The future belongs to the curious ones...
Heather Mills gives an exhilarating keynote speech at the Fifteen Seconds Festival Europe June 7-8, 2018
Heather Mills was invited as the keynote speaker to open Europe’s leading interdisciplinary business festival in Graz, Austria at the 15 Seconds Festival Europe June 7-8, 2018.
Heather, speaking to a full house, talked about how she has pushed through incredible boundaries to become a successful Entrepreneur, Charity Campaigner, World Record Holder and Gold medal Paralympic Ski Racer, amongst many other achievements.
The main topic of her talk however was how she founded her multi award-winning plant based vegan ethical food company, VBites, which now exports to over 24 countries and has 104 products in its range.
Heather’s speech was both uplifting and invigorating.
Afterwards Stefan Stücklschweiger said:
“It’s safe to say that the fifth edition of Fifteen Seconds Festival was our most successful ever. Heather Mills did an incredible job holding the opening keynote in front of 5,000 curious minds and really triggering emotions with her unique story and strong, motivational statements. The feedback was impressive, thanks for joining us, Heather! ”
Some of the followers of the event on social media said:
“ I loved your speech. It inspired me a lot ”
“ I admire your out of the box thinking ”
“ Well done Heather, keep speaking up for the vegans ”
What started in 2014 as a contemporary marketing conference has then since grown into an interdisciplinary business festival gathering thinkers and makers from all around the world.
In 2017 more than 4100 curious minds attended the Fifteen Seconds Festival in Graz. This year the festival attracted numbers in excess of 5,000.
Heather was invited by the organisers to deliver a motivational keynote speech at this highly influential festival, in order to bring more awareness to a plant-based lifestyle.
Over 194 specially selected top speakers joined Heather this year.
The focus of this year’s festival was Leaders, Solvers and Visionaries driving forward towards a positive change.
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Heather reveals her exciting her ventures and discussed how a plant-based diet changed her life
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HEATHER MILLS TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT 4GAMECHANGERS 20 APRIL 2018
4 Game changers is the international digital festival for influencers, rebels, visionaries and game changers.
Heather Mills has been invited to join their eclectic mix of prestigious speakers for this years conference to be held 18 - 20 April in Vienna.
Heather will be addressing an audience of 3000 attendees. She will be talking about how her incredible journey through life lead her to discover the entrepreneurial skills that lay within her.
Heather not only owns the multi-award winning, vegan ethical plant based food company VBites, but she also is a renowned public and motivational speaker, a philanthropist, campaigner and activist, a para-athlete in skiing winning numerous medals and a 4 times World Record Holder in Winter sports, including being the fastest disabled woman in the world, speed skiing at 166.84km/ph.
The 4 Game Changers Festival is a stage for webstars, a hub for future-oriented digital projects, the breeding ground for start-ups and the get-together for Gamechangers of all ages, industries and communities.
It is an innovative mixture of trade conference, symposium, with an entertainment court and live music, too.
Heather will be speaking alongside the Chancellor of Austria - Sebastian Kurz, Businessman, Pilot and Lead Singer of Iron Maiden Bruce Dickinson, Founder Women without Borders - Edit Schlaffer, CEO and Director, The Blue Minds Company - Eveline Steinberger-Kern, Founder Celebrity Sports - Detlef Soost and many, many more, that you can check out here
This festival is the place to be for the World’s most innovative and influential speakers, they will inform, inspire, surprise and delight the audience on the 4GAMECHANGERS stage.
Previous speakers include: Randi Zuckerberg, Forest Whitaker, Sebastian Kurz, Hikmet, Ersek, Alejandro Plater, Peter Bosek and tonnes more.
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Well, what can we say about Vevolution? Lots of great things - what a well-rounded and informative festival - it is one of many innovative and inspirational plant-based events that the UK has to offer, and they will be making great strides in the future - we're sure of it.
The day was jam-packed full of panel discussions, inspirational talks, delicious food and workshops from some of the most creative and brightest vegan thinkers.
Heather Mills took to the Vevolution main stage alongside the likes of Sarah Bentley (Founder of Made in Hackney) Hilary Jones (Ethical Director at LUSH) Derek Sarno (Wicked Healthy) and Vevolution’s own Damien Clarkson amongst an array of other exceptional plant-based innovators.
Heather was there to promote her plant-based company V-bites alongside some other giants taking over the plant-based world. In her speech she discusses the importance of making the switch to plant-based and vegan foods, that are not only healthy but delicious and nutritious, too.
There was a ProVeg stage which hosted athletes who live on a plant-based diet just like Heather, and there were conversations with local entrepreneurs, animal activists and advocates.
There were many different panels ranging from environmentalists leading the “Let’s talk about the cow in the room” discussion to the fitness panel, “Powered by Plants” with athletes discussing and answering questions regarding their nutrition surrounding a plant-based sustainable and achievable diet.
The Parenting Panel was extremely informative in “Raising the next generation” where parents such as Laura Pierson (Vegan Mama) gave tips and advice on a range of topics with first-hand experience of raising the next generation of vegans and activists.
Matthew Glover (Founder of Veganuary) also shared his thoughts on effective communication and strategic campaigning for the plant-based movement and discussed his new book “How To Go Vegan” which you can check out and pre-order here.
It’s December, and yes you should totally go and sign up for Veganuary, and it’s free.
The founders of BOSH TV, Ian and Henry were also there. These TV Vegan cooks have a burning desire to show the world just how easy it can be to eat plants. Their inventive food creations reached more than half a billion people in their first year. They cooked up a storm at the show generating an ensemble of aromas tempting all to try their delicious recipes.
Heather delivered an inspirational and eye-opening speech to a full house on the main stage. Heather spoke passionately about the plant-based industry, the marine eco system and the importance of buying British for an hour.
Following on from Heather’s talk there was some great feedback popping up on social media:
“The way the media can portray someone can influence your perception. @heathermillsoffical is a force to be reckoned with! What a story, what an inspiration and what an amazing woman! Loved her talk and her openness and humour. Speaking from the heart. Gutted I didn’t chat to her after” - @Louisejaynesimpson
“Heather was mind-blowing – loved her talk” - @veryanwj
“I had no idea how much amazing stuff Heather Mills has done until I saw her talk at @vevolution. She has achieved so much for human and animal welfare. She also helped launch Winchester’s Centre for Animal Welfare last year, where I’m studying” - @moonlolly
“It was such a pleasure to be able to inspire people from all over the country, and it was so wonderful to talk to many of them following the discussion along-side so many advocates for this movement.”
Vbites is a company delivering excellent plant-based meat alternatives, and has been making great strides for over a decade. Heather discusses how the plant-based change in the 90's had been much more difficult because there weren't any alternatives, but she managed to change that, and this is when V-bites was born.
Heather then went on to say:
“Vevolution is one of my favourite organisations in the UK right now, and for them to bring so many young and talented folk into one room was a real success. Their workshops didn’t disappoint either, and they were hosted by young and budding geniuses in this movement such as Bright Zine – who created “faces in veganism” a collaborative piece bringing everyone at the festival together in a fun and dynamic way.”
Heather was interviewed for the official program / zine created in collaboration with both Bright X Vevolution. The zine is jam-packed full of exciting articles, tips and stories by people from all walks of life.
In the article, Heather discusses her journey and hopes for the future of the vegan movement with the founder of Vevolution, Damien.
She discusses the shift in the media from the 1990’s until now, and goes on to talk about the:
“Evidence of improvement on health from scientists like Professor Colin Campbell who wrote the China Study and making VBites incredible meat, dairy and fish replacements to make the transition easier.”
This is a step in the right direction to changing mind-sets and implementing change.
Heather also talks about her dynamic sporting achievements and her drive towards becoming the record holder for the world’s fastest disabled speed skier.
“I like to challenge people’s perception of disability and show that being a vegan athlete is the healthiest, proving that at nearly 50 years old you can become a world record holder and ski at a speed of 166.84kph. Plus, I am an adrenaline junkie and love extreme sports.”
Check out a selection of photos from the event via their gallery here
Keep your eyes peeled on Vevolution’s social media for the latest updates about events!
VBITES WINS THE GREAT MOSHIMO VEGAN CHALLENGE 2017
The annual event, which has earned Brighton’s pre-eminent Japanese restaurant MOSHIMO a prestigious PETA award for the promotion of plant-based eating, invites Brighton’s most celebrated chefs to MOSHIMO to create Japanese-inspired plant-based dishes to be voted on by customers.
Amongst those competing was Michael Bremner from multi-award-winning 64 Degrees, and Alun Sperring from Chilli Pickle. Joining them in the competition were local restaurants La Choza, Silo, Cashew Catering, CanTina, Purezza, The Market, and Lucky Beach.
MOSHIMO came a close second, with Purezza, the newly opened vegan pizza restaurant in Kemp Town, taking third place. The event, which has become an eagerly anticipated fixture for vegans and non-vegans alike, was set up by MOSHIMO in 2009 to demonstrate what its menu might look like in the future if fish stocks continue to deplete at the present rate. Over the years MOSHIMO has increased its vegan menu to become one of the best places to eat plant-based food in the city.
From Wednesday 29th November 2017, MOSHIMO is launching 50% Vegan Wednesdays, where all plant-based food will be discounted by 50% for MOSHIMO Members (25% for non-Members).
MOSHIMO IS FAMOUS FOR ITS FISHLOVE CAMPAIGN TO END OVERFISHING.
MOSHIMO became known for its work in fish sustainability due to its high profile Fishlove campaign, a series of photographs featuring naked celebrities with fish which became one of the most successful campaigns ever to end over-fishing. The images, including those of Helena Bonham-Carter, Dame Judi Dench, Mark Rylance, Gillian Anderson, Julie Christie, Lizzie Jagger, Sir Richard Branson and Sir Ben Kingsley, were shown on the front covers of the media across the world many times over. They are credited as being instrumental in some big wins for ocean conservationists.
Nicholas Röhl, co-owner with Karl Jones of the independent restaurant, said:
“We’re keen on promoting not just sustainable, but what we call restorative eating, a type of ethical consumption which aims not just to make the environment sustainable, but to actually restore and improve it inorder that we give back more than we take away. Scientists believe that the world’s oceans will be without fish by the middle of this century if fishing methods do not change substantially.”
Karl Jones went on to say:
“Demand for fish continues to grow, and the methods for catching fish remain unsustainable, so we’re keen to look at approaches to protect fish stocks for future generations. One of the ways we can do this is to increase the amount of plant-based food and decrease the amount of animal or fish protein on our plate.”
VBITES WINS THIS EVENT FOR FOURTH TIME
Heather Mills has led the Vegan movement for 25years. Having worked on fish, meat and dairy replacements for years, Heather created VBites in 2009. It now distributes over 85 products to 24 countries.
Moshimo’s co-owner Karl Jones was inspired by Heather’s Vegan duck and cheeses enough to be the first non-vegan restaurants to offer meat, fish and dairy replacements.
VBites winning dish, their 4th since the event began, was an inspired Duck style gyoza dumpling with beetroot powdered garnish, micoherbs with ginger water dressing and homemade tare sauce. To further save the Marine eco-system Heather has produced an Algal Oil that will wipe out the need for Omega 3 fish oil capsules. Heather has been developing it for 10 years when she realised overfishing for oil is causing more devastation than the consumption of fish.
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Heather Mills was invited by Food and Drink Business Europe to speak at Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 7th November 2017.
The event was not only attended by food and drink professionals from across Europe, but over 2,000 key decisions makers from the UK’s leading food processing, rentals and food service industries participated.
There were a range of seminars and panel discussions highlighting the key issues facing the industry.
Fifteen individual conferences dedicated to food, beverage and the manufacturing service were held, with over 250 speakers covering topics of interest currently facing the sector.
The event was a collection of a wide number of individual events with their own individual focus. By gathering delegates and advocates in one room, the Food and Drink Business Expo created a perfect environment for cooperation and networking.
Heather was invited and chose to speak about the current manufacturing market, plant based foods and the challenges facing the marine eco system.
In her speech Heather discussed the importance of business manufacturing and delivering consumer advantage through nutrition, taste and function when promoting her Award winning 20 yr old Plant Based food company VBites.
Highlighting the fact that a vegan diet ultimately saved her life over two decades ago, when she explained in 1993. On Lorraine Kellys GMTV, the nutritional benefits and results are only now being brought to light in the media.
After experiencing such a traumatic event first hand, Heather is now able to provide the drive and motivation to adapt a lifestyle that will benefit not only health, but the planet and long term eco-system as well.
Heather discussed the benefits of being plant-based, the effects that it has on the marine eco-system, and the fact that you can now take oil from algae and develop vitamins and oil capsules that will change the way we treat our planet. Ultimately this research and the findings will save fish, marine life and the eco-system that is slowly being wiped out by us humans. There isn't just a focus on marine life, Heather also discusses the other animals that are suffering every day - she spoke about the importance of saving as many sentient beings as possible. For example within the fashion industry, many companies are changing their views on using real fur for their products - it is a small step in the right direction that others need to then follow.
As well as this, and a key focus on heath and nutritional benefits, she went on to encourage people to shop locally and to buy British products which will ultimately help the food and drink industry going forward.
Chris Sturman, Chief Executive of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation spoke on the main stage about the challenges we may face in the future.
“Europe has complex supply chains and at the moment there is no clear plan from the Government. Shippers will need time to adjust to a new reality. For every hour of delay at customs, there is a £15,000 cost to road haulage and that is not sustainable. Shopping locally and supporting independent British businesses will be what drives the countries Food and Drink industry in 2018 and the future.”
The show itself covered top trends across the food manufacturing, retail and foodservice sectors, from improving traceability and consumer trust, transforming productivity, to highlighting the latest new ingredients and super foods currently making an impression on the industry.
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Heather Mills, founder and owner of VBites foods was invited by YFood and London Food Tech week to showcase her multi-award winning 100% plant based company by presenting a luncheon for 250 to the food industries invitees.
London Food Tech week is the largest week long showcase and collaboration of companies and trends forming the food ecosystem using technology.
The Hyper (R)Evolution Of Eating took place on Monday 30th October 2017 at Banking Hall situated in London’s Square Mile, looking out over the historic Bank of England.
Just before lunch was served, Heather gave a short, but detailed introduction to her innovative and leading, original meat, dairy and fish free brand, VBites.
Many companies are trying unsuccessfully to replicate VBites products resulting in a plant based product of poor quality.
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Award winning tasty fish and chips with a tartare mayonnaise, mini quiche’s, sausages rolls, hoisin duck spring rolls as well as the soon to be launched, premium VBites beef style super burger were on the menu.
Many of those present at the luncheon were astonished at how incredible the food tasted and how the flavours and texture of the plant based alternatives were identical to ‘the real thing'.
“I was really motivated to hear the comments of the attendees today during lunch. A lot of people came up to me during the lunch hour to say that they had no idea that plant based food could taste quite so amazing and look so much like real meat and fish.
I obviously love feeding the plant based lovers, but it really gives me satisfaction when the carnivores are blown away by our products and are asking me where they can buy VBites foods.
Without them loving it we will never save people, health, the animals and the environment on a grand and much needed scale.”
VBites currently has over 74 products in its plant based range and exports to 24 countries.
For more information about YFood, visit here.
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