CANADA'S NATIONAL GROCERY SHOW

CANADA'S NATIONAL GROCERY SHOW

 

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GROCERY INNOVATIONS CANADA

Despite today’s digital age, nothing rivals face-to-face communication to establish, build and maintain business relationships. Grocery Innovations Canada is the premier and must-attend B2B grocery & specialty food show of the year! The grocery sector is all about building relationships to grow your business, and this is the only show that brings together all facets of the grocery trade together under one roof. The exhibition floor features over 65,000-sq.-ft. of dedicated pavilions focused on key grocery & specialty categories from front end to back end including equipment, technology, foodservices, garden, financial and insurance.

 

From specialty grocers, to independents to majors chains and warehouse operators, food retailers from across Canada gather annually at the two-day event to grow their business. There are numerous opportunities to network, collaborate and grow. The mornings start with a full program of conference and workshops where both retailers and manufacturers can hear from thought leaders on trends and best practices. In the afternoon, the trade show and events provide another opportunity to collaborate with partners.

 

In addition, the event will offer exhibitors the OPTION to sell on the floor increasing opportunities between trading partners and their suppliers. This show feature creates a great business environment wherein exhibiting companies may choose to offer retailers “Trade Show Specials” which can take various forms such as special price, in-ad coupons, unique merchandising packs, reduced minimums or free shipping to name a few. Don’t delay and exhibit today to open the doors to a new world of growing opportunity.

 

The Team

Tom Barlow

Tom Barlow

President & CEO
Contact
Phone Number: (416) 492-2311
Gary Sands

Gary Sands

Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy
Contact
Phone Number: (416) 492-3261
Email: gsands@cfig.ca
Thomas Shurrie

Thomas Shurrie

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Contact
Phone Number: (416) 492-1802
Email: TShurrie@cfig.ca
Ward Hanlon

Ward Hanlon

Vice President, Member Service
Contact
Fran Nielsen

Fran Nielsen

Vice President, Finance & Administration
Contact
Phone Number: (416) 492-3252
Email: fnielsen@cfig.ca
Nancy Kwon

Nancy Kwon

VP, Marketing & Communications
Contact
Phone Number: (416) 492-1804
Email: nkwon@cfig.ca

 

Rolster Taylor

Rolster Taylor

Director of Sales
Contact
Phone Number: (416) 492-4878
Email: rtaylor@cfig.ca

 

Joe Sawaged

Joe Sawaged

Director, National Account & Bus. Development
Joe Sawaged's Bio
Responsible for managing and growing key National Accounts and CFIG’s portfolio of sponsors. Partnerships are an integral part of what CFIG represents. It’s important to align our independent retailers with companies who can assist our members by staying relevant and competitive in the marketplace. With significant changes taking place in the grocery landscape, it is important to stay informed and ahead of the curve. With Joe’s help you can be up front and centre at both of our Trade Shows, Grocery Innovations Canada, Grocery and Specialty Food West and other key communications throughout the year.

If you are interested in growing your business, give Joe a call and he will discuss the opportunities available.

Contact
Phone Number: (416) 492-1507
Email: jsawaged@cfig.ca
Fun facts
Avid hockey player and team rep for his beer league team.
Fairly handy around the house (but knows his limits).
Recently started mountain biking on and off trails.
Diana Stevenson

Diana Stevenson

Director, Conference and Events
Contacts
Phone Number: (416) 492-4019
Email: dstevenson@cfig.ca
Laura Knetsch

Laura Knetsch

Director of Membership Services & Operations
Jason An

Jason An

Account Representative
Contact
Phone Number: (416) 492-1806
Email: jan@cfig.ca
Andrea Almarza

Andrea Almarza

EA / Accounting Support
Contact
Phone Number: (416) 492-2574
Email: aalmarza@cfig.ca
Jessica Herdsman

Jessica Herdsman

Registration & Membership Coordinator
Contact
Phone Number: (416) 492-5982
Email: jherdsman@cfig.ca

 

Irmeli Koskinen

Irmeli Koskinen

Coordinator, Member Services
Contact
Phone Number: (416) 492-8225
Email: ikoskinen@cfig.ca
Jason Chong

Jason Chong

Designer
Contact
Phone Number: (647) 825-1878
Email: jchong@cfig.ca
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CSS
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Marketing
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Social Media
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