The only event bringing the plant-based movement to a mainstream audience.

June 5–6, 2020  •  Jacob K. Javits Convention Center  •  New York City

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Ben Davis
Plant Based World

Plant Based World Conference & Expo, the Only Dedicated Event for All Things Plant-Based, Announced for June 2019 at the Javits Convention Center in NYC

Diverse and dynamic council of advisors announces support for a new event focused on the most essential transformation that our world faces today.

New York City (May 17, 2018) Plant Based World Conference & Expo will take place June 7-8, 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. PBW intends to catalyze a healthier world by establishing a home for the rapidly evolving community of human beings making the shift towards a more plant-based lifestyle. The event will feature an exhibit floor ripe with innovative plant-based foods, beverages, products, services and brands as well as an educational conference with separate tracks for healthcare professionals, businesses and consumers. The event is being developed for the health and wellness of the global community with guidance from a world-class council of advisors, including:

  • Tom Dunnam - Co-Founder The Plantrician Project
  • Brian Wendel - Founder and President Forks Over Knives
  • Nelson Campbell - Founder PlantPure Nation
  • Gene Baur - Founder Farm Sanctuary
  • Nil Zacharias - Co-Founder One Green Planet
  • Jodi Monelle - Founder and CEO LiveKindly
  • Eric Brent - Founder and Director HappyCow
  • Andy Levitt - Founder and CEO Purple Carrot
  • Krissi Vandenberg - Executive Director Vegan Action
  • Alison Rabschnuk - Director of Corporate Engagement The Good Food Institute
  • Paige Oligher - Founder Plantricious
  • James Morris Hicks - Author and CEO 4Leaf
  • Robert Cheeke - Founder and President Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness
  • Jody Rasch - Managing Trustee VegInvest
  • Mark Langley - Investment Manager New Crop Capital

The relationship that modern society has with the consumption of animal products is no longer sustainable for either human or environmental health. A paradigm shift is rapidly sweeping the globe as people awaken to the most straightforward solution to this problem. Whether it is doctors learning to prescribe patients with a whole foods, plant-based diet to prevent or reverse chronic illness, or consumers seeking out plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products for the well-being of animals and the sustainability of our ecosystem, the answer is simple; the faster we transition towards a plant-based lifestyle, the healthier we become as a civilization.

"Plant Based World Conference & Expo is being launched to serve the singular purpose of bringing this conversation to a mainstream audience," said Joel Davis, founder and CEO of show organizer JD Events. "All will be welcome to attend, from individuals and medical professionals who are interested in learning more about the plant-based movement to businesses that offer plant-based products and services or are looking to get involved in this fast-growing sector."

The two-day conference program will offer CME accredited education for healthcare professionals presented by The Plantrician Project. The Project's co-founder Tom Dunnam expressed, "The leadership of The Plantrician Project has waited for the ideal opportunity to replicate the success of our International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference on the East coast. We're confident that we've found that opportunity in Plant Based World Conference & Expo. As the leader in plant-based nutritional education for the healthcare community, The Plantrician Project looks forward to bringing world-class medical education to PBW. We are excited to work with JD Events and everyone involved to promote PBW and communicate to healthcare professionals and the public the science and hope-filled message about the overwhelming benefits of a plant-based diet on human health."

A separate business track will showcase educational content for a vast network of retailers, food service providers, entrepreneurs, brand developers and investors. This hybrid event will also uniquely feature a consumer element, opening the doors on the final day and providing access to the expo floor and invaluable education for the public as well. "An event like Plant Based World Conference & Expo is timely and necessary to help foster dialogue and sharing of ideas and expertise that can accelerate the growth of the plant-based food industry," said Nil Zacharias, co-founder of One Green Planet. "As the largest digital media platform focused on food and sustainability, we are excited to support this initiative and partner with aligned organizations and individuals who are working on solutions to upgrade our broken food system."

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.

For more information:
Ben Davis - Content & Communications Director
203-416-1923 -

For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities:
Michelle Bonina - Sales & Business Development Director
203-416-1924 -

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