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    Hon's
    03 Jun 2024
    Richmond, BC
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    Calling all food & beverage operations peers for an opportunity to connect and share ideas see more

    If you are an Operations professional or play a key role in the operations and production of a business, come join your fellow BCFB peers in our first Operations Peer Group event.


    The July 10th peer group will be facilitated by our co-chairs, Susan Vann of Koncious Foods, and Dave Roberge of Great Little Box Company, to lead the discussion on lessons learned in a start-up and steps to optimize the scale up process. During this session, we want to hear from you on the top three challenges and opportunities you have come across while scaling up so be prepared to share!

     

    Who Should Attend:

    • Mid-senior level operations professionals in the food & beverage Industry
    • Leaders, founders and owners who are responsible for operations.

    What to Expect:

    • A facilitated group discussion to openly share ideas and seek advice from industry peers
    • New industry insight and valuable knowledge 
    • A community of support and new industry connections

     

    July Topic Overview: 

    From Benchtop (small scale) to Scale up ( pilot plant testing) to Operational Efficiency (commercial launch).  We will review how to start with an initial idea, review challenges and learnings along the path to commercialization.  We will explore the challenges at all stages of this process and provide some tools on how to optimize your operations.

     

    *Please note spaces are limited to 20 participants for this session*  

    *Light refreshments and snacks will be served*

     

    *Exclusive to BCFB Members*

     

     

     

     2024 Operations Peer Group Sponsor

     

     

      

     

  • Sumner Frizzell posted an event
    Calling all BC food & beverage industry leaders see more

    To register, please contact sumner@bcfb.ca 

     

    With it’s recent launch of its first State of the Industry Report, BCFB has highlighted a number of recommendations to government to help make our industry more competitive.

    The report and its findings are already making an impact, and there will be many important conversations with government officials at all levels heading into a provincial election.  At this roundtable, we want to get more specific on active solutions to build on the recommendations in the study.   What strategies to support industry should BCFB advocate to be included in political platforms from each party?  How do we prioritize them to make sure we’re hitting the right activities?

    By joining the conversation on June 21st, you will be using your voice and perspective to the pre-election discussion to help make the food & beverage industry more competitive in BC. 

     

     

    Thank You to Our Executive Roundtable Sponsor

     

     

     

    Please note space is limited for this event.

     

     

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    Rhema Health Products Limited
    22 May 2024
    Pitt Meadows
  • Sumner Frizzell posted an event
    Join us for this virtual event to learn how to utilize and work with your broker/distributor see more

    So you've hired a  broker / distributor now what? what do you need to equip a distributor with to maximize your sales. How do you know they're being effective?

    This session is to help you set your expectations around what a broker/distributor actually does, or helps you right size your relationship with your current broker / distributor.

    Key takeaways from this session:

    • What is the role of a broker? 
    • What is the role of a distributor?
    • What does your business need or want? Do you need a broker or a distributor or both?
    • Tools that broker/distributors need to be effective
    • What does a regular ongoing discussion with a broker/distributor look like/sound like?
    • What kinds of metrics should you be watching/talking to your broker/distributor about
    • Can you read or manage a distributor contract? 

    A broker or distributor is a key partner for you in growing your business. Choosing the wrong partner can set a business back or do reputational damage to both sides of the relationship. Attend this session to make sure you recognize the key road signs to picking the right partner.

     Presented by:

    • Phil Chang & Kenny Vannucci - This Commerce Life 
      • Two retail / CPG (consumer packaged goods) guys that have experience being on the brand side and retailer side, talking about retail and what the future could hold for retail specifically in the Natural Health and Grocery Channels in both Canada and the US. We love Canadian retail - a competitive market that nurtures the best brands and iconic retailers. 

     

     


     

     

     

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  • Sumner Frizzell posted an event
    What is value-added content? Join us for our July 11th webinar to find out! see more

    In this workshop, we'll discuss how value-added content can take your website, email list and social media to the next level, making them more attractive, and giving you more opportunities to connect with current and potential customers. 

    We'll also look at lots of different examples of value-added content, and we will walk through a demonstration on how to create a short, value-added content video. 

    Key Takeaways

    • What is value-added content?
    • How does value-added content work to attract new customers and keep the current ones?
    • What are some examples of value-added content?
    • How to create value-added content, specifically a short video?

     Presented by:

    • Rebecca Coleman is a content creator and recipe developer who specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. She has two published cookbooks: Aquafablulous!: 100+ Vegan, Egg-free recipes using Aquafaba and Vegan Baking Made Easy: 60 Fool-proof Plant-Based Recipes. Rebecca teaches Social Media Marketing at the School of Business at BCIT and consults with small businesses. She lives in Vancouver and is currently writing a novel. Find her on most social networks @RebeccaColeman and at cookingbylaptop.com.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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     April 25, 2024
  • Sumner Frizzell posted an event
    Calling all food & beverage HR peers for an opportunity to connect and share ideas see more

    If you are a Human Resources professional or play a key role in the HR in your business, come join your fellow BCFB peers in our HR Peer Group event.


    The June 20th session will feature a 60-minute focus group facilitated by Maria Gonzalez with the HR Peer Group attendees followed by an opportunity to network. The purpose of the focus group is to gather input from participants on the topic of labour challenges within the BC food and beverage manufacturing industry.

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    Who Should Attend:

    • Mid-senior level HR professionals in the food & beverage Industry
    • Leaders, founders and owners who are responsible for HR

    What to Expect:

    • A facilitated group discussion to openly share ideas and seek advice from industry peers
    • New industry insight and valuable knowledge 
    • A community of support and new industry connections

     

    June HR Peer Group: Focus Group 

    BC Food and Beverage has engaged a group of industry consultants to conduct a research project to better understand the labour needs and obstacles encountered by the BC food and beverage industry. Specifically, the goals and objectives of the project are to identify:

    • Existing labour challenges facing BC food and beverage manufacturers.
    • Current and future labour needs of BC food and beverage manufacturers. 
    • Potential actions that BCFB and other relevant stakeholders can implement to effectively address the labour challenges in the BC food and beverage industry.

    The findings from this research study will inform the development of a comprehensive labour strategy that addresses the needs of the BC food and beverage industry. 

    As part of this study, BCFB is seeking feedback from representatives like yourself regarding the labour challenges in the BC food and beverage industry. Therefore, we would like to invite you to a 1-hour focus group session. Your valuable insights and input during this focus group would contribute significantly to our efforts.

    What to expect from the focus group session?

    • The session facilitators will provide participants with an overview of key highlights of a recent labour survey conducted among BC food and beverage companies.
    • Leveraging the findings from the survey, facilitators will engage participants in various exercises, both individual and group-based, to gather additional insights. Topics will include challenges related to labor attraction, retention, training, and skills development. Topics will include challenges related to labour attraction, retention, training, and skills development.
    • Your input through this session will help inform the development of a comprehensive labour strategy for the BC food and beverage industry. 
    • As such, your participation and input would be invaluable!

     

     

    *Please note spaces are limited to 20 participants for this session*  

    *Light refreshments and snacks will be served*

      

     

     

     2024 HR Peer Group Sponsor

     

     

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    Join us for BCFB's AGM see more

    BC Food & Beverage members in good standing are hereby invited to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held virtually on Wednesday, June 26th beginning from 10:00 am to 10:45 am.  As we share with members a recap of 2023, including highlights and financial performance, a look ahead to 2024, and the election of new Directors.

    The purpose of the meeting is to:  

    1. Approve the minutes of the 2023 Annual General Meeting;
    2. Approve Audited Financial Statements for 2023;
    3. Issuance of RFP for our Annual audit
    4. Review of 2023 presented by James Donaldson, BCFB CEO
    5. Election of new Directors

     

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