Plant-Based Protein panel discussion at International Food and Drink Exhibition, London

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Heather was on the panel discussion at the International Food and Drink Exhibition in London.

This panel discussion titled ‘The Role of Protein in Plant Based Product Innovation’ covered the diverse market alongside Robert Woodall, Carole Bingley and Tiia Morsky. This exciting panel discussion took place between 1:30pm and 2:15 on the 17th of March 2019 and people asked questions about the future of plant-based foods.

Heather’s award winning vegan food company VBites Foods exhibited showcasing their new allergen free coconut delicious new vegan cheeses; Edam Style, Pepperjack Style, Blue Style, Red and White Style Cheddar, Hard Italian Style, Mozzarella and three super melting cheeses. The delicious VBites plant-based burgers, sausages and minced meat were also out for people to try and people said things such as “the taste is incredible” and “It tastes so similar to real meat. I can’t believe it”.

"Live on the Talking Trends stage with Heather, VBites, Campden BRI and Meatless Farm are discussing the role of protein in plant-baed eating" - IFE organisers

Heather has invested in various innovative plant-based companies through VBites Ventures and some of them attended the IFE investment companies through VBites Ventures, working alongside VBites from our mobile Airstream were the VBites Ventures companies One Plant Pizza, Love Seitan and Mlk Man.

The discussion covered the opportunities for plant-based food, challenges and the importance of the growth of this market. Heather’s vegan food company VBites Foods attended this event showcasing our delicious new vegan cheeses, burgers, sausages and minced meat. Some of Heather’s investment companies through VBites Ventures also attended, including One Plant Pizza, Love Seitan and Mlk Man.

People line up to taste the delicious new foods.

People line up to taste the delicious new foods.

The feedback from visitors were great and people enjoyed the incredible taste of the new plant-based meats and cheese that were on offer. Heather was involved in a panel discussion by the Northern Powerhouse with VBites tasters.

"Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Northern Powerhouse Showcase event at IFE19 and to our panel, Heather and Chris.” - Suzie

"The inspirational Heather Mills speaking passionately on all things food, vegan and more." - Doctor Seaweed

“Had a great time today on stage at IFE London hosting and providing canapés for northern powerhouse. Big thank you to Heather for joining me on stage and encapsulating what great northern business and food & drink is about!” - Chris Hale

Heather and VBites were alongside 1350 other food and drink exhibitors and it was great to see so many innovative brands within the plant-based market.

Find out more information about the VBites stand here

Event Details:

1:30pm - 2:15pm Sunday 17th March

Talking Trends Stage

The International
Food & Drink Event

17-20 March 2019
ExCeL London

Find out more information here!

https://www.ife.co.uk/speakers-2019#/speakers/heather-mills

The Role of Protein in Plant Based Product Innovation

“We are a nation obsessed with protein, and this doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon, join our panel as they discuss new protein trends and how these are shaping the healthy eating industry.”

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Vegan Festival Eastbourne

Heather attended the Vegan Festival as a special guest in Eastbourne on the 25th January 2015, celebrating Veganuary and giving a speech about the varied projects she is working on. This free event had varied exhibitors, vegan food samples and beauty products for hundreds of people to learn more about veganism.

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Feedback about Heather’s talk

“Really enjoyed your talk. I am not sure if I was the only one there today who isn’t vegan but what you said did make sense and I am now considering looking into it some more. Thank you “

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for arranging for Heather to come in and talk to students and visitors about VBites and veganism on Friday. We really appreciate her being involved.”

“You are an inspiration! For all vegans worldwide. Thank you for doing what you do.”

“Found your talk very informative and interesting Heather, many thanks “

“I came off my stall at the festival to come hear you speak, I’m so glad I did, found your talk very interesting and inspirational”

This event was held at the Kings Building, East Sussex college. Find out more information here: www.sussexvegan.com

Restaurant and Takeway Show

Leading the way forward as the innovation expo for the ultimate market place for restaurant and takeaway owners, The Restaurant and Takeaway show was held this year in London at the EcXel Centre.

The show comprised of panel debates, live cooking demonstrations, 350 exhibitors, keynote speeches and an area especially designated for networking. Heather, being one of the pioneering leaders of plant-based foods for the last 25 years was amongst a select number of individuals to deliver a seminar on Wednesday 26th Sept

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The topic of the Heather’s seminar was:

Challenging people’s perception of a plant-based lifestyle and solving the problems with parallel replications.

Once again Heather held a captivated audience whilst she delivered a 30-minute seminar. 

One of the attendees said:

“Your speech was great, it is very true that people need to be more aware of what they consume!”

Heather also was invited to participate as part of a collective in the ever-growing popular panel discussions. She was with Hakeem Buge from Black Forest Beers Ltd and Sandip Patidar from Black Forest Beers Ltd

The discussion lasted 40 minutes and the subject matter was:

“In the modern restaurant it can feel like everything is constantly changing, updating and improving; but it's vital to know what the future holds in the world of restaurant tech so that you're not left trailing behind your competitors.”

Heather and the other panellists talked about looking into the future for restaurant breakthroughs and what one needs to be investing in now. 

Afterwards the audience were invited to ask questions and comments on the social media platforms followed.

“inspiring panel! glad it went!”

“Great discussions, the future looks bright!”


Heather continues to inspire, motivate and educate the planet about the benefits of a plant-based diet


VBites also had a large presence at the show and served a selection of samples across their award winning range from their show piece catering Airstreem van, over the duration of the 2 days.

To read more about the show: click here 

Financial Times Global Food Systems

Following the success of the inaugural Future of Agriculture Summit, The Financial Times, invited Heather to speak at their Global Food Systems summit on the 20th of November in London. The FT encourage conversation and the exchange of ideas with stakeholders and value chain partners from across the agriculture and food production ecosystem. 

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Michaela Ridgway

Senior Content Editor

Financial Times Live | Global Conferences & Events who invited Heather said:

 

“We’ll be looking through the lens of the consumer at how innovation and collaboration is bringing more sustainability into our food systems.  We have a terrific line-up of speakers, an audience to match, and a wide range of talks, interviews and peer-to-peer conversations packed into what we hope will be a very rewarding day for everyone involved. There will be around 150 senior level professionals from across the agri-food ecosystem in the room” 

This year’s summit focused on looking through the lens of changing consumer expectations and taking place in the lengthening shadow of climate change. The high level Global Food System conference set out to uncover how stakeholders were working together to drive more innovation and sustainability into food production and consumption processes. 


The summit also showcased the work of life science companies, pioneering retailers, manufacturers, food processing companies, farmers, agribusiness leaders and technologists that are challenging orthodox thinking about our complex, and increasingly vulnerable food systems with their sustainable, collaborative and high-impact solutions.

  

Heather delivered an outstanding Keynote Talk at 12:15pm on the 20th November 2018 at Marriott Grosvenor Square.

The topic was:

Challenging people's perception of a plant-based lifestyle and solving the problems with parallel replications

Heather spoke to a packed auditorium of hand picked influential business attendees and took an array of business related questions afterwards:

The attendees took to their social media platforms:

“Great work, Heather”

“inspiring speech, thanks for enlightening us”

 

Heather said:

“Thank you to all those that attended. It was invigorating being around so many like minded individuals”

 

To read more about this event, click here:

https://live.ft.com/Events/2018/FT-Global-Food-Systems

“Challenging people's perception of a plant-based lifestyle and solving the problems with parallel replications”

Heather Mills, Founder, V Bites 

in conversation with Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times 

Find out more about the event here

European Pizza & Pasta Show

The European Pizza and Pasta Show is the ultimate engagement channel for sellers and buyers in the European pizza and pasta industries. The event matches the interests and needs of this dynamic market and creates unparalleled deep, lasting relationships – providing mutual value for all industry stakeholders.

 

The European Pizza and Pasta Show (EPPS) is one of the ultimate engagement channels for sellers and buyers in the European pizza and pasta industries. The show took place this year on the 13th – 15th of November 2018 at Olympia in London

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The event is aimed at matching the interests and needs of the dynamic market and creating unparalleled deep, lasting relationships, providing mutual value for all industry stakeholders.

EPPS is an industry specific B2B event with a real impact on businesses, from increased revenues to shortened sales cycles, to heightened brand sentiments and buzz on social media. Organised with the exclusive support and in association with the PAPA – Pizza Pasta and Italian Food Association, the event attracted over 150 exhibitors and over 3,000 attendees.

Heather, invited by the organisers joined a panel discussion from 12:40 - 13.30 the 15th November 2018.

The topic of the discussion was:

CHANGING TRENDS IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR AND HOW THIS AFFECTS THE INDUSTRY

  

Joining Heather, the other panel guests comprised of:
Gareth Nash, Consumer Insight Director, MCA Insight

Tim Barclay, Co-Founder, Purezza, Food Product Developer, Coop*

Adrian Boswell, cheese buyer and Deli and food to go concessions, Selfridges

Randy Liebowitz, PepsiCo

  

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The panel had  a very thought provoking discussion covering the rise of healthy dining at a reasonable price, food-to-go dining, meeting new demands, vegan sections on restaurant menus and product range and finally the current expectation to eat out any time, any place, anywhere.

 

Following on from the initial discussion there was a lot of  audience participation with Q and A with the panel.

The audience then took to their social media platforms

“Keep up the food work heather, everyone needs educating, even I’m still learning!”

 “That was a fun panel full of insight!”

 “Thanks for being involved, we are so excited about what’s to come”

“You are doing a great job promoting the plant-based lifestyle heather”

 

The organisers said:

 

“thank you Heather for coming and educating !”

VBites also had a large presence at the show and served a selection of samples across their award winning range from their show piece catering Airstreem truck, over the duration of the 3 days.

To read more about the show, click here:

https://pizzapastashow.com/fbip-seminars

EPPS is an industry specific B2B event with a real impact on businesses, from increased revenues to shortened sales cycles, to heightened brand sentiments and buzz on social media. Organised with the exclusive support and in association with the PAPA – Pizza Pasta and Italian Food Association, the event attracts over 150 exhibitors and over 3,000 attendees.

Heather will be talking on a panel from 12:40 - 13.30 the 15th November 2018.

CHANGING TRENDS IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR AND HOW THIS AFFECTS THE INDUSTRY

  • Rise of healthy dining at reasonable price

  • Food-to-go dining

  • Can you meet the new demands?

  • Do you have a vegan section in your menu/product range?

  • Expectation to eat out any time, any place, anywhere

The Panel Guests
Gareth Nash , Consumer Insight Director,  MCA Insight
Heather Mills, Founder, VBites

Tim Barclay, Co-Founder, Purezza*
Food Product Developer, Coop

For more information on this seminar the details are here

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The Great British Business Show

The Great British Business show is the UK’s biggest exhibition for anyone starting or growing a business, it came back again for another year. This year’s event took place on the 14TH and 15TH of November 2018 at the ExCeL London.

The show run by PRYSM group, was packed full of the very best speakers, features, innovations, education and opportunities in the business world. The event was dedicated to guiding startups, SMEs and large corporations on their business journey.

PRYSM Group is one of the fastest-growing and most progressive exhibition organisers in the world. Based in the heart of Bristol city centre, they spent the last 17 years running 30 of Europe’s leading B2B trade events across the UK.

Receiving significant investment to evolve year-on-year, their exhibitions range from The Business Show - which attracts over 25,000 businesses - to sector-specific events such as Legalex, Restaurant Tech Live and Elite Sports Expo.

Heather was invited by Olive Westley, Marketing Manager of Prysm Media Group Ltd, to deliver a keynote speech.

she said:

“We were really keen to get as many powerful, female keynote speakers involved as possible and loved to see Heather helping to represent strong business women”

Heather delivered her seminar on the first day of the event (14th) at 13:15 entitled:

THE GROWING BUSINESS OF A PLANT-BASED FUTURE

It focused on how her entrepreneurial vision enabled her to be one of the leading figures in the plant-based industry for the last 25 years and, how she established her multi-award winning vegan food company VBites, which now exports to 24 countries, has over 540 products in its range and has won an incredible 80 awards.

The speech was full to capacity and afterwards many attendees waited in line to obtain more advice in detail from Heather in person about starting your own business.

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Those, sharing their thoughts on social media said:

 “Heather you are an inspiration to the planet”

  “Nice job, congratulations” 

“The audience was transfixed, they must be agreeing with everything you said, well done!”

 “Amazing work heather!” 

“It was an inspiring talk” 

 

Following on from Heather’s seminar Pear Pearce Smith also a Marketing Manager for Prysm Media Group Ltd said:  

“Heather was a pleasure to work with at The Business Show's celebratory 40th edition. The reaction and interaction from the crowd was incredible with fantastic post-show feedback about what an asset she was to the keynote lineup”

To read more about the show click here:

http://www.greatbritishbusinessshow.co.uk/seminars/heather-mills/

THE GROWING BUSINESS OF A PLANT-BASED FUTURE

Heather’s seminar focused on how her entrepreneurial vision enabled her to be one of the leading figures in the plant-based industry for the last 25 years and, how she established her multi-award winning vegan food company VBites, which now exports to 24 countries, has over 104 products in its range and has won an incredible 80 awards.

Vevolution

THE UK'S LEADING PLANT-POWERED FESTIVAL IS BACK

This year’s Vevolution, took place on 10th November 2018 at the British Film Festival on the Southbank in London, and it was bigger and better than ever! It comprised of motivational talks, panel discussions, and workshops from leading speakers within the plant-based movement.

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Vevolution prides itself on hosting Inspiring events and multimedia content for the plant powered generation.

Heather was invited back again by Damien Clarkson, co-founder of Vevolution to participate in a panel of several plant-based entrepreneurs including Jonathan Petrides from allplants, Karris and Scott McCulloch from The Vegan Kind, and Anna Brightman co-founder of Opitat.

The business panel topic was

How plant power Business can transform Society and was followed by an audience Q and A participation.

 

The panel was an outstanding success and members of the audience said:

“we felt hugely inspired being around so many entrepreneurs that believe in a plant powered future” 

“massive thanks to Emma Sinclair, Heather Mills, Johnathan Petrides, Anna Brightman &Scott Karris McCulloch for being a part of this panel”

 

To read more about this event, click here:

https://www.vevolution.co

 

Heather took part in a panel of several plant-based entrepreneurs including Jonathan Petrides from allplants, Karris and Scott McCulloch from The Vegan Kind, and Anna Brightman co-founder of Opitat.

The panel will focus on entrepreneurship and challenges that plant-based businesses have to overcome to be successful.

WORLD CEO FORUM DUBAI  21-24th October 2018, Dubai

WORLD CEO FORUM DUBAI 21-24th October 2018, Dubai

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The World CEO Forum 2018 was a gathering of the most influential business leaders invited from all over the world with a key focus on networking, facilitating business and of course having fun.

The forum, held this year on the World famous QE2, docked at Port Rashid in Dubai, encased all the latest news and trends from people with real-life experience and knowledge, along with a series of interviews with leaders from various industries. 

The forum covered everything from Expo 2020 and its numerous business opportunities, to international business trends and more, captivating presentations providing actionable takeaways to enhance key established businesses. 

As one of the industry’s leading innovators, Heather was invited to deliver an hour’s long keynote speech on solving the $ Trillion Health Care Problem.

Heather, speaking alongside other influential business personnel such as, Hamad Buamin, Director General Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said:

“Solutions to problems are easy. They are made up of common sense and basic understanding on both sides. The main problems arise when people complicate the fundamental principles.”

The speech took place in the main conference room and was full with 500 delegates:

Afterwards social media was flooded with an array comments following on from heathers speech.

 “Welcome back to Dubai Heather, delighted that you’re bringing your wealth of plant-based knowledge to this country”

“Good luck and keep up the good work, sending love from Sweden”

 “Amazing work, keep it up”

James Magee, the event Director of Event Team said:

‘’We have been doing this for 30+ years and it is rare we meet someone who makes such a lasting impression.  Heather was a huge hit with the delegates at the World CEO Forum, you could have heard a pin drop in the room as the delegates where mesmerized with her presentation.  The content was riveting, the delivery exceptional and the feedback amazing. Heather is truly a remarkable woman with a life story that had everyone hanging on every word.  What a life, what an inspiration.  The part we had not counted on, (even contemplated really), was the fact we would get to know her and really love her personality, her character, there is a presence in the room when Heather is there that is hard to ignore, a genuinely lovely human being.  The team all enjoyed every minute of her company, my family are proud to have met her and got to know her as a person, lots of friendships were made.  We are all healthier for having met her, we are not just VBites fans, we genuinely are now Heather Mills fans!”

To read more about the Forum, click here: https://www.worldceoforum.com


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!”

To read more about this event, click here:

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: 

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“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. 

To read more about the event: Click here

Restaurant and Takeaway show 25 - 26 September.

Restaurant and Takeaway show 25 - 26 September.

Leading the way forward as the innovation expo for the ultimate market place for restaurant and takeaway owners, The Restaurant and Takeaway show was held this year in London at the EcXel Centre.

 

The show comprised of panel debates, live cooking demonstrations, 350 exhibitors, keynote speeches and an area especially designated for networking. Heather, being one of the pioneering leaders of plant-based foods for the last 25years was amongst a select number of individuals to deliver a seminar on Wednesday 26th Sept

Plant Based Live

This year, Plant Based Live took place on 8th & 9th September at ExCeL in London. It was packed with two days full of inspirational talks, cookery demos, and wonderful food.

 

Not only did VBites have a huge presence at the show, selling their new OMG burger to a never ending queue of hungry punters, who said it was the best plant-based burger they had ever tasted, but also Heather showcased her plant-based products from her award winning vegan food company, with a cookery demonstration on the Sunday in the Vegan Life Kitchen.

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Every seat was taken in the house for Heather’s demo, where she showed how to replace, like for like, cooking a hearty and delicious  chorizo( add link to VBites chorizo) and fish ( add link for VBites fish steak) stew. You can download the recipe here( add link to recipe)

 

During the demonstration Heather covered an array of topics including workings of the digestive system. Having a degree in nutrition Heather relayed this to the audience in a simple format that led onto a queue of people after the cooking demo coming up to enquire more about human digestion and how a plant-based diet has an effect on this.

 

The attendees took to social media with a selection of excited comments:

“the cooking demo was great! “

“ Heather you were a real inspiration to myself and my friends, thanks for a great talk!” 

“it was an absolutely brilliant day and what an excellent demo and talk you gave”

 

Plant based live brought together some of the UK's leading experts to deliver the facts about living a healthy plant-based life, free from animal derived products and was hosted by Prime Impact.

 

Click her to read more about plant based live:

https://www.plantbasedlive.com

Vegan Camp Out

HEATHER GIVES AN EXHILARATING KEYNOTE SPEECH TO OVER 2000 PEOPLE

August 17, 2018

Vegan Camp Out returned this August 2018 for another successful festival.

Vegan Camp Out, who are partnered with Viva is the UK’s largest vegan camp out, this year sporting an impressive line-up of speakers, activist workshops, yoga and fitness classes, plus a huge array of plant based food options throughout the 2 day festival.

Heather was invited by Jordan Martin the organiser, to open the festival with a keynote speech on Friday 18th September.

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At 8.45pm Heather took to the stage with a crowd of over 2000 jostling for a space in the main hanger at the Nottingham Show ground.

Heather’s inspiring hour long speech covered many topics that are prevalent amongst today’s ever growing vegan society, such as the current dairy industry problem and its 3 billion cost to subsidise them from we the taxpayer to transitioning to living a plant based lifestyle, as well as activism and nutrition.

But the main message was working with the opposition and problem-solving by making the farmers self-sufficient and not a burden to the taxpayer by changing the dairy industry to grow pea protein and crops instead. Heather's company VBites can buy and utilise in the millions of tons.Heather focusing heavily on offering solutions said:

“Instead of working against the meat and dairy industry look at offering ideas to work with them to offer solutions to stop their harm”

After the speech many attendees came up to Heather to express their motivation as to how they had been inspired to actually go out and make a difference.

Here is a brief resume of some of their social media reports:

“We need more people in the world like her. Woohoo”

“Great talk Heather! Bold and full of humour. Hopefully see you next year"

“Thank you for all that you do. It was so great to meet you and thank you in person"

“You inspire me to change”

Jordan, the organiser said:

“Thank you to everyone for being part of an event that's going to be remembered for a long time to come!"

 

To read more about Vegan Camp Out, click here and if you wish to buy any of the 104 award winning products from the VBites range, click here and order online today.

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.

The topic of Heather’s speech was:

Challenging people’s perception of a plant-based lifestyle and solving the problems people face.

Heather’s energising keynote speech took place on the Forum stage on Thursday 7th June at 1100.

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 ”

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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.

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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.

https://fifteenseconds.co/europe/speaker/

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To read more about the festival click here

4GAMECHANGERS

4GAMECHANGERS

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.

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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.

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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.

Review last year’s amazing festival highlights right here

For further information on the event and how to book your ticket, click here:

https://4gamechangers.io/tickets/

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Food Business Expo

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.

He said:

“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.

For further information, click here: http://www.fooddrinkevent.co.uk

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WHERE SKI MEETS BUSINESS...

WHERE SKI MEETS BUSINESS...

WHERE SKI MEETS  BUSINESS..

Heather Mills addressed an audience, St Pölten, Austria, Thursday 28th April 2016

The 17th EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY, AUSTRIA

The 17th EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY, AUSTRIA

Heather, Presidential Guest Speaker at:                                                                                                     The 17th EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY, AUSTRIA, 24th April 2016