BC’s Blueberry Growers to Host Prestigious International Summit

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Abbotsford, British Columbia – The future is bright blue as the British Columbia Blueberry Council (BCBC) gets ready to host the 2019 International Blueberry Summit (IBO) from June 24 – 27, 2019 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC.

This summit, which is expected to attract 400-plus participants from around the world, offers a global platform to share knowledge and network with leaders in the blueberry industry.  The BCBC expects delegates to come from Canada, the USA and Mexico as well as Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, Morocco, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and China – all of which grow and export blueberries.

In addition to showcasing the latest innovations targeted at the blueberry industry, it will attract a diverse range of experts who will address a wide range of topics from plant pathology, entomology to market development.

“BC is a world leader in the blueberry industry,” says Anju Gill, Executive Director of the BC Blueberry Council (BCBC).  “Our products are consumed locally as well as shipped to other markets in the US and around the world. This past season our members combined harvest was more than 150 million pounds.”

There are a variety of sponsorship levels for this summit and the BC Blueberry Council is proud to announce the initial sponsors of this prestigious event now include:

    • Titanium sponsor – Oregon Blueberry Farm and Nursery;
    • Platinum sponsor - Fall Creek Farm and Nursery;
    • Gold sponsors – RBC and Sidhu Growers;
    • Silver sponsor – Professional Ag Distribution Inc.
    • Bronze sponsors - Farm Credit Canada, CIBC and BMO. 

Other sponsorship levels, as well as exhibit booths, are still available. Contact Lauren Wallace (lauren@bcblueberry.com) for more information.

In addition to its more than 600 growers, the BCBC represents more than 30 packer-processors. BCBC’s mission is to strengthen the B.C. highbush blueberry industry through promotions, research, grower support and education.  www.bcblueberry.com

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Media contact:                          

Diana Barkley, PR for BCBC

604-614-6624   dianabarkley@icloud.com