Applying for the Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo
The “Buy Good. Feel Good” Expo is a hybrid show that attracts thousands of conscious consumers as well as qualified buyers looking to carry and offer ethical products and services in their stores. Our visitors go out of their way to support businesses that positively impact the world.
All social enterprises are welcome to apply to the Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo. Businesses that strive to address the social and environmental challenges faced by our societies, are the businesses that we are looking for and would be a good fit for our Expo. Examples include: businesses offering fair trade products, those employing disadvantaged individuals at home or abroad, as well as businesses that promote ethical services such as responsible travel and investment.
To preserve the integrity of the Expo we carefully review every application to ensure that the exhibitor’s business model is consistent with our values and those of our visitors. We aim to notify you with our decision within one week of receiving your application.
After you get your acceptance notification, you will have 1 week to process your invoice to guarantee your spot at the Expo. Payment is due in full for all applications.
Payment of the invoice can be done through credit card, e-transfer, or a mailed cheque. Details will be on your invoice.
No, we do not require third party certification or membership of any sort to be eligible to apply to the Expo. We work closely with Fairtrade Canada, B Corporation and the Fair Trade Federation, and many exhibitors are affiliated, however, this is not a requirement. What we require is that you are a social enterprise and that your core business activities fit with the values and objectives of the Expo.
The Opening Reception is the kick off of the expo and we invite industry leaders, media influencers, buyers as well as local and federal politicians to preview the Expo. You will be able to sell directly to the guests of the reception as well as make wholesale/ business development connections. All booths are required to be manned during the Opening Reception.
Your registration fees include rental of (20 feet x 10 feet) OR (10 feet x 10 feet) OR (5 feet x 10 feet) draped space; depending on what size of space you applied for.
You will need to bring your own table, chair and other dispaly items.
During the show you may incur as costs such as booth decoration, access to electricity as well as food and refreshments for your staff. If you are coming from outside Toronto, you should account for transportation and accommodation expenses for you and your staff.
Here is a video that gives an overview of what the Expo looked like in a previous year.
All exhibitors at the “Buy Good. Feel Good.” Expo need to have liability insurance naming Buy Good. Feel Good as additional insured. Proof of insurance should be submitted to show management to be admitted to the show floor.
We can’t provide advice on insurance matters. There are various insurance companies that offer exhibitor liability insurance. A quick internet search should present you with a few options.
Please make sure that your liability insurance coverage is at least $1,000,000
Please speak with your insurance provider about adding “Buy Good. Feel Good.” as an additional insured for the duration of the Expo, then please send the insurance certificate with this addition.
Buy Good. Feel Good.
PO Box 1624Burlington
Burlington, Ontario- L7R 5A1