Why you need to be at CPMA 2017

The Annual Convention & Trade Show is CPMA’s keystone event and Canada’s largest event dedicated to the fruit and vegetable industry. The event provides a unique forum for industry leaders to enhance their business opportunities in Canada through an exceptional combination of education and networking opportunities. CPMA’s Annual Convention and Trade Show attracts over 3000 participants from all segments of the produce supply chain and showcases produce from around the world.

In the words of our attendees

“As a new member of the CPMA, I was absolutely blown away by the annual convention and trade show in Calgary. Not only were my expectations completely met, they were exceeded in every capacity. Every single person that I had met representing the CPMA, treated me like we had known each other for a very long time; the sense of a tight knit family is very evident.” – Jared Burns, EncoreFX Inc.

“For packaging suppliers, this show is an excellent value, especially to see packaging designs ‘in action‘. – David Andrews, Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association

Who will you meet?

Buyers from major retail chains and foodservice distributors, including those listed below, typically participate in our event:


Canada Safeway


Colemans Food Centres


Costco Wholesale Canada




Federated Co-op


Gordon Food Service (GFS)


Grocery People Ltd. (The)




Loblaw Companies Ltd


Longo Bros. Fruit Markets Inc.


Metro Richelieu Inc.


Produce People Ltd. (The)


Safeway Group


Save On Foods


Sobeys National Procurement


T & T Supermarkets


Walmart Canada Corp


Whole Foods Market


Attendees included all major stakeholders in the produce supply chain, with one out of three visitors
representing the retail/wholesale and foodservice sectors.

2016 Attendee Breakdown

* Information from 2016 Calgary Convention & Trade Show Exhibitor Survey