All About The Planted Expo


In the heart of North America’s quickly growing vegan movement, the Planted Expo is a place where people interested in health, the environmental, animal rights and anything else related to a vegan lifestyle can get together.

The Expo was launched in 2020 by Planted Life, and the event has quickly ascended to the forefront of the vegan community, not just as a gathering but as the largest expo of its kind on the continent.

While showcasing over 200 exhibitors that range from innovative food and beverage providers to eco-friendly beauty products, health brands, and much more, the Planted Expo is more than an event; it’s a comprehensive experience.

It provides an opportunity for attendees to explore the world of vegan living, learn from inspirational speakers, and connect with a community that shares a passion for a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.

I’ve been to the last two in Toronto and I am looking forward to next year’s also.

Historical Context and Organizers

The Planted Expo, is now North America’s largest plant-based event, and it was officially launched in 2020 by Planted Life. This organization, has been producing plant-based events since 2014, with their goal of providing a platform for sharing experiences around plant-based living.

The expo features over 200 exhibitors, including food and beverage providers, beauty products, health and nutrition brands, home decor items, books, restaurants, bakeries, and non-profit organizations.

Planted Expo has expanded its footprint beyond its original Vancouver venue, showcasing events in Seattle and in my home town of Toronto.

For more information about the expo, its locations, and how to get involved, you can visit their official website at Planted Life​ (Planted Expo)​.

Upcoming Dates and Locations

In 2024, the Planted Expo is set to take place two more times in Seattle and Vancouver since the one in Toronto took place in March.

  • Seattle: April 20-21 at the Seattle Convention Centre
  • Vancouver: June 1-2 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West​.

Why Vegan Events Like Planted Expo Are Important

Events like the Planted Expo play an important part in the vegan movement because they demonstrate the viability and richness of a plant-based lifestyle to a broad audience.

They demystify veganism, showcasing it not as a restrictive diet but as a diverse, sustainable, and enriching way of life.

Through educational talks, cooking demonstrations, and the presence of a wide array of plant-based products, these events highlight the ease with which one can adopt and maintain a vegan lifestyle, encouraging more individuals to consider making the switch.

Furthermore, these events serve as a powerful platform for networking and community building within the vegan and plant-based circles.

Attendees have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and learn from each other’s journeys.

This sense of community is vital for support and inspiration, particularly for those new to veganism or those facing challenges in their transition. At this years show I met a lot of people who were from many different locations across Canada.

The gatherings also offer vegan entrepreneurs and activists a stage to spread their message, share their products, and grow their reach, thereby strengthening the movement.

On an environmental level, vegan events underscore the critical link between diet and sustainability. They bring to light the significant impact that animal agriculture has on the planet, including issues like deforestation, water use, and greenhouse gas emissions.

By promoting a diet that minimizes harm to the environment, these events play a crucial role in the global effort to combat climate change, making a compelling case for the adoption of a plant-based diet as a tool for environmental conservation.

Planted Expo Cooking Demo

The Planted Expo is more than just an event; it’s a movement towards a more sustainable, ethical, and healthy lifestyle. By bringing together the community, the expo aids in the spread of veganism, encouraging individuals to make choices that are better for their health, the environment, and animal welfare.

Whether you’re a long-time vegan, someone curious about plant-based living, or just looking for an enriching and inspiring experience, the Planted Expo offers something for everyone.

Its continued success and expansion into new cities underscore the growing interest and support for the plant-based movement, making it a must-visit event for anyone interested in the future of sustainable living.

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