Past Events

Jan 31
10:00-noon · Granted Consulting Head Office
Save Your Company Money: Access the Latest Grants Roundtable: Recruitment Challenges and Handling Modified Duty Claims

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 from 10am to 12pm

Location: Granted Consulting Head Office,1st Flr.

8278 Manitoba St., Vancouver

Using food industry Case Studies you will learn how to develop a grant strategy to help your businesses bottom line, learn how to be successful in your grant applications, and find out which grants are...

Jan 26
10AM- NOON · Ideon Packaging
Operations/Finance Peer Group Meeting: Understanding Financial Statements Round Table Discussion: Peer Mentoring Mode

Friday, January 26th, 2018 from 10am to 12pm

Location: Ideon Packaging

11251 Dyke Rd, Richmond

Planning a large equipment spend? Do you need to buy or Lease? Understanding your companies Financial Statements can help Operations staff plan and stage for growth as the company grows. KPMG's David Guthrie will teach you the...

Jan 24
10am - 12pm · Brand Apiary - Suite #210 - 128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
SOLD OUT! Brand Development Session - A Quejos Ancient Foods Case Study

Sales & Marketing Peer Group Meeting

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 10am-12pm

Location: Brand Apiary, Suite #210 - 128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Presented By: Brand Apiary

Is it time for a review or refresh of your brand? Do you know your 'why'?

Join the Quejos Ancient Foods...

Jan 23
9:00am-4:00pm · 2900-555 Burrard St, Vancouver BC
Funding Food Program: Connecting BC Food & Beverage Companies to Investors Tuesday, January 23rd from 12 – 4 PM

Location: Fasken Martineau Head Office

550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900, Vancouver, BC

This is not a public session, registerd participating companies in the program only

What is Funding Food?

BCFPA's Funding Food Program features some of BC's small to mid-sized food, beverage and NHP companies, a Dragon's Den-styled Pitch Competition, and Networking Sessions curated for...

Jan 17
10am - 12pm · Vibrant Health Products Head Office

IT: Information Technology Peer Group

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 from 10am-12pm

Location: Vibrant Health Products Office

The IT Peer Group, of processor IT staff, meets monthly (the second Wednesday of the month) to discuss in confidence issues to keep you ‘online’: ERP’s, inventory software, managing growth etc. This Group is chaired by Cameron Christie of Ideon Packaging and Ryu Fusamae of Vibrant Health Products.

Processors and Associates with IT staff Only Please, (...

Jan 09
SOLD OUT · Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre
Understanding CFIA And the NEW Labelling Requirements and Regulations Food Safety Peer Group Meeting SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, 10am-12pm

Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre

4331 Dominion St, Burnaby

This session hosted by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Janet Chau : Acting Senior Compliance Officer

Joan Soriano : Senior Compliance Officer and Acting Food Safety Supervisor

Eliza Yue : Regional Recall...

Dec 15
6pm - 9pm · BC Hydro Building - 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby


The Lawyer’s Role in Your Food Business .

Product Liability - Risk Management – Employment Law


The Top Ten Legal Mistakes Food Businesses Make!

BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby

Sponsored by Fasken Martineau

7:30am-8:15am Registration, Breakfast and Network

8:15am Welcome and...

Dec 07
2pm - 4pm · E P I C U R E™ 10555 West Saanich Rd, Saanich           

SSS – Sharing, Success & Socialize are the themes of the BCFPA Vancouver Island Peer Group meeting December 7, 2017.

Join fellow island food industry members on December 7th for a tour of E P I C U R E™ followed by Amelia Warren, CEO and winner of Business in Vancouver’s 2015 Forty under 40, sharing some of her secrets to success.

We’ll spend the rest of the meeting sharing and socializing at E P I C U R E™. So if you have anything you want to share, bring it along and show it off or let us try it.

We look forward to seeing...

Dec 05
6pm - 9pm · Joey Restaurant: 1899 Rosser Ave. Burnaby, BC

SOLD OUT! Don't miss BCFPA's Annual Holiday Tapas and Drink Social!

Join us for an evening of good food, good fun, and great people. Mix and mingle with peers and colleagues at our Annual Holiday Social.

Enjoy a great night with some canapes, drinks and a Paella Station! Watch as a Joeys's chef prepares a Spanish Paella using traditional methods and a three foot paella pan to prepare this delectable feast!

We would love to hear from you if are...

Nov 27
November 27th 6pm · Fasken Martineau 2900-550 Burrard Street, Vancouver

BCFPA/Fasken Martineau Funding Food Program


November 27th, 2017 6PM

Location: 550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900 Vancouver, BC


In September, the BCFPA – in partnership with Fasken Martineau – announced the launch of an exciting new program to assist food & beverage processors in...

Nov 26
10-6pm · 298 Alexander, Vancouver


Beanstock Coffee Festival is a single-day event to showcase the best independent micro-roasters and celebrate third wave coffee culture. Held in a bright and spacious Railtown warehouse, the immersive experience will exhibit music, local food and drink selections, educational sessions from industry professionals, live demos, unlimited coffee sampling, and a curated market to purchase equipment and coffee to take home. Entry-level tickets provide unlimited coffee samples, a commemorative mug and a ticket for...

Oct 26
10:00AM- 11:30AM · Daiya Foods,  2768 Rupert St Vancouver

HR Peer Group Meeting

Thursday, October 26, 2017 10am-11:30am

Venue: Daiya Foods, 2768 Rupert St Vancouver

Performance Reviews/ Coaching/Feedback for Employees

Performance Reviews:

Speaker: Nancy Hogan, VP Human Resources at Daiya Foods. (also a certified Career Coach)

360 Feedback Coaching for employees Supervisor/Manager level reviews Annual Review Program: engaging staff in the process Aligning performance reviews with Core...
Oct 20
10:00AM - NOON · Ideon Packaging - 11251 Dyke Road, Richmond

Operations Peer Group

Friday, October 20 10am- NOON

Ideon Packaging: 11251 Dyke Rd, Richmond

Supply Chain Logistics AGENDA

Welcome and Introductions : Mike Nunn, VP Operations Ideon Packaging

3rd party Logistics: CH Robinson

Order process Time of tender to time of invoice Life cycle of an order

Partnering with the right distributor for your product(s) : CH Robinson

Supply Chain Cost Reduction...

Oct 19
10:00AM - NOON · Mark Crest Foods - 19670 92A Avenue, Langley

Food Safety / Fraser Valley Peer Group

Thursday, October 19 10am- NOON

Mark Crest Foods - 19670 92A Avenue, Langley

Food Safety: FDA and FSMA Compliance for Exporting to the USA

This face-to-face information session will introduce food manufacturers to FDA requirements for exporting products to the USA. Attendees will leave with answers about Food Safety Plans and export strategies that comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (...

Oct 17
10:30AM - NOON · Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond
Sales and Marketing Peer Group Meeting

October 17, 2017 10:30am-12:00

Venue: Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond BC

Developing Your Brand Story

Welcome and Introductions: Emily Tang and New co-chair Ken Schnieder

Guest Speaker : Ben Baker, Your Brand Marketing

Are you telling a compelling story about your brand? Do your employees know your story? Do they tell it to your customers? Do your customers tell it to others? If no, why not? We as...