Plant Based World Conference & Expo Announces First Wave Of Industry Leading Companies As Sponsors And Exhibitors

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Groundbreaking New Trade Show Targets Mainstream Food Professionals, Health Professionals and Consumers

“The exhibit floor will offer food industry professionals, health professionals and consumers the opportunity to meet with leading vendors offering innovative plant-based foods, beverages, products, services and brands."

According to Nielsen, a leading retail data company, plant-based food sales topped $3.3 billion over the past year with a growth of 20 percent, as compared to only a 2 percent growth for all other foods in competing categories. Dozens of companies enjoying that growth have already committed to exhibiting at Plant Based World Conference & Expo (PBW) taking place June 7-8, 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. A dynamic trade show floor focused on plant-based food and lifestyle products will be at the center of this inaugural event, which will also feature three educational conferences, keynote speakers and networking opportunities.

“The exhibit floor will offer food industry professionals, health professionals and consumers the opportunity to meet with leading vendors offering innovative plant-based foods, beverages, products, services and brands," said Ben Davis, Content & Communications Director, PBW. "Exhibitors will be able to connect with buyers, build brand awareness, network, meet investors and discuss funding opportunities during this two day event that will serve all facets of this fast growing industry."

Follow Your Heart, a company that has been making plant-based cheese and dairy alternatives since the 1970’s, has joined on with PBW as a Founding Partner. Other companies that have already signed up to exhibit include Gold Sponsors 22 Days Nutrition, Good Catch Foods, No Evil Foods, The Jackfruit Company, Algama and Veestro. These companies’ products range from plant-based meal planners, fine seafood made with nutritious, sustainable ingredients, meat made out of a fruit from India, plant-based mayonnaise, nutrition shakes, protein bars and much more.

"At Good Catch Foods, we tell people that we're culinary rebels with a cause. We set out to disrupt the traditional seafood category and create plant-based foods so tasty that it's insanely easy to make sound choices,” remarked Chad Sarno, Co-Founder & VP of Culinary, Good Catch Foods. “Plant Based World is a natural partner for us and we can't wait to be a part of it.”

"At 22 Days Nutrition we are always on the lookout for new opportunities to bring the benefits of plant-based living more fully into modern day culture. We believe in Plant Based World's mission to speak to both health and food industry professionals as well as consumers, and we are excited to take part in this groundbreaking event,” said Marco Borges, Founder, 22 Days Nutrition.

Other brands on the show floor will include Vegan Wines, Fat Badger Bakery, Fora Foods, Pan’s Mushroom Jerky, NUMU Vegan Cheese, The Abbot’s Butcher, Pure Batch, Love + Light Nourishing Foods, Juice Plus, Tower Garden, Wild Earth Pet Foods, TIC Gums and Rapid Release Therapy to name a few. Additional sponsors include non-profit The Humane Society of the United States, media brand Forks Over Knives and venture capital funds StrayDog Capital and New Crop Capital, along with marketing and branding agencies PlantBased Solutions, Enrich Creative and O'Reilly Design Co. For more information about the show and the exhibit hall, visit

There will be several special feature areas on the show floor including the Start Up Zone - showcasing companies in business less than two years; the Culinary and Brand Demo Stage Presentations, plus much more.

Space is filling up fast. Interested companies can contact Michelle Bonina, Sales & Business Development Director at 203-416-1924 or Michelle(at) Up to date information about Plant Based World Conference & Expo is available by joining our mailing list at and registration for the event will open in the coming weeks.

Plant Based World 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. Visit for more information.

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