March 3, 2021
Dear PBW Community,
We miss seeing you in person and are optimistic we can all gather again this year. Our team is closely monitoring the vaccine rollout, international travel rules, and state and local government regulations for holding indoor events in 2021. Based on this holistic perspective, and given that the summer months remain unpredictable, we have decided to take advantage of an opportunity to move our Plant Based World shows. Plant Based World North America will be moving from June 16 – 17, 2021 to December 9 – 10, 2021 and Plant Based World Europe from June 24 – 25, 2021 to October 15 – 16, 2021.
Our sole priority is to hold both Plant Based World Expos safely in 2021. There is an increasing concern among event organizers that large indoor events may not be safely held until the fall months of 2021. Based on this concern, our previously held June dates are on the cusp of when many people may feel safe attending large shows. So, when October and December dates were recently made available to us, we chose to increase our likelihood of holding our shows for you in a safe environment this year. These additional months should prove crucial, allowing for more of the public to be vaccinated and better rapid testing for attendees, exhibitors and press to feel more confident to attend. This also allows us the opportunity to observe tradeshows in other industries that open prior to us, so we can learn which safety measures work best and implement the most effective and accepted practices at Plant Based World.
We hope the fall this year will be busy with many eager to travel and get back out to events. You have our sincerest appreciation for your support and understanding as we adapt to the changing landscape. We look forward to bringing the PBW Community together again, celebrating the fantastic innovation in the plant-based industry.