Thank you for visiting the web site of the Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association. We are a rapidly growing industry association that works on behalf of the food, fish, sea-food and beverage processors and the related companies and organizations that do business in our region.
Please read further to find out more about our very important industry, where we have come from and are heading with our association, how we may be of service to you and how you may become involved if you wish.
We are constantly working to improve the utility of our site. Please feel free to advise therefore if you have suggestions to improve it. We wish to thank Business New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Agricultural Council for contributing to the cost of developing this site.
Executive Director Announced
September 1, 2015
The Board of the Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association is pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2015 Greg Fash joins the organization as Executive Director. Greg joins us after a long career in senior sales and marketing roles with McCain Foods, Ganong Brothers Ltd., and most recently Cavendish Farms. He has experience in North American and overseas markets, in both the retail and foodservice sectors. Working and living in Atlantic Canada for 34 years, he understands the unique regional challenges and opportunities in developing a food or beverage business here.
We welcome Greg to the AFBPA team and look forward to working with him to advance the needs of the food and beverage processing industry in Atlantic Canada.
Thank you for your continued support!
Germain Landry, President
Atlantic Food and Beverage Processors Association
Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association Annual General Meeting
Is anything keeping you up at night...?
Access to Labour? Access to capital? Support for export development? Availability of affordable training and certification programs? Access to information on national and international market trends?
Announcing the Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association Annual General Meeting – December 3, 2015 in Moncton, NB.
We are coming to the end of a challenging year which has seen a number of significant changes in our industry and our association. This Annual General Meeting is a chance to reset the priorities and agenda for the Association. Our mission is to support the Food & Beverage industry in Atlantic Canada, so it’s critical that the needs of the membership be communicated to and understood by the AFBPA Board. With a solid understanding of the membership’s key pain points we can take action accordingly; whether it’s helping adapt to ever changing labelling laws, dealing with food safety training and certification, helping build contacts and growth in new markets, or advocating on critical issues like Temporary Foreign Workers legislation.
This Annual General Meeting is a great way to kick off that discussion and begin to lay out the plan. We will be reviewing actions taken in 2015 including new Atlantic industry research prepared on behalf our members, and a draft action plan for the coming year. All to lead into a “Town Hall” discussion about where we go from here as an association.
It’s also very important to nominate additional directors for 2016 – the strength of the organization really rests with a solid Board of Directors so please take the time to nominate someone, or yourself!
Also very important at this meeting is recognition of past Executive Director Don Newman and all the energy he put forward to help build the Association over the years.
Please plan on attending – we need and value your input. All meeting details including the minutes of last year’s AGM are attached. Fee to attend the meeting is based on cost recovery for the facility plus catering ($25.00 + HST)
If you are unable to attend you can assign your vote to the Association to vote on your behalf.