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What’s New at Plant Based World Expo North America 2024

Plant Based World Expo North America 2024 is set to be an unmissable event, bringing together the most influential names in the plant-based industry. This year, the expo promises to deliver a wealth of innovations, strategic networking opportunities, and cutting-edge education for all attendees. Here are three standout features that make this year’s expo particularly exciting: 

Bellwether Exhibitors: Showcasing Industry Giants 

Plant Based World Expo 2024 will host some of the biggest players in the plant-based industry, showcasing their latest innovations. Leading the pack are Impossible Foods and Gardein by Conagra, both renowned for their wide range of plant-based meats, from burgers to chicken nuggets and hot dogs. These industry giants are expected to unveil their newest products and advancements, setting the stage for future trends. 

Oatly, the trailblazer in oat milk, is another major exhibitor. Known for revolutionizing the dairy alternative market, Oatly has expanded its product line to include ice cream and frozen desserts. Additionally, Harmless Harvest, celebrated for its single-ingredient coconut water, will present its expanded range of coconut-based products, including yogurts, smoothies, and other nutritious beverages. These exhibitors represent the forefront of innovation in the plant-based sector, and their participation underscores the expo’s status as the premier event for industry advancements. 

Check out the growing exhibitor list here

Hosted Buyer Program Powered by SPINS 

This year’s Hosted Buyer Program, powered by SPINS, the leading data provider for the natural and plant-based marketplace, is set to be a game-changer. Offered as a complimentary service to all exhibiting companies, the program is designed to facilitate strategic connections between suppliers and buyers who have specific needs for plant-based products. Major buyers confirmed to participate include industry heavyweights such as Sodexo, Kroger, Sprouts, Whole Foods, and Thrive Market. 

The SPINS-backed program leverages data to create precise matches, ensuring that suppliers can effectively showcase their products to a diverse group of retail and foodservice buyers. This initiative not only enhances the potential for business deals but also fosters long-term partnerships that can drive the plant-based market forward. 

See the growing list of confirmed buyers, with more being added every day. 

Complimentary, Buyer-Focused Conference Program

In a groundbreaking move, Plant Based World Expo 2024 is offering a 100% complimentary educational conference program to all attendees. This buyer-focused program spans two days and features world-class education tailored specifically for foodservice and retail buyers. Confirmed speakers include representatives from industry leaders such as Impossible Foods, Aramark, Target, Earth Fare, SPINS, and The Plant Based Foods Association. 

This comprehensive conference aims to equip buyers with the latest insights and strategies to succeed in the rapidly evolving plant-based market. Attendees can look forward to sessions on market trends, consumer behavior, and best practices for integrating plant-based products into their offerings. Alongside the main program, the event will feature a Learning Garden and Culinary Theater for extensive industry education and cooking demonstrations, all included in the expo experience.  

The full conference program will be announced in the coming weeks, promising a robust lineup of expert speakers and valuable content. 

Plant Based World Expo North America 2024 is poised to be a pivotal event for the plant-based industry. With top-tier exhibitors, a data-driven Hosted Buyer Program, and a comprehensive educational conference, the expo offers unparalleled opportunities for networking, learning, and business growth. Attendees can expect to leave the event with a wealth of knowledge and connections that will drive the future of plant-based foods. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be at the forefront of the plant-based revolution.