Check out the highlights in this Event Summary. We hope to see you next year!


Why Attend?

The Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) is known around the world for its in-depth industry knowledge and extensive network of corporate leaders and active investors such as General Mills, Abbott Nutrition, Smuckers, and DSM. For over a decade, they’ve delivered highly-focused and effective investor meetings, introducing promising companies to capital investors–roughly 50% of the companies that pass the screening process find an investment partner.

Building on NCN’s finely-honed selection and mentoring process, this meeting brings the extensive network and know-how of Natural Products Canada. They work with hundreds of partners across the country to identify and develop innovative opportunities in natural products, providing a roster of pre-screened opportunities with strong growth potential, programs and services to develop those opportunities, and when appropriate, participating as an investment partner. To learn more about NPC’s innovation and investment support services, please contact us.

Who’s attending?

As an investor, you will have the opportunity to hear from a group of hand-picked companies in a series of 10-minute pitches. After that, you’ll be able to meet 1-on-1 and discuss business opportunities in more detail.

So who will be there?  Here’s some snapshots of the products and companies presenting at our Investor Meeting 2019:

The calibre of presenting companies also attracts a strategic group of corporate and private investors from across the US, Canada and beyond. This means attendees have exclusive access to valuable networks, behind-the-scenes information, and in-depth experience in everything from industry transactions and market trends to deal structure.


What investors said about NCN-NPC’s previous events:

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Why Attend?

NCN Investor Meetings are designed to connect high potential companies with suitable investors and other strategic partners. The model, format, and audience has been developed and refined over ten+ years and 50+ events. Roughly 50% of the companies that pass the screening process find an investment partner.

Companies apply to present, and are evaluated by NCN’s selection committee on a number of factors including, market knowledge and positioning, team, sales forecasts, and innovation. If accepted, companies are matched with a mentor from the selection committee to help refine the pitch and prepare for their interactions with investors at the event.

For the NCN-NPC Canada meeting, Canadian companies also receive the benefit of engagement with Natural Products Canada, who can provide further advice and guidance, introductions, and potential investment.

Want to learn more?  Hear from previous presenters, read about the process on the NCN website.  Or contact your local Natural Products Canada Regional Director.

Apply Here


How Presenting at  the NCN-NPC Investor Meeting Works


A special thank-you to our new 2019 Investor Meeting sponsors: NaturalSci Regulatory Consulting and the Consulate General of Canada in Boston.


The NCN-NPC Investor Meeting is designed to maximize networking and introductions, while providing valuable insights to presenting companies and investors alike. Stay tuned for updates on speakers and other program details.

Day One (Wednesday, September 18, 2019)

9:00am – 12:00pm Presenting Companies Exhibit Set-Up

12:00pm: Registration Opens

1:00 – 1:20pm: Nutrition Capital Network and NPC Introduction & Welcome

 Speaker: Shelley King, Natural Products Canada

1:20 – 1:40pm: Trends Shaping the Future of Natural & Organic

Speaker: Carlotta Mast, New Hope Network

1:40 – 2:20pm: M&A Overview: What Investors Need to Know Now

Speaker: Nick McCoy, Whipstitch Capital

2:20 – 2:50pm: The Canadian Advantage for Scaling Innovation

Moderator: David Gauthier, Natural Products Canada

Panelists: Phil Whiting, Mirexus; Mandy Kraynik, Nature’s Way; Phil Lebeau, Genuine Health

2:50 – 3:20pm: Keynote: Innovative Approaches to Online Sales

Speaker: Jeff Hilton, BrandHive

3:20 – 3:50pm: Networking & Refreshment Break

3:50 – 4:20pm: Fireside Chat: Innovation for Good

Moderator: Sue Coueslan, Natural Products Canada

Panelists: Craig Ryan, BDC, Carolyn Ansley, Brand for Benefit; Kenna Whitnell, Altilis Beauty; Matt von Teichman, Green Space Brands

4:20 – 4:45pm: The Canadian CBD Innovation Opportunity

Moderator: Mike Dobvish, Nutrition Capital Network 

Panelists: Pierre Killeen, HEXO Corp; Bob Chapman, DoseCann; Najla Guthrie, KGK Science Inc.

4:45 – 5:00pm: NCN Alumni Fireside Chat

Ted Jin, DoseBiome

5:00 – 7:00pm: Networking Reception


Day Two (Thursday, September 19, 2019)

7:30 – 8:30am: Breakfast

8:30 – 10:15am: Company Presentations (10 min. each)

10:15 – 10:45am: Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45am – 12:30pm: Company Presentations (10 min. each)

12:30 – 1:30pm: Networking Lunch

1:30 – 5:00pm: Breakout sessions: Investors, sponsors & presenting companies meet one-on-one in breakout sessions scheduled onsite.



Investor registration for this event is now open!
Any investor interested in opportunities in the nutrition and natural health product sectors is encouraged to REGISTER HERE.


The Berkeley Church, 315 Queen St. E, Toronto, ON

The 2019 NCN-NPC Canada Investor Meeting will be held in the historic Berkeley Church,  located in downtown Toronto.



Hotel options for individuals attending the event include:

Grand Hotel (10 minute walk to venue)

Pantages Hotel (16 minute walk)

Marriott Downtown (21 minute walk)