The Plant Based World Conference & Expo will launch its inaugural two-day event starting on June 8 in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Founded by JD Events, in collaboration with founding partners Plant Based Foods Association, Eat for the Planet, The Plantrician Project, and Follow Your Heart, the mission of the trade show is to bring together all elements of the vegan movement, including 130 vendor booths, industry professionals, and plant-based change-makers, in one space to showcase the power of plant-based living. “We are looking forward to bringing together the key players in the plant-based movement, including restaurant, foodservice, and retail establishments looking to add plant-based options to their menus; health and medical professional seeking information on the benefits of plant-based diets; and consumers looking for information and new culinary options,” Ben Davis, Content & Communications Director for Plant Based World, said. The first day of the event is exclusive to industry professionals and will feature the Eat for the Future Business Forum, a series of comprehensive presentations focused on a variety of topics including flexitarian consumers, decoding retail growth data, trends, and opportunities in food service, legal rights and responsibilities, case studies in retail and restaurants, and reducing global reliance on animals in the food system. A health-focused series of discussions will also be presented by The Plantrician Project, along with cooking demonstrations by acclaimed chefs Rich Landau (of Philadelphia’s vegan fine-dining restaurant Vedge) and legendary author and chef Fran Costigan. On June 8, Community Day will treat members of the public to a variety of events and exhibitions, including lectures by Black VegFest Founder Omowale Adewale, Brooklyn Borough President (and New York City Mayoral candidate) Eric Adams, and celebrity nutritionist Marco Borges. Community Day will also include a Culinary Demo Theater with cooking demonstrations featuring inventive dishes such as Apple Arugula Mozza Flatbread, Croissants with Plant-Based Butter, and Vegan Tacos Made With Citrus “Sparerib.” Tickets are available for purchase in three categories of passes—for healthcare professionals, food industry professionals, and the general public—both online and on-site at the event.