Thursday, December 9, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

REGISTRATION

12/9/2021  |  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Registration Open

Description
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE

12/9/2021  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Opening Keynote - Growth of the Plant-Based Industry

MODERATOR
Nil Zacharias
Founder, Eat for the Planet
SPEAKERS
Rachel Dreskin
CEO, Plant Based Foods Association
Susie Weintraub
CEO, Envision Group, A Division of Compass Group
Description

Much has evolved in the plant-based marketplace since we last gathered for Plant Based World Expo in June of 2019. This panel of industry leading experts and decision makers will highlight the progress and growth of the plant-based category and preview what the future has in store.

Attendees will learn how major retailers, foodservice operators and product manufacturers are evolving their business and the industry as a whole. 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

12/9/2021  |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Exhibit Hall Open

Description
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

12/9/2021  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Hottest Trends of 2021

Description
This session is for:
Retail buyers, foodservice buyers, manufacturers, investors
 
Attendees will learn:
-What the data shows about breakout product categories
-Which categories are still ripe for growth
-What new technologies are being utilized in alt protein production

EXHIBIT HALL

12/9/2021  |  10:30 AM - 4:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Learning Garden Sessions

Description
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

12/9/2021  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

E-Commerce - The Future and How We Get There

Description
This session is for:
Retail buyers, manufacturers
 
Attendees will learn:
-How the retail landscape has shifted since 2020
-How leading retailers are approaching Ecommerce
-The opportunities and challenge of online sales
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

12/9/2021  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Do it Yourself! A Private Label Conversation

Description
This session is for:
Retail buyers
 
Attendees will learn:
-The value of exploring private label for your meat/dairy alternatives
-How to effectively source private label ingredients
-How to get customers excited about private label products
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

12/9/2021  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Merchandising: A Total Store Strategy

Description
This session is for:
Retail buyers, manufacturers
 
Attendees will learn:
-How leading retailers are merchandising plant-based offerings
-What creative strategies brands are utilizing
-How to effectively merchandise to your unique audience
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENTS

12/9/2021  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Description

Unwind from a busy day and stroll through the aisles to take in the latest in plant-based products and solutions. Enjoy a drink and network with colleagues and exhibitors during this casual event in the Expo Hall.

Friday, December 10, 2021
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

REGISTRATION

12/10/2021  |  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Registration Open

Description
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE

12/10/2021  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Friday Keynote

Description
This keynote will be announced in October. Please check back then for more information.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

12/10/2021  |  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Exhibit Hall Open

Description
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

12/10/2021  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Menu Makeover Live!

Description
This session is for:
Foodservice buyers, restaurant professionals
 
Attendees will learn:
-What traditional menu items can easily be made plant-based
-How to develop menu offerings using meat/dairy alternatives
-How to develop menu offerings with whole food ingredients
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

12/10/2021  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Meaning of Clean Label - Communicating with the Empowered Consumer

Description
This session is for:
Retail buyers, foodservice buyers, manufacturers
 
Attendees will learn:
  • Why all "Clean Labels" are not made equal
  • Why a true clean label makes a difference to consumers
  • How to ensure a clean label tastes delicious
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

12/10/2021  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Understanding the Food/Health/Environment Connection

Description
This session is for:
Retail buyers, foodservice buyers, manufacturers, investors
 
Attendees will learn:
-What makes plant-based foods truly healthy
-What makes plant-based foods truly environmentally friendly
-How to communicate these benefits to your customers
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

12/10/2021  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Case Study: Transforming New York City with Plantega

Description