Trade & Media

Trade and Media delegates are invited to attend VegfestUK Summerfest Online on Friday August 14th from 10am – 8pm.

 

Trade and Media Delegates can register here 

 

Friday August 14th 10am – 8pm

 

Delegates will be able to access Trade information as well as communicate directly with exhibitors. Registration is free 

The Friday will also feature a number of Trade and Media focused talks, presentations, live streams, panels and general industry expertise and updates. 

The show opens to the public at 10am Friday August 14th 2020. At this point you will be able to log in with your registration details to attend the show. The show stays open with live features until 8pm, and then again from 10am until 11pm Saturday and Sunday August 16th, when the event opens to the public for free entry. The ‘live’ functions of the show then close at 11pm Sunday, but the show remains accessible for a further month, until September 15th 2020, for visitors to revisit the show, the exhibitors, and the auditorium.

On entering the event, visitors will land in the Lobby. From there, visitors can access The Exhibitors Hall, the Auditorium, and The Lounge, as well as The Information Desk

The Information Desk

– Clearly visible in the Lobby, visitors and exhibitors can access the Information Desk at any time to request replies to any questions that may arise during the event. The Information Desk is staffed by both the event platform team for technical issues and the VegfestUK team for any other areas.

The Exhibitors Hall 

open throughout the show, the Exhibitors Hall will house the stallholders, their brands, products services and information. Visitors can browse the individual stalls and then ‘visit’ a stall to access products and services information as well as shop, and chat directly to stallholders via live message and video function. The Live features (Shop, Video, Live message function)stay open for the duration of the event until 11pm Sunday Augsut 16th, the other features of the stall remain accessible for a further month (access to product information, contact details)

The Auditorium

will house both the Livestreams and the Presentations. The Livestreams will be running consecutively and will commence at a pre arranged time, using a Zoom format, and lasting between one hour and one hour thirty. They will be streamed live, and be available to watch again a few hours later. The Presentations are pre recorded, hosted in featured areas and available to watch at any time. The Presentations will generally be shorter, between 10 minutes and half an hour (they may be shorter or longer). The Speakers may well advertise their presence at a pre arranged time in the Lounge for a live chat room facility to answer questions from visitors. The Auditorium stays open for 30 days after the event closes to enable visitors to revisit and rewatch talks, presentations and performances

Chat Rooms 

Visitors will find the featured chat rooms in the Lounge, where they can meet like minded people and discuss the talks, exhibitors, speakers and other aspects. The Chat rooms will generally be hosted by some of the speakers and experts in the featured area, and individual speakers will be advertising their presence at specific times to enable visitors to come and chat if they wish. The Lounge is only open until the close of the event on Sunday 16th August

 

Time Zones   

Please note all times are  BST. To convert this into your timezone, please sue this function here if required  www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

 

Stallholders Preview

Please do visit our stallholders

 

What’s On in The Auditorium?

 

 

”Suppliers and Manufacturers”

”Independent Retailers”

”Trends”

”Health and Nutrition”

”Professional Catering”

”Media”

 

Speakers Profiles

 

 

 

 

”Suppliers and Manufacturers”

Livestream 11am


Hosted by Katrina Fox – Vegan Business Media

An all star line-up of panelists bringing a wealth of experience to the table, featuring Tammy Fry (Fry’s)Adrian Ling (Plamil)Laura Way (Votch) Meghna Patel (Mahi Naturals), Rimi Thapar (LoveRaw),  Manav (LoveRaw) and Mike & Joe Hill (One Planet Pizza) and hosted by Katrina Fox   from Vegan Business Media, giving an exclusive insight into the current world of some of the most influential suppliers and manufacturers in the plant based global arena

 

Presentations

One Planet Pizza ”Pivoting your business in challenging times”

John Creaton ”How to prepare for professional investment” (Chat Room 3pm – 4pm Friday)

Toni Vernelli     ”How Veganuary inspired the most successful marketing campaign of 2019 –Greggs’ vegan sausage roll

 

 

”Independent Retailers”

Livestream 1pm  

Hosted by Mike Abrahams and Jordan Clements (Wild Oats Bristol)

A highly valuable webinar focusing on Independent Health Stores and some of the challenges that have been faced and overcome by retailers across the UK. Featuring John McKee from Hanover Health foods in Edinburgh, Gareth Zeal from Little Green in Newcastle, and Natural Products Magazine editor Rosie Greenaway, plus hosts Mike and Jordan from Wild Oats Health Store in Bristol, this is essential information and inspiration for independent health store retailers and suppliers 

 

Presentations

Scott McCulloch   ”How we handled explosive growth during covid-19” (Chat Room 7pm – 8pm Friday)

 

 

”Trends”

Livestream 3pm  


Hosted by Lisa Fox and David Pannell  from Vegan Business Tribe and Promote Vegan

 

with Louisianna Waring – Insight & Commercial Policy Officer, The Vegan Society  David Pannell – Vegan Consumer Expert, Promote Vegan   Dan Strettle – Owner, Alternative Stores and vegan for over 5 decades

What are the next plant-based growth areas? How has coronavirus impacted people’s buying trends? What new vegan products are retailers and consumers wanting? Where is the market heading next?
Join our panel of experts as we answer these questions and more, live at 3.00pm on Friday the 14th of August, as part of Summerfest Online’s trade and media day.

 

Presentations

David Pannell     ”How to have a successful vegan business”  (Chat Room 1pm – 2pm Friday) 

 

 

”Health and Nutrition”

Livestream 4.30pm


Hosted by Gareth Zeal 

With   Gareth Zeal    Ella Alfred

This panel will update health care professionals and store retailers with some of the latest developments in the field of plant based health and nutrition, with a focus on Covid 19 impact. The panel will be particularly useful for staff training

 

 

”Professional Catering”

Presentations

 

 

Kieran Whitehouse       ”Care Catering SoundBites”

Justina Bajorinaite     ”Meat-free 101 with Chef Justina”

Alex Connell       ”Vegan baking with Chef Alex”

Oliver Bragg    ”Vegan cheese-making with Chef Ollie”

Alex Connell    ”Dietary diversity and inclusivity in care menu planning with Chef Alex”

 

 

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Trade and Media Delegates can register here 

Friday August 14th 10am – 8pm

Delegates will be able to access Trade information as well as communicate directly with exhibitors. Registration is free 

 

Stallholders Preview

Please do visit our stallholders

 

Friends of VegfestUK 

If you have enjoyed the show and would like to make a small donation towards the costs of the event, especially the workload to make this possible,  you are very welcome via our Friends of VegfestUK initiative