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Mauricio Zelaya

Partner & National Economics Leader
Ernst and Young

Dr. Zelaya is an accomplished economist experienced in econometrics and statistical modelling for both private and public sector clients. He specializes in the economics of innovation, industrial organization, and, more generally, the application of economic theory to real business issues.

His work in this area spans numerous industries, from the public sector and finance to advance manufacturing and agriculture. He is also an active member of the academic community, having numerous academic publications on topics related to foreign direct investment attraction and innovation, while also concurrently a faculty member and sessional lecturer of graduate economics and international business courses at the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Dr. Zelaya is currently EY Canada’s National Economic Advisory leader. His portfolio of services includes economic impact and market studies, FDI attraction strategies, and international trade assessments, among a range of other topics. Dr. Zelaya and his team have worked with Protein Industries Canada since 2020 to develop the Global Market Forecast and Competitiveness Study for Canadian Plant-Based Proteins.

Mauricio Zelaya

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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