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Joseph Lake

Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Food Innovation Network

Joseph Lake is a big picture thinker with deep food innovation, research and collaboration experience across the global food industry.

Joe’s career in diverse and progressive positions with the global powerhouse McCain Foods sparked his entrepreneurial spirit, confirmed his passion for transformative innovation, and honed his analytic and collaborative negotiating skills.

While at McCain, he successfully created and launched a global food innovation platform, as well as gained knowledge of innovation network models, incubators and accelerators in other countries, including the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

Joe studied at Dalhousie University where his meticulous and thorough work in food science and technology enabled him to skip a master’s degree on route to completing his PhD. Joe is fluent in English and French.

Day 2 - Nov 02, 2022
9:45 AM

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

Joseph Lake Headshot

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!