April 4-7, 2022 - new dates

Barcelona, Spain

The Canadian Food Exporters Association would like to invite you to participate in Alimentaria taking place at the Gran Via Venue in Barcelona, Spain from April 4-7, 2022 (new dates).

Alimentaria is the leading food, drinks, and gastronomy fair in Spain and the Mediterranean arc and an international benchmark for the sector. Held bi-annually in Barcelona, this trade fair attracts over 150,000 buyers from around the world. In addition to the exhibition this event also hosts conferences, discussions and business networking events which provides further value-added opportunities.

Trade professionals from the following industry visit Alimentaria (in no specific order):

  • Importers & exporters
  • Distributors & wholesalers
  • Contract catering / for travelers / food services
  • Hotel chains / hotels
  • Restaurant chains/ restaurants
  • Central buying groups
  • Online sales
  • Supermarket chains / retailers

You can learn more about this show at this link

The cost to participate with the CFEA in a 9sqm stand is CDN $5,050.00 for members and CDN $10,100.00 for non-members. The Canada branded stand will include the following: information counter with company name, table, chairs, shelves, graphic panel, wastebasket, electrical outlet, and storage area.

Note: If you are not a CFEA member and would like to access the member rate, you can apply online for membership at and pay the annual fee of CDN $565.00. Only companies producing products in Canada are eligible to participate in this event and for membership in the CFEA.

Benefits of participating with the CFEA:

  • Reduction in your space, travel and shipping costs (members only)
  • Full-service event coordination and dedicated onsite assistance through the CFEA
  • Opportunity to showcase your products to International buyers
  • Network with other Canadian companies and Embassy/Consulate Staff

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you!

Travel/Shipment Reimbursement Details (for CFEA members only): upon completion of the event,you will be provided with a claim form to apply for the reimbursement of your travel and shipping expenses. The reimbursement will consist of 50% of an economy class airfare up to a maximum reimbursement of CDN $900.00 (maximum 2 per company), a per diem of CDN $212.50 per day up to a maximum of 7 days (maximum 2 per company) and a partial reimbursement of your sample shipment expenses (up to a maximum of $400.00).

It is important to keep the following documentation for the claim process: a copy of your airline itinerary that shows the travel dates and price paid for the ticket, boarding passes, and a shipment invoice. You will also be required to provide proof of payment (credit card statement or cancelled cheques) for all expenses. Cash payments are not permitted. NOTE: If you fly premium economy or business you will be expected to provide an economy ticket mock up along with the paid ticket and the reimbursement will be based on whichever is lower.

The above travel reimbursement is contingent on the Government of Canada lifting the travel ban. Should the ban still be in place reimbursement policy will be revised.

Funding for this program is provided by
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s
AgriMarketing Program