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.

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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

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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/

follow:

@4gamechangersTwitter - @4GamechangerInstagram - @4gamehangers

 

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

Cambridge Union Society

Cambridge Union Society

Heather was delighted to have been asked by the prestigious Cambridge Union Society to give a motivational speech as part of Michaelmas 2015.

Heather’s subject matter, based on her drive and determination in life was,  “How to overcome adversity and challenge people’s perceptions”.