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Past Events

May 24
7:300am - 10:00am · Fortius, the Forum Room, 3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby

Registration for this Event is now CLOSED. Thank you!


7:30 - 8:30 Registration & hot buffet breakfast 8:30 Welcome by Reliance Insurance 8:40 Food Recall Crisis & Management Seminar 9:45 Q & A 10:00 Thank you and networking opportunity

Join Reliance Insurance and accomplished global crisis food recall industry leaders to learn how to avoid or manage product recall. This fast-paced seminar will give you up-to-date information on regulations, how to prevent a recall, the good the bad and...

May 19
10am - 1130am · Location:  Ideon Packaging  1121 Dyke Road, Richmond

Operations Peer Group Meeting

This meeting is limited in capacity - Processors or those Associates wanting to embark on a LEAN journey only please.


Lean: 5S – Improve Efficiency, Eliminate Waste

5S Simulation Game/Tour of Ideon Packaging

Friday, May 19, 2017 10:00am – 11:30AM


May 09
11:00AM to Noon · WEBINAR - Please register via link
Grow your Business with GS1 Canada Learn at Lunch Webinar Learn how you can leverage opportunities to connect with your trading partners, increase visibility and position your company for increased growth Do you want your products, brands and companies visible by all your trading partners? Do you want exposure to new trading partners? Are you meeting your trading partner’s business needs for information? Are you positioned to leverage all sales opportunities with on-line/eCommerce?

Join us on May 9, 2017 as the BCFPA and GS1 Canada present an educational webinar to support and grow your...

Apr 27
2:30-4:30PM · Singing Bowl Granola, 589 Bay St, Victoria 

Vancouver Island Peer Group Meeting

Topic: Risk Management for Food Processors Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm ­­­

Location: Singing Bowl Granola, 589 Bay St, Victoria

Background: You’ve worked hard to build your food processing business – are your brand, customers, employees and profits adequately protected? Come learn from Mark Johnson of Reliance Insurance, a long time BC Food Processors Association member specializing in insurance products specifically for food processors. Agenda:

· Roundtable/Introductions · Presentation...

Apr 18
7:30AM-10:00AM by Taipak Flexible Packaging · BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby


Sponsored by Taipak and

Lead the Pack!

Learn the latest innovations in food packaging around the world. Learn the trends that will get your product into the shopping cart! Meet with Packaging professionals, suppliers, consultants and designers.

Packaging expert Cheryl Sullivan will share what is happening in the North American market, covering trends that impact packaging, design, labelling, regulations, recycling and...

Mar 31
8:30am - 1:30pm · BDC Office 5577 153A St #301, Surrey, BC

ERP Discovery Fair: Find the right technology system that fits your company. Hosted by BDC

This event is for members only and limited to 30 people. Limit max 2 per company.

Processors: meet software implementation specialists, see demos, ask questions and arrange for private discovery sessions, if desired. Determine the best fit for your ERP system, meet potential vendors and shortlist top choices! This is a FREE event, but pre-registration is required. Registration now closed. Thank you!

Before the Event:

Learn about the services beforehand to maximize your...
Mar 30
10:00AM - NOON · WEBINAR - Please register via link

Health Canada Webinar on the final amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations – Nutrition Labelling, Other Labelling Provisions and Food Colours We would like to invite you to a webinar, presented by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and hosted by Ipsos. The webinar will provide you with an overview of the recent food labelling changes and compliance and enforcement activities (including information on the transition period) and offer you an opportunity to seek clarification on these changes. English webinar registration: Thursday March 30 from 10:00AM - NOON PST...

Mar 29
10:00AM - 11:30AM · Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond

This event is FREE, but please register below to attend. THANK YOU!

HR Peer Group AGENDA

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10AM

Location: Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond, BC

Please enter at the first driveway on the left. ...

Jan 26
1:30-3:30pm · Victoria Foundation, #200 - 703 Broughton Street, Victoria

Topic: Brainstorming Session: Processor needs and ideas towards a VI food processing centre. Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm ­­­

Location: Victoria Foundation, #200 - 703 Broughton Street, Victoria (The original intent was to hold the meeting at the warehouse, however due to renovations and conditions at the office we cannot hold the meeting there. The Victoria Foundation has kindly offered their boardroom and LifeCycles will take people on a tour after the meeting if there is interest).

Background: As mentioned at our meeting in...

Jan 17
10AM - 11:30AM · Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond BC

Building an Effective Sales Strategy

Venue: Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond BC

10:00AM - Welcome and Introductions – Emily Tang, Co-chair

Guest Speaker: Chris Webber, In Suits Marketing

Presentation: Processor Participation - Intake interview to develop an Effective Sales Strategy

At this meeting you will learn:

The importance of sales goals The importance of sales tracking The importance of...