Grow exponentially with SIAL Canada’s Buyer Programs


SIAL Canada’s Hosted Buyers Program is the best way to fast track your business’s growth. SIAL preselects and sets up meetings based on buyers and exhibitors’ interests. Thanks to its numerous partnerships, the event now offers a multitude of options and programs based on your needs, which provide further support throughout the process.


Countries represented in the Buyers Program

United States (75% of buyers)















FDA Compliant

To meet with American buyers, it is mandatory to be FDA Compliant or in the process of becoming so and be ready to present the necessary documentation. Visit the following links to know the terms and conditions and the requirements to be met to export to the U.S.

  1. General Compliance Manual- FDA
  2. Prior Notice- Shipping to the US
  3. Industry-Specific Guides
  4. Procedures Manual for FDA employees
  5. Food Safety Modernization Act- Guide for Importers

Bob Bauer, President of the Association of Food Industries, is also available to answer your specific questions by email at


To help you through the process

Thanks to the government of Quebec, MAPAQ has provided a useful guide for preparing for your meetings. Get started with the some tips and tricks of B2B meetings here.

Bob Bauer, President of the Association of Food Industries, is also available to answer your specific questions by email at



Watch our latest webinar on the hows and whys of the Hosted Buyer B2B meetings. Topics include:

  • What is the Hosted Buyer Program?
  • Why should I join it?
  • How do I register?

Once you’re registered, this webinar will help you prepare for the business meetings. The following topics are addressed:

  • How to prepare for SIAL’s B2B program?
  • What to expect from B2B meetings?
  • The importance of following up


Partners of the Buyer Programs

Quebec Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ)

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

Government of Saskatchewan

Association of Food Industries (AFI)

Trade Facilitation Office (TFO)

Association des détaillants en alimentation du Québec (ADA)

Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA)

Retail Council of Canada (RCC)


Need more help with your preparation process?

Feel free to contact Steven Allison, Program Manager, at



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