Canadian Packaging

Packaging Events Calendar

Conferences, seminars, trade shows, training and more for companies involved in the packaging industry.

June 25, 2018
by Canadian Packaging Staff


June 27-29
Tokyo: in-Pharma Japan 2018, the 12th international pharmaceutical ingredients expo, at Tokyo Big Sight. By Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. More information at

June 27-30
Taipei, Taiwan: Taipei Pack 2018, international packaging industry trade fair, at the Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall. By the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and the Chinese Taipei Packaging Association. More information available at

June 30 – July 2
New York, NY: Summer Fancy Food Show 2018, the largest specialty food industry trade event in North America, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. By the Specialty Food Association. More information available HERE.

July 9-12
Montreal: Canadian Seed Growers’ Association AGM, at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal. More information at

July 11-13
Shanghai, Chain: ProPak China 2018, is China’s premier trade exhibition for processing and packaging technologies, at the SNIEC Pudong Shanghai. By Allworld Exhibitions. More information available at

July 15-18
Chicago: IFT18, brings together science of food professionals from around the world: research and design, ingredients, safety and quality, technology, equipment, processing, packaging, manufacturing, suppliers and buyers, policy makers, and academics. At McCormick Place. More information at

July 16-17
Penticton, B.C.: 19th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference & Tradeshow, semi-annual trade show that offers opportunities to learn about leading edge research and technology for vineyards and wineries, learn and get advice on new products, supplies, and equipment. At the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. More information at

July 22-24
Orlando, Florida: 43rd Annual Chicken Marketing Summit. Event will provide attendees with the tools they need to react to disruption in the poultry marketplace. Teaching you to do more than just react, industry experts will offer insights for how to improve your business and overcome the disruption.
Presented by WATT Global Media and the National Chicken Council. At the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. More information at

July 29-31
Las Vegas, Nevada: Cosmoprof North America 2018, is called the single-most important networking opportunity in the U.S. for all sectors of the global beauty industry, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. By the Professional Beauty Association. More information at

August 2-4
Lahore, Pakistan: Plasti & Pack Pakistan—International Plastic and Packaging Industry Exhibition, 16th annual edition of the international plastic and packaging industry event, at the International Expo Centre Lahore. By Pegasus Consultancy Private Ltd. More information at

August 2-5
Cleveland: 2018 FOHBC, National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo, at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown. By the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and the Ohio Bottle Club. For more information, click HERE. (

August 10-11
Halifax. Nova Scotia: Halifax Seaport Beerfest. Atlantic Canada’s largest gathering of craft beer, specialty, import and cider with breweries and agents representing over 110 producers will be on hand to sample and discuss over 300 unique products. At Cunard Centre. More information at

August 12-15
San Diego, California: Brewing Summit 2018, beer brewing industry trade show event discussing the latest insights and innovations, with engineering insights, new developments in quality procedures, recipes to try, technical sessions, networking events, and more. Presented by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. At the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. More information at

August 12-17
Montreal: 18th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition (IBS 2018), brings together diverse research and applications of biotechnology under one roof. The symposium will provide a unique, international forum for the exchange of ideas and cross-pollination among peers, combined with a social program to facilitate networking and discover Canada’s cultural capital. By the National Research Council of Canada, McGill University, the University of Waterloo, and BIOTECanada. At the Palais des congrès de Montréal. More information at

August 19
Toronto: Annual Wild Blueberry Festival at Evergreen Brick Works, a public event to learn more about blueberries: taste and purchase. More information at

August 29-30
Sydney, Australia: ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo 2018, premiere event for the cleaning industry in Oceania brings together 100s of cleaning industry professionals from across the region for two days of networking and educational opportunities, and will showcase the latest innovative cleaning products and equipment. At the International Convention Centre Sydney. More information at–hygiene-expo-2018.html.

September 2-4
London, United Kingdom: Speciality & Fine Food Fair, the UK’s leading industry showcase of fine food and drink. At Olympia London. More information at

September 5-6
New York City: ADF (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum) & PCD (Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design) New York 2018. Both by Easyfairs Group. At Metropolitan Pavilion. To register, go to:

September 10-11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: AWA IMLCON (International In-Mold Labeling Conference & Exhibition) 2018, by AWA (Alexander Watson Associates). At Novotel Amsterdam City. To register, go to:

September 10-13
Melbourne, Australia: Fine Food Australia, a trade exhibition for the foodservice and retail industry that showcases the latest products, an unveiling of new ideas, and a demonstration of new techniques by food industry leaders. At the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. More information at

September 12-15
Baltimore, Maryland: Organic at Expo East, features board meeting, annual membership meeting, annual leadership awards celebration, all-things organic conference, organic stakeholders meeting, and more. At the Baltimore Convention Center. Presented by the Organic Trade Association. More information at

September 13-16
Toronto: CHFA East 2018. This year’s natural health industry event is about “Connecting the Industry”, featuring over 1000 exhibiting companies and products that will interest retailers. Presented by the Canadian Health Food Association. At the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. More information at

September 13-16
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: PEI International Shellfish Festival, Canada’s largest shellfish festival showcases PEI’s shellfish, offering culinary delights, live cooking demos and authentic island experiences hosted by celebrity and local island chefs. At the Charlottetown Events Grounds. More information at

September 15-18
Weifang City, China: ABIC 2018 (Agricultural Bioscience International Conference), a global meeting which promotes innovation in bioscience to ensure sustainable food, feed, fibre and fuel security as the climate changes, featuring scientists, policy makers, industry leaders, and other relevant professionals presenting the latest scientific advances in agricultural bioscience, discussing future directions of the technology, for the purpose of making our life better through technology. Co-organized by Peking University and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. More information at

September 15-20
Munich, Germany: iba 2018, global-leading trade show for bakery, confectionery and snacks. At Fairground Munich. More information at

September 24-25
Toronto: The 2018 Canadian Coffee & Tea Show, industry expo for independent café owners, restaurateurs, foodservice operators, distributors, franchise operators, and buyers from all sectors of the industry. At the Toronto Congress Centre. Organized by Fulcrum Events, Inc. More information at

September 25-27
Montreal: PAC To The Future II, “Retail Reinvented”, conference by PAC Packaging Consortium with presentations, interactive workshops and networking for packaging industry leaders and decision-makers, at the Hotel Omni Mount Royal. More information at

September 25-27
Chicago: Labelexpo Americas 2018, the largest event for the label and package printing industry in the Americas. At the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. More information at

September 27-29
Mumbai, India: Annapoorna World of Food India, 13th edition B2B platform for the Indian food & beverage market; organized by Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Part of ANUGA. At the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center. More information at

October 1-2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Seafood Expo Dubai, 12th expo – connecting with the Middle East & Africa’s Seafood Market meeting key personnel from seafood processing and seafood products manufacturing plants and industries – some 5,000 buyers from over 50 countries. Meet the people who play an important role in making decisions on future investments and the organizations that back the seafood industry. More information at

October 1-2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Halal Expo 2018 Dubai, an opportunity to learn more about business opportunities in the Middle East Halal industry. More information available at

October 12-13
Greenville, South Carolina: Automotive Packaging Summit 2018, packaging for the automotive industry, at Clemson University. By Pregis LLC. More information at

October 14-17
Chicago: PACK EXPO International 2018, packaging technologies exhibition by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Concurrently with Healthcare Packaging EXPO. Both at the McCormick Place. To register, go to:

October 15-16
Niagara Falls, Canada: AWC EAST 2018, Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference. At the Hilton/Fallsview. More information at

October 20-21
Calgary: Gluten-Free Expo Calgary, Canada’s largest gluten-free event, open to the public. At the Big Four Building. More information at

October 21-23
London, United Kingdom: Cereals & Grains 18. Presented by the AACC International, the event is meant to advance the understanding and knowledge of cereal grain science and its product development applications through research, leadership, education, superior technical service, and advocacy.At the Hilton London Metropole. More information at

October 23-24
Toronto: Grocery Innovations Canada, the premier, must-attend B2B grocery and specialty food trade show, bringing together all facets of the grocery trade together under one roof. By the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. At the Toronto Congress Centre. More information at

October 23-27
Mumbai, India: 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology, featuring programmes bringing together researchers, academicians, professionals, policy makers and the food scientists and industries fraternity to cover the latest advances in the understanding of food in all its manifestations like food safety, food security, regulations, innovations in food processing, hygienic design and engineering, frontier areas in food science & technology, novel food products, markets and consumer preferences and much more of the latest of cutting edge technologies in each sector. At the CIDCO Exhibition Centre. More information at

October 24-25
Toronto: 9th Annual Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit, event to help companies involved in the food industry comply with changes to food regulations, including labeling requirements, traceability, SFCA, FSMA, help in overcoming barriers to import/export, and clarify definitions of natural and organic. At the Old Mill. Presented by the Strategy Institute. More information at

October 29 – November 1
Dallas, Texas: ISSA/INTERCLEAN Dallas 2018, a trade show dedicated to facility cleaning solutions. Presented by the International Sanitary Supply Association. At the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. More information at

November 5-7
Atlanta, Georgia: Poultry Tech Summit, conference showcasing innovative technologies ready for future application in poultry live production, processing and supply chain. The conference will also connect entrepreneurs with technology experts and financiers looking for projects to fund. At the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference. A Watt Global Media event. More information at

November 5-8
Taipei, China: ICC International Conference “Grains for Wellbeing”, featuring conferences, plenary speeches, keynote speeches, technical oral and poster reports to thoroughly discuss the quality and safety of grain products, the functional components of grains, the processing of functional grain products as well as the balance between the joy, nutrition and health related to grain desserts. Presented by the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology. At the The Howard Civil Service International House. More information at

November 14-15
Montreal: PACKEX Montreal 2018, under the name of Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2018 (ADM), the biennial Canadian national packaging, food process, material handling & logistics show featuring packaging technologies, equipment & resources, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. Held concurrently with ATX 2018, Design & Manufacturing 2018, Expoplast Canada 2018 trade shows. Sponsored by UBM Canon. More information at

November 16-18
Gatineau, Quebec: Congrès annuel de l’Association des détaillants en alimentation du Québec, annual conference to meet, share and do business with retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and food industry partners. By the Quebec Food Retailers Association, representing food retailers in Quebec. At the Hilton Lac-Leamy. More information at

November 26-29
Paris, France: Emballage 2018, international trade show for packaging, processing, printing and handling, at the Paris-Nord Villepinte. By Comexposium. More information available HERE.

November 29 – December 1
Worli, India: 6th World Tea & Coffee Expo, trade show for innovations in tea, coffee and allied sectors. At the Nehru Centre, Worli. More information at


January 12-13
Vancouver: Gluten-Free Expo Vancouver, Canada’s largest gluten public free event, sample, shop and save on hundreds of gluten-free products while learning from leading experts. At the Vancouver Convention Centre. More information at

February 12-14
Atlanta, Georgia: The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2019, a collaboration of three shows: International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and the International Poultry Expo, representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). For more information about the IPPE, visit

February: dates TBD
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: Eastern Canadian Fisheries Expo 2019, brings together key buyers from across the region, featuring expo showcasing onboard & onshore fishing and harvesting equipment, fish processing and transportation, vessel design and construction and more, at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre. By Master Promotions Ltd. More information available (and forthcoming) at

March 26-28
Chicago: ProFood Tech 2019, bringing together food and beverage professionals, the biennial show offers the latest trends and technologies in food processing, at McCormick Place. Produced in partnership by PMMI, Koelnmesse, and the International Dairy Foods Association. More information at

April 24-25
Toronto: 2020 Vision, a table top trade show and conference organized by the Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association and AICC Canada – The Independent Packaging Association at the Pearson Convention Center in Brampton – featuring key industry members and suppliers from across North America. 
To register as an attendee for the event, click HERE. To register as an exhibitor, click HERE.

May 3-4
Montreal: CHFA Québec 2019, event dedicated to natural health retailers and health practitioners, Palais des congrès de Montréal. By the Canadian Health Food Association. More information at

June 4-6
Toronto: PACKEX Toronto 2019, the biennial show is called Canada’s national packaging, food process, material handling & logistics trade show, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Held under the banner of Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2019 (ADM), along with ATX 2019, Design & Manufacturing 2019, PLAST-EX 2019 and Powder & Bulk Solids 2019 trade shows. At the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. By UBM Canon. More information at

September 24-27
Brussels, Belgium: Labelexpo Europe 2019, the world’s largest event for the label and package printing industry at the Brussels Expo. By the Tarsus Group. Information to be available at


May 7-13
Düsseldorf, Germany: interpack 2020, global trade fair for packaging technologies by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. At Messe Düsseldorf fairgrounds. Contact Messe Düsseldorf (Canada) at (416) 598-1524 for information on participating as part of the Canadian Pavilion or as individual exhibitor. For more general information and registration, go to:

June 16-26
Düsseldorf, Germany: drupa 2020, a global-leading trade show for print and cross-media solution held every four years at Messe Düsseldorf. More information at

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