13th Plant Based Foods Summit 2019

3-5 June 2019, Calgary (AB, Canada)

Shifting Consumer Behaviour - Empowered by The Protein Summit

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Programme

June 1 Morning:
Tour of Canada’s Premier Food Corridor

08:30 - 11:00
Depart from Calgary Telus Convention Centre
11:00 - 11:30
Lethbridge College Aquaponics Tour
11:30 - 13:00
100 Mile Lunch and cocktails at Lethbridge College
13:00 - 14:00
Drive through Canada’s Premier Food Corridor to Taber
14:00 - 15:30
Tour of the Viterra Bean Plant with Snacks and Cocktails
15:30 - 16:30
Depart for Calgary Telus Convention Centre

June 3 Afternoon:
Welcome Reception

18:30 - 19:30
Welcome Reception - Hotel Arts, Calgary

June 4 Morning:
Plenary

09:00 - 09:15
Welcome & Opening Summit Chair
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
09:15 - 09:40
Securing Western Canada’s Advantage in Plant Protein
Bill Greuel, Chief Executive Officer, Protein Industries Canada, CA
09:40 - 10:05
Building a Plant-Based Eco-System
Mr. Dave Burdek, Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Government, CA
10:05 - 10:30
Shifting Consumer Behavior: Which Way Forward?
Mrs. Beena Goldenberg, CEO, Hain Celestial, CA
10:30 - 11:15
Morning Break with Plant-Based Foods Tastings
11:15 - 11:40
New Canadian Food Guide
Prof. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Professor in Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University, CA
11:40 - 12:05
The Consumer & Nutrition or Climate: Which One Comes First?

Speaker TBC
12:05 - 12:30
Panel Discussion: The North-American Protein Transition Challenge & Opportunity
Prof. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Professor in Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University, CA
Mr. Dave Burdek, Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Government, CA
Mrs. Beena Goldenberg, CEO, Hain Celestial, CA
Bill Greuel, Chief Executive Officer, Protein Industries Canada, CA

June 4 Afternoon:
Lunch Break

12:30 - 13:50
Lunch Break with Plant-Based Foods Tastings & Ingredient Innovations

June 4 Afternoon:
3 Tracks

Track I - New Consumer Trends
13:55 - 14:00
Welcome & Opening Track Chair
Leslie Ewing, Executive Director, Plant- Based Foods of Canada, CA
14:00 - 14:25
What's on the Consumer Plant-Based Mind?
Mr. Jeff Doucette, General Manager, Field Agent, CA
14:30 - 14:55
Changing Meat & Meat-Free Consumption via Digital Media
Ben Sussna, Head of Marketing and Innovation, Quorn, US
15:00 - 15:25
Panel discussion: Consumer, Choices & Drivers
Ben Sussna
Mr. Jeff Doucette
15:30 - 16:15
Afternoon Break with Plant-Based Foods Tastings
16:15 - 16:45
The Plant-Based Foods Opportunity from an Investors Point of View
Mr. Jonathan Goodkey, CA, CFA, Senior Associate, Avrio Capital, CA
16:45 - 17:10
The Market Opportunity for Meat-Free
Dror Balshine, Founder and President, Sol Cuisine Inc., CA
17:15 - 17:30
Panel Discussion: New Consumption Patterns
Mr. Jonathan Goodkey
Dror Balshine
Track II - Retail & Food Service Opportunities
13:55 - 14:00
Welcome & Opening Track Chair
David Johnston, General Manager, FMCG Development Consulting, CA
14:00 - 14:25
Category Opportunities for Retail & Food Service: How to Grow the Pie?
Mr. Ihab Leheta, International Sales, Beyond Meat, CA
14:30 - 14:55
Plant-Based Foods: The European Experience of Building a New Chilled Category
15:00 - 15:25
Panel Discussion: What´s the Consumer Opportunity?
Mr. Ihab Leheta
15:30 - 16:15
Afternoon Break with Plant Based Foods Tastings
16:15 - 16:40
Food Service Trends in Canada
Mrs. Shanna Munro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Restaurants Canada, CA
16:45 - 17:10
Building a Plant-Forward Menu in Foodservice Channels
Ms. Marie Molde RD, Account Manager, Registered Dietitain, Datassentials, US
17:15 - 17:30
Panel Discussion: Plant Based, Vegetarian, Vegan or Nothing?
Mrs. Shanna Munro
Ms. Marie Molde RD
Track III - Category & Brand Innovations Track
13:55 - 14:00
Welcome & Opening Track Chair
Mr. Edwin Bark, FMCG Sr Executive, a.o. Nestlé, EmBarkment BV, NL
14:00 - 14:25
New Developments in Meat-Free Globally
Mr. Henk Schouten, Founder and CEO, GoodBite / Schouten Europe, DE
14:30 - 14:55
The (Canadian) Plant-Based Foods Category Experience & Outlook
Mr. Yves Potvin, President, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA), CA
15:00 - 15:25
Top 5 Do & Don'ts in Getting into Retail Channels
Sandi Hester, Sr. Director of Marketing Natural | Organic and Market Insights, Tree of Life Canada, CA
15:30 - 16:15
Afternoon Break with Plant-Based Foods Tastings
16:15 - 16:40
Bars, Brains & Plant: Where is the Opportunity & Challenge?
Mr. Christopher Boyse, Founder & Chief Bar Maker, Brain Bar, CA
16:45 - 17:10
New Opportunities for Plant-Based in Food
Patrick Lesueur, Group R&D Director, Bonduelle, FR
17:15 - 17:30
Panel Discussion: Taking Plant-Based to the Market? Challenges for Small & Big Companies
Mr. Christopher Boyse
Patrick Lesueur

June 4 Afternoon:
1-on-1 Business Meetings

17:30 - 18:30
1-on-1 Business Meetings

June 4 Evening:
Summit Dinner

19:00 - 21:30
Summit Dinner at Hotel Arts, Calgary

June 5 Morning:
1-on-1 Business Meetings

07:50 - 08:50
1-on-1 Business Meetings

June 5 Morning:
3 Tracks

Track I - New Consumer Trends
08:55 - 09:00
Welcome & Opening Track Chair
Leslie Ewing, Executive Director, Plant- Based Foods of Canada, CA
09:00 - 09:25
Plant-Based Diets are Here to Stay: Understanding Consumer Motivations and Desires Driving Today’s Hottest Megatrend
Greg Paul, Marketing Director at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, DuPont, US
09:30 - 10:10
Healthy Eating Around the Globe
Lauren Hallow, Manager, Technomic Inc., US
10:10 - 10:25
Panel Discussion: The New Consumer Choices
Greg Paul
Lauren Hallow
10:30 - 11:00
Morning Break with Plant-Based Foods Tastings
11:00 - 11:25
Sustainability, Climate & Nutrition: The Meat-Free Opportunity
Rory McAlpine, Senior Vice President, Maple Leaf Foods Inc., CA
11:30 - 11:55
Sustainability Metrics to Meet Societal and Consumer Needs
Gordon Bacon, CEO, Pulse Canada, CA
12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion: Sustainability - Raising the Bar
Rory McAlpine
Gordon Bacon
Track II - Retail & Food Service Opportunities
08:55 - 09:00
Welcome & Opening Track Chair
David Johnston, General Manager, FMCG Development Consulting, CA
09:00 - 09:25
Going Vegan?! All the Way or Part-Time?
Mr. Rio Infantino, President & Founder, Cooper Branch, CA
09:30 - 09:55
Plant-Based Foods: The Canadian Perspective from Market Surveys
Joel Gregoire, Associate Director, Canada Food and Drink Reports, Mintel, CA
10:00 - 10:25
Panel Discussion: Consumer Engagement Opportunities
Mr. Rio Infantino
Joel Gregoire
10:30 - 11:00
Morning Break with Plant-Based Foods Tastings
11:00 - 11:25
Building a Plant-Based Foods Eco-System in The Netherlands: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach
Mr. Henk Schouten, Founder and CEO, GoodBite / Schouten Europe, DE
11:30 - 11:55
Going for Growth: The Needs of a Plant-Based Foods Cluster
James Donaldson, CEO, BC Food Processors Association, CA
12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion: Building Sustainable Plant-Based Foods Eco-Systems
James Donaldson
Mr. Henk Schouten
Track III - Category & Brand Innovations
08:55 - 09:00
Welcome & Opening Track Chair
Mr. Edwin Bark, FMCG Sr Executive, a.o. Nestlé, EmBarkment BV, NL
09:00 - 09:25
Top 5 Do & Don'ts in Selling to Foodservice Channels
Sandi Hester, Sr. Director of Marketing Natural | Organic and Market Insights, Tree of Life Canada, CA
09:30 - 09:55
The Future of Dairy-Free

Speaker TBC
10:00 - 10:25
Indoor Farming - The Ultimate Solution
Mr. Keith Driver, EVP Growth, Enterra Feed Corporation, CA
10:30 - 11:00
Morning Break with Plant-Based Foods Tastings
11:00 - 11:25
Co-Product Innovation: Challenges & Opportunities for Plant-Based Foods
Mr. Maynard Kolskog, Certified Research Chef, NAIT Centre for Culinary Innovation, CA
11:30 - 11:55
The Value of Sensory Science for Successful Plant-Based Food Innovation
Mrs. Michelle Sigvaldson, Sensory Scientist, Food Processing Development Centre, CA
12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion: Creating Better Plant-Based Foods
Mr. Maynard Kolskog
Mrs. Michelle Sigvaldson

June 5 Afternoon:
Lunch Break

12:30 - 13:50
Lunch Break with Plant-Based Foods Tastings & Ingredient Innovations

June 5 Afternoon:
Plenary

13:30 - 13:55
Food, Agri & Innovations
Temple Grandin, Professor, Colorado State University, US
14:00 - 14:30
New Consumer, Retail & Food Service, and Category & Brand Insights from Summit Tracks by Chairs
Leslie Ewing
Mr. Edwin Bark
David Johnston
14:30 - 15:00
What’s in the Eye of the Beholder? - Investors Forum

Speaker TBC
15:00 - 15:30
Panel Discussion: The Week of Plant Proteins: What's Next?
Lisa Sadownik
Bill Greuel
Mr. Keith Driver
15:30 - 15:40
Summary & Closure of Summit Chair
Bill Greuel, Chief Executive Officer, Protein Industries Canada, CA
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
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