4. 11. 2021, Budapest

Plant-Powered Perspectives is Hungary's number one innovative, plant-based food conference.

This groundbreaking event focuses on the segment of the business sector that follows,
reflects and moves the plant-based trend in Hungary.

The change is happening before our eyes:

manufacturers, restaurants and food chains are increasingly discovering the enormous potential of plant-based cuisine and incorporating it into their business plans.
Newer trends challenging the traditional meat-based diet – such as flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan – as well as innovative products, meat substitutes and plant-based proteins are showing dynamic expansion in Hungary as well as in international markets.

Is your business well prepared for this wave?

At the Plant-Powered Perspectives Conference, we bring answers and inspiration from innovative and knowledgeable experts in the field  so that you too can expand your offer with the most innovative products.

Who is the event for?

  • representatives of the FMCG, HoReCa and retail markets
  • food producers
  • representatives of the meat industry looking for different alternatives
  • food and food technology start-ups
  • food industry investors and innovators
  • institutions wishing to keep up with current trends
  • anyone keen on following current trend


9:30 – 10:00

Welcome address

10:00 – 10:15


10:15 – 10:30

Veganism and the spread of plant-based foods in the world
Réka Szöllősi (Independent food policy analyst


10:30 – 10:40

Is a vegan ETF a good investment?
Gábor Gyura (Hungarian National Bank)


10:45 – 11:10

The vegan revolution and the multinational companies
Enikő Boglárka Tóth (Nestlé Professional), Csaba Burján (Unilever Food Solutions), Krisztina Sánta (IKEA), Krisztián Vida (The Bridge Bio)

Roundtable discussion

11:15 – 10:35

The plant-based diet through the eyes of nutrition science
Diána Sárga (Nestlé Hungária)


11:35 – 11:55

Veganism in the food supplement market, sustainability at all levels
 Sándor Németh (BioTechUSA)


11:55 – 12:15

Networking break

12:20 – 12.30

Food of the Future
Andrea Petres (Unilever Food Solutions & The Vegetarian Butcher)


12:30 – 12:45

Why and how did a meat company start producing plant-based food?
Péter Szappanos (Pápai Hús Zrt.)


12:45 -13:00

Financial opportunities for companies looking to grow
András Fábián (Magnet Bank)



Plant-based foods: Innovation and the future of plant products from Danone’s point of view
Csaba Burján (Danone)


13:20 – 14:00

Hungarian small enterprises producing plant-based foods
Zsolt Babocsai (Viblance), Miklós Mészáros (Vegan Grill), Enikő Kiss (ALL IN natural food), István Ulbing (Vegastar)

Roundtable discussion


Lunch break

15:05- 15:35

Why should a restaurant keep vegan options on its menu?
György Kerékgyártó (Don Pepe), Zoltán Kovács (Napfényes Restaurant), Péter Papp (Las Vegan’s), Gábor Fleck (Mishto), Gergely Zsolnai (Planteen Food Kft.)

Roundtable discussion

15:35- 15:45

The story and lessons of the first Hungarian vegan restaurant
Zoltán Kovács (Napfényes Restaurant)


15: 50 – 16:10

The significance of the flexitarian diet trend in consumer society
Ákos Bősze (Metro) 


16:10 – 16.40

Networking break

16:45 – 17:05

As a garage company, this is how to avoid the big ones eating you for breakfast – Lessons from the first 5 years of Viblance
Zsolt Babocsai (Viblance)


17:05 – 17:15

Plant-based conquest: An International Experience
Miyoko Schinner (Miyoko’s Kitchen)

Online video presentation

17:15 – 17:25

Closing speech
László Bergovecz (Hungarian Vegan Association)


Gábor Gyura

Head of Sustainable Finance

Hungarian National Bank

Miyoko Schinner

CEO, Founder, Best-Selling Author, Chef, TV Show Host

Miyoko’s Kitchen

Enikő Boglárka Tóth

Commercial Leader
Nestlé Professional

Bernadett Kiss-Tóth

External consultant

Csaba Burján

Unilever Food Solutions

Beáta Várkonyi

Corporate Affairs Director Hungary,Czech Republic,Slovakia

Ákos Bősze

HoReCa Business Development Manager
METRO Kereskedelmi Kft.


Krisztina Sánta

Food Manager

Péter Szappanos 

Pápai Hús Kft

András Fábián

Corporate finance manager
MagNet Magyar Közösségi Bank Zrt.

Réka Szöllősi

Independent food policy analyst, professional writer

Sándor Németh

Nutritional Supplement Specialist, Educator

 György Kerékgyártó

Chief Operating Officer

Don Pepe

Enikő Kiss

Founder, owner
ALL IN natural food

Miklós Mészáros

Vegan Grill

Zsolt Babocsai



Péter Papp


Zoltán Kovács

Owner, Creative Chef
Napfényes Restaurant

Gábor Fleck

Creative Vegan Chef
Founder, Chairman
and CEO of Mishto

István Ulbing

Owner, Brand Developer


Patrik Galavits 

professional moderator

Forbes Hungary

Péter Puskás-Dallos 


singer & performer



Stay in touch

 If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, for personal participation, a valid Covid/vaccination certificate is required under current law.

In this case, we will be online streaming the conference simultaneously online, to which ticket buyers must have access and be accepted prior to the event.

We cannot refund the price of the purchased ticket.

Fortunately, you will not miss anything – the event will be available live online. Access to this will be emailed to you prior to the start of the conference.

We cannot refund the price of the purchased ticket.

You can park in the surrounding streets near the event venue between 08:30 and 18:00 for a parking fee of HUF 350 / hour.

The building is also easily accessible by public transport from the M1 metro station on Bajza Street.

Our important principle is that we only allow products that are vegan (free of animal ingredients), to be exhibited during the event. If you are unsure about the origin of the ingredients in some of your products, please make sure that they meet the above conditions.

This event builds on information sharing, networking, not aimed at direct and immediate sales. Therefore, there will be no opportunity to sell at this event.


Hungarian Vegan Association
Address:  13 Dembinszky street Hatvan, 3000

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