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This page contains currently planned BCFT meetings and events of interest organized by allied organizations. View presentations from past events.

2017 BCFT Speaker's Night

Event 2017 BCFT Speaker's Night
Organizer BC Food Technologists
Date Tuesday, January 24, 2017
5.45 - 8.30 pm
Location BCIT Burnaby Campus, 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Building SW1 room 1285 for a light meal and networking;
Building SW3 room 1750 for the presentation

Pay parking is available after 4.30 pm in lots P5, P7 or P8 (access from Wayburne or Carey Avenue; these lots cannot be accessed from Willingdon), or lots P4, P6, or N (access from Willingdon). See here for map.
Description The annual BCFT speaker's Night, organized by BCIT Student Representatives, will be on Tuesday January 24 at BCIT Burnaby Campus.

This year's keynote speakers are Pearl Hrabarchuk, Supply Chain and Program Manager Food Services, Boston Pizza, and Pete Schouten, CEO, Heppell's.

Pearl is passionate about the topic of food waste. She will give examples of what can be done in this area, and initiatives taken by Boston Pizza.

Pete is an entrepreneur and farmer who works to ensure that nothing grown on their farms or used in their business' goes to waste. Their perfect potatoes are used to make potato chips at their Hardbite chip manufacturing facility, or can be found at your local grocery store under the BC Fresh brand; seconds with small imperfections are sold through various retailers under #2 labels or naturally imperfect labels. Potatoes with multiple imperfections are sent to their Fraser Valley Biogas company, where they are turned into methane gas and fertilizer. Pete will talk about his experiences in the various aspects of his business, related to managing food waste.
Fee Information Student BCFT members: FREE
Student non-members: $10
BCFT members: $15
Non-Members: $25
Registration Click here to register. Deadline for registration is January 20.

Suppliers' Night

Event Suppliers' Night
Organizer BC Food Technologists
Date Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Location Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
4331 Dominion Street
Burnaby BC
Description BCFT Suppliers' Night is a much-anticipated yearly event in which industry suppliers come together with R&D technologists, food scientists, purchasers and senior management from leading food and beverage companies in BC. Organized as an expo, Suppliers' Night is perfect for networking and learning about new and existing ingredients and equipment. Affordable and casual, this event is an excellent opportunity for Food Science students looking to connect with industry professionals.
A Clean Label Expectation: Turning R&D Challenges into Winning Formulas with Botanicals
BI Nutraceuticals
B Flavour trends & technology: Understanding flavour chemistry and trends to meet the demands of Canadian consumers
C Isomalto Oligosaccharide (IMO): A Multifunctional Natural Ingredient
D Hydrocolloid/GUM 101
1.30 - 2.30 pm
2.45 - 3.45 pm
Seminars A and C
Seminars B and D
3.30 - 7.00 pm Show
Fee Information
$7.50 All inclusive
Attendee Registration Click here to register for seminars and expo.
Exhibitor Information Exhibitor event details and registration can be found here.
Other Information Please note that admission to seminars is not guaranteed without advanced registration due to limited space.