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Beth Reynolds
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Diary Date Announcement: Visitor Registration Opens for Plant Based World Europe

PRESS RELEASE – Diary Date Announcement

 

The Power of Plants to Take Centre Stage at Europe’s First Dedicated Plant-Based Event

 

Sales of meat-free foods have grown a whopping 40% in the last five years and represents one of the industry’s fastest growing sectors. Now, in a positive move for the return of in-person events, Plant Based World Expo will launch in London on 8th-9th April 2021. Following a successful 2019 launch in New York’s Javits Center, the European show will offer industry professionals the unique opportunity to hear from the world’s leading plant-based experts and discover more about the incredible innovation taking place.

The event, which will be hosted at the Business Design Centre, is backed by a multitude of leading plant-based businesses, including heavyweights Just, OmniPork, Beyond Meat and Meatless Farm, as well as world leader Quorn. A carefully curated conference programme will equip retailers, distributers, food service providers, entrepreneurs, investors and healthcare professionals with take-home insights on how to capitalise on the unique business and health opportunities that the sector presents.

In a coup for the show, big brands that aren’t yet available in the UK will be exhibiting the latest developments in plant-based alternatives. This includes US-innovator Just, which will demonstrate its egg-alternative made from Mung Bean, and OmniPork, which combines Western innovation with Asian application to deliver a plant-based pork alternative made from shiitake mushrooms, peas, soy and rice.

Also joining are the leaders in the alternative seafood space, Good Catch. The company will present its world-leading fish-free tuna made from a six-plant protein blend. Dairy alternatives will also feature as Follow Your Heart joins with its dairy-free line-up including its range of cheeses for multiple applications, from sandwiches to pizzas.

Talking about plant-based food alternatives is all well and good, but nothing beats being able to try it first-hand. Visitors are invited to explore the Culinary Theatre where they will be able to experience various alternative foods with dishes cooked by professional chefs.

Elsewhere, the conference programme will allow visitors to participate in educational seminars designed to demonstrate the business power of the plant-based industry, with speakers including founder of plant-free food manufacturer, V Bites and four-time Olympic gold medallist, Heather Mills. Real-life case studies of successful implementation of plant-based options in retail and food services will further offer visitors the chance to ask questions and seek advice from leading experts.

Steve Swindon, Co-Founder at Love Seitan said “Plant Based World Expo is a great opportunity to meet and further develop relationships with other businesses and consumers who share our passion for a vegan and plant-based lifestyle. We want to bring people together and change the world for the better by showcasing what plant-based food and businesses can do.”

Jonathan Morley, Show Director at Plant Based World Europe, commented: “It is incredibly exciting to be able to officially announce the first Plant Based World Expo in Europe. The plant-based sector is growing at such a rapid pace and we are proud to represent the industry with Europe’s only dedicated B2B event. With so much happening, from leading exhibitors to a number of show features, including exclusive tastings, the event will showcase the very best of plant-based.”

Safety remains a top priority and to provide a safe meeting place for visitors, the Business Design Centre has implemented a comprehensive regime following guidance from Public Health England. This includes limiting the number of people in its conference halls, enhanced cleaning processes, thermal imaging screening on arrival, and the implementation of a fresh air system. In conjunction with these measures, one-way systems will be enforced in high-traffic areas and face masks are mandatory when inside the building, except for when eating or drinking.  

For further information and to register, please visit http://www.plantbasedworldeurope.com/register.asp or to exhibit, contact the show team on 01306 775 059.

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For further information or comment, please contact Beth Reynolds or Jade-Louise Middleditch at Energy PR on 01993 823 011 or email plantbasedworldexpo@energypr.co.uk

 

Notes to Editor

About Plant Based World Europe

Plant Based World Europe is the only 100% plant based B2B event to attract an audience of buyers and food and beverage professionals from across retail, foodservice and public sector catering. This unique event will combine a world-class conference with an international exhibition of the biggest and best products in the market, as well as high-level networking and tasting opportunities.

The mission of Plant Based World Europe is simple: getting the latest plant-based products in front of decision makers, educating them on how these foods will improve the wealth of their business and the health of the people they serve. Plant Based World Europe is arriving at London’s Business Design Centre on the 8-9th April 2021. Online registration is now open at www.plantbasedworld.com