Are You Interested in Heading to a Trade Show in 2023?? Keep Reading!
By Kim Burns, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center is recruiting cheesemakers and producers of other specialty dairy products to represent their products at SIAL Canada. As part of a regional value-added dairy pavilion hosted by the NE-DBIC, businesses will benefit from a suite of services and subsidized booth space. Dairy businesses that are currently exporting or are export-ready are encouraged to reach out.
SIAL is Canada’s largest international food and beverage trade show hosted in Toronto from May 9th to May 11th, 2023. It includes a complete range of food products from international producers under one roof which allows buyers to discover the industry’s latest trends and innovations while increasing domestic and international audiences for exhibitors. There will be over 1,200 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries and over 25,000 buyers from all over the world.
By participating in the NE-DBIC pavilion, participants will be provided with a turn-key pavilion booth space, 1:1 complimentary coaching, guidance on show logistics, and assistance in navigating financial assistance programs.
To inquire about participating in this opportunity, visit: agriculture.vermont.gov/dbic/grants/sial-canada-pavilion or contact Laura Ginsburg by email Laura.Ginsburg@vermont.gov or by phone 802-522-2252.
Interested in Heading to Trade Shows in 2023?
As you make your 2023 trade show plans for your food or beverage business (dairy or otherwise!), be sure to check out these sources of funding to help you get there:
- Food Export Northeast’s Branded Program provides financial assistance through Food Export Northeast’s Branded Program, which can provide 50% reimbursement to businesses attending domestic and international tradeshows. Eligible expenses for reimbursement through Food Export Northeast may include hotel, air transportation, printing, design fees, shipping fees, and more. Learn more and apply now to secure funds for 2023! Visit: https://www.foodexport.org/our-programs/market-promotion/branded-program
Trade Show Assistance Grants (TSAG) provide Vermont agriculture and forestry businesses with funds to identify, plan, exhibit and sell their Vermont products at out-of-state trade shows or virtual trade shows that target out-of-state buyers. Businesses may request 50% reimbursement for eligible trade show expenses, up to $5,000. The application will open later this year. To learn more, visit: agriculture.vermont.gov/grants/tradeshow