The future of food is here.


Registration details

About The Event.

Plant Forward is the first-ever international event showcasing Canada’s plant-based ingredient and food supply and innovation.

We're inviting CEOs, CFOs, R&D leaders and investors at the forefront of the global food industry to:

  • Gain diverse perspectives from leaders on the future of plant-forward
  • Learn more about Canada’s integrated plant-based ecosystem
  • Meet key players and find opportunities for unique collaborations
  • Understand the natural production, sustainability and geographical advantages Canada has to offer

Together, we'll have conversations about how the industry is evolving, what challenges lie ahead and what investors are paying attention to.

The future of food is plant-based. The future of food is Canada.

The future of food is here.

Keynote Speakers.

Perspectives on the future of food from global leaders and Canadian innovators.

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The two-day event is a mixture of speakers and panellists highlighting innovations and solutions in the plant-based sector both in Canada and across the globe.

Day 1 Nov 01, 2022
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8:00 AM


8:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks and Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

8:45 AM

Opening Keynote: The Future of Food

9:30 AM

Presentation: Plant-Based - The Future from a Multi-National Corporation Perspective

10:30 AM

Panel: The Value Chain Perspective on the Shift to Plant-Forward Foods

11:00 AM

Presentation: Achieving Sustainability Goals - A Deeper Understanding of Challenges and Opportunities

11:45 AM

Presentation: Supply Chain Challenges to Achieving Sustainability Goals

12:15 PM


1:45 PM

Panel: Value Chain Perspectives on Sustainability and Traceability

2:15 PM

Presentation: Tech Convergence - Opportunities to Advance the Plant-Based Future

2:40 PM

Presentation: AI Spotlight

3:40 PM

Panel: Tech Convergence - Value Chain Perspectives

4:50 PM

Closing Keynote: Day One Summary

6:00 PM

Networking reception

Day 2 Nov 02, 2022
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8:00 AM


8:30 AM

Opening Presentation: Exploring the Whitespace Opportunities of Plant-Based Products

9:00 AM

Panel: The Whitespace Opportunities for the Plant-Based Sector's Future

9:30 AM

Panel: Solutions for the Future of Plant-Based Challenges

10:30 AM

Presentation: Consumer Perception of the Plant-Based Market

11:00 AM

Panel: Plant-Based Perspectives of North American Retailers

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Presentation: Trends in Plant-Based Financing

1:30 PM

Panel: Aligning Consumer Drivers with Investment Opportunities

2:30 PM

Presentation: Investment Opportunities with R&D Challenges and ESG Improvements

3:00 PM

Panel: ESG Opportunities with the Plant-Based Sector

4:00 PM

Closing Keynote



The Westin Harbour Castle

Plant Forward will be hosted at The Westin Harbour Castle—a harbourfront hotel brimming with sophisticated style and premium amenities. Located in the revived waterfront district, The Westin offers direct access to some of Toronto's most noteworthy sites, high-end shopping and delicious restaurants.

Don’t Miss Out.

Over the course of two days, Plant Forward will demonstrate the strength and integrity of Canada’s integrated supply chain, highlight sustainability initiatives and the latest innovations happening in Canadian crops and ingredients, and provide insights from trailblazing companies who have chosen Canada as their preferred place to invest in plant-based innovation.


Access to all Plant Forward sessions in-person, including networking opportunities and breakout rooms. Seats are limited.

Early bird : $950

Regular: $1050

Virtual access to event sessions, includes virtual access to all Plant Forward speaker sessions. Q&A and networking opportunities are unavailable for virtual pass.

Online only: $850

Important Registration Information:

  • Early bird registration rates are available April 1 – June 30
  • Plant Forward will follow the government-mandated COVID-19 regulations in place at the time of the event.
  • There will be no on-site registrations for Plant Forward. Attendees must be registered prior to coming on-site.
  • View the cancellation policy here
November 1-2, 2022