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Leslie Ewing

Executive Director
Plant-Based Foods of Canada

With over twenty-five years of experience in the consumer-packaged goods sector, Leslie Ewing has been instrumental in developing Plant-Based Foods of Canada (PBFC). Leslie has assembled a unique organization that includes manufacturers, ingredient companies, VCs, brokers, distributors, and retailers in the mission of growing the plant-based segment in Canada.

In addition to leading PBFC in its advocacy and education work, Leslie launched its first National Plant Based Food Week this year, building an impactful annual platform to showcase the industry in Canada. She is also a founding member of the International Plant Based Foods Working Group that collaborates with similar associations around the globe on common interests.

Leslie’s previous experience includes serving as Program Director for the Nutrition Facts Education Campaign, the first public-private initiative between the food industry and Health Canada. She is also a past Executive Director of the Confectionery Manufacturers Association.

Leslie is also an Advisory Board member for The Road to $25 Billion for Canada’s Plant-Based Food & Ingredient Ecosystem and Algae-C, a plant-based active pharma ingredient (APIs) company.

PBFC is a division of Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP)

Day 1 - Nov 01, 2022
9:30 AM

Panel: A Plant-Based Future from a Multi-National Perspective

Leslie Ewing

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!