Join all of grocery – retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and suppliers and more over two days on October 25 & 26, 2022 at the Toronto Congress Centre, North Building (650 Dixon Road). There is over 110,000 sq. ft. of trade exhibition space, 50+ exhibits, 850+ companies, and 5,600+ attendees.

The theme, A World of Opportunities: More Trade. More Tastes. More Trends. Ensures there is something for everyone!

Networking opportunities

There are free networking opportunities to reconnect with colleagues and grow sales. Exhibitors will offer GIC only trade show specials and discounts for attendees, while retailers are granted a FREE trade show ticket. The opening reception on Monday, Oct. 24 welcomes all exhibitors and attendees; and the first day of the event, Tuesday, Oct. 25 is open to all GIC ticket holders, exhibitors, and attendees. The CFIG annual general meeting will be held that first day, followed by the must-see Grocery Code Panel discussion with Diane Brisebois, Retail Council of Canada; Ron Lemaire, Canadian Produce Marketing Association; Michael Graydon, Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada, and moderated by CFIG’s Gary Sands. All grocery industry should be at this discussion to hear about what this code will mean for their businesses.

All the trade show education sessions on the Interac Insights & Innovations Stage are free for all trade show ticket holders, and provides invaluable data, and information around key drivers in grocery.

Discover innovations

GIC is a show to treasure hunt. Right when you walk in, there are new product showcase displays featuring the latest trends and innovations hitting grocery. These showcases will be judged by trade media to pick the Top 10 in Grocery winners. Winners will be declared at the Merchandising Excellence Awards on Tues. Oct. 25 in front of the industry. All attendees with tickets to the trade show can attend the awards and network.

There is the Sustainability Sentral Pavilion, featuring the latest in green and environmentally focused products/services; along with the First Timers’ Pavilion and the Choose Ontario Pavilion for all the SMEs, and locally grown products.

Exclusive sessions & speakers

Dragons’ Den star Arlene Dickinson will be among some of the speakers headlining Wednesday, Oct. 26, sharing her insights on marketing. Also hear from experts on staffing, supply chain, and never-before-seen data on key categories and what’s going on in the sector. Kick off with the grocery panel discussion with Tony Chapman, featuring Erin Higdon, AGD; Jamie Nelson, Pattison Food Group; and Christy McMullen, Summerhill Market. What’s keeping them up at night?

The Independent Grocer of the Year Gala later that evening will celebrate the best grocers across the country in several awards given to the top scoring retailers in the program across several categories. It’s a chance for the industry to gather and connect.



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