What are the dates, times and locations of SIAL Canada 2022?

The 19th edition of SIAL Canada will take place from April 20 to 22, 2022 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, H2Z 1H5, Montréal, Québec

Opening hours (UTC-4):

  • Wednesday, April 20: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 21: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, April 22: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

How can I access the event?

Prepare your visit by clicking here.
To get to the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, you can take the bike, the car, the metro, the bus and the train. For more details, click here


What are the facilities for people with reduced mobility?

The facilities of the Palais des congrès are accessible to people with reduced mobility and have the "Total Access" rating from Kéroul. 
It is possible to borrow a wheelchair. The rental is free and must be reserved in advance. A deposit of $25 and an ID card will be required and returned upon return of the wheelchair.

For more information, click here.

Is the show open to the public?

SIAL Canada is a trade show dedicated to professionals in the agri-food industry only.

Can I bring my child?
The show is reserved for adults (18 years and older) and no childcare is available during the event.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed, except for guide dogs for the visually impaired.

We are delighted to be able to welcome you back!
SIAL Canada is concerned about the health of participants (exhibitors, visitors and employees) in the face of the
the global pandemic of COVID-19. The safety of exhibitors and visitors while promoting a comfortable visit is our priority.

Please note that health measures related to the global COVID-19 pandemic are in constant evolution and are frequently modified.

SIAL Canada and the Palais des congrès de Montréal agree on the measures governed by the Public Health of Canada. Thank you for reading carefully the health protocol for SIAL Canada 2022 by clicking HERE.

Frequently asked questions: 
Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the show?
A proof of double dose vaccination by a vaccine recognized in Canada along with a proof of identity will be required to enter the show. Controls will be in place at the entrances.

To consult the conditions of entry to Canada: CLICK HERE
For more information on the vaccination passport: CLICK HERE

Is it mandatory to wear a mask during the event?

In accordance with the Government of Quebec's health regulations, it is mandatory to wear a mask in closed public places. It is therefore mandatory at all times and for everyone, in all areas of the show. 

What are the salon's standards in terms of social distancing?
We recommend that you respect the safety distances (2m or 6 feet).

Are there places to wash my hands regularly?
Hydro-alcoholic gel dispensers will be available at various places in the exhibition as well as washbasins in the Palais des Congrès' sanitary facilities. 

What about the cleaning of the show?
We have put in place a reinforced cleaning of the furniture in the common areas and we are increasing the frequency of waste collection.

Do I have to prepare my badge before entering?
Badges can be picked up at the information booth at the entrance of the show. Remember to bring your confirmation email to facilitate your entry to the show!

How can I register?

Our registration platform will open in February 2022.
You can register online by clicking here

You can pick up your badge at the information point at the entrance of the exhibition.  Don't forget to bring your confirmation email and ID!

I did not receive a confirmation email, what should I do?
If after checking your spam, you cannot find your confirmation email, please contact our visitor coordinator at visitors@expocanadafrance.com

Can I cancel my participation?

You can cancel your participation, however the registration fee is not refundable. Only the purchase of conferences is refundable, for any request made in writing before March 26, 2022. 

Are there discounted rates for groups?

Yes, there are discounted rates for groups of 10 people or more. For more information, please contact our visitor coordinator at visitors@expocanadafrance.com.

I ordered a 3-day badge, can I share it with another person?

Please note that each badge is personal, so it is not possible to share your badge with another person.

How can I book a conference or an activity?

You can book a conference or an activity directly during the registration process. In case of additions or changes, please contact our visitor coordinator at visitors@expocanadafrance.com

Can I buy products directly at the show?

The sale of any type of merchandise, including samples, paid tastings and the collection of values as payment or deposits on orders placed, are prohibited.

Where can I eat during the show?

The Palais des Congrès has a shopping mall with several food outlets nearby.

How much does a booth cost?

You can find our price list here 

How do I book a booth?

To book a booth, please click here

What does "open face" mean?

An open face is a side of your booth that is directly open to an aisle. By default every booth has one open face, but you can reserve a booth with 2, 3 or 4 open faces.

I am a business visitor to Canada, what steps should I take?
All the information you need about your application can be found on the official Citizenship and Immigration Canada website, by clicking here
Citizens of certain countries must have a visa to enter Canada. Consult the list of countries concerned by clicking here.

I am an American citizen. Do I need a passport to enter Canada?
You will find all the official information on the Canadian Government website by clicking here. 

Where can I stay near the event?
As an attendee of the show, you will benefit from discounts in our partner hotels. Click here to book your hotel.


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