Upcoming Events

Expo West

PBFA and Daiya Foods Happy Hour

Friday March 9, 2018
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Daiya Foods booth #1105, Anaheim Convention Center

Join the PBFA staff and board at Expo West for a fun happy hour featuring Daiya Foods snacks and free beer. It will be crowded so come early!

Expo West

Farm Bill 2018: What You Need to Know

Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00am – 11:00am
Marriott, Grand Ballroom G

Speakers:

  • Michele Simon, Executive Director, Plant Based Foods Association
  • Mark Lipson, Senior Policy & Program Specialist, Organic Farming Research Foundation
  • Megan DeBates, Director of Legislative Affairs & Coalitions, Organic Trade Association
  • Nina Ichikawa, Policy Director, Berkeley Food Institute
  • Helena Bottemiller Evich, Senior Food & Agriculture Reporter, POLITICO (Moderator)

Soy Nutrition Institute

Soy Nutrition Institute

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

Our Executive Director Michele Simon is giving a talk on “The Rise of Plant-based Foods in the Marketplace.”

(This is a members-only meeting)

Smart Food Expo

SmartFood Expo

June 25 -27, 2018
Chicago, IL
Booth 231

PBFA will be exhibiting in the plant-based section of the SmartFood Expo pavilion along with PBFA members. Please stop by to visit with staff and other members.

Past Events – 2017

PBFA Luncheon on Capitol Hill

Thursday, November 2, 12:00-1:00pm
Rayburn House Office Building, 2226

Join PBFA as we gather industry leaders and policy makers to enjoy a 100% plant-based menu, featuring deli meats and chicken from Tofurky, cheeses and mayo from Follow Your Heart, tuna salad from Good Catch Foods, snacks from Watusee Foods, and beverages from Califia Farms and Koia.

Co-hosts:

  • Congressman Brendan Boyle
  • Congressman Ted Deutch
  • Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard
  • Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association

PBFA Research and Education Fund Reception

Wednesday, November 1, 5:30-7:30pm
Alston & Bird, 950 F Street NW, Washington DC
Alston Room, 2nd Floor

Mix and mingle with PBFA leaders and select members, including Tofurky, Upton’s Naturals, Good Karma Foods, Malk Organics, New Barn, OATLY, Watusee Foods, and Jnana Organics.

Breakfast + Panel: “How to get your company ready for investors”

Saturday, September 16, 8 – 10am EDT

Speakers:

  • Chris Kerr, New Crop Capital
  • Miyoko Schinner, Miyoko’s Kitchen
  • Victor Friedberg, S2G and Lavva
  • David Benzaquen, PlantBased Solutions (moderator)

Members & Special Guests only

Product Innovation: A Current Snapshot & Predictions for the Future of Plant-Based Foods

Friday, September 15, 10:30am – 11:45am EDT
Hilton Baltimore, Holiday Ballroom 1

Speakers:

  • Barbara Brueckner Shipzner, VP Innovation Manager, Mattson & Co.
  • Jenna Blumenfeld, Senior Food Editor, New Hope Network
  • Minh Tsai, Founder & CEO, Hodo Soy
  • Michele Simon JD, MPH, Executive Director, Plant Based Foods Association

For more Expo East panels focused on the plant-based foods industry, see the Plant Revolution Track.

Milking the Plant Revolution: How the Dairy Aisle is Changing

Friday, September 15, 12:15pm – 1:30pm EDT
Hilton Baltimore, Holiday Ballroom 1

Speakers:

  • Dr. Cheryl Mitchell, Sr. VP Manufacturing, Elmhurst Milked
  • Doug Radi, CEO, Good Karma Foods
  • Michele Simon JD, MPH, Executive Director, Plant Based Foods Association, Moderator

For more Expo East panels focused on the plant-based foods industry, see the Plant Revolution Track.

Reducetarian Summit

Reducetarian Summit, The Politics of Meat

May 20, 2017
New York City

Our Executive Director, Michele Simon, was a panelist at this event.

Webinar: Q&A with PBFA Board Members (members only)

April 27, 2017 11am PT / 2pm ET

Speakers:

  • Jaime Athos, PBFA Board President & CEO, The Tofurky Company
  • Nicole Sopko, PBFA Board Secretary & VP, Upton’s Naturals
  • Michael Lynch, VP of Marketing, Daiya Foods
  • Miyoko Schinner, CEO, Miyoko’s Kitchen

Webinar: Food Labeling Laws (members only)

January 27, 2017 11am PT / 2pm ET

Speakers:

  • Rebecca Cross, Counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Michele Simon, Of Counsel, Handel Food Law

Climate Workshop: Why Plant Based Foods Are Good for Your Business & the Planet

March 10, 2017
Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, CA

Our Executive Director, Michele Simon, moderated this panel.

Eating Animals

March 11, 2017
Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, CA

Our Executive Director, Michele Simon, was a panelist.

Avoiding Conflicts of Interest When Working in the Public’s Interest

April 1, 2017
Los Angeles District of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Los Angeles, CA

Our Executive Director, Michele Simon, was the keynote speaker.