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Huzaifa Akhtar

Vice President, Economic Advisory
Ernst and Young

Huzaifa is a Vice President in EY Canada’s Economic Advisory practice. With a diverse background and experience in international financial economics, development economics, and policy evaluation, Huzaifa leverages fundamental economic principles and data to find solutions to a range of business problems.

Throughout her career, she has engaged extensively with various stakeholders across a range of industries, including policymakers, academic institutes, industry associations, small and medium-sized companies, and Fortune 500 companies. At EY, Huzaifa works with cross-functional teams to find solutions to topics in investment attraction, regional competitiveness, and economic development, among others.

Huzaifa has also worked extensively with clients in the agri-food sector, engaging with private-sector businesses, funding entities, industry associations, investment attraction organizations, and postsecondary research institutions, among others. Recently, Huzaifa worked with Protein Industries Canada on the Global Market Forecast and Competitiveness Study for Canadian Plant-Based Proteins. She consistently brings her unique insight and analytical skills to support her clientele in the ever-evolving economic landscape.

Huzaifa Akhtar

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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