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Fairs & Events

New Food Conference 2024 – Redefining the Food Industry

The New Food Conference (NFC) stands as one of Europe’s top events in the food industry, bringing together international food experts, scientists, innovative startups, retailers, and policymakers. The conference focuses on the latest advancements in the alternative protein sector, delving into the future of food through high-profile talks, networking opportunities, and live product tastings. Vegconomist is excited to return as the official media partner this year. Programme Highlights: NFC 2024, Startup Demo Day and Retailer Roundtable The NFC 2024 kicks off on September 3 with insightful sessions on the European market, featuring leading pioneers and top innovators from the food industry. Highlights include discussions on political goals, consumer narratives, and the evolving production landscape. A key event is the Demo Day, where startups from ProVeg …

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Plant Based World Expo

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Fairs & Events

Plant Based World Expo to Return to NYC With Over 40 Sessions & 4,000 Attendees

Plant Based World Expo (PBWE) will return to New York City again this year, taking place at the Javits Center from September 7-8. The leading plant-based trade show and conference will feature over 40 sessions, along with an expo floor showcasing thousands of products from countries worldwide. Over 4,000 people are expected to attend, with opportunities to network and taste the products on show. The opening keynote will be by Matt Mueller, a best-selling author and innovation consultant. Called Creating Purposeful Growth with Mindful Innovation, the talk will outline how to innovate more quickly, describing a “secret formula” for growth. This will be the fourth time PBWE has taken place since its inauguration in 2019 (the event took a hiatus in 2020 due to the …

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Hot dogs at the Bonn Climate Conference

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Charity & Campaigns

Climate Activists Distribute 2000 Free Vegan Hotdogs at Bonn Climate Conference

Plant Based Treaty campaigners have handed out 2000 free vegan hotdogs from a food truck outside the Bonn Climate Conference, sending delegates a message that food system change is essential in tackling the climate crisis. The campaign group also handed delegates over 100 copies of its newly-published position paper, 21 Cities Call for a Global Plant Based Treaty. The paper outlines the immediate cuts required to emissions from animal agriculture and fossil fuels to prevent climate breakdown. “We started the vegan Food for Thought truck as a way to engage with the public and decision-makers about sustainable plant-based diets. Plant-based food not only has the smallest environmental and climate footprint but offers familiar dishes that are very tasty,” said campaigner Lea Goodett. It comes as …

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VWS 2023

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Fairs & Events

Vegan Women Summit Reveals First Winners of 2023 Speaker Competition

The Vegan Women Summit (VWS) announces the first set of women chosen by popular vote to speak at the 2023 Summit. With 22,000 votes cast across six continents, VWS says this year marks the event’s first-ever public choice speaker competition.  This year’s winning panels and speakers include Kate Dugan, Vice President of Brand Innovation at Beyond Meat, and Chef Babette Davis, with more selections to be announced.  The Vegan Women Summit 2023, which is open to attendees of all genders, will take place on May 18, 19, and 20th in New York City. The summit feature over 100 speakers and 50 brands in food, fashion, beauty, and sustainability.  Diverse topics According to VWS, this year’s winning public choice speakers represent a wide range of fields, …

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Plant-Based Nutrition Conference

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Fairs & Events

Pharmaceutical Company Launches “Asia’s First” Accredited Plant-Based Nutrition Conference

Multinational pharmaceutical company MEGA We Care has launched what it claims is the first accredited plant-based nutrition conference in Asia. Asia’s Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference will feature nine notable speakers such as Dr. Dean Ornish, inventor of the Ornish Diet and winner of the “National Public Health Hero” award from the University of California. Another speaker is multi-award-winning medical professor Dr. Kim Alan Williams, an expert on cardiovascular disease. The speakers will explain how plant-based diets can be used to prevent, manage, and sometimes even reverse chronic disease. Topics will include heart health, brain health, diabetes, gut health, cancer research, paediatrics, and more. Plant-based in Asia The event is timely, since interest in plant-based diets is skyrocketing in Asia. The Asia-Pacific region is set to …

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Free From Functional Food (Ingredients) Messe event

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Fairs & Events

The Free From Functional Food (Ingredients) Trade Fair 2019 in Barcelona

Free From Functional Food (Ingredients) 2019, Europe’s leading trade fair for gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, organic/natural, sugar-free, or wheat-free FFF (Free From Functional) ingredient solutions and much more, will take place from May 28th to 29th at the Gran Vía, Fira Barcelona Exhibition Centre, Spain. The two-day exhibition and conference programmes on the theme of “The Free From Functional Food Industry/Ingredients” are expected to attract a number of European market leaders. The exhibition includes more than 300 companies from 34 countries, including well-known market leaders such as Santiveri, Granarolo, Rosies, Pedon, Probios, Schnitzer and many others. “In 7 years, we have developed an entire event exclusively for the Free From Functional Food/Ingredients sector,” says Ronald Holman, Event Director. “By concentrating exclusively on functional foods and solutions …

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