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Charles Buhagiar

Senior Category Manager
Metro Ontario

Charles is a Senior Category Manager for Metro Ontario with over 35 years of experience in the grocery industry. He started his career by working in and managing stores, then moved to operations and eventually moved into category management. He’s currently managing Grocery-Health & Wellness and Pharmacy-OTC-Wellness and, in this role, has been instrumental in developing the plant-based set for Metro Ontario stores. Charles has a passion for the natural, organic industry and is focused on bringing better-for-you products to as many customers as possible!

Day 2 - Nov 02, 2022
9:00 AM

Panel: Plant-Based Perspectives of North American Retailers

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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.

Registration is now closed.


Access to all Plant Forward in-person sessions including networking opportunities.

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:

  • Registration closes October 28
  • Early bird registration rates are available April 1 – July 31
  • 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
  • See who’s attending Plant Forward!