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The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo is considered the most influential consumer food and wine appreciation event in Canada. It has proven to be an integral component in the marketing mix of many major corporate partners and clients. We pride ourselves on offering an exceptional experience for every client and customer we have the opportunity to interact with before, during and after this annual event. A partnership with the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo gives you full access to our desirable audience, through our extensive marketing and public relations campaign. Our core customers are the trend setters and influencers of the industry. Over 42,000 customers, major media, trade professionals and industry leaders can all be reached in this one venue – making it an unprecedented marketing opportunity.

Potential Sponsorship - Opportunities

Pre-Event Marketing

We partner with the most well regarded media in Toronto to promote the event to a discerning audience of consumers who appreciate quality.


Editorial coverage, both pre and post event, is also a major focus of our campaign strategy.

On-Site Event Marketing

On-Site at the event our sponsors would have the exclusive opportunity to interact with our audience of the most sought after consumers in Canada – a well educated, affluent group who enjoy the finer things that life has to offer.

On-Site Branding
Logo exposure throughout the Expo, Official Expo Digital Guide advertising and product placement opportunities are available.

Online Promotion
With over 2 million hits and over 750,000 unique page views in the last quarter, the official Expo website helps reinforce your brand with our audience before, during and after the annual e

Tutored Tastings Brochure  
This year’s program offers unrivalled access to the world's greatest wines and the most knowledgeable presenters including Vintages product consultants, media personalities and wine experts.

Social Media
facebook.com/gourmetfoodandwine attracts hundreds of enthusiasts
twitter.com/GFWE has nearly 6000 followers interested in our weekly and daily updates
Our Gourmet Insider Newsletter reaches over 40,000 affluent consumer subscribers
Our Trade Insider Newsletter reaches over 15,000 industry insiders

As a marketing partner, you will

1. Be associated with Canada’s most prestigious food and wine event
2. Reach Toronto’s most affluent, influential and sophisticated consumers
3. Benefit from our $250,000 plus multi-media marketing campaign
4. Network and entertain VIP’s and clients at our special VIP evening
5. Target your ideal demographic and leave a lasting impression

For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact us at 905-522-6117 or Toll Free at 

1-866-414-0454 x.545318 or foodandwineexpo@sunmedia.ca

Sponsorship Reviews

"We were very pleased with the result of the 2006 show, and we're looking forward to 2007. The organizers were great to work with, and the show provided us with a great opportunity to get our packaging and environmental messages across to consumers." Tetra Pak

"...nowhere else can we reach as much of our target market in one room than at the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo." Toronto Life

"Sponsoring the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo is an excellent fit for The National Post as both organizations share an audience of educated and affluent Canadians who enjoy the best that life has to offer." The National Post

"The LCBO has supported the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo since its inception. We have watched the attendance reach all time highs. We find that the majority of attendees have a great knowledge of premium alcohol beverages." LCBO/Vintages

"Sponsorship of the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo since 2001 allowed us to reach our primary demographic Toronto’s affluent, urban, trendy adults with disposable income, and offer our listeners a fabulous opportunity for a European vacation as an on-air give-away. Best of all the VIP Premier Evening was a sophisticated event that both our clients and staff enjoyed. We look forward to participating for years to come." Virgin 99.9

For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact us at 905-522-6117 x545318 or Toll Free at 1-866-414-0454 or foodandwineexpo@sunmedia.ca