Upcoming Events – 2018

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

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.

Past Events – 2018

Breakfast Panel: Lobbying workshop – for members only

September 14, 2018

Thank You to our Sponsors

Happy Hour

September 14, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 pm
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!