From chef and restaurateur to TV personality, food policy advocate and entrepreneur, Chef Spike Mendelsohn is a force to be reckoned with in the culinary world. In 2019, he co-founded PLNT Burger, a fast-food chain dedicated to celebrating classic American comfort food in a way that’s better for people and the planet. His desire to positively impact our food system also led to the founding of plant-based snack company Eat The Change with friend and fellow entrepreneur, Seth Goldman.
“We are fortunate to have some of the best and brightest leaders and pioneers in the plant-based food industry speaking at this year’s conference,” said Ben Davis, President of Content and Advisor. strategic at Plant Based World Expo. “Speakers like Chef Spike Mendelsohn and others will share their expertise as well as real-life case studies and best practices designed to help attendees successfully develop, source and distribute plant-based products, and get information they won’t find anywhere else.”
This year’s World Plant Expo The conference program at the Javits Center in New York has been carefully curated in partnership with the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) and Eat For the Planet, to help retailers, foodservice operators and other industry professionals to advance their activities in the plant sector. There are three tracks – Retail, Foodservice and Industrial – that make it easy to research topics related to specific businesses, plus a range of world-class speakers from Kroger, Target, Dot Foods, Sodexo Campus, PBFA, Mintec . and much more
Session highlights include:
Understanding the consumer shift from animal to plant-based products
Celebrating, Elevating and Amplifying Diversity in Plant-Based Foods
Thrive in catering
The importance of collaborating with brands in retail
Securing a Resilient Plant-Based Future: Building National Supply Networks
Plant-Based Food Pricing and the Impact of Inflation
Addressing Operational Challenges of Plant-Based Menus
“The success of Plant Based World Expo is a testament to the explosive growth of the plant-based foods industry,” said Rachel Dreskin, CEO of PBFA. “We are thrilled to partner with the PBW team to curate educational content that expands retailers and foodservice operators’ understanding of the overwhelming demand for plant-based foods, and provides an exciting and meaningful opportunity for our members to get their delicious and innovative foods in front of industry leaders and consumers.
The 2022 Plant Based World Expo conference program was created in partnership with the Plant Based Foods Association and Eat For the Planet. All sessions are scheduled with guidance from the PBW Advisory Board and the World Class Buyers Council.
Plant Based World Expo is North America’s only 100% plant-based event designed exclusively for foodservice and retail professionals, distributors, investors and manufacturers. PBW combines a world-class conference with an exhibition showcasing thousands of innovative plant-based food products and brands from around the world, as well as high-level networking and tasting opportunities. PBW is the official show of the Plant Based Foods Association. More than 250 exhibitors and more than 4,500 people are expected this year.
About the plant world
Plant Based World Expo is produced by JD Events, dedicated to creating industry-leading, targeted and innovative events that deliver results. The company brings together highly qualified buying audiences, rich educational content and high-level networking opportunities, all aimed at increasing collaboration in the markets it serves.