Exporting Agriculture and Food Products: Events - 2019

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Events - 2019

Possible support:
Link for product to market fund: https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/program/MARKETS_small - under which travel from Alberta to support new market development (up to $2,500 per project) is eligible on the funding list.
Note: The Products to Markets Program accepts applications on an on-going basis for eligible activities in Stream B (Activity 8: AF-led Outbound Trade Initiatives).

January-March 2019

February 4-5
International Financial Institution (IFI) Workshop and Boot Camp
Red Deer

The boot camp is a two-day workshop and networking opportunity aimed at Small and Medium Enterprises, institutions and individual consultants interested in working on projects with the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank Group.
Contact: Evan Buie | 780-422-7839
February 12 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Expanding Your Business Horizons: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Seminar

Register to learn how the CPTPP can help your growing business.
CTPP flyer
Contact: Evan Buie | 780-422-7839
February 17-21
Gulfood 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Gulfood is the world's biggest annual food and hospitality show and Alberta will be a leading a delegation of non-exhibiting companies to the show. Companies interested in exhibiting at the show can take advantage of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada’s Canadian Pavilion Program.
Apply by: February 1
Contact: Aarij Bashir | 780-427-6403

February 25-26
New Exporters Mission to Seattle
Seattle, Washington

AF and the Government of British Columbia are looking to develop a two-day educational mission for Alberta and BC companies in Seattle on February 25-26, 2019.
Read more.
Contact: Shelly Nguyen | 780-422-7103

February 25–29 (tentative dates)
Canadian Food Ingredients Mission to the US-Midwest
Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland

AF invites you to participate in the third annual Canadian Food Ingredients Mission to the US with stops in Minneapolis, Chicago and Cleveland. The project will target Canadian/Albertan suppliers of value-added food ingredients and innovative ingredient technologies interested in selling their products in the US and will include a series of business-to-business meetings with selected US food processors in all three cities.
Invitation | Program details
Application form
Apply by December 14
Contact: Dušan Rnjak | 780-638-3851

February 28 - March 9
Tokyo, Japan

AF invites you to participate in a mission to the FOODEX Japan 2019 tradeshow from February 28 to March 9. The mission will include exhibitor and walking program options.
Read more.
Contact: Albert Eringfeld | 780-415-4814
March 2-8
Agra ME
Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Doha, Qatar

Agra ME is the main annual trade show in the UAE that focuses on the livestock feed, animal health, crop and aquaculture sectors. It draws visitors from all over the Middle East and North Africa and is an excellent platform for Alberta’s forage and feed producers to showcase their products. In addition, other Alberta sectors that would benefit from attending this show are suppliers of fertilizers and soil supplements, equine products, horticulture, aquaculture and sustainable agriculture technology. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be leading a delegation of Alberta companies to the Agra ME trade show (Mar 5-7) and will also have an optional visit to Doha in Qatar (Mar 3-4). All the booths at the Alberta pavilion have already been allocated, but companies interested in walking the show can still apply.
Apply for walking program by January 11 - application form
Contact: Etienne van Straaten | 780-638-9421
March 6
Breakfast at Natural Products West
Anaheim, California

Invitation to Canadian Business Builders’ Breakfast at Natural Products West in Anaheim, California - March 6 - The breakfast will feature a line-up of speakers focused on providing Canadian companies with information and tools to help succeed in doing business in the United States.
Read more.
March 10-16
Agritek Astana
Astana, Kazakhstan

Agritek Astana is one of the two major agriculture trade shows in Kazakhstan with a focus on livestock, genetics, agricultural machinery and related technologies. Participation in this mission will enable Alberta companies to showcase their products to key buyers from agriculture and livestock industry of Kazakhstan. In addition to the trade show, a B2B program will also be organized for participating companies to introduce them to key government and industry contacts.
Contact: Aarij Bashir | 780-427-6403

March 10-17
VIV Asia Mission
Thailand and Vietnam

AF plans to lead a mission for AB feed additives, agri-equipment companies to exhibit at the Canadian Pavilion organized by AF, Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership and Manitoba Trade in the VIV Asia show. The delegation will have opportunity to showcase their products and technologies with companies from Southeast Asia countries. Depending on company interest, an extension to Philippines might be arranged for a dairy event jointly held by Canadian Embassy and The Dairy Confederation of the Philippines.
VIV Asia website: https://www.viv.net/events/viv-asia-2019-bangkok
Contact: Rachel Luo | 780-422-7102
March 10-20
IFE London + Scotland/Ireland trade Mission

AF is proposing a mission to the International Food & Drink Event (IFE) in London from March 17-20. In addition, we are planning on collaborating with the Canadian Food Exporters Association on a pre-mission visit to Ireland, Scotland/England ahead of IFE from March 10-16. This mission will include meetings with key importers and distributors, store visits and market briefings in all three locations.
More information on the IFE mission is available through the CFEA’s website.
Companies interested in exhibiting at IFE inside the Canadian Pavilion can apply here
Information for Alberta companies
Apply for Alberta program
Contact: Contact: Dušan Rnjak | 780-638-3851
March 13-17
AAHAR Food & Hospitality Show
New Delhi, India

AAHAR is the largest fair on Food & Hospitality Sector in India covering foods, processed foods, food processing, beverages and hospitality supplies. This show provides an ideal platform from which companies can introduce their products to the Indian market. The High Commission in India, in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, will have a Canadian pavilion at AAHAR and Alberta companies wishing to showcase their products at this show, can get directly in touch with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in New Delhi. The contact person is Michael Hawkins (Michael.Hawkins@international.gc.ca) and he will also be able to advise on participation costs and financial support for companies.
Contact: Etienne van Straaten | 780-638-9421
April-June 2019

April 23-30
Trade Mission to Vietnam and the Philippines

Companies are invited to express interest in participating in a trade mission for Canadian food, beverage and food ingredient’s companies to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Manila, Philippines April 23 to 30, 2019.
Contact: Albert Eringfeld | 780-415-4814
April 30 - May 2
SIAL Canada

SIAL is the only event of its scale in Canada, with more than 850 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries hosting over 15,000 buyers from Canada, the U.S., and 60 other countries. SIAL Canada is Canada’s only food show dedicated to the retail and foodservice trade and is one of North America’s most important food industry tradeshows. It is a global show and has proven to generate an excellent return on investment given the ideal location for companies to travel to and meet with various international buyers. Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia are collaborating to build a Western Canada Pavilion. Alberta companies may be eligible for Canadian Agricultural Partnership ‘Products to Market – stream B’ grant to help offset travel costs.
Contact: Shelly Nguyen | 780-422-7103
May 6-24
Bothaville, South Africa

Recruitment is currently underway for Alberta companies interested in participating in the NAMPO agriculture and livestock show in South Africa. NAMPO is one of the largest agriculture shows in the southern hemisphere, drawing nearly 80,000 visitors and more than 700 exhibitors in 2017. The show covers all aspects of agriculture apart from value-added food products. It offers an ideal platform for companies in sectors such as agricultural equipment and technology, fertilizers and soil supplements, sustainable agriculture technology, horticulture, aquaculture, water/irrigation technology, animal health, livestock genetics and animal feed additives/supplements, to showcase their products. The mission will also include an optional two-day visit to Zimbabwe.
Apply by: January 11
Application form for exhibitors
Application form for non-exhibitors
Contact: Etienne van Straaten | 780-638-9421

May 20-24
Seoul Food Show Trade Mission
Seoul, South Korea

This mission will provide an excellent opportunity for Alberta agri-food companies to explore the South Korean market and to meet with and develop relationships with potential customers and partners in the country.
Express interest
Contact: Albert Eringfeld | 780-415-4814
May 21-22
Private Label Manufacturers Association Show
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Apply for booth space through the Canadian Food Exporters Association. Details at: https://www.cfea.com/events/plma-show
AF would consider supporting the companies interested in exhibiting or walking the show if there is enough interest.
Contact: Dusan Rnjak | 780-638-3851
July- September 2019
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