Wyoming organic, natural food companies invited to participate in Canada trade show

(Casper, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Business Council invites Wyoming businesses with a focus on organic, natural and healthy foods to participate in an international trade show in Canada.

Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) East will take place in Toronto on Sept. 13-14.

The event is designed to provide new sales opportunities to U.S. specialty, natural and organic food companies. CHFA East is Canada’s largest conference and trade show for these industries and offers businesses a chance to meet Canada’s industry-leading manufacturers, distributors and brokers face to face.

“As a result of previous inbound and outbound trade missions into the Canadian specialty food market, Canadian buyers have a genuine interest in Western United States food companies. They are excited to preview new niche products,” said Donn Randall, crop and forage program manager at the Wyoming Business Council.

Products at the show must be at least 50 percent U.S. agricultural origin by weight, excluding added water and packaging. Suitable products include, but are not limited to: natural, organic and specialty food products, including beverages, snack foods, consumer ready, processed foods and most products that would be sold in U.S. natural food stores.

Participating companies will receive match-making services from the Western United States Agricultural Trade Associations’ (WUSATA) contractor, who will arrange a minimum of four individualized appointments with key buyers. There will also be a pre-show tour of Toronto’s top retailers on Sept.  12 to introduce businesses to the Canadian health food retail trade.  Companies exhibiting within the WUSATA Pavilion will also receive a $1,000 travel reimbursement for airfare and/or lodging for one traveler only funded by WUSATA.

The cost to participate is $1,450 for a 10’x10’ discounted full-sized booth or $700 for a 3’x10’ partial booth.  Booths will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis according to date of registration and payment received.

Registration for the event ends at 11:59 p.m. on July 11.

For more information about the event, contact Donn Randall at 307.777.6578 or donn.randall@wyo.gov.

The mission of the Wyoming Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council provides assistance for Wyoming businesses and start-ups, helps communities meet their development and diversification needs and recruits firms and industries that complement Wyoming’s assets. For more information, please visitwyomingbusiness.org.

–Provided by the Wyoming Business Council