Network, Learn, Innovate

At The Inaugural Plant-Based Milk Summit

DATE: 26 September 2022
LOCATION: Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Luxury Venue

Grand Hyatt Melbourne


Event Details

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

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

This conference will bring together global leaders in this industry to discuss topics around marketing, sales, farming, manufacturing, sustainability and threats to this new sector of food production.

The Plant-Based Milk Summit is a premium event for leaders in the Plant-Based Milk Industry.

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

Morning tea, lunch and drinks will be provided.

Breaking News: Recall of Lyons Products Including Oatly (USA) Due to Contamination

By Sean Edwards – Managing Director, Cafe Culture

This only affects USA-based Lyons Magnus manufactured products and does not affect Australian Oatly products.

Numerous products from Oatly in the USA have been recalled.

Lyons Magnus today announced that the company is voluntarily recalling nutritional and beverage products due to the potential for microbial contamination, including from the organism Cronobacter sakazakii. 




The Plant-Based Milk Summit is useful for anyone in the Plant-Based Milk 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 Milk 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 McIntrye

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

Doctor Ben Cole

Dr Ben Cole

Managing Director
Wide Open Agriculture

Ben Ryan

Ben Ryan

Hillhouse Legal Partners

Ryan Mein

Ryan Mein - Cafe Culture

Digital Marketing Expert
Cafe Culture



Early Bird tickets now available until 31 July 2022.