2024 BCFT Suppliers' Night
BCFT is pleased to announce our 30th Annual Suppliers' night on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. We are excited to return to the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre, central and convenient to both suppliers and attendees! This event is an exceptional opportunity for learning about new companies, products and services and networking with other R&D technologists, food scientists, purchasers and senior management from leading food and beverage companies within BC.
When: Wednesday Feb. 28, 2024, at 3:00 - 7:00 pm PST (table top set up starting 12:00 pm)
Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St, Burnaby
Parking: free on-site parking
Tabletop Registration Fees:
Early Bird: $415.00 CAD, through Nov 30, 2023
Regular: $515.00 CAD, Dec. 1, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Last Minute: $730 CAD, Jan. 16, 2024 onwards
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.
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 for order 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 and hand in during registration. No photocopied cards will be allowed for entry to the event. 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 attendee.
Rules for Exhibitors:
Displays must 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 at table top displays: 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 at table top displays: Displays that exceed 5 feet above the table.
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.
By completion of the Suppliers' Night registration, the exhibitor agrees to conform to the rules for exhibitors.
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. (Note: Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable and will be automatically deducted from all refunds)
Accommodation: Special hotel room rates at $255 CAD/night is available in the conference complex at the Delta Burnaby Hotel: Book here
Shipping Packages to Hotel: Please review the Hotel Shipping Policies regarding exhibitor shipping. Questions? Please contact hotel Shipping and Receiving at (604) 453-0768.
Seminars: As with previous Suppliers Nights we have added two sets of sessions prior to the show; they will run from 1:30 - 2:30pm and 2:45 - 3.45pm. To learn more visit the BCFT website regularly or follow us on LinkedIn for updates on seminar topics as they are revealed.
Questions: If you have questions about BCFT Suppliers' Night do not hesitate to contact the Suppliers' Night Committee with your questions and comments.
The IFT Regional Sections and its agents and employees assume no risk and by the acceptance of this agreement the exhibitor expressly releases them of and from any and all liability for damage, injury, or loss to any person or goods, from any cause whatsoever. Please forward any feedback or comments on the show to Suppliers' Night Committee.