New York, NY—Plant Based World Expo (PBW) is gearing up for its 2023 show by spotlighting the strength of the category. According to a press release, healthier, tastier, low-carb, soy-free, and other options are contributing to a projection that the market will reach $77.8 billion by 2025. The show, which is designed exclusively for foodservice and retail professionals, distributors, investors, and manufacturers, returns on September 7-8, 2023, at the Javits Center in New York.

More than 4,000 people are expected to attend this year, and the exhibition will showcase thousands of innovative plant-based food products and brands from around the world, including Italy, Denmark, Brazil, Thailand, France and Peru. High-level networking, tasting opportunities, and education will be part of the program.

“The plant-based industry has grown at lightning speed since we launched the first Plant Based World in 2019," said Benjamin Davis, Content Chair and Strategic Advisor, Plant Based World Expo. "Each year, we’ve grown and evolved to meet the demand and to showcase the next wave of innovative and accessible products. PBW continues to be the must-attend industry event where buyers learn about the latest plant-based foods and beverages and where the next era of plant-based begins.” 

Highlights of the 2023 Plant Based World Expo

  • Best-selling author and innovation consultant Matt Mueller will present the opening keynote, Creating Purposeful Growth with Mindful Innovation. Attendees will learn how to innovate faster with purposeful growth, with insights into how to identify real consumer problems, supercharge creativity, and collaborate effectively.
  • The Buyer Education Theater presents opportunities to learn about what’s important to key buyers from foodservice and retail. Features speakers from the Food Marketing Institute, Sodexo, JBH Advisory Group, Target, and more.
  • The Executive Summit is a two-day event designed for industry professionals to learn from industry leaders and pioneers. Topics include the Path to Profitability, the Next Generation of Plant-Based Protein, and more.

About the show

PBW offers separate passes for the expo floor and conference program. Attendees can also opt for an All Access Pass. Qualified buyers can receive a free Expo Only pass upon registering. Registering through July 16 offers an Early Bird discount to all. For more information and to register, visit