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4 Reasons You Should Bring Your Whole Team to the Gala

By Pearce Donnelly, CREW Marketing Partners

Being a marketing agency that specializes in the food and beverage industry, we know that industry events play a key role in growing our client’s business along with our own. Whether our clients are launching products and awareness campaigns or we’re sending staff to capture insights on industry innovations and trends, events like those hosted by the BCFPA are a valuable experience.

For CREW, the BC Food and Beverage Awards Gala is one event that stands above the crowd and keeps us coming back year after year. Why you ask? Well, here are 4 reasons we think it’s worth going and bringing your entire team.


Get Inspired

If you know anything about our agency, you know we love entrepreneur success stories and seeing how BC’s food businesses are growing locally and around the world. That’s what gets us excited, and why we do what we do. Every year at the gala, the companies nominated for the Rising Star, Export and Product of the Year awards offer us the success stories that inspire and motivate. Hearing about how processors have found and capitalized on a niche market opportunity and developed something unique, is a great reminder of what local businesses can achieve. BC has an endless supply of amazing food processors looking to disrupt the landscape and helping them win is what the BCFPA is about.

Two common challenges that come up when we meet with our clients are Sustainability and Innovation, and whether it’s Earnest Ice Cream’s commitment to reducing waste or the efficiencies created by Icicle Technology’s automated food manufacturing software, it’s always a revelation hearing about how these nominees have changed the game.


Get Connected

There are a lot of brilliant, talented and innovative people in the room at the gala and you’ll have the chance to make introductions, share ideas and explore opportunities with them. Because the BCFPA has fostered such an engaged community and developed such a robust calendar of events like FoodProWest, the ongoing Breakfast Series, and annual golf tournament, it’s easy for new connections to grow over the course of your membership.


Learn More About the BCFPA

Speaking of the BCFPA community, the gala is a great time to learn more about the resources and tools that the association has assembled to support your business. Whether it’s funding opportunities, business training or certification, a marketplace forum and brand awareness platform, or the great roster of speakers at the Breakfast Series there’s so much that the BCFPA does for the BC food industry and business community. We know from working closely with many small businesses the tremendous impact this support can have when you’re looking to breakthrough.


Have Fun

It’s not every night that you get to enjoy a gourmet dinner crafted with locally sourced food and drinks. Not only do you get to connect with your colleagues outside of work, you enjoy a fantastic meal and celebrate the best that BC has to offer. There are no easy wins in this industry, and everyone has worked hard to get where they are so it’s important to take a step back and acknowledge what’s been achieved. In our opinion, there’s no better place to do that than the BC Food and Beverage Awards Gala. We hope to see you there!



Registration for the Gala closes Tuesday, September 10th! 

Enjoy a gourmet dinner created exclusively for this event crafted with locally sourced food and drinks as we celebrate the companies, products, and leaders who have truly made an impact over the past year.  We’ve got an amazing group of finalists for this year’s awards, and an absolute highlight is hearing their stories firsthand.  With an expected attendance of 500 industry leaders and stakeholders, MC’d by Top Chef Canada’s Mijune Pak and celebrity socialite Fred Lee hosting the red carpet, this is the industry event you won’t want to miss!  

This is your night to celebrate your success, and support the BCFPA. Please consider purchasing a table and invite your staff, customer and/or clients to join in the celebration with you!

Get your tickets before September 3rd: https://bcfpa.ca/events/bc-food-and-beverage-awards-gala-2019