BCFPA Newsletter; Process This! February 2016
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  • Save the dates for upcoming events: Breakfast Series: Export and FoodProWest 2016
  • Finance Peer Group: Get Engaged and Save Money
  • Welcome new Members

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Save the Dates for our Upcoming Events

Breakfast Series: Grow your Business Through Export; February 11, 2016

Many Canadian businesses are striving for growth in international markets. On February 11, the BCFPA hosts its first Breakfast Series Event which will guide you in your journey to export. If you are a BC-based food processor with products in the domestic market and want to learn to expand into new markets to grow your business, then this is a must-attend event.

Topics include: Exporting out of Canada, regulations and legislation, USA compliance, and development of business/marketing plans.


FoodProWest: May 19, 2016

The BC Food Processors Association is excited to bring you another FoodProWest including our International Buyer's Day. We are happy to announce that we outgrew last year's location and that this year's show will be taking place at the beautiful Westin Bayshore, located in Downtown Vancouver at Stanley Park. Due to the feedback we received from our exhibitors and attendees regarding the structure of the event, the Buyer’s Day Tradeshow and Gala Awards Dinner will all take place on one day instead of two. The conference will be broken up into smaller events during the year in which the content will serve as the topics for the Breakfast Series Events.

More information will be released soon, but make sure to save the date!

Finance Peer Group; Get Engaged and Save Money!

Invitation to Join the BCFPA Finance Peer Group  

BCFPA members, you have told us that you are interested in receiving more information about finance, access to capital and other financial information relevant to your food business. We have responded by creating a Finance Peer Group. If you are interested in joining our online and email forums and meetings to learn more about these and other financial management issues, email  
A range of topics will be covered, for example:
  • Accessing capital for your business
  • Accessing government funding, grants and tax credits
  • Various forms of equipment financing (loans, leasing etc)
  • Cost controls in a manufacturing setting (process costing)
  • Accounting for and minimizing waste and spoilage
  • Freight costs and logistics (the numbers behind them)
  • How to apply overhead costs, what’s your denominator (direct labour cost, material cost, direct labour hours, etc.)
  • Excise taxes (HST, GST, PST and VAT’s)
  • Corporate taxation
  • Budget planning and variance analysis
  • Negotiating plans and office leases
  • Commercial insurance and other Risk Management considerations
  • Any topic of CFO/Controller/accounting manager interest

Welcome New Members!


  • Dr. Mom’s Natural Health Inc.
  • Natural Immix Health Ltd
  • Nova-Bio Rubber Green Technologies
  • Kalley Kandy
  • The Wooden Boat
  • Sacre-Davey Engineering
  • Anypack Packaging Machinery Inc.
  • Wellgenex Sciences Inc.
  • Polar Industries Ltd.
  • Euler Hermes
  • Fairtax
  • Foundtree Product Design
  • Schellhas Food Technology Consultants
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