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Jan 17
10:30-12:30PM · 8506 200 Street, Langley

When: Friday, January 17th, 2020 from 10:30-12:30PM

Where: KPMG at 8506 200 Street, Langley

Limit: 20 Seats

Information technology now encompasses an entire business, permeating every aspect and affecting its people, operations, and ability to scale. Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem, nor is it an issue that only affects large companies. It’s important for all processors to understand what threats exist, the motives behind these...

Dec 05
6:30-9PM · 101-1505 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver 

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at The BC Food & Beverage Annual Holiday Social!

In Partnership with the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) - held at The Bistro

Hosted by Grizzly Force

Friends and family, you are invited to our Annual Holiday Social: a night be merry, have fun, and mingle! Join us to celebrate while we enjoy a delectable menu prepared by PICA's class of talented student chefs.


Nov 12
1-3PM · 5279 Still Creek Ave A6, Burnaby

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 from 1-3 PM

YVR Prep in Burnaby (View Maps)

Only selling 10 seats left!

We are thrilled to open registration for our kick-off Product Development peer group meeting!

Are you working on or looking for feedback for a new product idea? Curious to learn how other companies are approaching a new product launch? Join us for an afternoon of learning and networking...

Nov 12
8-12PM · 4445 Lougheed Highway, Suite 400, Burnaby

Operations Roundtable

8:00 AM on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CH Robinson, 4445 Lougheed Highway, Suite 400, Burnaby (View Map)

Join a group of Operations Leaders for 8 mornings a year to share best practices and strive for continuous improvement in a facilitated confidential environment. Each of our remaining meetings in 2019 will include a tour of the host company, a presentation on leadership development, and a roundtable discussion on what business challenges you...

Nov 07
7:30-11:00 AM · 4201 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 from 7:30 - 11:00 AM

Executive Suites Hotel in Burnaby (View Maps)

Supported by:

Many BC companies have had tremendous success in exporting to the US – some so much so where their sales to the US exceed their domestic sales. But it’s a large, competitive market with US and foreign companies alike fighting for shelf space,...

Oct 24
1-3PM · 1021 West Hastings, Vancouver

Thursday, October 24, from 1:00-3:00 PM

MNP Tower 1021 West Hastings, 21st floor, Vancouver (Google Maps)

On October 17 th , Health Canada will release the final regulations on Cannabis Edibles. Now is the time to set your plans for this market in motion. We have assembled experts from the cannabis sector to prepare you for going-to-market.

At the event you will learn about:

Why is the food industry well-suited for this market if they do it right?...
Oct 17
9:30-12PM · 4355 Mathissi Pl, Burnaby, BC V5G 4S8

Understanding the SFCR: Guide to Conducting Effective HACCP Refreshers

Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 9:30-12:00 PM

BCIT Centre for Applied Research & Innovation (CARI) Theatre, Room 2009

Supervisors and managers! Join us at our next Food Safety Peer Group Meeting with Rob Marshall of Safe Food Compliance Canada for an interactive program that you can use and re-use to train/refresh your team on HACCP. Avoid a difficult audit by updating...

Oct 16
7:30-5:30pm · 655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7

Retail West 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Location: Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC

This event is produced by the Retail Council of Canada.

Retail West is Western Canada’s must-attend retail event of the year; learn from top-rated speakers and network with retail industry colleagues in downtown Vancouver on October 16, 2019.

This full-day conference is designed for retailers of all sizes to...

Oct 10
9:30-12PM · 2368 - 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Unlocking Opportunities in China

Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Astron Connect Office (Google Maps)


Are you are interested in expanding your business, exporting products to China and understanding what Chinese consumers want?

It is not a secret that China is an enormous market with a large...

Oct 03
9:30am-1:00pm · 6951 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC

Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention

Information Session and Panel Discussion, with WorkSafeBC

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 from 9:30AM-1:00PM

WorkSafeBC Auditorium in Richmond ( Google Maps )

Slips, trips, and falls are the third leading cause of injuries in manufacturing and are part of WorkSafeBC’s Manufacturing High-Risk Strategy inspectional initiative. To help employers identify the latest...

Oct 02
10-12PM · 9440 202 Street, Langley

IT Peer Group Meeting: IT Best Practices for Food and Beverage Companies

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

First Floor, BCFPA Board Room

Join a group of IT Professionals from BC food and beverage companies to learn about their company's IT best practices, and investigate new technologies in both software and production. Each meeting will also have an open discussion and input from participants on how they found their IT...

Sep 27
7:30-11:00am · 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby 
BCFPA Breakfast Series: What’s Eating Your Margins? How to improve the biggest margin killers in your food business

Marquee Sponsor: SYSPRO | Ambassador Sponsor: Fasken | In Partnership with the BC Ministry of Agriculture

Breakfast Buffet Food and Beverage Sponsor: Two Rivers Meats

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:30 AM

The Grand Ballroom, Executive Suites Hotel in Burnaby (...