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

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Bigger Plant Based World Expo Returns to NYC September 2022

June 15, 2022

Plant Based World Expo (PBW), North America’s only 100% plant-based event — designed exclusively for foodservice and retail professionals, distributors, investors, and manufacturers — returns for the third time to New York September 8-9, 2022 at the Javits Center. PBW is the official trade show for the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA), the pioneering trade association for plant-based food companies.

Building on a tremendously successful 2021 event, this year will be even better with a larger expo floor space, double the number of sessions, the return of the Culinary Theater, even more exhibitors from around the world, and ground-breaking plant-based products.

“We’re thrilled to be heading back to New York for the third Plant Based World Expo! Our highly curated B2B event is the must-attend industry event for food service professionals, retailers, investors, buyers and brands to do business, learn and connect,” said Chris Nemchek, General Manager of Plant Based World Expo. “We look forward to offering important educational sessions and showcasing the latest plant-based products that will help companies excel in this exploding category, improve their bottom line and offer customers the very best in plant-based food options.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the latest consumer trends, data, and research on plant-based foods.
  • See, taste, and experience new product innovations and solutions.
  • Become experts on plant-based food and help shape a healthier, more sustainable food system.
  • Network with and learn from their peers.

Plant Based World Expo combines a world-class conference with an exhibition showcasing thousands of innovative plant-based food products and brands from around the world, plus high-level networking and tasting opportunities. More than 4,500 people are expected to attend this year.

This year’s opening keynote is Eve Turow-Paul, an author, globally-recognized thought leader, and founder and Executive Director of Food for Climate League. During her engaging and informational session, From Functional Foods to Sourdough: The “Why” Behind Today’s Food & Lifestyle Trends, Turow-Paul will discuss our shared human needs and how they shape food and lifestyle trends in the plant-based world and beyond. During the hour, Turow-Paul will walk through the connections between food choice, mental health, sustainability, and the impact of COVID-19. Attendees will be introduced to a framework that will help them decipher not just past and present trends, but also anticipate the trends of tomorrow.

Registration is now open to attend. Plant Based World Expo offers separate passes for the expo floor and conference program, as well as an All Access Pass for guests looking for a more well-rounded experience. Qualified buyers can receive a free Expo Only pass upon registering, and registering through July 17 offers an Early Bird discount to all. For more information, visit