New Website, FoodProWest, Product of the Year and More in the March 2016 Process This!
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FoodProWest May 19
  • Award Nominations 
  • International Buyers Day & Tradeshow
Explore our New Website

Upcoming Events
  • Ministry of Health - Food Safety & Sanitation Plan Development Courses
  • April 12: Breakfast Series Event Human Resources; Valuing our People
  • April 14: Product of the Year Award Event
  • May 19: FoodProWest & Gala Awards Dinner
Membership Spotlight

Welcome new BCFPA Members

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FoodProWest May 19, 2016

Award Nominations Open - Early Bird Registration Ends March 31

May 19, 2016; Westin Bayshore. FoodProWest is the BC Food Processors Association’s annual Expo comprising of an International Buyer’s Day, Associate Trade show, and a Gala Awards dinner. It is a key industry event for all BC food, beverage, and natural health products processors.

Award Nominations

We recognize industry accomplishments through our highly coveted awards which include: Product of the Year, Rising Star, Innovation, Sustainability, Member of the Year, Leadership, Hall of Fame, and our newest addition, Workplace Safety. Award nominations close on MARCH 31. Nominate your people, products, and company!
Nominate Now
Awards close March 31. Nominate now!

International Buyer's Day & Trade Show

The BCFPA has partnered with the BC Ministries of International Trade and Agriculture to bring in buyers from around the world to attend FoodProWest and check out all the innovative food, beverage, and natural health companies we have here in BC at our International Buyers Day. In addition, dozens of Canadian buyers will also attend; a great opportunity to stay connected with existing customers, or to introduce your products to potential new customers.

Some of the benefits of exhibiting at our International Buyers Day are:
  • Getting your products in front of dozens of local, US and international buyers all in one day. Hand out samples, setup on-on-one meetings, and be ready to do business!
  • Accessing retailers who can grow your business in new markets
  • Connecting with our Associate exhibitors whose products and services help you succeed.
  • Networking with hundreds of industry professionals and leaders who can support your business
Visit our website for information on exhibiting and attending FoodProWest.
Reserve a Spot
Early Bird Pricing Ends March 31, reserve your spot now!

Explore Our New Website

Explore our new website! It features a fresh and modern design with a vibrant new logo and simple to navigate. Many changes will be implemented this year that align with our goal to become a central hub for food processors and associates to find the information they need to help grow and develop their business. Our new website will help cater to those needs. 

There are a few remaining pieces that are still under development and will be up and running in the next couple of weeks: members only area, event calendar, and the online registration system for events and memberships. Stay tuned for more information! 

Click here to explore the new website

Upcoming Events

Ministry of Health – Food Safety & Sanitation Plan Development Courses

HACCP-based plans are an international industry standard. You need to complete these plans and have them approved by your environmental health officer by March 26, 2016. Click here for more information 

April 12: Breakfast Series Event; Human Resources; Valuing our People

BC Hydro (Edmonds Location) Conference Hall; 7 - 10:30AM. Processor leadership and management teams are coming together to hear what their HR staff want them to know:  How to foster the best workplaces possible for their employees. Topics covered will include: how valuing your employees improves ROI, employee engagement and recognition, competency training, and access to skilled labour. Deadline to register: April 9.
For more information click here to the event page. 

April 14: Product of the Year Award Event 

Product of the Year nominees will attend a special networking and judging event for their nominated products. Each nominee will present their product in a Dragon's Den style judging. Winners will be announced at our annual Gala. Click here to nominate now!

May 19: FoodProWest & Gala Awards Dinner

Held at the Westin Bayshore this year. Don't miss your opportunity to exhibit, meet buyers, network with industry professionals and attend the Gala Awards Dinner. Click here for more information

Membership Spotlight


Welcome New BCFPA Members!

Processor Members
  • Cocos Pure Beverage Corporation
  • WiseBites
  • Abbotsford Growers
  • Golden Ears CheeseCrafters
  • Twin Berry Farms, Inc
Affiliate Members
  • Commissary Connect
Associate Members
  • AWA Equipment
  • Ronald Lee, Eat Marketing
  • Minty Gadhok. GFS Food Safety Consultant
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Student Members
  • Zhong Peng, UBC
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