JD Events Launches Plant Based World Conference & Expo

May 22, 2018

JD Events will be launching Plant Based World Conference & Expo, set to take place June 7-8, 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

PBW intends to catalyze a healthier world by establishing a home for the rapidly evolving community of human beings making the shift towards a more plant-based lifestyle, according to show organizers.

The event will feature an exhibit floor ripe with innovative plant-based foods, beverages, products, services and brands, as well as an educational conference with separate tracks for healthcare professionals, businesses and consumers.

“Plant Based World Conference & Expo is being launched to serve the singular purpose of bringing this conversation to a mainstream audience”, said Joel Davis, founder and CEO of show organizer JD Events. “All will be welcome to attend, from individuals and medical professionals who are interested in learning more about the plant-based movement to businesses that offer plant-based products and services or are looking to get involved in this fast-growing sector.”

The event is being developed for the health and wellness of the global community with guidance from a world-class council of advisors including: Tom Dunnam - Co-Founder The Plantrician Project; Brian Wendel - Founder and President Forks Over Knives; Nelson Campbell - Founder PlantPure Nation; and  Gene Baur - Founder Farm Sanctuary Nil Zacharias, to name a few.  

The two-day conference program will offer CME accredited education for healthcare professionals presented by The Plantrician Project.

The Project’s co-founder Tom Dunnam expressed, “The leadership of The Plantrician Project has waited for the ideal opportunity to replicate the success of our International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference on the East Coast.”

He added, “We’re confident that we’ve found that opportunity in Plant Based World Conference & Expo. As the leader in plant-based nutritional education for the healthcare community, The Plantrician Project looks forward to bringing world-class medical education to PBW. We are excited to work with JD Events and everyone involved to promote PBW and communicate to healthcare professionals and the public the science and hope-filled message about the overwhelming benefits of a plant-based diet on human health.”

A separate business track will showcase educational content for a vast network of retailers, food service providers, entrepreneurs, brand developers and investors.

This hybrid event will also uniquely feature a consumer element, opening the doors on the final day and providing access to the expo floor and invaluable education for the public as well.

“An event like Plant Based World Conference & Expo is timely and necessary to help foster dialogue and sharing of ideas and expertise that can accelerate the growth of the plant-based food industry”, said Nil Zacharias, co-founder of One Green Planet.

He added, “As the largest digital media platform focused on food and sustainability, we are excited to support this initiative and partner with aligned organizations and individuals who are working on solutions to upgrade our broken food system.”


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