The first Plant Based World Expo will take place at London's Business Design Centre on 8-9 April 2021.
With sales of meat-free foods having grown 40% in the last five years, the new event hopes to offer industry professionals the opportunity to hear from world-leading plant-based experts and discover more about the innovation taking place.
The event is backed by a collection of leading plant-based businesses, including Just, OmniPork, Beyond Meat, Meatless Farm and Quorn. A carefully curated conference programme will equipment, distributors, foodservice providers, entrepreneurs, investors, and healthcare professionals with insights on how to capitalise on the business and health opportunities that the sector presents.
Also on the line up is Good Catch, a fish-free tuna brand, and Follow Your Heart, a dairy alternative.
Steve Swindon, co-founder at Love Seitan, said: "Plant Based World Expo is a great opportunity to meet and further develop relationships with other businesses. We want to bring people together and change the world for the better by showcasing what plant-based food and businesses can do."
Jonathan Morley, managing director of show organiser JD Events, commented: "It is incredibly exciting to be able to officially announce the first Plant Based World Expo in Europe. The plant-based sector is growing at such a rapid pace and we are proud to represent the industry with Europe's only dedicated B2B event. With so much happening, from leading exhibitors to a number of show features, including exclusive tastings, the event will showcase the very best of plant-based."