KEYNOTE

Thursday, December 9, 2021  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

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. 

KEYNOTE

Friday, December 10, 2021  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Friday Keynote

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Thursday, December 9, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hottest Trends of 2021

Open to Conference Attendees Only

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
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

E-Commerce - The Future and How We Get There

Open to Conference Attendees Only

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

Do it Yourself! A Private Label Conversation

Open to Conference Attendees Only

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

Merchandising: A Total Store Strategy

Open to Conference Attendees Only

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
Friday, December 10, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Menu Makeover Live!

Open to Conference Attendees Only

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

The Meaning of Clean Label - Communicating with the Empowered Consumer

Open to Conference Attendees Only

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

Understanding the Food/Health/Environment Connection

Open to Conference Attendees Only

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