What’s on in October ’23.

Every month we present a list of trade (and consumer) events happening across Canada. We do this because they’re an excellent entry point into a new market; they allow visitors and exhibitors a chance to make connections, find new products/services, and learn about trends in an industry. Below is a list of events scheduled for October, 2023. Click the links to learn more.

RCC Sustainability Conference (October 3, 2023; Mississauga, ON) – “RCC’s Retail Sustainability Conference brings together retail’s top innovators, sustainability experts, government leaders, QSR, and CPG professionals to share best practices for integrating sustainable approaches to existing strategies and processes.”

DEFSEC Atlantic (October 3-5, 2023; Halifax, NS) – “DEFSEC Atlantic… is a major networking opportunity for the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries – the second largest of its kind in Canada.” 

WEAR Conference (October 11-12, 2023; Toronto, ON) – “WEAR is bringing global brand owners, retailers, academics, manufacturers, NGO’s, innovators, and policy makers together, to accelerate our collective efforts toward progress and a more conscious fashion future.”

Franchise Expo (October 14-15, 2023; Moncton, NB) – “See the most successful franchises + brand new opportunities from every industry.” 

Esthetique Spa International (October 15-16, 2023; Montreal, QC) – “ESI Beauty Expo Montreal [is] the largest beauty expo that reunites professionals and suppliers from the entire beauty industry.” 

Partners in Prevention (October 18, 2023; Kitchener, ON) – “Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) hosts a number of events and conferences that raise awareness and provide both educational and networking opportunities.” 

Big Data Toronto (October 18-19, 2023; Toronto, ON) – “With hundreds of exceptional talks, breakthrough technology showcases, hyper-concrete masterclasses, and intimate networking happenings, Big Data & AI Toronto is an unrivaled catalyst for real-world solutions that move the industry forward and keep it on the path to success.”

BuildEX Alberta (October 18-19, 2023; Calgary, AB) “…we bring together professionals from across industry to interact, learn and discover the newest innovation from a market in constant transformation.”

Toronto Snowmobile Show (October 20-22, 2023; Toronto, ON) – “This show has more corporate manufacturer displays than any other snowmobile and/or ATV show across North America. All of the new machines under one roof, over one weekend, you can’t miss it!”

National Women’s Show (October 21-22, 2023; Ottawa, ON) – “Canada’s ultimate girl’s day out” featuring fashion, food, and fun.

Electricity Transformation Canada (October 23-25, 2023; Calgary, AB) – “…we bring together all the key players with innovative technologies, and other stakeholders to network and collaborate at the largest conference and exhibition of the renewable energy and storage industry in Canada.”

SecTor Security Conference (October 23-26, 2023; Toronto, ON) – “The conference provides an unmatched opportunity for IT Security Professionals, Managers and Executives to connect with their peers and learn from their mentors.” 

Retail Holiday Shopping Forum (October 24, 2023; TBD) – “Harness the latest research to ensure success at every step of this year’s holiday retail season.”

Canadian Process & Automation Shows (October 24, 2023; Saint John, NB) – “Canadian Process Equipment & Control News is bringing dozens of world class experts to your neighbourhood for one day only at the PROCESS & AUTOMATION show!”

Grocery Innovations Canada (October 24-25, 2023; Toronto, ON) – “Canadian grocery’s largest meetings, exhibition & conference event.”

Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference (October 24-25, 2023; Toronto, ON) – “DEMCON offers keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and interviews that focus on lessons learned, new initiatives, best practices, and on topics such as disaster response & recovery, community resilience and climate change.”

Security Canada – Central (October 25-26, 2023; Toronto, ON) – “Every October, thousands of security professionals come to Security Canada Central to see the latest technology innovations, access unparalleled educational opportunities and take part in the conversations defining today’s industry.” 

Supply Change Conference & Expo (October 25-26, 2023; Calgary, AB) – “With increasing competition and pressure to deliver goods faster and smarter, supply chain management needs to be ahead of the curve.  Be part of the supply change community during this two-day expo and conference.”

Kitchen & Bath Canada (October 25-27, 2023; Toronto, ON) – “The national, and international kitchen and bath industry will gather under one roof providing traders and buyers the ideal platform to learn, network, and share market insights.”

STIQ Supplier Day (October 26, 2023; Montreal, QC) – “… the Prime Contractors/Suppliers Day offers private clients, Quebecers and foreigners, the opportunity to meet in a single day dozens of industrial subcontractors who work at different levels of the supply chain.”

Toronto Art Expo (October 26-29, 2023; Toronto, ON) – “Art Toronto 2023 will return to downtown Toronto for a showcase of over 100 galleries from across Canada and abroad, attended by over 20,000 collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts.” 

Toronto Ski & Snowboard Show (October 27-29, 2023; Toronto, ON) – “From ski and snowboard enthusiasts who can’t wait to hear about the latest winter trends, people who want to learn how to ski and snowboard to families who want to get the best deals on winter activities and gear, the show is ready to help people of all skill levels embrace winter.”


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