The only event bringing the plant-based movement to a mainstream audience.
June 7–8, 2019 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York City
Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Open to All Attendees!
Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea in 1998 with the goal of developing a less sweet ice tea back when organic, low sugar, fair trade and sustainability weren’t buzzwords in the food industry. But Seth believed in his mission and grew Honest Tea into a successful business, which was eventually acquired by Coca-Cola. Today, low-sugar beverages are in high demand amongst consumers, and restaurants like McDonalds and Wendy’s offer organic drinks. In 2015, Seth expanded his focus to change the future of protein by joining Beyond Meat as Executive Chair. Since the debut of the company’s flagship product, the Beyond Burger, in May 2016, it has been sold in tens of thousands of grocery stores, including Safeway, Target, Kroger, Albertsons, and Whole Foods. Beyond Meat has also been added to menus in thousands of restaurants (including national food chains like TGI Fridays and Carl’s Jr.), as well as a number of hotels, college dining halls, and even sports stadiums.
This keynote interview will cover the lessons learned by Seth Goldman along his journey with Honest Tea and Beyond Meat, insights on what’s next for Beyond Meat as they seek to redefine the meaning of meat, thoughts on the growing plant-based food industry and what innovative new food trends he expects to emerge in the decades ahead.