Plant Based World Expo has assembled a council of food industry buyers to help guide the development of the event. We are excited to work with these leaders who are helping make plant-based foods more accessible to consumers everywhere!

“It is so exciting to live in a world where consumers are asking questions about what their food can do; not just for their bodies but for their planet. Food is not just about the instant gratification but also the long term effects and plant-based diets are helping lead the way in this march forward. Plant Based World offers a platform for the manufactures to gather and share the amazing work they are doing. It also gives buyers an opportunity to see the innovation that is changing the market and making plant-based a very approachable lifestyle.” 

-Erica Gibson, Vendor Relations Manager, DPI Specialty Foods – Northwest 


“Plant Based Foods have moved into the mainstream and are being driven by growing consumer awareness of the connection between the foods they purchase and the impact their production has on the environment. Our member and associate food co-ops are pioneers in supporting Plant Based Foods and continue to prioritize innovation to keep up with co-op shoppers’ increasing demand.”

-Jason Stein, Category Management Director, National Co-Op Grocers

Plant Based World Buyer's Council

Parker Brody

Global Category Manager
Whole Foods Market

Erica Gibson

Vendor Relations Manager
DPI Foods

Stephanie Seper

Senior Vice President Brand Management & Social Responsibility
Hanson Faso Sales & Marketing, Inc.

Tabitha Sewell

Dairy Category Manager, Dairy & Refrigerated Beverages
KeHe Distributors, LLC

Steven Spencer

Category Manager

Jason Stein

Category Management Director
National Co-Op Grocers

Rodd Willis

Director - Natural and Specialty
Dot Foods

Scott Zoeller

Many Minds Consulting, LLC