Gala Palme Bleue

THE EVENING TO CELEBRATE FRANCOPHONE BUSINESSES IN GREATER VANCOUVER

The Gala de la Palme Bleue is a unique annual event in British Columbia, hosted by the Francophone Chamber of Commerce of Vancouver since 2013.

This prestigious evening is dedicated to celebrating the talent, innovation, dynamism and excellence of Francophone and Francophile business owners from the Greater Vancouver area, while highlighting their valuable contributions to BC economy.

By bringing together, connecting, and celebrating the Francophone entrepreneurs, Tthe Gala de la Palme Bleue aims to promote the Francophone business community to all local economic stakeholders and to encourage, invidually, the creation of business opportunities for participants.

 GALA DE LA PALME BLEUE

11th edition 

 Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

 Vancouver Rowing Club, Stanley Park

CONFERENCE

~ INNOVATE IN A MOVING WORLD ~

Adapt, reinvent and take risks

by Yves Potvin
Founder and president of Konscious Foods

Originally from Quebec and trained in classic gastronomy, Yves Potvin has dedicated his culinary career to creating plant-based healthy and delicious foods. As the trailblazer in plant-based foods, his first venture, Yves Veggie Cuisine, was founded in 1985 and saw a phenomenal growth. Then, in 2003, Yves launched Garden Protein International, and of Gardein™ – a proprietary food technology that redefined the plant protein category.

Since 2021, Konscious Foods has created the world’s first frozen, plant-based sushi, onigiri, and poke bowls, along with seafood products made entirely from plants. All its delicious chef-crafted recipes are made with the highest quality, clean-label ingredients.

A passionate and multi-awarded entrepreneur, Yves Potvin also dedicates part of his time mentoring start-up companies and as well as inspiring the young chefs of tomorrow as the owner of Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts – one of Canada’s top culinary training institutes

When Yves is not dreaming up new flavors and products for Konscious Foods, he enjoys golfing, hiking and discovering new restaurants and food concepts with his family.

PRIX DE LA PALME BLEUE FOR BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2024

As every year, the Gala de la Palme Bleue is an opportunity to award the Prix de la Palme Bleue to the Business of the Year, recognizing an entrepreneur’s innovation, growth, responsibility and involvement in the Greater Vancouver Francophone community.

BECOME A PARTNER OF THE GALA DE LA PALME BLEUE

The Gala de la Palme Bleue is a unique opportunity to make yourself known and recognized by local, provincial and national economic development stakeholders.

By becoming a partner or sponsor of the Gala de la Palme Bleue, you benefit from strong visibility in an attractive business context, while contributing to the influence of the French-speaking business community in the region.

The Francophone Chamber of Commerce of Vancouver offers a number of promotional opportunities (sponsor, service partner, marketing partner…).

Thanks to our 2024 partners and sponsors

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DONATE FOR THE VIRTUAL AUCTION

On the occasion of the Palme Bleue Gala, the Francophone Chamber of Commerce of Vancouver is organizing a virtual auction in order to raise funds to support and develop its activities.

By donating a product or service for the virtual auction, you allow the CCF Vancouver to continue to bring together and represent the Francophone business community in the Greater Vancouver area, and to promote growth and economic contribution of its members.