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2017 Sponsors

Connect your Brand with the best of BC’s Food Processors as a FoodProWest Sponsor

 It gives us great pleasure to invite you to sponsor FoodProWest 2017, Thursday June 8th at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver.  Increase your brand recognition by partnering with the largest manufacturing sector in BC. Engage clients, prospects, and colleagues—network and celebrate the B.C. food industry.   Sponsor FoodProWest today and see your network grow!

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Why sponsor FoodProWest?

  • Market your brand to the largest manufacturing sector in BC; a $9.1 billion industry, with more than 31,000 employees.
  • Raise your corporate profile and demonstrate leadership by being a part of the largest food manufacturing event
  • Access the best and brightest thinkers in the industry, connect with thought leaders and gain insight into future trends
  • Receive increased exposure through BCFPA targeted marketing which includes social media, website, print material, event signage, and takeaway bags
  • With a record number of over 1000 people at FoodProWest 2016, this year will provide more networking opportunities with even more potential clients and customers.

For more information on the sponsorship level of interest, contact:

James Donaldson james@bcfpa.ca; 604-371-4245

Title Sponsor

Farm Credit Canada

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy portfolio of more than $26 billion and 20 consecutive years of portfolio growth. FCC is strong and stable – committed to serving the industry through all cycles, and to being socially and environmentally responsible. FCC provides financing, insurance, software, learning programs and other business services to producers, agribusinesses and agri-food operations. Employees understand agriculture and are committed to the success of customers and the industry. With FCC in the market, producers benefit, agriculture benefits, rural Canada benefits and so do all Canadians. For more information, visit www.fcc.ca. Follow Farm Credit Canada on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @FCCagriculture.

Diamond Sponsors

Ideon Packaging

June 25th, 1951 at 4:30 in the afternoon, everything changed. CBS broadcasted an hour TV show, in colour. Until this point, everything known was black and white. Everything we thought we knew was changed forever.

Now it is 2014 and point of purchase (POP) displays and packaging are entering their renaissance. Digital printing has become more affordable and the quality is near-offset.

When was the last time you watched a black and white TV? Then why are you still buying plain POP displays and packaging that requires high minimum quantities? What if you could order 10 displays, with a custom design on each one in full mind blowing colour? Well you can with Ideon Packaging’s Grand Format Digital Printer. You now have the ability to actually get what you want without expensive die costs and huge minimum quantities. With our in-house structural and graphic design teams we can custom tailor the perfect POP display or packaging for you so you can stand apart from your competitors. Time to get rid of that black and white TV and show off your product in HD.

Drop a line to graphics@ideonpackaging.com and see what the future is all about!

Platinum Sponsors

Fasken Martineau

Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. Tracing our roots back to the mid-1800s, our firm was founded through the merger of three regional Canadian icons in 2000. Today we have eight offices with more than 700 lawyers across Canada and in the UK and South Africa.

Investing in Our Communities: Canada - Collectively and individually, our lawyers and staff give of their time and money by participating in charitable activities, serving on boards and committees, and fundraising for charities. We raise money each year to support the United Way across Canada and we have donated to the earthquake relief efforts in Haïti and Japan, and to famine relief efforts in East Africa.

SYSPRO Canada

SYSPRO is a highly scalable, industry-built Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution, designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors worldwide. SYSPRO provides an end-to-end business solution for optimized cost control, streamlined business processes, improved productivity, and real-time data analysis for comprehensive reporting and decision-making. SYSPRO is highly scalable and can be deployed either in the cloud, on-premise, or accessed via any mobile device.

Gold Sponsors

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

We are Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs.  Our mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and indirect financing, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.  Through our subsidiary—BDC Capital, we also offer a full spectrum of specialized financing, including venture capital, equity as well as growth and business transition capital.  BDC supports entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of development from more than 100 business centres across Canada and online at www.bdc.ca.  We’re committed to the long-term success of Canadian entrepreneurs and have the tools and experience to help make it happen.

Deloitte

Deloitte, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, offers a broad range of fully integrated services in areas that include assurance and advisory, tax, risk management, business, financial, and human capital consulting. Our client service teams create powerful business solutions for Canadian companies, whether large or small, public or private. Our global, integrated approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with industry knowledge to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.At Deloitte, we don’t believe that one size fits all. We provide business solutions designed for every company’s industry, marketplace and unique situation. Our industry focus ensures that the professionals working with you possess solid industry experience and a comprehensive understanding of the current trends, evolving technologies and competitive issues you’re confronting daily. Whatever your industry, we have the relevant knowledge and capability to deliver solutions that meet your organization’s needs and add value to your business.

SGS Canada Inc.

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator of audit and training services. SGS Canada Inc. offers a complete range of Certification, Inspection Verification and training solutions covering: Food, quality, environment, occupational health & safety, and other management system standards to help support Industry learning needs and provide both in public and in house learning environments in BC.

For inquiries please contact mohit.mclaren@sgs.com

The Toronto-Dominion Bank

TD Business Banking provides financial solutions to Canadian businesses of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Dedicated Business Banking Specialists deliver customized solutions to meet the unique needs of business customers. Drawing on a range of products and services including financing, deposit, investment, cash management, international trade and foreign exchange, our relationship teams provide the right tools and advice to help customers achieve their goals. Business Banking includes:

  • TD Auto Finance Canada
  • Small Business Banking
  • Mid-Market Commercial Banking
  • Specialized Commercial Banking that is comprised of:
  • Commercial National Accounts and Asset Based Lending
  • National Real Estate Group
  • Commercial Mortgage Group
  • TD Equipment Finance
  • Agriculture Services 

Silver Sponsors

Fresh Direct Produce Ltd.

Imagine a place filled with the most delicious fruits and vegetables the world has to offer, and you'll get a taste of what Fresh Direct Produce is all about. Proudly locally owned and operated in Vancouver, B.C. and Calgary, Alberta with sales across Canada, we're a busy importer, marketer, and distributor of more than 800 items of high-quality produce from over 28 countries, all of it carefully sourced from quality suppliers in all four corners of the globe. With GFSI and Organic PACS certifications, we service a diversified base of customers across the country including chain stores, food service distributors, wholesalers and independent grocers.

Premium Brands

Premium Brands Holdings Corporation owns a broad range of leading branded specialty food businesses with manufacturing and distribution facilities located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Washington. In addition, the Corporation owns proprietary food distribution and wholesale networks through which it sells both its own products and those of third parties to approximately 25,000 customers. The Corporation's family of businesses include: Grimm's Fine Foods, Harvest Meats, McSweeney's Meat Snacks, Duso's Fresh Pasta and Sauces, Piller's Fine Foods, and Freybe Gourmet Foods.

We pride ourselves “To invest in specialty food businesses featuring:entrepreneurial cultures; great tasting foods made with wholesome ingredients; and a passion for both their local communities and what is best for our planet."

Bronze Sponsors

FortisBC

At FortisBC, we touch the lives of our customers every day, providing the energy needed for their homes, schools and businesses. From electricity, natural gas and propane, to integrated energy solutions such as geothermal and district energy, we deliver energy safely and reliably, at the lowest reasonable cost.

Serving approximately 1.1 million customers in more than 135 communities, we deliver more energy than any other utility in British Columbia, approximately 22% of the total energy consumed. We do so with 2,300 employees all focused on quality service and customer satisfaction.

PwC Canada

The Canadian firm of PWC's worldwide network provides industry-focused assurance, tax, deals & consulting services to build trust & create value.

Sani Marc - Food & Beverage Division

Founded in 1969, the Sani Marc Group is a Canadian company which is the largest manufacturer and distributor of specialty cleaning and sanitation products for the Food and Beverage, Sanitation and Pool and Spa markets in Canada. At our ISO certified manufacturing facility, Sani Marc manufactures a wide range of chemical and biotechnological products for cleaning and sanitizing in the Food and Beverage Processing Industry. 

To support our mission “Optimizing Food Safety”, Sani Marc has created the OPTisafe program. The OPTisafe program encompasses the identity of our Food and Beverage Division. The OPTisafe program includes industry leading Products, CEPS+ Software, Engineering, Technical Services and Support. 

Our Food and Beverage Division offers a proactive approach with a high level of service. We work in partnership with local, regional and national food processors to ensure you get the most from our expertise in cleaning and sanitation solutions to optimize food safety and total operational efficiencies with measurable results.

Scotiabank

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of $896 billion (as at October 31, 2016), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). Roynat Capital is a financial partner that provides flexible capital solutions to mid-sized businesses facing today’s challenges and opportunities. As a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia they specialize in bringing a fresh perspective to financing. Unlike other lenders, they push the limits of traditional financing with our flexible and innovative approach, and have been providing customized, capital solutions to mid-market companies for more than 50 years.  

Lunch Sponsors

RBC

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC.

We are one of Canada's largest banks and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization.

We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.

We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries.

Coffee Sponsors

Laporte Consultants

Founded in 1999, Laporte Consultants is an engineering consulting firm led by five shareholders who are recognized leaders in a variety of areas of expertise. They are appreciated for the broad practical industry knowledge which they bring to bear in the design and execution of projects.

Our 185 plus employees specialize in providing engineering consulting solutions to the food & beverage and biopharmaceutical industries. Collectively, Laporte personnel have a wealth of experience in a wide array of services in the process, building and infrastructure, automation, packaging, food safety, and regulatory compliance fields. The recognition Laporte has gained since 1999, and the significant business volume stemming from repeat contracts from clients demonstrates our understanding of our clients’ business goals.

The Laporte team offers a refreshing alternative that deals with projects in such a way as to create a work environment that promotes communication, knowledge transfer, understanding and respect of the various stakeholders.

We are proud of our track record and have established proven successful approaches and methods but our success is not taken for granted. We are aware of project key criteria and work on a day-to-day basis at concentrating our efforts on value-added services to clients and ensuring professional leadership.

Media Sponsors

Brand Apiary

Brand Apiary provides you with practical and easy solutions for your business with a customized management strategy toolbox. We strongly believe in delivering innovative strategies for your ideas. We’re leading experts in the industry and can help catapult your brand to the next level. We help our clients achieve and retain the greatest possible success through the entire brand eco-system. Our team pairs out-of-the-box thinking with tried-and-true consulting skills. We're on the cusp of the latest in branding, digital strategy, social media trends, new technology and disruptive ways to deliver messages effectively and creatively. Basically, whenever you have an idea, we produce a strategy to make that idea work. We won’t rest until you’re completely satisfied. You have a brand, we have a strategy. 

Capitol Media House

Print Center (Langley)

Western Food Processor/Western Grocer

Western Grocer Magazine has been serving the grocery industry since 1916 bringing you relevent trade news & event coverage from the west & around the world.

Western Food Processor Magazine is the newest addition to Mercury Publications extensive portfolio of food related publications. The magazine is devoted to covering the issues facing food processors in the west.  Mercury Publications publishes Process This, the BCFPA's annual printed magazine celebrating the food industry in BC!

Member of the Year Award Sponsor

BC Food Processors Association

The BCFPA is dedicated to, and to help our industry achieve economic prosperity and sustainable safe production. The BCFPA represents micro, small, medium, and large processing companies, and since 2004 has grown to more than 425 members.  The core focus of the BCFPA is to;

  • Connect - the industry to one another to share ideas, problem solve, identify potential synergies, fellowship, and explore mutually beneficial business;
  • Educate - Providing tools, resources and training required to make our members – and our industry – prosper;
  • Advocate – representing a voice for opportunities and issues that impact on our members and our industry;
  • Inform – Sharing relevant industry, economic and consumer information that affects our members and industry.

Hall of Fame Award Sponsor

KPMG

KPMG operates in 34 locations across Canada. The firm’s more than 700 partners and more than 6,000 employees provide crucial services to many of the top business, not for profit and government organizations in Canada. They work closely with clients, helping them to manage risks and take advantage of opportunities. Sustaining and enhancing the quality of this professional workforce is KPMG’s primary objective. Wherever they operate they strive for their firms to be no less than the professional employers of choice.

Leadership Award Sponsor

BMO Bank of Montreal

Rising Star Award Sponsor

Farm Credit Canada

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy portfolio of more than $26 billion and 20 consecutive years of portfolio growth. FCC is strong and stable – committed to serving the industry through all cycles, and to being socially and environmentally responsible. FCC provides financing, insurance, software, learning programs and other business services to producers, agribusinesses and agri-food operations. Employees understand agriculture and are committed to the success of customers and the industry. With FCC in the market, producers benefit, agriculture benefits, rural Canada benefits and so do all Canadians. For more information, visit www.fcc.ca. Follow Farm Credit Canada on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @FCCagriculture.

Sustainability Award Sponsor

Vancity

Vancity is Canada's largest community credit union, with $25.6 billion in assets plus assets under administration, more than 523,000 member-owners and 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. As a member-owned financial co-operative, we’re rooted in your community, responsive to your needs and dedicated to building sustainable wealth for all. At Vancity, our vision is to redefine wealth in a way that furthers the financial, social and environmental well-being of our members and their communities.   We welcome the opportunity to sponsor initiatives that support local, natural, and organic food, energy and the environment, Aboriginal communities and affordable housing.

Innovation Award Sponsor

Reliance Insurance

Reliance Insurance, an independent brokerage, has been advising clients on their business and personal insurance needs for over thirty years from our offices in Vancouver, British Columbia. Our commitment to helping over 10,000+ customers successfully manage risk, has led us to be among the Top 10% of Insurance Brokers in Canada.  Reliance won the BC Food Processors Association of BC (BCFPA) endorsement as having the best food and beverage insurance and risk management program in BC.

Reliance Insurance has a unique approach to Risk Management.  A portion of our responsibility is helping customers place and renew their insurance, however we spend the bulk of our time helping our customers develop strategies to Identify, Mitigate and Monitor risks.  We help companies develop a plan to protect their profits and net worth by minimizing their potential for a loss.

Safety Award Sponsor

Coming soon.

Product of the Year Award Sponsor

MNP LLP

From consolidation to globalization, Canadian food and beverage processors are facing many complex, interrelated issues. For more than 65 years, MNP has been part of Canada’s agri-food community, so we understand the issues you face, from the field to the fork. As one of the largest chartered accounting and business advisory firms in Canada, MNP provides personalized services to keep you competitive and profitable. 

Move your business forward. For more information please contact:

Ken Bulthuis

Regional Leader Food & Ag Processing

Phone: 604.463.8831

Fax: 604.463.0401

ken.bulthuis@mnp.ca