Protein Industries Canada, Pulse Canada, and Plant-Based Foods of Canada are launching the inaugural Plant Forward conference in Toronto this November.
The event will be the first Canada-led international conference on accelerating the growth of the plant-based food, feed, and ingredients ecosystem. The inaugural two-day event will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto on November 1 and 2, 2022.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from headlining keynotes: Heather Mills, founder of multi-award winning VBites, and Suzy Amis Cameron, founder of OMD and co-founder of Verdient Foods.
The event will also host speakers, panels, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities highlighting themes and trends, such as sustainability, supply chain, tech convergence, and how each can be applied through innovation, investment, and research, and development.
“Canada has a strong worldwide reputation and brand anchored in quality, nutrition and sustainability, and we strive to extend our global reach and anchor our Canadian brand as the preferred source for plant-based food and ingredients,” said Protein Industries Canada CEO Bill Greuel. “We invite companies from across the globe to join us in Toronto at Plant Forward where we can share insights, make connections and collaborate for the future of plant-based food.”
“Canada’s burgeoning plant-based food industry is comprised of entrepreneurial start-ups creating innovative options for Canadian consumers and international companies who are attracted to our abundant resources to address shifting consumer tastes,” said Leslie Ewing, executive director of Plant-Based Foods of Canada. “Plant Forward will provide a unique venue to facilitate discussions on how to accelerate opportunities for expansion internationally while at the same time showcasing how Canadian inputs can supply the growing demand for plant-based foods.”
More information, event details, the agenda, and early-bird tickets can be found online.
Meanwhile, Protein Industries Canada, Pulse Canada, and Plant-Based Foods of Canada have all partnered with Loblaw Companies Ltd. to examine Canadian regulations related to the plant-based foods and ingredients sector to support regulatory modernization and help ensure that this evolution is matched by a modern and supportive regulatory system.