Exhibitor Manual

We are so excited that you are joining us at The Grocery Innovations Canada!

Welcome 2024 Exhibitors!

Take a look below at our Exhibitor Checklist and find key information to help you have a successful event. It is important that every team member reviews the information in the manual, so be sure to share this link with your colleagues so they can be prepared for The GIC Show as well.

Show Dates & Times

Show Hours

Tuesday October 29, 2024
11:00am – 4:30pm

Wednesday October 30, 2024
11:00am – 4:00pm


Sunday, October 27, 2024
8:00am – 5:00pm

Monday, October 28, 2024
8:00am – 5:00pm


Wednesday, October 30, 2024
11:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday, October 31, 2024
8:00am – 11:00am

Floor Plan

GIC Show Management reserves the right to rearrange exhibitors or adjust the floor plan to accommodate the best interest of the Show. The floor plan maintained by Show Management is the official floor plan. Changes may occur at any time to accommodate Show needs.

Retailer Connect Program

Complimentary with all booth packages! Retailer Connect will give you an opportunity to pre-book meetings with Retailers, Wholesalers and Distributors as well as other participating exhibitors at your booth or at the Retailer Connect Meeting Rooms, using our innovative and improved GIC mobile app. Get your booth today!

Parking & Directions


Toronto Congress Centre – NORTH Building
650 Dixon Road, Toronto, M9W 1J1


Over 6,000 FREE parking spaces with 2 major access points from either 650 Dixon Road or 1020 Martin Grove Road.

Show Management

Grocery Innovation Canada is operated by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers located at the following address:


105 Gordon Baker Road #401
North York, ON L1K 2Y4

Rolster Taylor

Director of Sales & Operations

Tyson Smith

Account Representative

Cindy Suh

Trade Show Operations Coordinator

Badge Identification

Attendee badges have been colour-coded so Exhibitors can more readily identify their customers.

The following colours will be used for different attendee:





Suppliers & Services


Services Included with your Exhibiting Costs

Exhibit Hall Décor

Your exhibit space will be framed with an 8’ back drape and 3’ side drape in the Grocery Innovations Canada – Show Colour (drape) is black with Tuxedo (black/white) Aisle Carpet.

Material Handling

Including all equipment and labour necessary to transport your exhibit from the ramp to your booth location as quickly and efficiently as possible. This does not include blanket wrapping, unskidding or spotting your booth material. It also does not include material handling for your cold storage goods. Material requiring a forklift with a load greater than 4000 lbs. may be subject to a surcharge by the official transportation company.


Including removal and return of empty crates & storage labels to identify each crate or box.

Complimentary Exhibitor VIP Retail Passes

Complimentary Exhibitor VIP Retail passes are available for you to invite retailers as your guests. *Please note any guest passes that are given to non-retailers will have their passes cancelled. This function is available through the registration site.

Food Bank

Donations will be picked up following show close by the Second Harvest. Second Harvest may also have a booth located on the trade show floor.

Clean Up stations

There will be clean up stations located throughout the trade show floor. Please speak to a CFIG floor representative on-site for specific locations.

Hot oil disposal

Available if needed


Available if needed

Contact Us

To Exhibit

Rolster Taylor, Director of Sales Rtaylor@cfig.ca

Tyson Smith, Account Representative TSmith@cfig.ca

Cindy Suh, Trade operations coordinator Csuh@cfig.ca


Suzanne Regimbal, Account Manager SRegimbal@cfig.ca

Irmeli Koskinen, Coordinator IKoskinen@cfig.ca


Laura Collaton, SVP & COO LCollaton@cfig.ca


Nancy Kwon, VP Marketing, Communications Nkwon@cfig.ca

Diana Stevenson, Director, Conference, Events DStevenson@cfig.ca

Our Sponsors

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