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Exhibitor Information for BCFT Suppliers Night
General Information

The BCFT Suppliers Night Expo is an exceptional opportunity for learning about new companies, products and services, as well as  and networking with experts in R&D, food science, purchasing & management at top food & beverage companies!

 

 

Weds, Feb 28, 2024
Set-up: 12:00pm
Expo: 3:00 - 7:00pm

Delta Burnaby

Hotel & Conference Centre

Tabletop Registration Fees

Early Bird: $415.00 CAD, through Dec 1, 2023

Regular:    $515.00 CAD, after Dec. 1, 2023

Last Minute:  $730 CAD, after Jan 14, 2024

Seminar Schedule

1st Seminar Set (A & B): 1:30pm - 2:30pm (TBA)

2nd Seminar Set (C & D): 2:45pm - 3:45pm (TBA)

 

Tabletop Registration Fees

Early bird registration: $ 415 CAD (Through November 30th, 2023)

Regular registration: $ 515 CAD (From December 1st, 2023 – January 15th, 2024)

*Last minute registration: $ 730 CAD (From January 16th, 2024 onwards)

*Subject to table availability. Some options may be limited.

 

Included with Registration Fee

A 6' × 2' table

A maximum of 3 representatives per table

Due to safety reasons, electrical outlets are provided by the hotel and can be requested during online registration for $75/table. Power usage exceeding 1000 watts will need to be notified to BCFT as this may require extra power lines and charge.

 

Sponsorship  

BCFT is offering partial sponsorship for various stations at the Suppliers' Night event. Sponsors can sign up during early bird registration till Nov. 30, 2023 and will be recognized in advertising posters, designated stations during the event, and BCFT monthly newsletters for January and February issues in 2024.

 

Additional options

Generic Advertising Posters (8.5”x11”) can be ordered at the time of registration. These are generic posters to be presented by suppliers to customers as an "announcement" of the event. Generic Advertising Posters are free of charge to Suppliers and are available only until December 15th, 2023. Posters will be mailed out in January 2024.

Pre-printed Company Invitation Postcards (4"x6") with your individual company name can be ordered for presentation to your customers and used as paid invitations to the Suppliers' Night event. They can be ordered during online registration until November 30th, 2023 and will be mailed out in January 2024. Companies will be charged $8.50 up front for each postcard at the time of online registration. Each postcard will be printed with a unique code and used as a paid ticket. Please ensure to have your invited guests bring the physical card for submission during registration. Online attendee registration is also encouraged once it opens in January 2024, to fast track the registration process so that pre-printed name tags will be ready for registered attendees.

The following will NOT be accepted for entry or registration:

  • Photocopied postcards

  • Duplicated unique ID codes

To minimize delays and potential confusion, online registration is strongly encouraged!

 

Rules and Regulations

Fixtures, components, and identification signs will be limited to table top ONLY. Table size is 6' x 2'. BCFT reserves the right to request the modification or removal of non-conforming displays found at the event.

 

Permitted: Educational sales literature, Samples of ingredients, additives or food products, Sales premiums, souvenirs, handouts, Instruments and/or equipment (if they can be self supporting and set on the table).

 

Prohibited: Table top displays that exceed 5 feet above the table.

 

Dismantling: No dismantling of the set is permitted before the end of the event. (Show hours are from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm.)

 

Draw prizes: Are allowed - it is the responsibility of the supplier to draw and present their prize.

 

Refund Policy: There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event. Refunds prior from Feb. 1, 2024 to 14 days will be 50% of the original payment. Refunds Jan. 31, 2024 or before will be 100% of the original payment.

Space is limited and will be allocated after payment in sequence. Registration is not complete until payment is confirmed through Eventbrite.

By completion of the Suppliers' Night registration, the exhibitor agrees to conform to the Rules of the Exhibitors.

 

Accommodations

Hotel rooms are available in the conference complex at the Delta Burnaby Hotel for a discounted rate of $255 CAD/night . The Delta is conveniently located off the TransCanada Highway near Willingdon exit in Burnaby.

** Discounted booking link Book Hotel Here

 

Shipping

Please review the Hotel Shipping and Labeling Policy regarding exhibitor shipping. For questions please directly contact the hotel Shipping and Receiving Department at (604) 453-0768.

 

Seminars

As with previous Suppliers' Nights we have added a section prior to the show; they will run from 1:30pm - 2:30pm and 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST. To learn more visit the BCFT website regularly or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter for updates on seminar topics as they are revealed.

 

Questions

Please refer to our FAQ page for commonly asked questions and answers regarding Suppliers’ Night (TBA). If you have additional questions do not hesitate to contact the Suppliers’ Night Committee with your questions and comments.

 

External Resources

Interested in additional Suppliers’ Night trade show opportunities? Feel free to visit our section neighbours in Puget Sound and Oregon  for more details.

 

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