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REMAX 2018

REMAX held their annual convention on the 17th-19th  October, 2018 at Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

This year was the 10th anniversary of the European convention and Remax choose the overarching theme "X Change” where they focused on building a connection between the history of the former stock exchange in the city of Amsterdam, their anniversary and most importantly about the Remax business itself.

Heather on stage giving her talk

Heather on stage giving her talk

The convention was attended by over almost 2,000 attendees from around 40 countries including Europe, Canada, US and South Africa. The attendees were made up of real estate agents and   regional owners.

Remax promotes a franchise system where everyone is independently working and thinking as an entrepreneur. Their goal is to share ideas and experiences with the best in the industry, and build relationships taking businesses to the next level!



Heather was invited by Sebastian Troll

Executive Director Marketing after seeing her speak at The Fifteen Seconds festival in Graz


Sebastian said:

“From what I saw and heard from Heather at the Fifteen Seconds Festival in Graz, was very inspiring and personal. I saw the perfect match and believed that she would create a huge value for the people at the European Convention”

Heather was welcomed to the stage, to a standing ovation to deliver her keynote speech on Wednesday, October 17th at 11:15 - 12:00 

The speech titled ‘Inspiration from Within: Overcoming the Odds’  was a huge success. 

Heather discussed challenging people’s perception and proving all adversity can be overcome with the right frame of mind and belief in one’s ability. This was followed by a Q and A session on stage.

Members of the audience took to their social media platform.

“Thank you for your dedication to the cause Heather, the world and the animals in it need more people like you”


“Such a lovely human being”

 “You were a star, thanks”

Later on that day Heather joined a woman’s panel in the Xpertise Suite.  

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Alongside Heather were two other female entrepreneurs Michelle Goodridge and Daria Vodopianov.

The ‘Women's Power Breakout Session’ was an exchange of thoughts and ideas between the panels and the audience.

The aim of the panel was to help everyone work better, smarter and recruit more women into their local markets.

Michelle Goodrige (Remax Ambassador) said:

“You were amazing Heather and a true inspiration! Thanks for being a part of our conference and my women’s panel” … “You killed it!”

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FAST FORWARD FORUM 2018

The exclusive FASTFORWARDFORUM took place this year on the 12th - 14th of October 2018 at the Hotel Villa Belrose in Saint-Tropez, South of France.

It was a gathering of 8 international top speakers and 25 top managers and thinkers for 72 hours generating a new kind of intellectual adventure. 

The main aim of the Forum being that everyone took an active part and the top priority being audience involvement. It was not just about keynotes but an in-depth and thought provoking weekend of conversations. 

Heimo Hammer who leads one of the biggest Austrian communications agency,  Kraftwerk invited Heather to the exclusive event, as one of the 8 International speakers after seeing her speak in Graz.

He said: 

HEATHER GIVING HER TALK

HEATHER GIVING HER TALK

“I attended the Fifteen Seconds Festival earlier this month and was really impressed by Heather’s opening keynote”
The weekend comprised of 8 major topics of how the future of business could be built and which trends would be impacting businesses over the upcoming years.

Lectures ranged from the future of business, to the future of health care and nutrition as well as how hybrid thinking and thinking like a kid will change our way of living. 

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Each speaker, including Heather, had a 30 minute speaking slot and a discussion period afterwards with the other speakers and invited attendees. Heather spoke about how adversity can shape your life and take you in a direction you never would have taken if you had not endured the extreme nature of that event. In Heather’s instance following on from her horrific accident in 1993 where she was hit by a police motorcycle, sustaining multiple injuries and losing the lower part of her left leg, evolved into her being one of the leading pioneers of the plant-based food industry.

Heather created such an impression with her speech that her contagious conviction persuaded everyone that they all wanted to try the benefits of a plant-based diet

The weekend was a resounding success and great lifelong friendships were made.

Walter, an attendee said:

“Thank you, Heather, for helping us to build a healthier, more sustainable future”

Penelope, also an attendee said:
“You did a great job at inspiring and changing the opinion of the ‘mostly closed’ locals of St Tropez”

The output of these highly creative sessions is being created into a valuable handbook for business leaders across the world and will be available in 2019.  It will focus on giving these leaders information about some of the most pressing issues and opportunities for business today. It will also give them practical actions they can take to help their own business be better prepared to take advantage of. As well as having chapters by the speakers, it will include input from the specially invited attendees, who will add to your thinking and share stories and case studies to help illustrate the topics. 

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Vevolution Festival 2017

Vevolution Festival 2017

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.

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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

Heather said:

“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!

See you next time Vevo! 

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