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Past Events

Feb 13
8:30-10:30 · KPMG 8506 200th Street, Langley , 3rd Floor
Operations Peer Mentorship Pilot: Stakeholder Brainstorming Session

Tuesday, February 13 th , 2018 from 8:30AM – 10:30AM

VENUE: KPMG Boardroom Langley 8506 200 th Street 3rd Floor

Stakeholder brainstorming session to establish goals, terms of reference, and other criteria for small (12-15 companies each) Operations Staff Peer Mentorship Groups which discuss...

Feb 07
1:30-7:30pm · VentureLabs
Funding Food Program: The Investor Pitch

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Location: VentureLabs, 555 W Hastings St #1100, Vancouver, BC V6B

The Funding Food Program segment of the Vantec Investor Meeting is dedicated to investment opportunities in the food manufacturing industry.

This forum will bring together BC’s most promising food & ag tech startups, investors, industry experts and stakeholders for an afternoon of investor panels, pitches and networking.

Hosted by VANTEC Angel Network, this event...

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...