March 19, 2020:

Out of respect for foodservice & hospitality organizations and their millions of employees,

we are holding off on announcing the next Plant-Powered Summit for the foreseeable future.  

Our hearts and prayers are with everyone affected.

 

an exclusive event

FOR FOODSERVICE LEADERS

GLOBAL SUMMIT

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A summit connecting restaurant leaders and their brands to the evolving plant-powered food world

The Global Summit Plant-Powered Menus is an exclusive gathering of food service leaders and their suppliers diving into the latest plant-inspired trends, ideas and innovative products…and the alluring future of plant-powered menus.

 

The "world's first" Plant-Powered Summit took place November 12-13, 2019 in Toronto! 26 speakers from Europe and across North America shared the latest insights and knowledge. 

Curious? Check out 2019 summit videos (5 of the 13 sessions) and summit photos.

Stay tuned for 2020 details.

Kiki Adami

Veganizer

Founder

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Menu Optimization: Insights & Consult with Plant-Based Gurus

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Day Two 3:35-4:25PM

Decode & Amplify: How to Market your Plant-Powered Menu Offerings

Asad Amin

Ipsos

Vice President, Market Strategy & Understanding

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Emerging Ideas: The Future Plant-Powered Products & Menus

Gordon Bacon

Pulse Canada and Canadian Special Crops Association

Chief Executive Officer

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Day One 4:30-6:30PM

The Shift: Understanding The Roots & Future of Plant-Powered Menus

Dave Bender

Griffith Foods

Global Vice President of Research & Development 

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Emerging Ideas: The Future Plant-Powered Products & Menus

Gino Cantalini

Giants & Gentlemen Advertising Inc.

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer 

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Day Two 3:35-4:25PM

Decode & Amplify: How to Market your Plant-Powered Menu Offerings

Margaret Coons

Nuts for Cheese

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

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Day Two 9:45-10:30AM

CEO Panel: Capitalizing on Plant-Powered Menus with the Transformers

Monica Hadarits

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Executive Director

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Day One 4:30-6:25PM 

The Shift: Understanding The Roots & Future of Plant-Powered Menus

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Cool Food: How to Pledge, Plan & Profit

Kathy Hunter

Envision Group - Compass Group Canada

Director, Guest Experience 

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Day Two 3:35-4:25PM

Decode & Amplify: How to Market your Plant-Powered Menu Offerings

Marc Kadonoff

Sweets from the Earth

Co-Chief Executive Officer

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Day Two 9:45-10:30AM

CEO Panel: Capitalizing on Plant-Powered Menus with the Transformers

Susur Lee

Susur Lee Restaurant Group

Top Chef & Founder 

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Emerging Ideas: The Future Plant-Powered Products & Menus

Dr. Brent Loken

EAT

Director of Science Translation

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Day One 4:30-6:25PM 

The Shift: Understanding The Roots & Future of Plant-Powered Menus

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Cool Food: How to Pledge, Plan & Profit

Dr. Ruth MacDonald

Iowa State University

Professor, Chair & Author

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Day One 4:30-6:25PM 

The Shift: Understanding The Roots & Future of Plant-Powered Menus

Due to flight cancellations, Ruth joined the summit via video from Ames Iowa

Dana McCauley

University of Guelph

Director, New Venture Creation 

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Emerging Ideas: The Future Plant-Powered Products & Menus

Rita McGrath

Columbia Business School

Professor, Top 5 Global Business Thought Leader & Author

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Day Two 9:30-9:45AM

Seeing Around Corners: 

How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen.

Shanna Munro

Restaurants Canada

President and CEO

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Day One 4:30-6:25PM

The Shift: Understanding The Roots & Future of Plant-Powered Menus

Rita joined the summit via video from NYC

Sharon Palmer

The Plant-Powered Dietitian

Brand Ambassador & Author

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Menu Optimization: Insights & Consult with the Plant-Based Gurus

Cheryl Pounder

Gold medal Champion 

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Day Two 12:30-12:55PM

Pursuit of Excellence: "Growing for Gold"

Dr. Amy Proulx 

Niagara College

Culinary Innovation Professor

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Emerging Ideas: The Future Plant-Powered Products & Menus

Paul Shapiro 

The Better Meat Co.

Chief Executive Officer

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Day Two 9:45-10:30AM

CEO Panel: Capitalizing on Plant-Powered Menus with the Transformers

Margot Swindall

Technomic

Director, Business Development

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Day One 4:30-625PM 

The Shift: Understanding The Roots & Future of Plant-Powered Menus

Amanda Topper

Mintel

Associate Director of Foodservice Research

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Day Two 9:00-9:30AM

Plant-Based Menu Insights and Consumer Trends

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Menu Optimization: Insights & Consult with the Plant-Based Gurus

Kaj Török

Max Burgers

CRO & CSO

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Day Two 11:45AM-12:00PM

The Max Burgers' Journey

Kaj  joined the summit via video from Stockholm

Denis Trémorin

Pulse Canada

Director of Sustainability

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Day Two 11:30-11:45AM

Redefining Farm-to-Table - The Power of Pulse/Beef Blends

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Cool Food: How to Pledge, Plan & Profit

Richard Waite

World Resources Institute

Research Associate

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Cool Food: How to Pledge, Plan & Profit

Zak Weston

The Good Food Institute

Foodservice Analyst

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Day Two 1:00-2:45PM

Breakout Session - Menu Optimization: Insights & Consult with the Plant-Based Gurus

@Ideovation

Peter Henderson, President & Chief Experience Officer, Ideovation

 

Peter is a futuristic connector of people, business and ideas. He has predicted many food trends before they happened, included the current plant-powered food movement sweeping the foodservice industry. As President of Ideovation, Peter specializes in bringing agriculture, food and foodservice business leaders and innovators together to discuss complex subjects, and help participants design new business and brand strategies for success. He has hosted future of foodservice and food forums, chaired a CEO peer group, moderated dozens of panels on foodservice, food, innovation and sustainability, and built hundreds of profitable food brands, products and categories. Together with his team and industry collaborators he is currently leading the production of the Global Summit Plant-Powered Menus. Prior to starting Ideovation in 2011, Peter held various brand and business building roles with McCain, Nestle, Borden Catelli, Lynch Foods and the Government of British Columbia. 

 

We are delighted to collaborate with global leaders to deliver exceptional value for summit delegates.

We are delighted to collaborate with these progressive and innovative organizations.

"Innovation Alley" Exhibitors

Chickapea
Nature Knows
Willow Lake Cheese
Yoso
 

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