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EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR SCROLL DOWN, GOOD STUFF BELOW

JUNE 3RD, JW MARRIOT PARQ HOTEL, VANCOUVER 10AM - 3PM

This page includes documents that you can download and print at your convenience. Buttons on this page will allow you to purchase additional FoodProWest tickets, download 2 schedules (simple and Master Schedule), an "Everything You Need to Know about Product of the Year" document, Exhibitor Information, and Judges Biographies.

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WHAT IS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

This is our annual ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event, where BC’s food, beverage, and NHP companies pitch in front a panel of judges to win Product of the Year Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The 2019 Product of the Year Pitch Day will be at FoodProWest and will be broadcasted live for all FoodProWest attendees to watch in the Foyer. Winners will be announced at the BC Food and Beverage Awards Gala on September 17, 2019 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver.

All nominees receive two passes to FoodProWest. Please pick up your name tag at the registration desk in the foyer.

WHAT TO EXPECT

everything you need to know

THE GUIDE CONTAINS INFORMATION ON:

  • Preparing your presentation
  • Presentation structure
  • Floorplan and the flow of prep to presentation to post-interview
  • What to bring with you
  • How your product will be judged
  • and much more

The volunteers assisting you at Product of the Year are food science and product development students. Ask them questions, have them try your product, and leverage your volunteer!

This schedule contains each company's presentation time.

This detailed Master Schedule includes when you have access to your prep table, your assigned prep table, all company names, presenters, list of products being presented, and more.

foodprowest exhibitors

NOMINEES EXHIBITING AT FOODPROWEST: A volunteer will deliver this sign board, a printed schedule, and sharpie to your booth on June 2nd during move-in time. This will tell our buyers, investors, chefs, and attendees that they can watch your pitch streaming live in the foyer.

HOW WILL MY PRODUCT BE JUDGED

Judges will be using the following criteria with scoring from 1-10. As you tell your story, please ensure your pitch addresses these questions:

  1. What makes this product stand out in terms of taste and/or nutrition?
  2. What makes the packaging of this product appealing to customers?
  3. In what way is this product unique and innovative?
  4. How does the product compare to similar products in the market and what kind of competitive edge does it have?
  5. Describe any environmental/sustainable benefits that are associated with the production or disposal of this product.
  6. Explain how you decided the product’s price. We will be judging on marketability and price points.

PROMO ON SOCIAL MEDIA

NOW IS THE TIME TO PROMOTE YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN PRODUCT OF THE YEAR!

Connect with the BCFPA on Social Media

SUGGESTED SCRIPTING FOR EACH CHANNEL

FACEBOOK & LINKEDIN: Our product has been nominated for Product of the Year 2019, and we will be pitching at #FoodProWest with @bcfoodprocessors on June 3RD - have you grabbed your tickets yet?! Pitches are streamed LIVE at the Parq Hotel Vancouver. Your tickets will also grant you access to the trade show. Enjoy 90 exhibitors from BC, healthy food & drink sampling of the latest in BC’s innovation, lunch buffet, and cocktail reception! Tickets online: https://www.bcfpa.ca/foodprowest/register/now #BCFBAwards

TWITTER: Our product has been nominated for Product of the Year! Get tickets to join us #FoodProwest with @bcfoodprocessor to watch our pitch streaming LIVE at the @parqvancouverbc! Tickets online: https://www.bcfpa.ca/foodprowest/register/now #BCFBAwards

INSTAGRAM: Our product has been nominated for Product of the Year 2019, and we will be pitching at #FoodProWest with @bcfoodprocessors at the Parq Hotel on June 3RD – have you purchased your tickets yet?! Pitches are streaming LIVE at the Parq Hotel Vancouver. Your tickets will also grant you access to the trade show. Enjoy 90 fellow exhibitors from BC, healthy food & drink sampling of the latest in BC’s innovation, lunch buffet, and cocktail reception! Tickets online: https://www.bcfpa.ca/foodprowest/register/now #BCFBAwards

If you want/need any other graphics made with specific dimensions for other channels (e.g. your newsletter or a Facebook header-size image), let us know and we'll make them for you.

who to contact

For further Product of the Year questions, please contact Sandra Lee, Communications & Event Coordinator at Sandra@bcfpa.ca

For all things FoodProWest, please contact Jessica Brett, Event Manager at events@bcfpa.ca

Prep Room Management: Erin Friesman

Film and Photography: Clint Omelaniec

Time Keeper: Valerie Hubbirmin

For inquiring regarding the BCFPA, please contact Sandra Lee, Communications & Event Coordinator at Sandra@bcfpa.ca

To book an appointment with MNP, please contact Maria.Gonzalez@mnp.ca

goodluck to all the nominees!

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