The Trade Commissioner Service at the Embassy of Canada to Qatar is pleased to inform you that the Qatari Ministry of Municipality and Environment will be organizing the next edition of AgriteQ and EnviroteQ from 17 to 21 March 2020 at the Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre. 

The 2020 edition of the event will comprise 4 dedicated exhibition zones, covering all the 4 fields of practice under the Ministry’s mandate, including:

·          AgriteQ: agricultural products, equipment and technology

·          FoodteQ: all aspects of the agro-food industry

·          VeteQ: all aspects of animals and farming

·          EnviroteQ: environmental equipment and technologies

For this edition, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment of Qatar is offering Canadian companies free participation, including the exhibition space and stand build up. Besides the show, the Embassy’s Trade Commissioner will organize an additional program that will include B2B meetings, visits and networking activities.

Considering the limited free exhibition spaces being offered by the Ministry of Municipality, we will allocate registrations on a first come first serve basis.

More information    Space Request form 

Whole Foods Market’s top product trends predictions for 2020

Meat-plant blends, new varieties of flour, West African foods, and zero-proof drinks are among the key areas Whole Foods Market says could take off in 2020.

Here’s a look at the organic grocer’s forecast for on-the-rise flavours, culinary influences and more:

  1. Everything Butters & Spreads
  2. Foods from West Africa
  3. Meat Plant Blends
  4. Out of the Box, Into the Fridge Snacking
  5. Zero-Proof Drinks                                                   READ MORE HERE 

Annual Industry Conference
Moncton November 20, 2019

Thank you to all who attended our annual conference. It was  very enlightening an educational day!  Here are the links to the presentations.

Kathleen Sullivan- Food & Beverage Canada
Tammy Brideau- Food & Beverage Atlantic
Norm Purdy- PCX Advisors
Jody Crowther-  Arthur J. Gallagher
Jana Sobey- Sobeys

EU Capacity Building Workshops were held in Charlottetown, Moncton and St-John's in September 2019.  Here are the links to the Presentations shared during these sessions:


Announces Export Market Access Program and E-Tools for Exporting funding programs now open for applications.
See revised guide here and for E-tools
For more information: Lauren Caines 

Agriculture & Agri-Foods delivers a variety of funding programs. AGPAL is a web based discovery tool developed to help find the federal, provincial and territorial programs that specifically apply to them. 

April 1, 2018 new Federal programs come into effect to help support sector growth.

For more information 

Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy

SIAL Canada
April 15 - 17, 2020
Montreal, QC

Food and Beverage Atlantic, working jointly with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island, is seeking Atlantic Canadian companies to attend SIAL Canada in Montreal, Quebec from April 15 to 17, 2020. SIAL is now the only event of its scale in Canada, with more than 1000 national and international exhibitors hosting over 18,500 buyers from Canada, the U.S., and over 50 other countries.

This project is being supported by the Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy, a partnership between the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provincial governments.

SIAL Canada is the only national trade show that offers a complete range of food products under one roof to meet customers’ expectations. Buyers and decision makers across the whole industry, from grocery, wholesale and specialty retail to foodservice and manufacturing, will converge to uncover the hottest trends, latest product launches and the industry’s vision for the future.

The 2019 SIAL Canada Show in Toronto had over 18,500 professional buyers from over 60 countries, and there were over 1000 exhibitors from these countries. The top 5 of the 60 plus countries and regions visiting SIAL include Canada, United States, Mexico, the European Union and China.

Read more here 

Tammy Brideau, Food & Beverage Atlantic
(From Food & Beverage Canada October Newsletter)
With less than a year behind her as Executive Director at Food & Beverage Atlantic, Tammy Brideau is making a big impact in the Atlantic region. The industry is an important economic driver with about 20,000 diverse food businesses and export sales exceeding $6.1 billion in 2017.

Tammy says the key to building a successful food and beverage industry is in partnerships and good communications. She cites the excellent relationship with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and partnerships such as the CTV News Atlantic segment, What’s For Dinner, that showcases members weekly.

Not unlike the rest of the country, labour supply and workforce development is a top priority in Atlantic Canada. As a member and Director with Food and Beverage Canada, Tammy can rely on the organization to find policy and program solutions that will work for her members.

One of Tammy’s greatest assets is her willingness to meet with people and businesses in the region and what she learns is making Food & Beverage Atlantic a top performing organization. To learn more about Food & Beverage Atlantic contact Tammy Brideau.

Food & Beverage Atlantic

36 Albert Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 1A9

(506) 857-4255


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