Thank you

 

A big thank you to our 2018 FoodProWest Sponsors!!

Marquee Sponsor

CH Robinson

The fast pace of change is impacting logistics around the world. Innovative solutions and a flexible, adaptable supply chain can help you stay competitive as the market shifts. Accelerate Your Advantage® is our promise to focus on improving your supply chain to exceed customer expectations, grow your business, and outpace competitors.

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

Capitol Media House

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.

Worksafe BC

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.

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

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.

Fresh Direct Produce Ltd.

Grant Thornton

Premium Brands Operating LP

Bronze Sponsors

FortisBC

Sani Marc - Food & Beverage Division

Lunch Sponsors

Laporte Engineering Inc.

Coffee Sponsors

Vision 33

Media Sponsors

Brand Apiary

Western Food Processor/Western Grocer

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

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

Leadership Award Sponsor

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.

Rising Star 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.

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.

Workplace Safety Award Sponsor

Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is the Health and Safety Association for Manufacturers and Food Processors in BC. We transform the safety culture of organizations by guiding the implementation of effective occupational health and safety management systems.

 

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:

Michele Mackenzie

Regional Marketing Manager

Phone: 604.542.6756

michele.mackenzie@mnp.ca

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Export Award:

Export Development Canada

We provide insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers. We also support Canadian direct investment abroad and investment into Canada. Much of our business is done in partnership with other financial institutions and through collaboration with the Government of Canada

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Print Sponsor:

 

 

Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging

Based in Richmond, Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging has been serving clients in the metro Vancouver area and across Canada for over 30 years. While traditional offset printing on Heidelberg equipment is our specialty, Glenmore also offers digital, wide format and variable printing on state of the art equipment from HP, Xerox and Kodak.

With some of the largest local and national companies relying on Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging, we have built a client base that speaks for itself. Since 2006, Graphic Monthly Canada has named Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging one of the top 100 commercial printers across Canada. As the printing and packaging industries change, Glenmore evolves with them. By providing Customized online ordering systems, variable printing and fulfillment services, Glenmore is your print partner that adds value to every job.

No smoke and mirrors — What you see is what you get. Using Glenmore is a guarantee that your job will get done right, on time, with people you enjoy working with. Let us show you how we can help — speak to one of our sales representatives today!

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