Deliveroo, Sainsbury’s, Wagamama, BOSH!, and Green & Blacks will be amongst the plant-based industry pioneers that take to the stage at Plant Based World Expo Europe’s conference programme when it returns to Olympia London on 31st November – 1st December 2022.
The conference aims to help retailers, food service professionals, and investors better understand the opportunities plant-based food presents and how to capitalise on the growing demand.
The event’s free-to-attend keynote speaker sessions will be open to all visitors and will offer professionals a holistic insight into the progress of the industry so far, and the opportunities ahead.
Day one’s keynote will explore how the industry exploded onto the mainstream and how its beginnings influence the future with a panel consisting of those who championed animal and dairy-free products from the early days; Co-founder of Green & Blacks, Craig Sams, CEO at Quorn Foods, Marco Bertacca, and Founder of Tofurky, Seth Tibbott.
The show’s closing keynote, delivered by the BOSH! duo Ian Theasby and Henry Firth, will provide a window into the future of the fast-moving sector. They will be joined by Director of Product & Innovation at Sainsbury’s, Claire Hughes, and CEO & Founder of Meatless Farm, Morten Toft Bech, as they analyse the 21st century consumer and the opportunities that remain to veganise all dishes, from all cultures.
Visitors to the show will also have access to seminars hosted in The Learning Garden on the event floor. Here, expert speaks will aim to provide tangible takeaways for visitors to incorporate into their own businesses.
Alongside a host of open content, a ticketed conference will also take place at the show, offering curated content for retailers, foodservice professionals, and investors.
Managing Director of Plant Based World Expo Europe, Jonathan Morley, comments: “The youngest generations taking an increasingly keen interest in plant-based foods, This, coupled with increased interest in flexitarianism from all ages, means retailers and food service providers need to act differently to capitalise on the business opportunity these newer audiences represent. This shift also means the plant-based industry represents a new and exciting investment opportunity, something we have seen work to great effect with companies like Wicked Food.
“Plant-based is the future of food, and our conference programme is designed to offer professionals across the entire supply chain advice on how they can truly embrace this and beat competitors in the race to provide the very best plant-based foods for discerning consumers.”
To view the full conference programme, or to register to attend the show, please visit https://www.plantbasedworldexpo.com/
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About Plant Based World Europe
Plant Based World Expo is the only 100% plant-based event for trade professionals – retailers, foodservice, hospitality, distributors, manufacturers, and investors. This unique show combines a world-class conference with an international exhibition of the most innovative products on the market, as well as high-level networking and product tasting opportunities.
The mission of Plant Based World Europe is simple: connecting and empowering businesses to successfully develop, source and distribute plant-based products. Plant Based World Europe is arriving at Olympia London on 31st November – 1st December, register online.
Plant Based World Expo is the biggest 100% plant-based trade event in Europe, designed exclusively for food service professionals, retailers, distributors, buyer, wholesalers and investors. Plant Based World connects and empowers businesses within the global supply chain to successfully develop, source and distribute plant-based products.
15-16th November 2023
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