Plant Based World Expo North America (PBW), the most anticipated plant-based event designed exclusively for a B2B audience, returns to New York on December 9-10, 2021 at the Javits Center. This event combines a world-class conference with an exhibition showcasing thousands of innovative plant-based products and brands from around the world, plus high-level networking and tasting opportunities. PBW is the only 100% plant based trade event for foodservice and retail professionals, distributors, investors, and manufacturers. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend.

“The plant-based industry continues to grow and innovate at a breakneck pace, and  Plant Based World Expo is the only place to experience all the industry has to offer under one roof,” says Benjamin Davis, VP of Content at PBW. “So much has happened since our last conference in 2019, and we can’t wait to bring the latest plant-based products to decision makers and educate them on how these foods will improve their bottom line and the health of the people they serve.”


The opening keynote panel, Growth of the Plant Based Industry, will be moderated by Nil Zacharias, host of the Eat for The Plant Podcast and features Rachel Dreskin, CEO, Plant Based Foods Association; Susie Weintraub, CEO, Envision Group, A Division of Compass Group; and Holly Adrien, Natural and Organics Strategy and Innovation Manager, Kroger. They will discuss the progress and growth of the plant-based category and preview what’s ahead. Attendees will learn how retailers, foodservice operators, and suppliers are evolving their business and the industry.


In addition to conference keynotes and sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the latest consumer trends, data, and research on plant-based foods.
  • See, taste and experience new product innovations and solutions.
  • Return to in-person networking with industry colleagues.
  • Become an expert on plant-based food and help shape a healthier, more sustainable food system.


Plant Based World Expo is produced by JD 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 — all geared toward increasing collaboration in the markets it serves.