets.  Dead line for early bird pricing is March  28th.

Canadian Produce Marketing Association & Trade Show
May 09 - 11
Enercare Centre
Details (Trade & Industry)

CPMA_LogoMeet our tasteUS! cooperators and partners face to face at this event annually attracts a number of our the U.S. produce partners with active marketing programs in Canada. This is unique opportunity to visit each of them at their respective booths and learn more how they can help your operations expand their business with U.S. products