2015-12-03 • 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.