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Plant Based World Conference & Expo Launches Business Forum

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The Plant Based World Conference & Expo will take place on June 7-8, 2019, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Details have been given for the first wave of sessions and speakers for the Eat For The Future Business Forum, which will provide solutions for retailers, foodservice providers, brands and more. The forum is in partnership with Eat For The Planet, a media platform focused on showcasing ideas, technologies and people that are shaping the future of food.

“The pace of growth and innovation in the world of plant-based foods, as well as developments in cellular agriculture technologies, has been nothing short of astounding in recent years. And the best part is things are just getting started. With a myriad of players exploring opportunities in the space, from startups to big food conglomerates, there has never been a greater need for a business conference dedicated to emerging sub-sectors of the food industry. That’s why I’m very excited to partner with PBW to launch the Eat For The Future Business Forum. This annual event aims to kick-start conversations and collaborations that will grow into game-changing solutions for our future food system,” said Nil Zacharias, founder of Eat For The Planet.

Topics will include Updates on CPG Trends in Retail Markets; How to Merchandise Plant-Based Products in Grocery Stores; How to Create Menus for Flexitarian Consumers; The Evolution of the Fast-Casual Dining Industry; Which Product Categories are Seeing the Most Success; How to Scale Up and Expand your Brand; and more.

“We are fortunate to be working with Nil Zacharias and his team at Eat for the Planet to program two days of world-class education for retail and foodservice professionals as well as product developers,” said Ben Davis, content and communications director. “As more and more consumers shift towards plant-based foods, the experts leading these sessions will share game changing solutions to help businesses across the food spectrum better understand the new consumer mindset.”

The following are speakers:

Michele Simon, executive director, Plant Based Foods Association; Bruce Friedrich, executive director, The Good Food Institute; Euripides Pelekanos, CEO, Bareburger; Edward Brown, president, Restaurant Associates; Andrew Rigie, executive director, NYC Hospitality Alliance; Patrik Hellstrand, CEO, ByChloe; T.K. Pillan, partner and co-founder, PowerPlant Ventures, Miyoko Schinner, CEO and founder, Miyoko’s Kitchen; Brad Barnes, director of Consulting, Culinary Institute of America; Lisa Feria, CEO, StrayDog Capital; Annie Ryu, CEO and founder, The Jackfruit Company; David Benzaquen, CEO and co-founder, Ocean Hugger Foods; and Lou Cooperhouse, president and CEO, Blue Nalu.

The Early Bird Registration for the event is $395 which includes access to two days of educational sessions in the forum, keynotes, expo hall, educational theaters and opening reception. To register, visit plantbasedworldexpo.com/register.asp. Other conference tracks include the 2-day Food Solutions For Human Health Summit which will provide CE-credited nutrition education for health professionals and the Community Day programming open to the general public on June 8 for those interested in learning more about the benefits of a plant-based diet and lifestyle. 

Plant Based World will also feature an expo floor filled with the latest innovations in plant-based foods, beverages, products and services. Companies interested in exhibiting can contact Michelle Bonina, Sales & Business Development director at 203-416-1924 or [email protected].

The Eat For The Future Business Forum will offer panels and discussions focused on the shifting food landscape as well as challenges and opportunities it presents for brands, retailers, foodservice providers.

For The Planet, a division of One Green Planet LLC, is a media platform focused on showcasing ideas, technologies and people that are shaping the future of food.

Plant Based World is produced by J.D. Events, dedicated to the creation of targeted and innovative industry-leading events that deliver results. The company brings together highly qualified buying audiences, education-rich content and high-level networking opportunities geared toward increasing collaboration in the markets it serves.

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