PPAA EVENTS

Growing Diversification: The Plant Protein Opportunity (Edmonton)

Albertans want to move our economy away from a dependency on oil and gas, and to diversify into industries that offer real and immediate high-growth potential. The plant-based protein industry is one obvious catalyst for change. Join us for an event in Calgary on May 8th with five innovative Alberta entrepreneurs who are successfully taking a new approach. Their companies stand as examples and inspiration for others who may be interested in starting a new venture or in shifting the way they are currently operating. Event sponsor Protein Industries Canada — a federal supercluster — will also be speaking about the opportunity in the plant-protein space. The speakers will share their stories from 2–5 p.m. This will be followed by a networking event from 5-7 p.m.

The four featured companies are:

Botaneco

Speaker: CEO James Szarko

Botaneco uses key oilseed crops, including canola, hemp, safflower and sunflower, to produce its high-value ingredients, for the personal-care market and increasingly food products.

More information: https://ppaa.ca/botaneco-sees-gold-in-canola-and-other-oilseed-crops/

Top Health Ingredients

Speakers: CEO Kimmo Lucas and president Debbra DeMarco

Top Health’s focus is on plant-based fibres, sweeteners and proteins. Their customers are sports nutrition companies, bakeries, and ready-to-mix and ready-to-drink beverage manufacturers.

More information – https://ppaa.ca/disruption-in-the-food-industry/

Driver Projects

Speaker: CEO Keith Driver

Driver Projects has a passion for building and nurturing businesses at the intersection of innovation and the environment. Their businesses include aeroponically sprouted cereal grains, insect farms and inland shrimp farms.

More information: https://ppaa.ca/innovative-entrepreneur-energetic-networker-aims-to-bring-agri-food-industry-together-its-us-versus-9b-consumers/

Brain Bar Nutrition

Speaker: CEO Christopher Boyse

Functional foods are still a novel idea in Canada, but Brain Bar launched in November 2018 and soon received big-league expressions of interest and is now in a major grocery chain.

More information: https://ppaa.ca/brain-bar-creator-sees-opportunity-in-functional-food-plant-protein-trends/

When: May 16th

Time: Program 2-5 pm; Networking 5-7 pm

Where: NAIT, Productivity and Innovation Centre

10210 Princess Elizabeth Ave NW, Edmonton

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/growing-diversification-the-plant-protein-opportunity-tickets-59636272697

Live in southern Alberta? Here’s a link to our Calgary event on May 8th:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/growing-diversification-the-plant-protein-opportunity-tickets-59512724160

Growing Diversification: The Plant Protein Opportunity (Calgary)

Albertans want to move our economy away from a dependency on oil and gas, and to diversify into industries that offer real and immediate high-growth potential. The plant-based protein industry is one obvious catalyst for change. Join us for an event in Calgary on May 8th with five innovative Alberta entrepreneurs who are successfully taking a new approach. Their companies stand as examples and inspiration for others who may be interested in starting a new venture or in shifting the way they are currently operating. Event sponsor Protein Industries Canada — a federal supercluster — will also be speaking about the opportunity in the plant-protein space. The speakers will share their stories from 2–5 p.m. This will be followed by a networking event from 5-7 p.m.

The featured companies are:

Botaneco

Speaker: CEO James Szarko

Botaneco uses key oilseed crops, including canola, hemp, safflower and sunflower, to produce its high-value ingredients for the personal-care market and increasingly for food products.

More information: https://ppaa.ca/botaneco-sees-gold-in-canola-and-other-oilseed-crops/

Top Health Ingredients

Speakers: CEO Kimmo Lucas and president Debbra DeMarco

Top Health’s focus is on plant-based fibres, sweeteners and proteins. Their customers are sports nutrition companies, bakeries, and ready-to-mix and ready-to-drink beverage manufacturers.

More informationhttps://ppaa.ca/disruption-in-the-food-industry/

Driver Projects

Speaker: CEO Keith Driver

Driver Projects has a passion for building and nurturing businesses at the intersection of innovation and the environment. His businesses include aeroponically sprouted cereal grains, insect farms and inland shrimp farms.

More information: https://ppaa.ca/innovative-entrepreneur-energetic-networker-aims-to-bring-agri-food-industry-together-its-us-versus-9b-consumers/

Brain Bar Nutrition

Speaker: CEO Christopher Boyse

Functional foods are still a novel idea in Canada, but Brain Bar launched in November 2018 and soon received big-league expressions of interest and is now in a major grocery chain.

More information: https://ppaa.ca/brain-bar-creator-sees-opportunity-in-functional-food-plant-protein-trends/

When: May 8th

Time: Program 2-5 pm; Networking 5-7 pm

Where: Hotel Arts, 119 12th Ave. SW, Calgary

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/growing-diversification-the-plant-protein-opportunity-tickets-59512724160

Live in northern Alberta? Here’s a link to our Edmonton event on May 16th:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/growing-diversification-the-plant-protein-opportunity-tickets-59636272697

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