Network, Learn, Innovate

At The Inaugural Plant-Based Summit

DATE: 26 September 2022
LOCATION: Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Luxury Venue

Grand Hyatt Melbourne


Event Details

The fast growing plant-based food and milk market has won the hearts of global consumers both at home and in the café.

The demand for plant-based has put many manufacturers under the spotlight as they compete to create superior blends and formulations to appease the hungry consumer.

Hear from leading plant-based industry experts on new innovation, marketing, manufacturing and threats.

Coffee, morning tea, lunch and drinks will be provided.


First ever Plant-Based summit happening soon in Melbourne

By Sean Edwards – Managing Director, Cafe Culture

Café Culture International has launched the first ever plant based milk and food summit scheduled for Monday 26th of September in Melbourne.

The event is being held at the prestigious Grand Hyatt in Collins Street and is attracting most of the leaders in the plant based industry who will be attending.




The Plant-Based Summit is useful for anyone in the plant-based industry.

This inaugural event will bring industry leaders together under the one roof to hear from experts and discuss the future of the plant-based milk industry. 

We welcome milk company CEO’s, CMO’s, CFO’s, farmers, scientists, food technologists and coffee professionals to attend the Plant-Based Summit.


Perfectly poised on the iconic Paris-end of Collins Street, Grand Hyatt Melbourne continues to be recognised as one of the city’s most iconic hotels, an innovative premium event venue and a world-class hospitality provider.

Setting an unprecedented benchmark in five-star luxury, this hotel exemplifies the pursuit of life lived grandly by unlocking the extraordinary in every moment, big or small.

Percent focus on the importance of Plant-Based Milks

ONE in every FOUR latte orders is now made with Plant-Based Milks.


Global Industry Overview

Innovation and Consumer Demands

Retail Branding & Marketing

The next phase of Growth in Plant- Based Milk (What’s Next?)

Creating a Cult Brand

Sustainable Farming

Petri Dish Plant Milk

Panel Discussions: What’s Next

Legal Hypothetical


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Vijay Jayasena

Professor in Nutrition and Food Science
Western Sydney University​

Sean Edwards

Sean Edwards - Cafe Culture

Managing Director
Cafe Culture

Bruce McIntyre

Bruce McIntrye - Goodster

Founder and CEO
Goodster (Lupin Products)

Tom Dusseldorp

Sales & Marketing Director
ALL G Foods

Natalie Latimore

MILKLAB Marketing Manager

Jurgen Kennedy

Jurgen Kennedy

Business Development Director Plant-based Foods
AAK Foods
(Plant-based Fats and Oils)
International guest

Prof. Brent Kaiser

Professor Brent Kaiser
Professor of Legume Biology
The University of Sydney

Ben Ryan

Ben Ryan

Hillhouse Legal Partners

Ryan Mein

Ryan Mein - Cafe Culture

Digital Marketing Expert
Cafe Culture

Darren Rusden

Category Manager

David Tyack

David Tyack Vitasoy

General Manager

Shane Delanty

Doppio Foods

Brenton Barker

Food and Dairy Co

Dr Peter Johnston

Accredited Practising Dietitian
Doctors for Nutrition Advisory Council Member



Early Bird tickets now available until 31 July 2022.