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September 11-12, 2024, JAVITS CENTER, NEW YORK

Hosted Buyer Program


Are you responsible for discovering the latest plant-based products in your business?

Do you want to make the most of your time at the show with exclusive previews and pre-arranged meetings with suppliers that meet your needs? The program is designed to help buyers efficiently and successfully source products that meet their specifications during our event, alongside exclusive networking opportunities and access to a private buyer lounge at the show.

These perks are in additon to everything Plant Based World has to offer: expert-led education, a cross-category exhibition and more.

To register your interest, email [email protected]


Are you looking to meet in-person with buyers who are looking for products like yours?

The curated Supplier Matchmaking meetings are complimentary and all qualified exhibitors are invited to apply. Meetings take place during PBW, all meetings are pre-scheduled and we can not guarantee matches. These highly-valuable and efficient pre-scheduled meetings are exclusive to PBW exhibitors. You will be invited to participate no further than 3 months out from the show.

If you are a supplier looking to participate, book your booth today! Learn more below:

Confirmed Buyers for 2024

Buyer Testimonials

  • “There is no better way to get to know a brand and understand what they stand for than a 1 on 1 meeting at the PBW Connect event.”
    – CJ Pilliod- DOT Foods

  • “The matchmaking program at PBW is a great opportunity to meet suppliers before the show”
    – Michele Rosenfeld, Grocery Outlet

  • “Would absolutely do the Hosted Buyer Program again. Walking around is great, but this allowed for better conversations in an informal setting”

    – Chris Chagnon, Hannaford

  • “As a buyer, attending Plant Based World Expo show is essential to cultivate a diverse and innovative product line up that resonates with the growing demand for healthier, sustainable options for my customers. I very excited to attend Plant Based World Expo 2024.”

    – Glenn Cunningham, Wakefern

Buyer X Supplier Matchmaking Powered By SPINS

New for 2024, Plant Based World Expo North America will be working closely with SPINS to supercharge the Hosted Buyer Program matchmaking. Using insights from SPINS and market-place gap analysis, the program will connect retail buyers with exhibitors offering products that consumers are actively seeking – backed by real-time data. The program is exclusive to suppliers exhibiting at the event, with no additional costs to participate. If you are looking for opportunities to meet retail and foodservice buyers, book your booth at Plant Based World Expo North America.

Exhibitor Testimonials

  • “The experience has been very positive, and we’ve met some wonderful buyers. We landed a huge deal today and have already reserved our spot for next year. After being at Plant Based World, we will be able to fulfill retail space and food service.”

    – Janessa Steenberg, Founder, Panzcheeza

  • “What I liked about the show was the meetings they were able to set up—facilitating those conversations with established brands and distributors is important to get the most out of these types of shows. We took advantage of PBW’s meetings, which gave us the exposure we wanted and the opportunity for high-quality connections.”

    – Irma, Beleaf

  • “The quality of the people we talked with this year has been exceptional. They are decision-makers and stakeholders, and I love the Buyers Lounge, where they arrange meetings with the exhibitors and buyers. This is one of the best places you can showcase your products.”

    – Henrik Lund , Naturli

  • “Last year, we had three companies; this year, we have 10. We will be coming back next year for sure. We had a lot of great meetings during the show thanks to the Hosted Buyer Program.”

    – Fernando , Spokesperson from the Brazil pavilion.

Interested in becoming a hosted buyer? Inquire today