Upcoming Events

Second Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting

July 11, 2019
8:30am – 12:30pm
Washington, DC

PBFA advisor Sherene Chou is speaking during the committee meeting and PBFA lobbyist Shannon Campagna will be in attendance.

FMI State Issues Retreat

August 12-14, 2019
Denver, Colorado

PBFA is an event sponsor and our Executive Director Michele Simon will be attending.

Food Politics: How to Influence Government

September 27th – 29th, 2019
The Reducetarian Summit
Washington, DC

Our Executive Director Michele Simon will be speaking on this panel.

Past Events

Plant-Based Foods: A Movement, Not a Trend

June 24, 2019
11:00am – 12:00pm
The Summer Fancy Foods Show, Hall D
Jacob Javits Center, New York City

Our Executive Director Michele Simon is moderating the panel, featuring Mike Messersmith, general manager of PBFA member Oatly, Ann Beaty, director of Kroger Merchandising Consulting at 84.51°, and Nova Sayers, senior manager of Business Development in the Sustainability Division at NSF International.

Appealing to the Next Generation with Plant-Based Foods

June 23, 2019
2:15pm – 3:15pm
The Summer Fancy Foods Show, Hall D
Jacob Javits Center, New York City

This panel is presented in cooperation with PBFA and features Mike Woliansky of PBFA member No Evil Foods, Zoë Lloyd Geller of PBFA member WildKind, Michael Pan of PBFA member Pan’s Mushrooms. The panel is also moderated by PBFA advisor Nil Zacharias.

Marketing and Communications Strategies for Healthy, Sustainable Menus—and Reaching the EAT-Lancet Targets

June 19, 2019
3:30-4:45pm
Menus of Change
Culinary Institute of America, New York

PBFA’s Director of Strategic Partnerships Sabina Vyas will be speaking along with Chriss Montalbano of PBFA member Daiya.

Plant Based World Conference & Expo: PBFA’s Official Trade Show

June 7-8, 2019
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City

PBFA will be exhibiting at booth #227 alongside over 40 of our members!

The Growth of the Plant-Based Foods Industry

June 7, 2019
9:00am – 10:00am
Plant Based World Conference & Expo
Jacob Javits Center, New York City

Our Executive Director Michele Simon will be speaking on the keynote panel, moderated by PBFA advisor Nil Zacharias.

Trends and Projections: Decoding the Data Around Retail Growth of Plant-Based Foods

June 7, 2019
10:30am-11:30am
Plant Based World Conference & Expo
Jacob Javits Center, New York City

PBFA’s Senior Director of Retail Partnerships Julie Emmett will be speaking on this panel.

Know Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities

June 7, 2019
2:45pm-3:45pm
Plant Based World Conference & Expo
Jacob Javits Center, New York City

Our Executive Director Michele Simon will be moderating the panel, which features PBFA advisor Rebecca Cross.

National Restaurant Association Show 2019

May 18-21, 2019
Chicago, IL
McCormick Place Convention Center

PBFA will be exhibiting at booth #9644.

Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Summit

May 14, 2019
The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York

PBFA Membership Director Sara O’Leary is speaking on the Plant-Powering Business: From “Fringe” to Future panel.

Debate: Current Practices and Future Opportunities in Standards of Identity

March 27, 2019
2:45pm – 3:45pm
GMA Science Forum
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Washington DC

Speaker: Shannon Campagna, Federal Policy, Plant Based Foods Association

Happy Hour

March 7, 2019
4pm-6pm
MorningStar Farms Booth #971 Hall A
Anaheim Convention Center
Join the PBFA board, staff and members for free beer and snacks!

Thanks to our co-sponsors:

Growing the Plant-Based Market

March 7, 2019
9:00am – 11:30am
Natural Products Expo West
Anaheim Marriott, Grand Ballroom G

Speakers:

  • Michele Simon, Executive Director, Plant Based Foods Association
  • Steve Taormina, Business Unit Manager, Consumer Values Verified Division, NSF International
  • Daniel Karsevar, Chief Problem Solver, Solutiontopia
  • Jackie Day, Author, The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier, Plant-Based Lifestyle That Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet, and You
  • Jenna Blumenfeld, Senior Food Editor, New Hope Network (Master of Ceremonies)

The Rise of Plant Based Foods in the Marketplace

January 17, 2019
Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Our Executive Director Michele Simon will be presenting the latest market data and trends on plant-based foods.

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Panel on the Future of Food

January 15, 2019
9:00am – 9:45am
The Winter Fancy Foods Show
Moscone Center, San Francisco

Our Executive Director Michele Simon will be speaking on the panel.

The Plant Based Food Revolution in Retail

January 14, 2019
2:30pm – 3:30pm
The Winter Fancy Foods Show
Moscone Center, Main Stage

Panelists:

  • Michele Simon, moderator
  • April Siler, Califia Farms
  • Kegan Simons, Follow Your Heart
  • Jenna Mesirow, Save Mart Companies

Food Industry Association Executives Annual Convention

November 11-14, 2018
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Our Executive Director Michele Simon will be co-moderating the Manufacturer-Supplier Roundtable.

Plant Politics: How Policies Impact Plant Based Food and Nutrition

October 20, 2018
7:00pm
Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

The Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group is hosting this event.

Panelists:

  • Michele Simon, JD, MPH, executive director, Plant Based Foods Association
  • Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, president, Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Kate Olender, MS, MPH, senior director of health and wellness, United Fresh Produce Association

Breakfast Panel: Lobbying workshop – for members only

September 14, 2018

Thank You to our Sponsors

Happy Hour

September 14, 2018
5:30 – 7:30pm
Pratt Street Ale House

Join PBFA staff, board, and members for delicious appetizers by

Thank You to our Sponsors

Member Happy Hour

August 9, 2018
Millennium in Oakland

The Plant Based Foods Association is delighted to have such a wonderful group of members in the Bay Area so we wanted to gather everyone together for an evening of networking!

Smart Food Expo

SmartFood Expo

June 25 -27, 2018
Chicago, IL
McCormick Place Convention Center, Booth 427

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.

Chicago Member Dinner

June 25, 2018
6:30pm

Our board member Nicole Sopko, of Upton’s Naturals, has graciously offered to host PBFA members for a dinner.

Smart Food Expo

Join the Plant Based Foods Revolution

June 25, 2018
1:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center, South Hall 102

Speakers:

  • Martin Kruger, COO, Follow Your Heart
  • Dan Curtin, President of Lightlife and Field Roast
  • Michele Simon, Executive Director, Plant Based Foods Association (Moderator)
Smart Food Expo

Helping consumers understand plant-based alternatives

June 26, 2018
4:00pm
McCormick Place Convention Center, Room S102bc

Our Executive Director Michele Simon will be speaking at the Retail Dietitian’s Healthy Shopper Summit.

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

May 21, 2018
Chicago, IL

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)

Soy Nutrition Institute

Soy Nutrition Institute

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)

Expo West

Farm Bill 2018: What You Need to Know

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)
Expo West

PBFA and Daiya Foods Happy Hour

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!