Friday, June 5, 2020
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

REGISTRATION

6/5/2020  |  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Registration Open

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE

6/5/2020  |  8:45 AM - 10:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

KEYNOTE: Global Vision for a Plant-Based Future

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Plant-based eating is spreading across the globe. Join international leaders to discuss the global market opportunity as well as the socio-economic trends shaping eating habits and the food industry in various regions of the world. This panel will outline a shared vision and strategy for developing a future global food system with plant-based foods at the forefront.  
 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

EXPO HALL

6/5/2020  |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

BUSINESS SUMMIT

6/5/2020  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Data-Driven Plant-Based Merchandising: Turn Retail Insights Into Results

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Plant-based foods are a growth engine, significantly outpacing overall grocery sales. But which categories are leading the way and how can retailers leverage these trends to make better merchadising decisions and drive further growth? This panel will examine the data (so you don't have to) and will offer recommendations that you can implement at your stores.

HEALTH SUMMIT

6/5/2020  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Healthcare Transformation: A Clinical Paradigm for Implementing Nutritional Medicine in Urban settings

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Based on the evidence and success of managing chronic diseases with lifestyle medicine, Dr. McMacken worked with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the local government in Brooklyn, New York to open an innovating clinic that assists patients in lifestyle and dietary change to prevent, suspend and reverse their disease.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

BUSINESS SUMMIT

6/5/2020  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Beyond Milks: Emerging Non-Dairy Categories Driving Retail Growth

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The leading driver of plant-based sales continue to be plant-based milks, which make up 13 percent of the entire fluid milk category. But milks are just the tip of the non-dairy iceberg. Emerging plant-based dairy categories are growing even faster as more households are introduced to other cow-free dairy items. This panel will explore which categories are heating up the dairy aisle and emerging categories that can expect higher sales volume in 2020 and beyond.

HEALTH SUMMIT

6/5/2020  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease: Fact or Fiction?

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Dr. Esselstyn’s famous prospective trial demonstrated the reversal of heart disease through an intensive plant based lifestyle intervention.  This presentation will build on his research to review the emerging evidence on diet and a healthy heart.
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

BUSINESS SUMMIT

6/5/2020  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Food Service Case Studies: TBA

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HEALTH SUMMIT

6/5/2020  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Answering the Epidemic: Optimizing Nutrition to Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

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Lifestyle is responsible for more than 90% of the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the 20th and 21st century.  Drawing from the rich database on diet and diabetes, Dr. Stoll will walk attendees through the formation of diabetes and the components of a lifestyle to suspend and reverse the disease.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

BUSINESS SUMMIT

6/5/2020  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

What the Modern Flexitarian Diner Wants (and How to Offer it to Them)

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More than one in five US consumers identifies as a flexitarian, representing a large market opportunity for plant-based food and beverage brands, retailers, and foodservice operators. Understanding this market segment is key to unlocking the potential for sales growth. Do flexitarians value taste, craveabilty, sustainability, health or all of the above? This panel will explore how to communicate the value of plant-based foods in a way that will appeal to the modern flexitarian diner and shopper.

HEALTH SUMMIT

6/5/2020  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Deconstructing Keto and Paleo Diets

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Keto and paleo diets are currently viewed by many as the answer to our health crisis. Both keto and paleo have hit #1 on Google search for diets. The keto diet is the most extreme of all low-carb diets, with less than 5% of energy coming from carbohydrates, and at least 75% from fat. The Paleo diet is the least extreme of the low-carb diets, with about 20% of calories from carbohydrates, and about 50% of calories from fat. However, it provides about 30% of calories from protein, with a huge emphasis on animal protein. Foods widely perceived as healthful, like legumes and whole grains, are eliminated in both diets. Brenda Davis, RD examines the claims of the keto and paleo movements – the pluses, minuses, and the broader implications of these popular dietary trends. 

Saturday, June 6, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

REGISTRATION

6/6/2020  |  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Registration Open

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE

6/6/2020  |  8:45 AM - 10:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

KEYNOTE: TBA

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

EXPO HALL

6/6/2020  |  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

BUSINESS SUMMIT

6/6/2020  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Overcoming the Obstacles to Institutional Food Service Growth

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Corporate and campus catering companies have been expanding their use of plant-based foods in response to customer demand. However, large schools, hospitals, and other institutions appear to be slower to offer plant-based options in their cafeterias and dining halls. This panel will examine the unique opportunities and challenges in the institutional food service space and how brands, catering companies, and institutions can overcome the barriers to plant-based adoption. 

HEALTH SUMMIT

6/6/2020  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Essentials of Practical Application of Plant Based Nutrition in Practice

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Dr. Ostfeld is a leading cardiologist and researcher in the field of diet and heart disease.  Through an interactive presentation, Dr. Ostfeld will share his innovative research and practical programs that are transforming patient care

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

BUSINESS SUMMIT

6/6/2020  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Marketing and Merchandising Best Practices: Strategies From Leading Retailers

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Consumer demand for plant-based products has never been higher and the entire sector continues to experience staggering year over year retail growth across a range of product categories. Given the sheer volume of new brands and plant-based SKUs launching, retailers who want to effectively ride this growth wave have to develop effective shopper marketing and merchandising programs. This panel will showcase anecdotes and success stories of retailers who are leading the way.Consumer demand for plant-based products has never been higher and the entire sector continues to experience staggering year over year retail growth across a range of product categories. Given the sheer volume of new brands and plant-based SKUs launching, retailers who want to effectively ride this growth wave have to develop effective shopper marketing and merchandising programs. This panel will showcase anecdotes and success stories of retailers who are leading the way.

HEALTH SUMMIT

6/6/2020  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Garden of the Gut: Cultivating a healthy GI system through Plant Based Nutrition

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Gastrointestinal conditions affect a significant proportion of the world's population with nearly 74% of people reporting regular gastrointestinal distress symptoms. This presentation will highlight the most recent research on the interaction between the microbiome and dietary and lifestyle factors that injure or heal the GI system and describe the mechanisms of disease formation or remission. Finally, Dr. Klaper will provide evidenced based recommendations to assist clinicians in the real life application and management of these conditions in daily clinical practice.
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

BUSINESS SUMMIT

6/6/2020  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Menu Makeover - Options in QSR, Family Casual and Institutional Food Service

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While most food service operations are keen to expand their menu offerings and include more plant-based options, many are unsure where to begin or expect the task to be arduous and cost-prohibitive. This panel addresses this very challenging by guiding you through a step by step process of transforming an existing traditional meat and dairy-heavy menu into one which is plant-forward, while addressing all the potential operational challenges one might encounter while making such a transition. While most food service operations are keen to expand their menu offerings and include more plant-based options, many are unsure where to begin or expect the task to be arduous and cost-prohibitive. This panel addresses this issue by guiding you through a step by step process of transforming an existing traditional meat and dairy-heavy menu into one which is plant-forward, while addressing all the potential operational challenges one might encounter while making such a transition.

HEALTH SUMMIT

6/6/2020  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A Cure for the Broken Heart: The Role of Diet and Stress in Heart Disease

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The benefits of a healthy diet can be limited by life stress.  Dr. Batiste will review the science of stress and heart disease and share practical steps to prevent, suspend and reverse heart disease.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

BUSINESS SUMMIT

6/6/2020  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Why Big Food is Betting Big on Plants

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The plant-based foods industry is witnessing unprecedented and unstoppable growth year over year, so it should come as no surprise that big meat and dairy companies have been keeping a close eye on the space and making moves ranging from strategic investments, to acquisitions and new product launches. This panel, featuring representatives from some of these key players will share exactly why they are betting on plant-based foods, how they are strategically positioning themselves in the space and what their long-term outlook is on the industry. The plant-based foods industry is witnessing unprecedented and unstoppable growth year over year, so it should come as no surprise that big meat and dairy companies have been keeping a close eye on the space and making moves ranging from strategic investments, to acquisitions and new product launches. This panel, featuring representatives from some of these key players will share exactly why they are betting on plant-based foods, how they are strategicaly positioning themselves in the space and what their long-term outlook is on the industry.

HEALTH SUMMIT

6/6/2020  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

How Not to Diet: Evidence Based Optimization of Weight and Health

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Drawing from the most significant work to date to the topic of weight loss, Dr. Greger will utilize the research from his latest book to comprehensively review the weight loss literature and distill down the most salient, evidence-based solutions for safe, long term and successful weight management.

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

KEYNOTE

6/6/2020  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

KEYNOTE: TBA

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