Virtual
15th Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit
North-America 2020

22-26 June 2020, starts at 9:30 am EDT/GMT-4

Unique Virtual Live Video Networking Summit!

25 Hrs Thought Leading Speakers & Panels
35 Hrs Networking Breaks with Business Meetings & Live Chats

Registration Still Open > 50 Places Left to Reach 1,000 Participants 1,000 > U$149 only

Programme

Your Results & Time Table June 22-26

Program Explanation

June 22 - Track I
9.30 AM - 3.00 PM EDT

State of the Pulse Industry & Canadian EcoSystem

09:30 - 09:40
Welcome & Opening
Bill Greuel, Chief Executive Officer, Protein Industries Canada, CA
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
09:40 - 10:10
Canadian Pulse Prospects
Chuck Penner, Entrepreneur - Owner, LeftField Commodity Research, CA
10:10 - 10:45
Pulse State of the Industry Panel Discussion
Cindy Brown, President, Global Pulse Confederation, CA
Chuck Penner, Entrepreneur - Owner, LeftField Commodity Research, CA
Dr. Julianne Curran, Vice President Market Innovation, Pulse Canada, CA
10:45 - 11:45
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders
11:45 - 12:15
The Canadian Plant-Based Protein EcoSystem & Economy
Bill Greuel, Chief Executive Officer, Protein Industries Canada, CA
12:15 - 12:45
Protein Industries Canada Call For Technology Projects
Chris Anderson, CTO, Protein Industries Canada, CA
12:45 - 13:00
Supercluster Project Winners & Future Innovation Contribution: Botaneco
Dave Dzisiak, COO, Botaneco, CA
13:00 - 13:15
Supercluster Project Winners & Future Innovation Contribution: Merit Functional Foods
Jeff Casper, Director of Research & Food Applications, Merit Functional Foods, CA
13:30 - 13:45
Supercluster Project Winners & Future Innovation Contribution: Provision Analytics
Erik Westblom, CEO / President / VP, Provision Analytics, CA
13:45 - 14:15
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders
14:15 - 14:30
The Bigger Picture of the Canadian Ag-Food Strategy
Marie-Claude Bibeau, Honourable Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), CA
14:30 - 15:10
The Global Protein Agenda: Moving the Science Needle Forward
Dr. Stacy Pyett, Program Manager Proteins for Life, Wageningen University & Research, NL
15:10 - 15:30
Global Plant-Based Foods EcoSystem: Developing a Road Map for 2025
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
15:30 - 15:40
Closing Summit
Bill Greuel, Chief Executive Officer, Protein Industries Canada, CA
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
15:40 - 16:00
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders

June 23 - Track II
9.30 AM - 3.45 PM EDT

Research & Innovation in the Plant Protein Value Chain

09:30 - 09:40
Welcome & Opening
Dr. Stacy Pyett, Program Manager Proteins for Life, Wageningen University & Research, NL
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
09:40 - 10:10
Mild Processing for Protein
Dr. Marieke Bruins, Senior scientist, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, NL
10:10 - 10:40
The Potato Starch Example: Natural Technologies Modifying Starch Properties
Prof. Dr. Gert Jan Euverink, Managing Director, Carbohydrate Competence Center (CCC), NL
10:40 - 11:05
Functionalization of pulse concentrates by toasting
Jan Bühler, PhD Student, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, DE
11:05 - 11:30
Understanding Structure & Functionality of Faba Bean Starch for Industrial Applications
Dr. Yongfeng Ai, Professor, University of Saskatchewan, CA
11:30 - 12:15
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders
12:15 - 12:45
Human Nutrition Research Outlook for Plant Proteins
Prof. Dr. James House, Professor and Head of Department, University of Manitoba, CA
12:45 - 13:15
Human Nutrition & Plant-Based Foods
Prof. Dr. Luc van Loon, Professor of Physiology of Exercise and Nutrition, Maastricht University, NL
13:15 - 13:45
Connecting Agri with Food & a Human Nutrition Research Agenda: Panel Discussion
Dr. Stacy Pyett, Program Manager Proteins for Life, Wageningen University & Research, NL
Prof. Dr. Luc van Loon, Professor of Physiology of Exercise and Nutrition, Maastricht University, NL
Prof. Dr. James House, Professor and Head of Department, University of Manitoba, CA
Dr. Jurriaan Mes, Expert leader Food Health Research, Wageningen University & Research, NL
13:45 - 14:15
Networking Break with Business Meetings & Exhibition
14:15 - 14:40
Tailoring protein functionality through processing
Prof. Dr. Michael Nickerson, Department Food and Bioproduct Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, CA
14:40 - 15:05
Protein interactions and aggregation for food texturization and nutrient delivery
Prof. Dr. Lingyun Chen, Canada Research Chair, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, CA
15:05 - 15:25
Global Plant-Based Foods EcoSystem: Developing a Road Map for 2025
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
15:25 - 15:35
Summary & Closure Summit
Dr. Stacy Pyett, Program Manager Proteins for Life, Wageningen University & Research, NL
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
15:35 - 16:00
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders

June 24 - Track III
9.30 AM - 3.30 PM EDT

New Ingredients & Processing Technologies

09:30 - 09:40
Welcome & Opening
Chris Anderson, CTO, Protein Industries Canada, CA
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
09:40 - 10:05
Going for Low-Water and Low-Energy: New Technologies for Pulse Flours & Starches
Frank de Boeff, Entrepreneur - Owner, Bodec, NL
10:05 - 10:30
New Flour & Starch Technologies: Better Taste & New Markets
Dr. Fabio Talamo, Sales Manager, VOMM Impianti e Processi SpA, IT
10:30 - 10:55
How to Produce High-Quality Proteins with Optimum Functionality
Jacques Guibaud, F&B Crossflow Product Manager, Pall, FR
10:55 - 11:20
Plant Protein Enhancement by Water-free Electrostatic Processing
Frank Hrach, Vice President, Process Engineering, ST Equipment & Technology, US
11:20 - 12:05
Networking Break Meeting Partners Pall Corp. and Roquette, 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders
12:05 - 12:35
Pea Proteins: Taste Progress and Outlook
Silvia Schnicker, Head of Marketing - Americas, Roquette, US
12:35 - 12:50
Faba Beans: A Road Map to Success from a SME point of view
Brad Goudy, President, Faba Canada, CA
12:50 - 13:05
The Advantages of Fava Beans
Hailey Jefferies, Co-Founder, Prairie Fava, CA
13:05 - 13:30
Accelerating Innovation to Maximise the Pulse Value Chain: Panel Discussion
Dr. Shannon Hood-Niefer, VP - Vice President, Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre (Food Centre), CA
Robin Young, Chief Operating Officer, Food Development Centre, CA
Ken Gossen, Executive Director, Food Processing Development Centre, CA
13:30 - 14:15
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders
14:15 - 14:30
Life Cycle Analysis & Sustainability of Pulses
Denis Trémorin, Director Sustainability, Pulse Canada, CA
14:30 - 15:00
Action Plan To Create A Distinctive Sustainability Advantage: Panel Discussion
Dr. Dave Greenshields, Director Research & Development, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, CA
Claire Abbott, Head of R&D Programme Management, Quorn, GB
Denis Trémorin, Director Sustainability, Pulse Canada, CA
15:00 - 15:20
Global Plant-Based Foods EcoSystem: Developing a Road Map for 2025
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
15:20 - 15:25
Summary & Closing
Chris Anderson, CTO, Protein Industries Canada, CA
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
15:25 - 16:00
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders

June 25 - Track IV
9.30 AM - 3.00 PM EDT

New Applications & Formulations

09:30 - 09:40
Welcome & Opening
Erika Smith, Founder/CEO, Real Food Consultants LLC, US
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
09:40 - 10:05
Building the Category in North-America
Ben Sussna, Head of Marketing and Innovation, Quorn, US
10:05 - 10:30
Recreate the Taste of Real Meat
Panchali Chakraborty, Technical Director, Savory and Snacks, Givaudan Flavors Corporation, Givaudan, US
10:30 - 10:55
True Colors to Reflect the Great Taste of your Meat-free Products
Tammi Higgins, Global Business Unit Head Coloration and Real Food Ingredients, Lycored, US
10:55 - 11:20
Meat-Free Innovations?!: Panel on Citizen Needs to Raise the Bar
Gabriela Perez-Hernandez, Sr. Manager R&D External Partnerships, Kellogg’s, US
Geoff Bryant, Technical Director, Quorn, GB
Dan Garland, Head of Innovation, Hain Daniels, GB
11:20 - 12:00
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders
12:00 - 12:25
Formulation advances in plant-based foods with high consumer demand
Matt Yurgec, Business Scientist and Manager, Global Dairy and Plant-Protein Applications, Ingredion, US
12:25 - 12:50
New Applications for Canola Protein
Barbara Jacobs, Application Manager, DSM, NL
12:50 - 13:15
New Technologies, New Pea Proteins & New Applications
Melissa Machen, Senior Technical Service Specialist, Protein, Cargill, US
Kushal Chandak, Vice President of R&D, Puris Foods, US
13:15 - 13:40
New Textured Wheat Protein Solutions
Steven Gumeny, Regional Product Manager Rice Ingredients and Functional Proteins, Beneo, US
13:40 - 14:20
New Technologies, New Pea Proteins & New Applications
14:20 - 14:40
Future outlook of mycoprotein
Andrew Beasley, Commercial Director, 3F BIO, GB
14:40 - 15:00
Global Plant-Based Foods EcoSystem: Developing a Road Map for 2025
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
15:00 - 15:05
Summary & Closure Summit
Erika Smith, Founder/CEO, Real Food Consultants LLC, US
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
15:05 - 15:45
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders

June 25 - Track V
9.30 AM - 3.45 PM EDT

Exhibition & Business Meetings via Live Video Chats

09:30 - 15:45
Exhibition & Business Meetings

June 26 - Track VI
9.30 AM - 3.45 PM EDT

Plant-Based Foods Industry & Value Chain

09:30 - 09:40
Welcome & Opening
Edwin Bark, Senior Executive FMCG, EmBarkment BV, NL
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
09:40 - 10:05
Health & Nutrition: A driver for demand?
Dr. Shelley Balanko, Senior Vice President, The Hartman Group, Inc., US
10:05 - 10:30
Covid-19: Crisis? What crisis?!
Mr. Henrik Lund, Founder & CEO, Naturli, DK
Dr. Shelley Balanko, Senior Vice President, The Hartman Group, Inc., US
10:30 - 10:55
The Plant-Based Foods Industry Perspective: Panel Discussion
Leslie Ewing, Executive Director, Plant-Based Foods of Canada, CA
Michele Simon, Executive Director, Plant Based Foods Association, US
Vinciane Patelou, Director, ENSA-European Plant-Based Foods Association, BE
10:55 - 11:40
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders
11:40 - 12:05
The rise of plant-base and clean meat food on the global landscape. Trends in consumer and investment opportunities
Abby Lyall, Program Director, Big Idea Ventures, US
12:05 - 12:30
New Plant-Based Foods Category Innovation Trends via AI
Sam Newman, Strategic Partnerships, Tastewise, IL
12:30 - 12:55
What's Next in Category Innovation?
Riana Lynn, CoFounder & CEO, Journey Foods, US
12:55 - 13:40
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders
13:40 - 14:05
The Investors Outlook on Plant-Based Foods & Proteins - Panel Discussion
Nadav Berger, Founder, Managing Partner, PeakBridge, IL
Andrew Ive, General Managing Partner, Big Idea Ventures, US
Dan Y. Altschuler Malek, Managing Partner, New Crop Capital, US
14:05 - 14:25
The Bigger Picture - The Global Plant-Based Foods EcoSystem
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
14:25 - 14:35
Summary & Closing
Edwin Bark, Senior Executive FMCG, EmBarkment BV, NL
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
14:35 - 15:30
Meet Networking Break Partners with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating for 3 Min. with Fellow Leaders