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Alison Sunstrum


Alison is CEO of CNSRV-X Inc. (Conserve X), a Canadian company researching and applying emerging technology in agriculture. She is the Managing Partner of a $50M Canadian Food & AgTech Fund investing in diverse founders transforming food and agriculture, and an AgTech Venture Partner at Builders VC, a San Francisco/Calgary venture capital fund helping founders modernize antiquated industries with $500 AUM. Alison is a Fellow and Founding partner in the Ag Stream of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Rockies. She is an advisor council member of Ivey Business School’s Center for Building Sustainable Value, and advisor to the Arrel Institute, University of Guelph’s Feeding the Future Pan Canadian strategy, and a member of the Council of Canadian Academies/Conseil des académies canadiennes, Technologies for Food Security Panel. Alison is a judge and mentor to the Weston Family Foundation Homegrown Innovation Challenge, a six-year challenge aiming to build the resilience of Canada’s food system. Formerly as CEO/Co-Founder of GrowSafe Systems Ltd., she grew their research and development skunkworks from an Alberta garage to global operations receiving international recognition for science-based innovation. She holds patents for innovative technology and has published and presented widely. Alison is passionate about advancing women in STEM and, in 2021 was recognized as one of Canada’s most influential agricultural leaders.

Alison Sunstrum

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Plant Forward has gathered one of the most concentrated groups of leading decision-makers in one room. With increased networking opportunities, Plant Forward will again be one of the best places to build relationships with key industry stakeholders.


General Admission

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

Important Registration Information:

  • Members of Protein Industries Canada, Pulse Canada, Plant-Based Foods of Canada and Canadian Pulse and Special Crops Trade Association receive an exclusive rate. Host member rate is applied at checkout.
  • Students and delegations can contact us to request applicable rates. Exclusive rates cannot be guaranteed.
  • Admission purchases are subject to applicable HST.
  • There will be no on-site registrations for Plant Forward. Attendees must be registered prior to coming on-site.
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April 16-18, 2024