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For the first time ever: Product of the Year will be broadcasted LIVE at FoodProWest!

Registration is now open!  Go to our main registration page to exhibit or attend FoodProWest 2019 – you won’t want to miss it!

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Following is a highlight of Federal Budget 2019 announcements as they relate to the food and beverage manufacturing sector: LABOUR

Labour Pilot - To help the agri-food sector meet export targets and attract and retain needed labour, a 3-Year immigration pilot to bring in full-time, non-seasonal agricultural workers that will include a pathway to permanent residency (no further details provided).

Underrepresented Groups: $5.0 million over five years, starting in 2019–20, to Employment and Social Development Canada to develop a...

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Millennials and Gen Z account for the fastest growing consumer segment today, currently estimated at more than 25% of all consumers, but they stand apart due to their unique purchasing behaviors. This not only affects your marketing efforts, but also your relationships with brokers, distributors, and customers.

At this Breakfast Series, experts from Crew Marketing and Nielsen will share their expertise of Millennials and Gen Z, with data, examples, and insights to help you better understand how to develop effective marketing strategies. As well, leaders throughout the value chain...

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We are excited to share the news that the 2019 UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market is now open for vendor applications! Many local food businesses have benefited from our market’s support, which includes a 50% discount for new businesses and regular marketing tips provided by the Feeding Growth program to market vendors. More information below!

Read the 2019 Vendor Guidelines here

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B.C. LEAN FOR FOOD PROCESSORS PROGRAM

The B.C. Lean for Food Processors Program supports specialized business skill development to enable processors to make more informed decisions, improve production capacity, labour productivity and strengthen their business. Full program support for successful applicants will provide up to $8,000 for services from a Qualified Business Consultant. Successful applicants are required to pay $500 upfront to the Qualified Business Consultant.

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES Research and Development Inventory Management Quality...

Upcoming events

May 08
10-12pm · 9440 202 Street, Langley BC

The IT Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, May 8th, from 10-12pm

BCFPA Office Building, 1st floor Board Room at 9440 202 Street, Langley...

May 09
7:30-9:30 · 655 Burrard Street Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 2R7

Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series: Darrell Jones, President of Save-On-Foods (Suppliers and Vendors ONLY)

Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 2R7

To register, please visit Leaders in Retail

The Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series provides a unique opportunity for retail vendors and...

May 17
10-12pm · 700-2025 Willingdon Aveune, Burnaby

Operations Peer group Meeting: Increase Efficiency on the Production Floor with LEAN

Friday, May 17 th from 10-12pm

Location: CapriCMW at 700-2025 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby (View Map)

Incorporating Lean practices will improve labour productivity, production capacity, R&D process, and improved profit margins. At this interactive workshop, you will gain an understanding of basic Lean...

May 21
10-12pm · 13401 108 Ave #1800, Surrey, BC V3T 5T3

“DIY” Digital Marketing

Utilize Digital to Boost Brand and Sales without Hiring an Expert

Sales & Marketing Peer Group Meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 10:00-12:00pm

Location: FASKEN at #1800-13401 108 Ave, Surrey

Social Media and Digital Ads are huge opportunities for brand awareness and sales for food and beverage businesses; but, they can also be a huge challenge for those who wear multiple hats in the company....