Fairs & Events

Africa’s Premier Plant-Based Event ‘The Plant Powered Show’ Returns in May & August

Fast becoming one of the most successful food and lifestyle events on the South African exhibition calendar, The Plant Powered Show returns to Cape Town this May and is also set to take place in Johannesburg for the first time this August.

The Plant Powered Show takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Friday, May 26 to Sunday May 28, welcoming vegans and vegetarians as well as flexitarians, reducetarians, sports enthusiasts, and those looking for healthier and more ethical lifestyle choices for themselves and their families.

The hugely successful inaugural Plant Powered Show (under the name The Festive Vegan & Plant Powered Show) took place online in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions and featured an extraordinary line-up of local and international chefs. It made its in-person debut in Cape Town last year.


Event highlights

This year’s Plant Powered Show features professional chefs and celebrity cooks presenting inspiring cooking demos, diverse and compelling talks by health and wellness experts, premium and interactive experiences, networking for those in the South African plant-based industry, and a marketplace of plant-based food, drink and lifestyle products.

One of the main attractions at both shows will be The Checkers Plant Kitchen, powered by Simple Truth. Checkers – who is a sponsor of this attraction for the second time – will also be showcasing its diverse plant-based food range.

One of the highlights of each of the two shows will be the 18 Masterclasses which will feature an array of top chefs and award-winning mixologists hosting interactive hands-on food and drink workshops. Look out for programmes and booking information closer to the shows.

The Checkers Plant Kitchen TPPS

Over 15,000 attendees

It is estimated that more than 15,000 consumers and trade professionals will attend this year’s shows with more than 200 exhibitors at each show and over 50 chef and mixologist demonstrations and health and wellness expert talks at each event.

Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

  • Friday, May 26, 2023, from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday, May 28, 2023, from 10:00 to 17:00

Kyalami International Convention Centre, Greater Johannesburg

  • Friday, August 4, 2023, from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday, August 6, 2023, from 10:00 to 17:00
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“Consumers want to live more consciously and be more mindful of the animals we share the planet with. At the same time, chefs and foodies want to be inspired to create delicious meals with exciting new ingredients. It’s a food revolution that we are proud to be part of,” says event producer, Heidi Warricker. “We are delighted to be bringing this world-class event to Gauteng for the first time as well.”

Tickets are on sale at Quicket (Cape Town click here; Johannesburg click here). Two children under the age of 15 are free when accompanied by one paying adult. Follow TPPS socials for early bird ticket promos. Go to https://plantpoweredshow.com for more information.

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