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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

Mar 21
1-4pm · MNP Tower 1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, 21st Floor

Thriving in the Cannabis Edibles Space – Your Licensing Strategy

Facilitated by Cannabis Compliance Inc and Hosted by MNP

When: Thursday, March 21st, 2019 from 1pm-4pm

Location: MNP Office Towers at 1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, 21st Floor

Do you want to enter the edibles market? If so, depending on your approach to enter the market, you may need to apply for a license(s) from Health Canada to operate. Do you know which license is right for you? The BCFPA, in...

Mar 26
10-12pm · 107 - 1611 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam

The Science Behind HPP

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 10-12pm

Location: HPP West Coast at 107 - 1611 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam ( View Map )

High-Pressure Processing ("HPP") is an environmentally friendly alternative to thermal and chemical treatments that extend the shelf life of fresh goods up to 10 times without compromising...

Apr 03
10-12pm · 1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Raising Capital: Non-Bank Financing For your Business

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 from 10-12pm

Location: MNP Office Towers at 1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, 21st Floor

Need Capital?

Are you early stage or need to raise equity to secure a loan? Do you have an entrepreneurial idea or new business line that doesn’t attract traditional bank financing? Nancy Goertzen, Principle of Nantucket Capital, will show you the creative...

Apr 11
8:00-11:00am · 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby 

BCFPA Breakfast Series: Leadership for Optimal Cultures

April 11 th , 2019 from 8:00am-11:00am

The Executive Suites Hotel at 4201 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

A company's culture defines its business -- its brand, its profitability and the well-being of its employees. With 64% of employees feeling like they don’t have a strong work culture many companies miss the mark when it comes to creating engaged and thriving workplaces.

In this month's leadership breakfast,...