Announcing the Eat For The Future Business Forum at PBW!

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New York, NY, January 22, 2019 – Plant Based World Conference & Expo (PBW), taking place June 7-8, 2019 at the Javits Convention Center in NYC, has announced details for the first wave of sessions and speakers for the Eat For The Future Business Forum, which will provide solutions for retailers, foodservice providers, brands and more. The Forum is being launched in partnership with Eat For The Planet, a media platform focused on showcasing ideas, technologies, and people that are shaping the future of food.

“The pace of growth and innovation in the world of plant-based foods, as well as developments in cellular agriculture technologies, has been nothing short of astounding in recent years. And the best part is things are just getting started,” said Nil Zacharias, Founder of Eat For The Planet. “With a myriad of players exploring opportunities in the space, from startups to big food conglomerates, there has never been a greater need for a business conference dedicated to emerging sub-sectors of the food industry. That’s why I’m very excited to partner with PBW to launch the Eat For The Future Business Forum. This annual event aims to kick-start conversations and collaborations that will grow into game-changing solutions for our future food system.”

The Eat For The Future Business Forum will offer panels and discussions focused on the shifting food landscape as well as challenges and opportunities it presents for brands, retailers, foodservice providers.

Topics will include: Updates on CPG Trends in Retail Markets; How to Merchandise Plant-Based Products in Grocery Stores; How to Create Menus for Flexitarian Consumers; The Evolution of the Fast-Casual Dining Industry; Which Product Categories are Seeing the Most Success; How to Scale Up and Expand your Brand; and a whole lot more!

“We are fortunate to be working with Nil Zacharias and his team at Eat for the Planet to program two days of world-class education for retail and foodservice professionals as well as product developers,” said Ben Davis, Content & Communications Director, PBW.   “As more and more consumers shift towards plant-based foods, the experts leading these sessions will share game changing solutions to help businesses across the food spectrum better understand the new consumer mindset.”

The speakers who have already been announced include:

Michele Simon, Executive Director, Plant Based Foods Association; Bruce Friedrich, Executive Director, The Good Food Institute; Euripides Pelekanos, CEO, Bareburger; Edward Brown, President, Restaurant Associates; Andrew Rigie, Executive Director, NYC Hospitality Alliance; Patrik Hellstrand, CEO, ByChloe; T.K. Pillan, Partner and Co-founder, PowerPlant Ventures, Miyoko Schinner, CEO and Founder, Miyoko’s Kitchen; Brad Barnes, Director of Consulting, Culinary Institute of America; Lisa Feria, CEO, StrayDog Capital; Annie Ryu, CEO and Founder, The Jackfruit Company; David Benzaquen, CEO and Co-founder, Ocean Hugger Foods; and Lou Cooperhouse, President & CEO, Blue Nalu.

The Early Bird Registration for the Eat for the Future Business Forum is $395 which includes access to two days of educational sessions in the Forum, keynotes, expo hall, educational theaters, and opening reception. To register, visit   Other conference tracks include the 2-day Food Solutions For Human Health Summit which will provide CE-credited nutrition education for health professionals, and the Community Day programming, open to the general public on June 8 for those interested in learning more about the benefits of a plant-based diet and lifestyle.   To view the details for the entire event and join the mailing list, visit

Plant Based World will also feature an expo floor filled with the latest innovations in plant-based foods, beverages, products and services. Companies interested in exhibiting can contact Michelle Bonina, Sales & Business Development Director at 203-416-1924 or

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