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Oct 19
10:00AM - NOON · Mark Crest Foods - 19670 92A Avenue, Langley

Food Safety / Fraser Valley Peer Group

Thursday, October 19 10am- NOON

Mark Crest Foods - 19670 92A Avenue, Langley

Food Safety: FDA and FSMA Compliance for Exporting to the USA

This face-to-face information session will introduce food manufacturers to FDA requirements for exporting products to the USA. Attendees will leave with answers about Food Safety Plans and export strategies that comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (...

Oct 17
10:30AM - NOON · Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond
Sales and Marketing Peer Group Meeting

October 17, 2017 10:30am-12:00

Venue: Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond BC

Developing Your Brand Story

Welcome and Introductions: Emily Tang and New co-chair Ken Schnieder

Guest Speaker : Ben Baker, Your Brand Marketing

Are you telling a compelling story about your brand? Do your employees know your story? Do they tell it to your customers? Do your customers tell it to others? If no, why not? We as...

Sep 28
September 28th 2pm -4pm · Huber Hall Classroom Restaurant at Camosun Interurban Campus

Vancouver Island Peer Group

September 28th, 2017 2pm - 4pm

Venue: Camosun Interurban Campus, 461 Interurban Road, Victoria

Tour: 2pm - 2:30pm Camosun Innovates

Matchmaking for Food Processors

What are you looking for? Good employees? How to meet Food Safety requirements? How to improve productivity? Assistance with product development/production?

Possible Matches...

Sep 26
6pm - 8pm · 550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900, Vancouver

OPEN HOUSE for BCFPA PROCESSOR MEMBERS Funding Food Program: Connecting BC Food & Beverage Companies to investors

BCFPA/Fasken Martineau Funding Food Program

September 26th, 2017 from 6 PM – 8 PM

Location: 550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900 Vancouver, BC

Looking to connect with investors to scale up your business? Need to develop the tools and skills to deliver a successful pitch?

BCFPA – in partnership with Fasken Martineau -...

Sep 20
10:00AM - NOON · Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond

Sales and Marketing Peer Group Meeting

September 20, 2017 10am-11:30am

Venue: Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond BC

We are at capacity for this event, please email Kelly@bcfpa.ca to be put on a waitlist.

Retailer Relationships – From the Processors Perspective

(follow up from Retail Relationship Breakfast held September 6)...

Sep 06
7:30AM-11:00AM · BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby

How to Achieve Maximum Potential in the Retail World

Breakfast Event – September 6, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tickets $45 includes full breakfast


Email James to be put on the waitlist, james@bcfpa.ca

BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby

Featuring Maurice Allard and John Graham of Food Solutions Group

From Good to Great Retail Performance:...

Jul 07
Registration extended to July 7th



The BC Food Processors Association is pleased to be conducting its annual Compensation Survey. Each year, BC food processors rely on this report’s data for the most current, reliable and detailed insight on salaries, incentives and demographics within BC’s evolving food processing community. The report is used by numerous companies to help determine compensation levels for all members of their staff. Your participation in this survey is critical in ensuring that the report’s information is as accurate and complete as...

May 31
10am - 1130am · Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond BC
HR Peer Group meeting, Weds May 31 at 10am at Fine Choice Foods. Finding Cost-Savings in Employee Benefits to Fund Other HR Programs

This session will share info about the latest employee benefits trends, the drug landscape and how to find cost-savings in employee benefits programs. The info shared will be beneficial for anyone who is a solopreneur to those working at large companies. Additionally, Antonio Zivanovic, (CEO of The ReFrame Group) will also share about BCPFAs new affinity employee benefits program.

The employee benefits landscape is changing rapidly and it is common to...

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!

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