Save the Date for the 2024 Sustainable Protein Forum

April 28-May 1, 2024 | Palais des congrès de Montréal | Montréal, Québec, Canada

Co-located with the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

What can you expect at the Forum?bowl of legumes

The Sustainable Protein Forum highlights the latest research and development on sustainable proteins and brings together leaders from all components of the food system — from production and processing to distribution and consumption. Attendees are able to:

  • Join a global community at the forefront of alternative protein research and development.
  • Learn from leaders in industry, government, and academia who are propelling groundbreaking innovation in the product design, cellular technologies, and economics of sustainable protein.
  • Unlock the solutions to challenges in sustainable protein research and development from industry thought leaders.

Explore technical sessions from the 2022 Forum

The 2022 Sustainable Protein Forum provided an immersive look into the latest alternative protein research and innovations over the course of four sessions:

  • Food Proteins, Sustainability, and the Circular Economy
    The next decade will see a dramatic dietary shift toward more plant-based and alternative proteins. How will we reconcile the creation of new protein-rich foods that are not only sustainable but also affordable and highly nutritious?

  • Structure Function Relationships of Food Proteins
    The functionality of proteins extends beyond their nutritional and biological roles. Foods are complex structures and proteins are increasingly utilized to underpin successful food innovation within diverse environments and conditions.
  • Emerging Perspectives for Product Design
    Sustainable protein ingredients often come with unique origins and use innovative production processes, both of which have a significant impact on product design.
  • Fermentation and Cellular Technologies: Promises and Challenges
    Global population growth and dietary changes that accompany rising standards of living are placing tremendous pressure on the systems that provide sustainable protein to the planet. This session will explore new possibilities for protein and food production through fermentation and cellular technologies.