BCPIA’s Value Proposition

    For printers and print industry companies, BCPIA provides resources, a voice to government, education programs and networking opportunities that are specific and unique to the industry.

    BCPIA delivers valuable print industry-specific solutions that are only accessible through membership and through its affiliations with the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), and other industry associations.


      • Government lobbying through BCPIA and strong industry support resulted in the Graphic Communications Technology Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) . The Task Force was struck in April 2003 with the programs’ first classes starting in September 2006. Four classes have graduated from the program and all graduates are employed in the industry.

      • Education programs in 2011 included Frank Romano an Industry Expert Opinion (February 14th) Workshop Sessions on LinkedIn and Networking (June and September), Six-part Social Media Webinar series (June/July)and more. Additional special member only webinars were also available.

      • Networking Opportunities are held regularly to encourage and strengthen relationships and sharing of knowledge, such as the BCPIA 2011 Golf Tournament at Morgan Creek (July 7th, 2011) and the BCPIA Festive Dinner, (November 25th, 2011) CME events and more.

      • Access to resources is offered through affiliate memberships in the NAPL and the CME and a Premium membership in whattheythink.com

        Call Marilynn Knoch, Executive Director to find out more -

        604 542-0902 or e-mail mknoch@bcpia.org


Be part of the solution - help us get the government to RethinkItBC

News Conference March 10, 2014

RethinkItBC Media Kit PDF

Sample letter to the Premier

BC Printing Industry Featured

See OP Ed - page 6 Sounding Board

Hear how MMBC will negatively affect other businesses in BC!

Marilynn Knoch, BCPIA interviews...

Mike Klassen, CFIB

Corinne Atwood, BC Bottle and Recycling Association

Peter Kvarnstrom, Newspapers Canada

Ken Plumb, Enterprise Paper

Open Letter to BC MLAs

PDF of Open Letter to MLAs in British Columbia

Compare the rates - BC fees are excessive

MMBC Program

Bad for BC

PDF of News Release re MMBC

Compare the rates - BC fees are excessive





The Challenges and Rewards of UV Printing

Wednesday, April 23rd

Langara Golf Course Club House

1:30 - 4:30 pm with networking reception -cash bar to follow

Details and Register Online

Go Directly to Online Registration Form

PDF of Flyer -screen version

Print in the New Media Mix and Selling in an Integrated Market

Thursday, May 8th

River Rock Casino Resort Thompson Room 8811& 8888 River Road • Richmond

Seminar - 8:30 - 11:30 am Lunch Round Table with Daniel Dejan - 12 noon

Daniel Dejan PDF

Details an Register Online

BCPIA Golf Tournament 2014

Get the details

BCPIA Golf Tournament Flyer PDF

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