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PB World Expo London to Stage Plant-Based Taste Awards & Plant-Based Startup Competition

This year’s Plant Based World Expo Europe which returns to London Olympia on 30th November-1st December, is to host two exciting award ceremonies: The Plant-Based Taste Awards, created by FoodBev Media, and the Plant-Based Start-Up Competition, in collaboration with Vevolution.

“Attendees at our shows are always eager to meet start-up companies, who often lead the way with innovation.”

The Plant-Based Taste Awards

The Plant-Based Taste Awards is the only plant-based award ceremony in the world to focus solely on the taste of a product, and is set to feature a range of categories, including a new category for 2022 Best Whole Cut Meat Product. Entries are now open, with the winners set announced live on the first day of Plant Based World Expo Europe. The deadline for entries is 7th October 2022.

Jonathan Morley, Managing Director at Plant Based World Europe, comments: “The Plant-Based Taste Awards celebrate the crème de la crème of the plant-based products currently available in the UK and we are delighted to be involved for a second year. The incredible flavours of plant-based foods are so often underestimated, so the awards offer a fantastic opportunity to highlight the range of incredible tasting products on the market. We can’t wait to unveil the winners at the show.”

© PBW Expo Europe

Full list of categories available for entry:

  • Best plant-based sausage
  • Best plant-based burger
  • Best plant-based chicken product
  • Best plant-based bacon product
  • Best plant-based fish/seafood product
  • Best plant-based cheese
  • Best plant-based whole cut product
  • Best condiment
  • Best egg alternative
  • Best dairy alternative
  • Best convenience/ready meal
  • Best pie/pastry
  • Best savoury snack
  • Best confectionery
  • Best dessert
  • Best plant-based ice cream
  • Best beverage
  • Best chocolate
  • Best fermented/plant protein
  • Best breakfast product
  • Best plant-based yoghurt
  • Best deli product

Plant-Based Start-Up Competition

Image: PBW Expo / Vevolution

Also taking place at the event will be the Plant-Based Start-Up Competition which is now open for entries, taking place in collaboration with Vevoution. Startups offering 100% plant-based products are able to apply and have their brand judged by a panel of industry experts and professionals.

The winner of the competition will receive an exhibitor booth at the expo, providing the opportunity to show off their brand to retailers, buyers, foodservice professionals, and investors at the largest B2B plant-based event in Europe, as well as a one-on-one meeting with an investor and a one-on-one meeting with a buyer. 

Abigail Stevens, Marketing Director at Plant Based World Expo Europe said “We’re delighted to launch this new initiative to support the next generation of plant-based brands. Attendees at our shows are always eager to meet start-up companies, who often lead the way with innovation.”

Plant-Based-World-Expo London
PBW London, Image: vegconomist

“We know that it’s harder for smaller businesses to make the decision to invest in exhibiting at an expo, especially with costs going up due to rising inflation. Our partnership with Vevolution will enable one deserving start-up to show off their business at Plant Based World Expo without worrying about the cost of a booth. They will join the other businesses already exhibiting in our Start-Up Zone, as well as a show floor full of leading suppliers including Moving Mountains, La Vie, Heura, Meatless Farm, Oggs and more,” she adds.

Startups can enter their brand via the Vevolution website by visiting https://www.vevolution.com/world-expo-competition before September 23, 2022 at 11:59 PT. The winner will be notified the following week.

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