Foods and Wines

Spain will be “Country of Honour” at SIAL 2018 in Montreal

SIAL Montreal 2018 – Spain on your plate

May 2-4, 2018 – Palais des Congrès, Montréal

We are very proud to announce that Spain will be the “Country of Honour” for the 15th edition of the SIAL Canada to be held in Montreal from May 2nd to May 4th. Canada is an important market for Spain, with considerable potential, especially with the provisional entry into force of the CETA which represents a significant milestone between Spain and Canada for trade and cooperation. CETA’s benefits include removing customs duties and making Spanish companies more attractive in Canada.

Over the past few years, the bilateral trade relationship in agri-food between Canada and Spain has doubled between 2013 and 2017. Some of our products such as olives from Spain hold a very large market share of 40% and this success can be observed in some of our most iconic products such as: Extra Virgin Olive Oil import increased over 400% since 2013. Another is our Jamón Ibérico coming from acorn-fed Iberian pigs, a unique product and one of the best ambassadors from our pantry.

No wonder Spain is considered as the Orchard of Europe. And, of course, our exquisite pork meats, of which jamón, chorizo and other delicacies have reached record highs with a growth of 1,442% from 2013 to 2017.

As for the wine market, we have become the 5th largest wine supplier to Canada in 2017 with Québec being our main trade partner accounting for more than 1/3 of the Canadian market share.

Canadian consumers are known for their fine palates and there is no doubt that food exports from Spain will continue to strengthen in the Canadian market, with quality being the key for Canadian consumers as they recognize the excellence of our products.

Being the SIAL country of honor for us is a timely acknowledgment as it reaffirms all of the efforts that have brought us to this point. We look forward to seeing you at booth 901 where you will discover the wide variety of products from all corners of Spain, thanks to the 31 companies participating in this magnificent event.

We look forward to seeing at Montreal SIAL 2018.

The Spanish companies that are participating at the 2018 edition:

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