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Michael Natale

Plant Protein Leader

Michael Natale has successfully worked in the Food & Beverage Ingredients sector for the last 20 years. His current responsibilities are Global Growth Platform Leader for Plant-Based Proteins at Ingredion. Ingredion is a global supplier for ingredient solutions and has an annual revenue of $7 billion. He prior was General Manager & Vice President managing the LATAM division for the largest US family-owned Flavor & Fragrance company, Bell Flavors & Fragrances. His career has had him working global and living in Mexico for 10 years, in his time in Mexico he successfully designed and implemented 4 Innovation centres, 2 in Mexico, 1 in Colombia, and 1 in Brasil. He has served on the Flavor Extract Manufacturing Association, Food Chamber Board for the state of Jalisco(CIAJ), and currently serves on the Every Company board. His business focus has always been customer-centred. He has his MBA, major in Entrepreneurship and BA from DePaul University and currently resides in Chicago where he lives with his wife and 4 kids.

Day 2 - Nov 02, 2022
3:50 PM

Keynote: Curated Reflections of the Future of Plant-Based Foods

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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.

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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
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