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The CRFA Show is the leading foodservice and hospitality event in Canada. 
A comprehensive forum of industry products, the CRFA Show attracts thousands of industry professionals and puts them face to face with exhibitors showcasing all their latest products. From new trends in foodservice through to the latest in energy efficient equipment, the CRFA Show is overflowing with fresh ideas to help promote, grow and manage your business.

  • 12,000 industry professionals
  • 1,200 exhibit booths
  • dozens of chef demos and business seminars
  • food and beverage
  • equipment and smallwares
  • technology and services

The one-stop marketplace approach of the CRFA Show connects you with food distributors, equipment manufacturers, foodservice suppliers and dealers, among others - saving you time and money and giving you unparalleled access to new ideas, products and services.


The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has been dedicated to the prosperity and growth of Canada’s $65-billion foodservice sector for 70 years. With 30,000 members across the country, we know what industry executives and professionals, chefs and restaurateurs, want in a trade show.

As an exhibitor, you will connect with thousands of qualified buyers who come each year to see “who’s who” and sample “what’s new” in the industry. And, you’ll be part of an exciting event – with workshops, awards, competitions, networking events and culinary demos -- that attracts influential chefs and industry leaders from across the country!

If you are a distributor, manufacturer, supplier or dealer, you won’t want to miss Canada’s foodservice event of the year.

CRFA offers more opportunities to connect with customers than any other show:

  • Meet up to 13,000 industry professionals from across the country
  • Meet attendees from 77% of the top 100 foodservice companies in Canada
  • Interact with qualified buyers -- 72% of attendees make/influence the buying decision!
  • Demonstrate and sample all your new and existing products
  • Network with current customers
  • Participate in feature areas highlighting products from Ontario, coffee and tea, the new beverage alcohol pavilion, and more

About CRFA:

Since its founding in 1944, the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association has grown to more than 30,000 members across the country.  Through advocacy, research, member savings and industry events, we help our members in every Canadian community grow and prosper.   CRFA members represent every sector of Canada’s vibrant and innovative foodservice industry, including restaurants, bars, cafeterias, coffee shops, and contract and social caterers.  We also welcome suppliers to our industry as associate members of CRFA.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the CRFA Show 2014 - Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 03/02/2014 - 03/04/2014
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 03/02/2014 - 03/04/2014
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Sun, 10am-5pm; Mon & Tues, 9am-5pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Food / Beverage, Restaurant Supply
Estimated Attendance: 13,000
Audience: Foodservice Industry Professionals
Notes: Past Attendee Statistics:
70% of Canada's top 100 foodservice companies attend the CRFA Show
Over 800 qualified buyers from Canada's top 100
70% of attendees have a direct influence on buying decisions, and more than 3,600 make the final decision
Meeting suppliers is the #1 reason attendees come to the CRFA Show
88% say they came to see new products, 80% to pick up new ideas and 71% to meet suppliers
88% of attendees would recommend the show to industry colleagues
80% of exhibitors rated their results as excellent, very good or good (up from 2011)
Venue: Direct Energy Centre Exhibition Place
Venue Phone: (416) 263-3000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:1,200 Booths
Show Owner:Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA)
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Special opportunities to promote your brand:
As an exhibitor you can feature your brand with sponsorship opportunities at the show, our executive breakfast and our industry cocktail party. You can sponsor industry seminars and workshops, culinary demos by celebrity chefs, competitions and much more. CRFA offers many levels of sponsorship for you to choose from.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Non-Member $2,595 + HST   Electricity: n/a
10' x 10' Member $2,445 + HST   Water: n/a
Additional Booth - Members and Non-Members $2,445 + HST   Generator: n/a
Corner booth rate with exposure on two sides $195 + HST per corner   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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