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 Printing Industries of America (PIA), 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. Seven classes have graduated from the program and all graduates are employed in the industry.

      • BCPIA is a founding member of the newly formed Alliance of Manufacturers in BC and was also one of nine participants in the RethinkItBC campaign in the spring of 2014. Many points of this initiatives are featured at the right.

      • Education programs in 2013-2014 included Frank Romano, Industry Expert; Daniel Dejan, North American Print & Creative Manager, Sappi Fine Paper, and a session with five UV printing specialists: Tony Bean, Sun Chemical; Jerry Duclos, Joules Angstrom U.V.; Ray Fagan, Heidelberg Canada; Lewis Lau, CGS Publishing Technologies; and Javier Robles, INX International Ink.

      • BCPIA is also part of the "Working Together, We're Better" conference presented on October 25, 2013. This event was so successful that a second conference Working Together, We're Better 2014 is scheduled for Friday, October 17th, 2014.

      • Networking Opportunities are held regularly to encourage and strengthen relationships and sharing of knowledge, such as the Rogue Round-up (February 18th, 2014), BCPIA's 2014 Golf Tournament at Morgan Creek (July 10th, 2014), the Granville Gathering (September 18th, 2014) and the BCPIA Festive Dinner, (November 28th, 2014) CME events and more.

      • Access to resources is offered through affiliate memberships in the PIA 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





New Dogs-Old Tricks

Every second Tuesday of the month, starting October 13th

Meet our Salty Dogs

at The Hub Restaurant #344 - 800 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster - right at the Skytrain station

Working Together, We're Better 2015

Friday, October 16th, 2015

River Rock Hotel Resort

Details and Register Online

2015 BCPIA Festive Dinner

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The Listel Hotel, Vancouver

1300 Robson St, Vancouver

See details and find out about special holiday room rates for those who want to stay. Book early to avoid disappointment.

BCPIA Festive Dinner 2015 Details

2016 BCPIA Golf Tournament

Thursday, July 7th, 2016 Morgan Creek

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