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NYC Vegan Conference & Expo

First US vegan trade show to launch in NYC this spring, bringing together doctors, politicians, athletes, and other important figures at the Javits Center.


This month will see the launch of The Plant Based World Conference & Expo with a two-day all-things vegan trade show at the NYC Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The venture is the outcome of collaborative work between JD Events and Eat for the Planet, as well as Plant Based Food Association, The Plantrician Project and Follow Your Heart.

The conference’s mission is to bring together all kinds of vegan organisations, boasting an impressive 130 vendor booths, industry professionals and change-makers, furthering the cause.


Ben Davis, Content & Communications Director for Plant Based World stated “We are looking forward to bringing together the key players in the plant-based movement, including restaurant, foodservice, and retail establishments looking to add plant-based options to their menus; health and medical professional seeking information on the benefits of plant-based diets; and consumers looking for information and new culinary options.”


The conference will commence with the first day being exclusively for industry professionals and is scheduled to feature the Eat for the Future Business Forum, which comprises of a series of comprehensive presentations regarding a variety of topics. Amongst those lectures will be topics like flexitarian consumers, decoding retail growth data and trends, as well as discussions on opportunities in food services, legal rights and responsibilities. Attendees will also be able to learn more about case studies in retail and restaurants and how to reduce global reliance on animals in the food system.


The Plantrician Project will also be offering a series of health-focussed discussions and Rich Landau, known as the chef behind Philadelphia-based vegan fine-dining restaurant Vedge, will be hosting cooking demonstrations. The renown author and chef Fran Costigan will also be in attendance.

The second day of the event, dubbed the Community Day, will offer members of the public access to a variety of events and exhibitions like lectures by Omowale Adewale, the founder of BlackVeg Fest. Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President and NYC mayoral candidate and Marco Borges, celebrity nutritionist will also be welcoming visitors to presentations.


Tickets can be purchased online and on-site in the categories of healthcare professionals, food industry professionals, and the general public.

Team Panda

03rd June 2019

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