PPAA Coffee Chat Series: Week 4

Join us for a one-hour webinar on May 29th with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois to look at the short- and long-term changes we are all facing in the food and beverage industry due to the pandemic. There are transformational shifts happening that will last far beyond the outbreak. Dr. Charlebois, a leading agrifood expert from Dalhousie University, will talk about topics such as the democratization of the supply chain, growth in online grocery shopping, a new emphasis on food security and food processing, and an accelerated return to the trend in plant-based proteins.

Bring your questions, after his presentation there’ll be time for a Q&A. This webinar is free, please just register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ppaa-webinar-navigating-through-disruption-registration-102241398776


  • 5 minutes – Introduction
  • 20 minutes – Presentation
  • 20 minutes – Community discussion: Do you have something to share? Looking for help? Questions?
  • 5 minutes – Closing notes

This is the fourth and final event in a coffee chat webinar series being hosted by Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta (PPAA). Please watch for a new series launching next month.

The series has been an opportunity to learn from experts and PPAA members about the strategies they are using to navigate through the business disruption of the COVID-19 outbreak. Find out about the many challenges and opportunities; as well, learn from the innovation that is developing during this challenging time.

If you have a question that you would like answered during the May 29th webinar please send it to us at newsletter@ppaa.ca

Previous Webinars

If you would like to review the session or weren’t able to join us, you’ll find the links under Resources on our website:

Week 3 — Dr. David Hughes, emeritus professor of food marketing at Imperial College London, gives a global perspective of consumer behaviour and the changing nature of supply chains that have impacts right down to your local business in this webinar on May 15.

Week 2 — Chris Chivilo, CEO of W.A. Grain and Pulse Solutions, and Eunice Wong, customer category manager for Weston Foods, talk about changes in the food supply chain due to COVID-19 as well as mitigation strategies for managing risk in this webinar on May 1.

Week 1 — Graham Heron, senior tax partner and business adviser, and Steven Kwasny, manager of consulting services, for MNP offer practical and straightforward advice for businesses and the self-employed in this webinar on April 17.

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