emplacementPalais des Congrès, MONTREAL
May 15 to 17 2024

Hosted Buyer Program

An exclusive program for all our exhibitors
SIAL Canada offers all exhibitors the opportunity to participate in its Buyer Program. This program allows participants to meet with high-level American, Canadian and international buyers who are specifically interested in doing business with them.
Your products are not already FDA compliant? Our expert will accompany you free of charge in the steps to prepare your products to be sold on the American market.

The programs

This program, exclusive to SIAL Canada, co-organized with IMEX and offered in partnership with the Association of Food Industries (AFI), is designed to provide an exceptional service to those looking to expand their business in the U.S. by introducing them to U.S. buyers and importers.


The International Buyers Program is organized by SIAL, and supported by the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). This program allows all SIAL exhibitors to meet buyers and importers from around the world.
Available to all SIAL exhibitors, the Canadian Buyers Program gives you the opportunity to meet with members of the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and United Grocers Inc (UGI).

100% satisfaction rate among buyers
+800 business meetings in 2023
2 out of 3 appointments led to a sale

How to participate?

The Hosted Buyer Program in 3 steps

Registration process

1 – Register for free on our matchmaking platform. Fill in your exhibitor profile and your availability to meet buyers at the show (link coming soon).

2 – Buyers interested in your company will submit meeting requests.

3 – Plan your meetings: you’ll receive your personalized meeting schedule and tips on how to prepare for your meetings.

Program Partners