Western Economic Diversification Canada compiled a Calgary Agri-Food asset map that includes three key areas — processors & manufacturers; supply chain; and academia &
research (June 2019.)
Top Health Ingredients
Debbra DeMarco, president, and Kimmo Lucas, CEO, of Top Health Ingredients spoke at PPAA’s Growing Diversification events in May 2019 about their company’s vision and growth, the plant-based movement, the Alberta Edge, and what lies ahead.
Keith Driver, CEO of Driver Projects, spoke at PPAA’s two events in Calgary and Edmonton in May 2019 about the global need for increased food production and why his companies are turning to vertical farming, a soldier larvae facility opening in Rocky View, and a shrimp farm in Strathmore. Driver also made a pitch for an Agri-Food Innovation Ecosystem, in particular a new hub in Calgary for professional collaboration.
Christopher Boyse, CEO and founder of Brain Bar, spoke at the two PPAA Growing Diversification events in May about his path to market with the functional food product, marketing, partnerships, market expansion, challenges and the opportunity for the industry.
Protein Industries Canada
Bill Greuel, CEO of federal supercluster Protein Industries Canada, spoke at two PPAA events — May 8 in Calgary and May 16 in Edmonton — about the background to the federal government’s investment in the superclusters, why plant protein is the right investment, and the objectives, plans and priorities of PIC.