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

The global plant-based gathering for retail & foodservice.

A lot has transpired in the food and beverage market in the past year, and the brands who are thriving in plant-based mean business. Conversations around processed foods, clean labels, taste, texture, nutrient density, protein sources, sustainability and more are hot topics— and your customers are waiting to hear how you’ll respond. These rising expectations from consumers continues to push plant-based innovation to new heights.

Find what you need to evolve your offerings for this new era at North America’s only 100% plant-based expo for retail and foodservice, where you’ll discover (and sample) a truly cross-category offering — beyond the meat-alternative aisle.

Qualified Retailers, Foodservice Operators and Distributors may be eligible for a Free Buyer Expo Pass.

Passes for other industry members are available and start at $595.

3000+
ATTENDEES

175+
EXHIBITING COMPANIES

50+
SPEAKERS

30+
SESSIONS &
COOKING DEMOS

Join your peers – and your competition –
at the show for plant-based products.

Thousands of professionals from big-box stores, specialty shops, restaurants, the noncommercial dining sector and more come to Plant Based World Expo every year to find out what consumers are looking for now — like whole-muscle meat alternatives and keto options — and maintain an edge in a rapidly changing market.

Chefs & Restaurants

Get inspired during demos, talk ingredients with manufacturers and find what you need to make your menu stand out now, when over 48% of restaurants are offering plant-based alternatives.

Retailers

With 64% of shoppers purchasing plant-based products more than once per month, having hot new items on your shelves drives more sales. Find the next must-haves on the expo floor, then make them part of your merchandise mix before other stores.  

Grocery & Specialty Food Stores

More than 60% of shoppers spend over $10 per trip on plant-based items. Source the products that will appeal to this high-value consumer segment (like keto, sustainably produced and clean-label options) and differentiate your offerings in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Education & Healthcare

Find good-for-you options that align with different dietary needs and legislative requirements, without sacrificing taste. No matter what you need to take your dining program to the next level, it’s here.

Hotels & Resorts

Delight your guests with unexpected plant-based menu options that will make them want to order room service or dine on-site.

Sports & Entertainment Arenas

Boost your revenue by offering plant-based food and beverage options that eliminate the need to eat before the show or big game.

Meal Kit Services

With so many choices in the meal kit market, it’s critical that your menus include plant-based dishes that aren’t the same as your competitors’. That starts with sourcing unique, exciting products.

Airlines

Plant-based has really taken off — which means more passengers are looking for in-flight snacks and meals that skip the meat and dairy. Build loyalty by providing them with choices they won’t find elsewhere.

Government Officials

Meet the people shaping the next evolution of plant-based, so that you have more firsthand information for shaping policies that impact the industry.

Convenience Stores

Make it easier for customers to find snack and meal options that align with their needs, when they need them, and watch your revenue increase.

Every trend in every category.

Be the first to try just-launched items, discuss proven best-sellers with the people behind them and make invaluable industry connections, all in one event.

  • BAKED GOODS
  • BAKING MIX/INGREDIENTS
  • BEVERAGES
  • CONDIMENTS/SAUCES/DIPS
  • FROZEN FOOD
  • PASTA/GRAINS/RICE
  • PLANT-BASED CHEESE
  • PLANT-BASED DAIRY
  • PLANT-BASED PROTEIN
  • SPICES/SEASONINGS
  • SNACKS

Insights you’ll savor.

Industry innovators unite during the Plant Based World Expo conference program. Have meaningful conversations with peers around ever-changing consumer preferences and trends, hear how foodservice pros are exceeding diners’ expectations and find out how you can help chart the course to a better food system. Our education program has the information you’re after — no matter your business or role in the F&B world. New for 2024, your pass will give you access to all sessions at the show!

Creating a profitable business in the plant-based space

UNDERSTANDING THE CONSUMER SHIFT FROM ANIMAL TO PLANTS

PLANT-BASED EATING: HOW TO BUILD FLAVOR WITHOUT COMPROMISE

  • “My customers (largely Gen Z) want to eat healthier, are concerned about animal welfare, or truly understand the environmental impact of conventional animal products.  They are looking for these alt products and if we don’t offer them, they will go somewhere else.  PBW allows me to source that super-cool new thing Gen Z is looking for.”

     Rob Morasco, Sodexo

  • “This kind of show where you have the time to talk face to face with people, and really have good conversations, and learn the why, behind why they started their company, is incredibly valuable to find the mission aligned companies we want to work with.”

    — Erin Harper, Director of Global Merchandising, Grocery Dairy, Whole Foods Market

  • “PBW really allows somebody like me to key in on the plant-based movement and make sure that we’re not missing any future star players. “
    — Rodd Willis, Dot Foods

Why do buyers attend year after year? Hear it from them.

Discover the full range of plant-based products.

At North America’s only professional
100% plant-based expo.

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