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Fairs & Events

Inaugural veg-net Event Unites Plant-Based Founders to Discuss Insights for Category Growth

veg-net, a one-day business meeting and networking event for the UK plant-based food sector, took place today at Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport, bringing together brands and buyers for focused one-to-one meetings as well as hosting clinics with industry experts on branding, finance, sales and marketing, and the sharing of brand new sector insight via panels. A total of 20 founders of plant-based brands such as Better Nature Tempeh and US-based Tofurky, together with 17 buyers from UK and European retailers, wholesalers, and foodservice companies such as Suma, Pro-Green International from the Netherlands, and Uplegger from Germany. The one-day event kicked off with a keynote session featuring a panel of industry experts; Ben Davies, CEO of Vypr; Melissa Bradshaw, editor of The Plant Base; …

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Veg-net and Vegan Business Tribe Launch Dragon’s Den-Style Battle of the Brands Competition

Veg-net, a new event connecting plant-based brands with buyers and industry experts, has partnered with business support community Vegan Business Tribe to launch a “Battle of the Brands” competition. The pitching contest is in the style of TV show Dragon’s Den, and is open to vegan-owned food brands that sell a product suitable for general retail. The winner will receive a free place at Veg-net, worth almost £2,500; this will grant them ten pre-arranged meetings to pitch their product to key retail buyers and industry experts. Brands can apply by registering on the Vegan Business Tribe website and submitting a one-minute video introducing their product. Three applicants will be chosen to attend a live Zoom final, where the judging panel will include THIS co-founder Andy …

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New Plant-Based Brand Event veg-net Sees “Unprecedented Demand”

veg-net, a new in-person event that will connect plant-based brands with buyers and experts, says it is seeing huge demand and support from the industry. Several leading plant-based organisations — including Veg Capital, Kale United, The Vegan Society, ProVeg International, and Vegan Business Tribe — have already come on board as strategic partners of the event, which will take place for the first time on June 5 next year. “As ProVeg, we are thrilled to support and attend the inaugural veg-net networking event set for June 2024,” said Mathilde Alexandre of ProVeg International. “In these dynamic and transformative times, it is paramount to foster events that unite the entire plant-based sector, bringing together brands, buyers, and industry organizations. This event presents a unique opportunity for …

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