Spire is a platform connecting the plant-based food and beverage industry.

We curate networking opportunities focused on accelerating industry growth and showcasing brands and ideas shaping the future of food.


Talita Trygsland

Talita is a Los Angeles based events professional who has successfully produced and managed hundreds of private and corporate events, ranging from fundraisers, holiday- and theme parties, book-tours and concerts to product launches, fashion shows and more. Some of her past clients include Sirius XM, Pandora Radio, Snapchat, Verizon, Lionsgate Films, Shaquille O’Neil and LAPD to mention a few. Talita is passionate about connecting people with a common goal of moving towards a plant-based world. Her drive and dedication to this mission is matched by the events she produce. She is currently the Events Manager at the Non-profit organization Mercy For Animals, where she plans and produces their annual fundraising gala as well as all local and national cultivation- and donor events.

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Nil Zacharias

Nil has spent a decade focused on helping to change the food system by promoting the growth of plant-based foods. He co-authored the book “Eat For The Planet: Saving the world one bite at a time,” hosts the popular food entrepreneurship podcast “Eat For The Planet with Nil Zacharias,” and is co-founder of the health and wellness service 8020Plants. Nil is also strategic advisor to the Plant Based Foods Association and the Plant Based World Conference and Expo. He was previously co-founder and editor-in-chief of One Green Planet, and prior to that, he worked for over a decade in the digital media and online advertising space as a lawyer, management consultant, and in various operational roles.