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FOODPROWEST & PRODUCT OF THE YEAR, JUNE 3 AT PARQ HOTEL

Registration is now open!  Go to our main registration page to exhibit or attend FoodProWest 2019 – you won’t want to miss it!

 

The BCFPA has commissioned a Position Paper on the Health Canada regulations surrounding cannabis edibles and beverages to be introduced to the Canadian marketplace on October 17, 2019.

We encourage all BCFPA members and industry stakeholders to review our recommendations and provide feedback to amend the Health Canada Regulations on Cannabis Edibles.  A PowerPoint Summary of these regulations can be found here.

Click here to read BCFPA's Proposed Recommendations to Health Canada Regulations on Cannabis Edibles 

In order to ensure your comments and feedback are recorded,  please address your feedback to James@bcfpa.ca (this link also c.c.'s Health Canada Feedback email address).   You may simply state that you concur with the BCFPA’s recommendations as submitted, and/or add your own feedback/comments.   All feedback and support emails must be received by the DEADLINE of February 20th, 2019.

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Millennials and Gen Z account for the fastest growing consumer segment today, currently estimated at more than 25% of all consumers, but they stand apart due to their unique purchasing behaviors. This not only affects your marketing efforts, but also your relationships with brokers, distributors, and customers.

At this Breakfast Series, experts from Crew Marketing and Nielsen will share their expertise of Millennials and Gen Z, with data, examples, and insights to help you better understand how to develop effective marketing strategies. As well, leaders throughout the value chain...

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We are excited to share the news that the 2019 UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market is now open for vendor applications! Many local food businesses have benefited from our market’s support, which includes a 50% discount for new businesses and regular marketing tips provided by the Feeding Growth program to market vendors. More information below!

Read the 2019 Vendor Guidelines here

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B.C. LEAN FOR FOOD PROCESSORS PROGRAM

The B.C. Lean for Food Processors Program supports specialized business skill development to enable processors to make more informed decisions, improve production capacity, labour productivity and strengthen their business. Full program support for successful applicants will provide up to $8,000 for services from a Qualified Business Consultant. Successful applicants are required to pay $500 upfront to the Qualified Business Consultant.

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES Research and Development Inventory Management Quality...
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We are developing an exciting new initiative: a BC Food Innovation Network . The Network, once completed, will provide food, beverage and natural health products manufacturers in BC with tools, resources and expertise to innovate and commercialize products to grow their business. BC is the ONLY province in Canada that does not have a resource like this!

The BC Ministry of Agriculture (“The Ministry”) in collaboration with the University of British Columbia (“UBC”) and industry partners, are in the process of developing a Food Hub Network, consisting of a Core Food Innovation Centre...

Upcoming events

Feb 21
7:30am-11:00am · 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby 

Thursday, February 21st, 2019, from 8:00am-11:00am, doors open at 7:30am.

The Executive Suites Hotel at 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby (View Map)

Millennials and Gen Z account for the fastest growing consumer segment today, currently estimated at more than 25% of all consumers, but they stand apart due to their unique purchasing behaviors. This not only affects your marketing efforts, but also your...

Mar 06
10-12pm · 9440 202 Street, Langley BC

The IT Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, March 6th, from 10-12pm

BCFPA Office Building, 1st floor Board Room at 9440 202 Street, Langley (View Map)

What are some projects you’re working on, and how can we as IT Peers support you? Need some advice or a second opinion, or care to share some of your expertise?

Submit your Roundtable Topic to Sandra at Sandra@bcfpa...

Jun 03
Parq Hotel and Casino, Vancouver

MAKE CONNECTIONS

FoodProWest is the key industry buyers tradeshow and industry exhibition for all BC food, beverage, and natural health products processors; a place to congregate, network and connect with buyers, retailers, customers, and key industry players. The BCFPA has partnered with the BC government to bring in buyers from across Canada to see your products and make listing deals. 55 processor booths and 40 associate booths in one venue!

New for 2019: the Product of the Year Pitch Competition ! Our annual ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event, where...

Aug 21
Westwood Plateau

SAVE THE DATE!

Monday, August 21st 2019, Westwood Plateau & Country Club, Coquitlam

REGISTRATION OPENING FEBRUARY 19TH!

Our annual golf tournament with food and beverages galore is the business development and networking sports event of the year! Gain brand recognition, host clients and colleagues, sample our members' products, and enjoy the prestigious Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in...