Why you need to be at CPMA 2018

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

Our 2018 Convention and Trade Show will take place in Vancouver at the following location:
Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC  V6C 0C3

In the words of our attendees

“CPMA is one of the few “Must Go” events for anyone from the U.S., Mexico or anywhere. It’s THE event that brings key companies and people from all over Canada. What’s more, the CPMA staff go out of their way to be helpful and welcoming - always – epitomizing what makes Canada so “nice” and amazing.” – John Nakaoka, Chualar Inc.

Who will you meet?

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


Buy-Low Foods


Longo Bros. Fruit Markets Inc.


Calgary Co-op


Market Fresh


Canada Safeway


Metro Richelieu Inc.


Colemans Food Centres


Overwaitea Food Group


Costco Wholesale Canada


The Produce People






Farm Boy


Real Canadian Superstore


Fresh Direct


Save On Foods


Freson Market Ltd.


Sobeys National Procurement


Giant Tiger


Sobeys West/Safeway


The Grocery People


Swiss Chalet


Gordon Food Services


T&T Supermarkets


H.Y. Louie


The North West Company


Loblaw Companies Ltd.


Walmart Canada Corp.


(Companies who attended CPMA2017 in Toronto)

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

CPMA members receive special pricing on full delegate passes! To learn more, please visit our registration page.

Attendee Warnings

Attendee Lists
Please be aware that any solicitation trying to sell you the attendee list and contacts is a scam. CPMA has no affiliation with any such companies, and does not make attendee contact information publicly available, in accordance with our privacy policy and Canada’s CASL anti-spam legislation.

Housing Scams
CPMA does not use housing bureaus. Please make all hotel bookings by contacting the hotel directly using the information posted on the convention website.

The chances are quite good that you will receive a fax, email or phone call that offers you cut rate housing for the CPMA Convention and Trade Show. The author’s apparent intent is to convince you that the offer is made on behalf of the CPMA Convention and Trade Show. These companies are NOT representatives of CPMA and its Annual Convention & Trade Show.

International Fair Directory
Should you receive an email or invoice from International Fairs Directory requesting companies verify their show listing and submit payment, please be aware this is fraudulent communication. This guide is an independent publication, and has no affiliation with CPMA and its official exhibitor listings.

The only official exhibitor listing and program for the show is produced through CPMA. Should you have any questions about the legitimacy of any solicitations regarding the CPMA Convention and Trade Show, please contact Nicole Jeffrey at njeffrey@cpma.ca.