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2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

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2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

Get your All Access Pass today!

2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

Get your All Access Pass today!

2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

Get your All Access Pass today!

2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

Get your All Access Pass today!

2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

Get your All Access Pass today!

2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

Get your All Access Pass today!

2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

Get your All Access Pass today!

2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

Get your All Access Pass today!

2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

Get your All Access Pass today!

2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

Get your All Access Pass today!

2018 BC Seafood Expo, June 11 & 12
Comox Valley, BC, Canada

2018 Expo Countdown

About the BC Seafood Expo and Trade Show

June 11 & 12, 2018
Held in stunning Comox Valley, British Columbia

Don’t miss one of the largest seafood industry trade events in the pacific northwest attracting suppliers, buyers, distributors, producers, industry leaders and government representatives to network, meet and grow the seafood sector and their bottom line.

#BCSeafoodExpo

   

Delegate Registration

The Expo features over 50 Trade Show exhibitors, leading speakers in their fields and provides a venue to network with industry leaders, international buyers, distributors, and educators for every type of fish, seafood, and seafood related products and services.

Your Trade Show delegate registration includes the following:

  • Trade Show Floor Pass
  • June 11 Lunch
  • June 11 Keynote Session: Calvin Helin
  • June 12 Lunch
  • June 12 Keynote Session: Linda Cornish
  • June 11 International Buyers Reception
  • Program Session Access

Register now

Exhibitor Registration

The BC Seafood Expo Trade Show is an excellent opportunity to showcase your services to a diverse range of both wild fishery and aquaculture sectors and leaders.

Your Trade Show exhibitor booth registration includes the following:

  • 8’x8’ booth area with an 8’ high drapery back wall and a 3’ high drapery side wall
  • 1 BC Seafood Expo All Access Pass (access to networking events, keynote sessions, and receptions)
  • 6’ skirted table and chairs
  • electrical plug
  • WiFi

Register now

BC Seafood Expo Schedule

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Excel Career College

BC Shellfish Growers Association

BC Salmon Farmers Association

Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology

07:00
07:30
08:00
08:30
09:00
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30
20:00
20:30

June 10
June 10

Biology Lifecycle Workshop
10:00 – 13:00
Excel Career College

Biology Lifecycle Workshop
10:00 – 13:00
Excel Career College

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre

Hosted by
Excel Career College

Speaker: Lesley Chapman

Explore the life cycle and anatomy of salmonids. Stages of development from egg to adult will be investigated, the smoltification process described, and the adult stat leading to spawning discussed.

Dock Days at the Comox Harbor
11:00 – 11:00

Dock Days at the Comox Harbor

Wharf Tour

Join Rob Clarke, President of the Harbour Authority Association of BC and Wharfinger at the Comox Valley Harbour Authority (CVHA) and enjoy a guided walk of the Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with.

FishSafe BC and the BC Young Fishermen’s Network will also be participating in the tour.

FishSafe BC speaker: Dennis Dobrilla

Come Tour a Salmon Farm!
12:00 – 15:00
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Come Tour a Salmon Farm!
12:00 – 15:00
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Hosted by
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Join the BC Salmon Farmers Association on a tour of a working salmon farm.

Come see for yourself what salmon farming is all about. This is a great opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the industry and the high level of expertise and technology in growing BC farm-raised salmon.

You’ll have the opportunity to see a farm while you chat with farm staff about the operations. You’ll also enjoy a scenic boat ride from Campbell River through the Discovery Passage. The tour lasts about 3 hours and box lunch is included. Gluten free available if requested.

Tour Details

  • Date: Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Departure Location: Group transportation will be available from Courtenay to Campbell River return. For those driving own vehicle, we leave from Way West Water Taxi, 1348 Island Highway (located on the docks between F & G at Discovery Harbour Mall (Superstore mall)).
  • Tour departs at 12:00 pm and returns around 3:00 pm.

How to Dress & What to Bring: We travel to the farm in a comfortable covered water taxi. Guests are required to use footbaths so a sturdy shoe is recommended. No open-toe shoes please. We’ll spend most of our time outside so a hat and suntan lotion are good ideas for the trip.

Due to limited space on each tour, advanced booking is required.

Dock Days at the Comox Harbor
14:00 – 14:00

Dock Days at the Comox Harbor

Wharf Tour

Join Rob Clarke, President of the Harbour Authority Association of BC and Wharfinger at the Comox Valley Harbour Authority (CVHA) and enjoy a guided walk of the Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with.

FishSafe BC and the BC Young Fishermen’s Network will also be participating in the tour.

FishSafe BC speaker: Dennis Dobrilla

Trade Show Move In & Exhibitor Registration
15:30 – 18:00

Trade Show Move In & Exhibitor Registration
15:30 – 18:00

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

June 11
June 11

Trade Show Move In & Exhibitor Registration
07:00 – 08:30

Trade Show Move In & Exhibitor Registration
07:00 – 08:30

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

Sustainability Fisheries Workshop
09:00 – 12:00
Excel Career College

Sustainability Fisheries Workshop
09:00 – 12:00
Excel Career College

Room
Rotary Hall

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre

Hosted by
Excel Career College

Type
Session

Speaker: Lesley Chapman

Explore the influence of environmental and aquaculture conditions on the performance of fish, as well as the procedures required to maintain healthy fish. Industry and regulatory protocols are introduced.

MaPP First Nations Aquaculture Resources for Commercialization (ARC) Workshop
09:00 – 12:00
Ministry of Agriculture

MaPP First Nations Aquaculture Resources for Commercialization (ARC) Workshop
09:00 – 12:00
Ministry of Agriculture

Room
Lodge Room

Venue
Native Sons Hall

Hosted by
Ministry of Agriculture

Type
Session

Under the Marine Plan Partnership (MaPP) initiative, first nations communities in the 4 MaPP regions, Haida Gwaii, North Coast, Central Coast, and North Vancouver Island, have been working to develop marine plans and coast resource economic opportunities, one of which is aquaculture and fisheries. Concurrently, First Nations in other coastal areas of BC have been actively engaged in seafood economic opportunities though research, pilot and commercial projects. The goal of the MaPP ARC workshop is to present an update on these various projects and facilitate a broader discussion on financial and business resources currently available to First Nations communities for the development of business opportunities along the entire seafood value chain.

Moderator: Myron Roth, Ph.D., P.Ag. Industry Specialist – Aquaculture & Seafood, BC Ministry of Agriculture.


Session 1: Aquaculture funding opportunities and how to harness them – Using a funder’s perspective

In this presentation we will discuss some upcoming aquaculture funding opportunities and how communities can begin working toward planning and developing eligible projects. We will also discuss business planning from the perspective of a funder. What are funders looking for in a successful application and how can you work toward developing projects that meet those requirements?

Speaker: Kelly Masson – Lead, PICFI Business Development Team (The Castlemain Group)


Session 2: Banking Resources

Session summary TBA

Speaker: Lynn Lashuk, P.Ag, Agriculture Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal

Registration & Trade Show Open
09:00 – 09:00

Registration & Trade Show Open

Venue
Conference Hall, Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

Exploring Priorities for Marine Environmental Research on BC’s Coasts*
09:00 – 12:00
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Exploring Priorities for Marine Environmental Research on BC’s Coasts*
09:00 – 12:00
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Room
Rotary Hall

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre

Hosted by
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Type
Session

Speakers: Isobel Pearsall, Paul W. Adams, Vladimir Radchenko, Zac Waddington, Michele Patterson

Moderator: Ronald J Lewis

*If you wish to attend this session, please register by contacting Joanne Liutkus, BCSFA, directly:
joanne@bcsalmonfarmers.ca

In 2015, the BC Salmon Farmers Association developed the Marine Environmental Research Program (MERP), committing $1.5 million in research funds between 2015 and 2020, to be utilized in collaborations with government, academic and independent research institutions. The purpose of the program has been to gain a better understanding of the marine environment and B.C.’s wild marine species, particularly wild salmon stocks, and to develop research partnerships. Priorities to guide decisions on project funding were set through a series of workshop consultations.

In partnership with the BC Seafood Expo, the Association will conduct a workshop to discuss priorities for this important initiative. The workshop will be an opportunity for researchers, government and industry stakeholders to share their expertise and evaluate research priorities.

Coffee & Networking Break
10:15 – 10:45

Coffee & Networking Break
10:15 – 10:45

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

Provided by Rocky Mountain Coffee Company

Lunch & Networking
12:00 – 13:00

Lunch & Networking
12:00 – 13:00

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

Keynote Plenary Session 1: Calvin Helin
13:00 – 14:00

Keynote Plenary Session 1: Calvin Helin
13:00 – 14:00

Venue
Sid Williams Theatre

Type
Session

About Calvin Helin

Exploring International Markets for Indigenous Seafood
14:00 – 16:30
Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology

Exploring International Markets for Indigenous Seafood
14:00 – 16:30
Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology

Room
Lodge Room

Venue
Native Sons Hall

Hosted by
Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology

Type
Session

Speakers: Rob Arthurs & Allison Boulton

Exploring International Markets for Indigenous Seafood Workshop is for Indigenous seafood harvesters and processors who are export-ready, interested in exporting, or are looking to expand current exports to new markets.

The workshop is hosted by the British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology, International Business Development Division. In the workshop, you will explore export markets and hear from experts and trade managers who will share valuable insights on the process of exporting products internationally, including:

  • Finding your target market
  • Understanding regulations
  • Financing your international sales
  • Transporting your products to market
  • Showcasing your product to international buyers

Exploring Priorities for Marine Environmental Research on BC’s Coasts*
14:00 – 16:30
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Exploring Priorities for Marine Environmental Research on BC’s Coasts*
14:00 – 16:30
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Room
Rotary Hall

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre

Hosted by
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Type
Session

Speakers: Isobel Pearsall, Paul W. Adams, Vladimir Radchenko, Zac Waddington, Michele Patterson

Moderator: Ronald J Lewis

*If you wish to attend this session, please register by contacting Joanne Liutkus, BCSFA, directly:
joanne@bcsalmonfarmers.ca

In 2015, the BC Salmon Farmers Association developed the Marine Environmental Research Program (MERP), committing $1.5 million in research funds between 2015 and 2020, to be utilized in collaborations with government, academic and independent research institutions. The purpose of the program has been to gain a better understanding of the marine environment and B.C.’s wild marine species, particularly wild salmon stocks, and to develop research partnerships. Priorities to guide decisions on project funding were set through a series of workshop consultations.

In partnership with the BC Seafood Expo, the Association will conduct a workshop to discuss priorities for this important initiative. The workshop will be an opportunity for researchers, government and industry stakeholders to share their expertise and evaluate research priorities.

If you wish to register for this session please contact Joanne Liutkus, BCSFA, directly:
joanne@bcsalmonfarmers.ca

Water Quality Sampling Workshop
14:30 – 16:30
Excel Career College

Water Quality Sampling Workshop
14:30 – 16:30
Excel Career College

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre

Hosted by
Excel Career College

Type
Session

Speaker: Lesley Chapman

Learn water quality monitoring procedures, as well as explore basic salmonid psychology and behavior while learning to identify fish health issues.

Happy Hour & Networking Break
15:30 – 16:30

Happy Hour & Networking Break
15:30 – 16:30

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

Trade Show Closes
16:30 – 17:00

Trade Show Closes
16:30 – 17:00

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

International Buyers Reception
17:30 – 20:30

International Buyers Reception
17:30 – 20:30

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

June 12
June 12

Knot Tying, Netting Oyster/Mussel Bags Workshop
09:00 – 12:00
Excel Career College

Knot Tying, Netting Oyster/Mussel Bags Workshop
09:00 – 12:00
Excel Career College

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre

Hosted by
Excel Career College

Type
Session

Speaker: Lesley Chapman

This course examines the operation of a marine cage site including basic rigging of the anchoring systems, cages, nets, and weights.

Registration & Trade Show Open
09:00 – 09:00

Registration & Trade Show Open

Venue
Conference Hall, Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

Exploring Priorities for Marine Environmental Research on BC’s Coasts*
09:00 – 12:00
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Exploring Priorities for Marine Environmental Research on BC’s Coasts*
09:00 – 12:00
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Room
Rotary Hall

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre

Hosted by
BC Salmon Farmers Association

Type
Session

Speakers: Isobel Pearsall, Paul W. Adams, Vladimir Radchenko, Zac Waddington, Michele Patterson

Moderator: Ronald J Lewis

*If you wish to attend this session, please register by contacting Joanne Liutkus, BCSFA, directly:
joanne@bcsalmonfarmers.ca

In 2015, the BC Salmon Farmers Association developed the Marine Environmental Research Program (MERP), committing $1.5 million in research funds between 2015 and 2020, to be utilized in collaborations with government, academic and independent research institutions. The purpose of the program has been to gain a better understanding of the marine environment and B.C.’s wild marine species, particularly wild salmon stocks, and to develop research partnerships. Priorities to guide decisions on project funding were set through a series of workshop consultations.

In partnership with the BC Seafood Expo, the Association will conduct a workshop to discuss priorities for this important initiative. The workshop will be an opportunity for researchers, government and industry stakeholders to share their expertise and evaluate research priorities.

If you wish to register for this session please contact Joanne Liutkus, BCSFA, directly:
joanne@bcsalmonfarmers.ca

Coffee & Networking Break
10:15 – 10:45

Coffee & Networking Break
10:15 – 10:45

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

Provided by Rocky Mountain Coffee Company

Marine Harvest Salmon BBQ Lunch
12:00 – 12:00

Marine Harvest Salmon BBQ Lunch

Hosted by
Marine Harvest

Lunch & Networking
12:00 – 13:00

Lunch & Networking
12:00 – 13:00

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

Keynote Plenary Session 2: Linda Cornish
13:00 – 14:00

Keynote Plenary Session 2: Linda Cornish
13:00 – 14:00

Venue
Sid Williams Theatre

Type
Session

About Linda Cornish

Vessel Maintenance Troubleshooting Workshop
14:00 – 16:30
Excel Career College

Vessel Maintenance Troubleshooting Workshop
14:00 – 16:30
Excel Career College

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre

Hosted by
Excel Career College

Type
Session

Speaker: Lesley Chapman

Learn a set of approved job-site related safety courses and related certifications.

Oyster Productivity
14:15 – 16:15
BC Shellfish Growers Association

Oyster Productivity
14:15 – 16:15
BC Shellfish Growers Association

Hosted by
BC Shellfish Growers Association

Type
Session

Speakers: Tim Green, Canada Research Chair, Shellfish Aquaculture & Chris Langdon, Professor of Fisheries, Oregon State University (OSU)

In this session, we will work with members of the shellfish farming industry to explore opportunities to enhance oyster farm productivity in British Columbia. Presenters will speak to husbandry practices in other jurisdictions as well as to ways to inform broodstock  research and development. We will discuss the current state of knowledge, explore identified issues and frame practical research objectives to improve survival rates in oysters.

Trade Show Closes & Move out
15:30 – 16:30

Trade Show Closes & Move out
15:30 – 16:30

Venue
Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

BC Craft Beer Reception
16:00 – 17:30

BC Craft Beer Reception
16:00 – 17:30

Venue
Gladstone Brewing Company

BC Seafood Expo Schedule

Keynote Speakers

Calvin Helin

entrepreneur, lawyer, and best-selling author

Linda Cornish

Seafood Nutrition Partnership

Keynote Session 1: Calvin Helin @ Sid Williams Theatre
June 11, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Keynote Session 2: Linda Cornish @ Sid Williams Theatre
June 12, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

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Timothy Green

Chris Langdon

Oregon State University

Allison Boulton

Rob Arthurs

Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology

Lesley Chapman

Excel Career College

Zac Waddington

Paul W. Adams

Isobel Pearsall

Vladimir Radchenko

Ronald J. Lewis

Dennis Dobrilla

Kelly Masson

The Castlemain Group

Lynn Lashuk

BMO Bank of Montreal

Michele Patterson

Vancouver Island University

BC Seafood Expo International Buyers Reception – June 11

Proudly sponsored by Flying Fresh Air Freight!

The trade show floors will be converted into a bountiful seafood tasting journey, where guests will enjoy networking and walking to numerous Chef Stations to meet incredible regional chefs as they present an array of BC seafood dishes from top shellfish and finfish producers. Not only will Expo Trade Show booth exhibitors, delegates and other VIPs be in attendance, the Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology International Buyers Mission delegation will also attend, as part of their tour itinerary.

Register now!

International Buyers Reception Chefs

Ronald St. Pierre

Locals Restaurant - Courtenay, BC

Todd Radford

High Tide Public House - Courtenay, BC

Nigel McMeans

Blackfin Pub - Comox, BC

Chance Wilke

Avenue Bistro - Comox, BC

Aaron Rail

The White Whale - Courtenay, BC

Nathan Fong

Fong on Food - Vancouver, BC

Darren MacLean

Shokunin - Calgary, AB

Chris Andraza

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar - Vancouver, BC

Morgan Wilson

Q at The Empress - Victoria, BC

Meet Buyers and Seafood Leaders to Grow Your Bottom-line!

The BC Seafood Expo Trade Show provides businesses the opportunity to meet face-to-face and showcase their products & services to seafood buyers, exporters, distributors and other providers from throughout BC and the pacific northwest. Make connections, secure deals and grow your network with an Expo Trade Show Booth package, which ALSO includes access to dynamic Expo workshops, panel discussions and the International Buyers Reception.

BC Seafood Expo Exhibitor Information

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Trade Show Map 2018

Accommodations

Best Western
Call now to book: 1-800-668-7797
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Travelodge Courtenay
Call now to book: 1-800-795-9486. Starting from $55 per person, based on double occupancy
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Call now to book: 1-778-225-0010. Starting from $74.97 per person, based on double occupancy
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Old House Hotel & Spa
Call now to book: 1-888-703-0202. Starting from $107.50 per person, based on double occupancy
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Crown Isle Resort
Call now to book: 1-888-338-8439
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Anco Inn
Call now to book: 1-877-393-2200. Starting from $79 for one guest, $10 additional per extra person
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Comox Valley Inn & Suites
Call now to book: 1-800-811-5955
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River Heights Motel
Call now to book: 1-888-873-7022
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Cona Hostel
Call now to book: 1-877-490-2662
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Getting here

Click here to learn more about getting to the Comox Valley.

Flying to the Comox Valley? Get a discounted Air Canada flight if you purchase an All Access Pass! Please email Geoff Crawford at geoff@investcomoxvalley.com for details.

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Why Attend

2018 brings an incredible opportunity for Expo partners to enhance their own marketing & business development objectives, by collaborating within this rapidly expanding event.

2017 Success

2017 Attendee Breakdown

 

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Contact Us

For any questions regarding the BC Seafood Expo, Trade Show space, and sponsorship, contact:

Comox Valley Economic Development
#200-580 Duncan Ave
Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7

phone 250-334-2427
tollfree 1-877-848-2427
fax 250-334-2414
email info@investcomoxvalley.com

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