emplacementPalais des Congrès, MONTREAL
May 15 to 17 2024

SIAL Innovation

Reveal your innovations to the world!
SIAL Innovation offers an exceptional showcase of global trends and innovations in the food and beverage industry.
This unique international competition recognizes the best innovations in food and non-food products, such as packaging and containers.
10 finalists | 4 big winners | 94% exhibitor’s satisfaction rate

Grand Winners 2023

Gold Award

Congratulations to MILLENNIA TEA INC for their product FROZEN SUPERFOOD TEA, a raw organic tea made from
camelia sinesis with flash freezing preserving nutrients.
Why this product? Selected for the new format and functional benefit of flash frozen raw tea.

Silver Award

from Yumgo by Alternative Kitchen, a plant-based range
allergen-free powdered egg substitute in a resealable pack.
Why this product? Selected for the full plant-based egg
substitute range for foodservice

Bronze Award

Congratulations to LA PRESSERIE for their line COLD
PRESSED COKTAILS MIXERS, a frozen mocktail base with
cold-pressed ingredients.
Why this product? Selected for the frozen to seal in
freshness of ingredients, and the wide range of cocktail

Own The Change Award

INC. (KAT) for their sustainable product SHAPED
ALUMINUM BOTTLES for beverages using less aluminium.
Why this product? Selected for process that uses less aluminum for shaped bottles with process that makes it accessible for smaller brands.


SIAL Innovation 2023 Prizes

orGold Award: A $10,000 grant in products or services will be offered by Nielsen, and a 100sq. ft. barestand booth for SIAL Montreal 2024



argentSilver Award: A $5,000 grant in products or services will be offered by Nielsen, and a 50sq.ft. barestand booth for SIAL Montreal 2024



bronzeBronze Award: A $5,000 grant in products or services will be offered by Nielsen



durableOwn The Change Award: Two vouchers of $1,500 off two internship units at Mitacs for a R&D project worth $15,000 per internship.

Jury 2023

The independent jury is made up of food industry experts from around the world. They examine the innovative qualities of the products and judge the relevance of the new benefit the product offers to the consumer or industry. Winners are selected based on these criteria: packaging, manufacturing process, merchandising and recipe, technology, etc…

Jo-Ann McArthur
Jury President & Food Innovation Expert
Xavier Terlet
Managing Director
Jury President
Dana McCauley
David Smart
VP, Business Development
Fred Wall
Vice President Marketing and Digital Agriculture
Isabelle Marquis
Senior Food Strategist
Sustainable Development Expert
Jenny Longo
Senior Director of Private Brands, Culinary Innovation, and Central Kitchen
John Higgins
Chef in Residence, Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts
Julianne Curran
VP, Market Innovation
Kate Barlow
Senior Industry Development Officer, Market and Industry Services Branch
Melanie Houssin
Associate Publisher & Western Account Manager
Michael Von Massow
OAC Chair in Food System Leadership
Mike Kagan
VP Sales & Marketing
Nicolas Trentesaux
Managing Director, SIAL Network
Troy Taylor
VP Strategic Development

SIAL Innovation 2023

Discover the 10 finalists!

Why participate?

Innovation is the DNA of SIAL events around the world, and North America is no exception. SIAL Innovation showcases the world’s most innovative products, ensuring attendees experience the upcoming trends in the food and beverage industry.

Maximize your participation by generating additional traffic to your booth and benefit from international media coverage.

Try to win one of the prestigious SIAL Innovation Grand Prix!
The winning product will be displayed at all SIAL events worldwide, and will receive international recognition through the World Champion Tour.

Terms of participation

SIAL Innovation is reserved for SIAL Canada 2023 exhibitors (individuals or members of a group who have registered as exhibitors), who may present one or more products, each of which must meet the following criteria

  • Must provide edible or non-edible food products from the agri-food industry and have been created or launched on the market after April 2022, in their country of origin or in any other country
  • Participants guarantee that their products comply with the legislation of the country of origin or the country in which they are located.
  • Registration fee, $150 +tx per product.
  • Click here to read the 2023 rules of the operation
SIAL Innovation in 4 steps
  1. Submit your products for the competition by March 24th, through the platform and pay $150 +tx entry fee. Reserved for exhibitors under contract from 2023.
  2. In early April, the jury will select the finalists from a shortlist of the best innovations.
  3. The ten finalists will be announced on social networks and to the press one month before the show.
  4. The jury announces the winners of the gold, silver, bronze and sustainable categories during an official ceremony in front of the main players of the food industry

Partners of the 2023 edition