Sept 19

12:00
12:40

Nyal-Tso
MIRACLE OF TEMPEH
Many of us have heard of tempeh but the dish remains a mystery to most of us. Tempeh is an
incredible time-honored Indonesian dish created through careful fermentation of soybeans to create a fantastic meat alternative that is both delicious and highly nutritious. Learn the intricate details of tempeh creation, its nutrition value and its benefits from two masters of tempeh.

Speakers

  • Susianto Tseng (Co-founder of south-east asia’s first vegan school and vegan nutrition for children and founder of the World Vegan Organisation)
  • Seth Tibbott (Master tempeh maker, founder of Tofurky)

Aachu Dong-Kar
CREATING A VEGAN-FRIENDLY & MORE PROFITABLE BUSINESS…?
The success of any business depends on their marketing strategies, in case with the vegan business paying attention to your market strategies can help the most as per the growing vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian markets their impact mainly lies to the hospitality industry as a whole whether the impact is small or big. A vegan business can be done in two ways either being entirely open with people about them being vegan or simply keeping a secret from people. Discuss about the vegan impact on the hospitality industry and business profit from this firm.

Speakers

  • Palak Mehta (Founder and CEO of Vegan First, India)
  • Ken Spector (Head of marketing and key principal at HappyCow)
  • Paul Eyers (Plant-based food & beverage consultant)
  • Abhishek Sinha (CEO of GoodDot, India’s leading homegrown mock meat brand)

Bodhi Hall
SPECIAL B2B / B2C SESSIONS for PLANT-BASED ENTREPRENEURS & BUSINESSES brought to you by VEGAN FIRST
Do you dream of having your own vegan business? Do you have a great plant-based product you think people are going to love? Do you want to market your products to healthy & eco-friendly communities throughout the Himalayas? Do you have a market, shop, restaurant or hotel and want to find vegan-friendly products? Do you have a vegan-friendly product and want to find markets, shops, restaurants or hotels to market to? The incredible team at Vegan First, established vegan entrepreneurs and branding experts from around the world will guide you at these special B2B / B2C sessions to take your vegan-friendly products or business to the next level! From branding, sales and marketing to product manufacturing and distribution – we’ll cover it all! Stay tuned to find out more information about these exciting, free workshops!


Thab-Tsang!
WANT TO MAKE YOUR RESTAURANT MORE VEGAN-FRIENDLY AND PROFITABLE?
Learn how adding vegan options and secret vegan elements to your restaurant’s menu can enhance your business by bringing in new customers and helping you make more profit without losing your existing customers. Discovering tips and tricks to adding “accidentally vegan” in ways where they will be virtually recognizable to non-vegan customers will draw the attention of the growing vegan market.

Speakers

  • Ken Spector (Head of marketing and key principal at HappyCow)

Sept 19

12:50
01:30

Bodhi Hall
SPECIAL B2B / B2C SESSIONS for PLANT-BASED ENTREPRENEURS & BUSINESSES brought to you by VEGAN FIRST

Do you dream of having your own vegan business? Do you have a great plant-based product you think people are going to love? Do you want to market your products to healthy & eco-friendly communities throughout the Himalayas? Do you have a market, shop, restaurant or hotel and want to find vegan-friendly products? Do you have a vegan-friendly product and want to find markets, shops, restaurants or hotels to market to? The incredible team at Vegan First, established vegan entrepreneurs and branding experts from around the world will guide you at these special B2B / B2C sessions to take your vegan-friendly products or business to the next level! From branding, sales and marketing to product manufacturing and distribution – we’ll cover it all! Stay tuned to find out more information about these exciting, free workshops!


Thab-Tsang!
THE MAGIC OF SOUTH KOREAN PLANT-BASED & BUDDHIST CUISINE
South Korean monk food is possibly one of the greatest unintentional culinary secrets of all time. Monk cuisine is unique in its simplicity and yet is on par with food at just about any michelin star restaurant in the world, but unlike at these restaurants, the secret ingredient to monk cuisine is not an expensive ingredient but time. Time and technique are used to create the most incredible food and at this workshop, you will learn these secrets from world-renowned Venerable Jeong Kwan and Dr. Anne H.J. Lee.

Speakers

  • Anne H. J. Lee (Author, researcher & director of plant-based ‘Temple Food Academy’)
  • Jeong Kwan (Buddhist nun and world renowned plant-based chef known as “The Philosopher Chef”)

Sept 19

01:40
02:20

Bodhi Hall
SPECIAL B2B / B2C SESSIONS for PLANT-BASED ENTREPRENEURS & BUSINESSES brought to you by VEGAN FIRST
Do you dream of having your own vegan business? Do you have a great plant-based product you think people are going to love? Do you want to market your products to health & eco-friendly communities throughout the Himalaya? Do you have a market, shop, restaurant or hotel and want to find vegan-friendly products? Do you have a vegan-friendly product and want to find markets, shops, restaurants or hotels to market to? The incredible team at Vegan First, established vegan entrepreneurs and branding experts from around the world will guide you at these special B2B / B2C sessions to take your vegan-friendly products or business to the next level! From branding, sales and marketing to product manufacturing and distribution – we’ll cover it all! Stay tuned to find out more information about these exciting, free workshops!


Thab-Tsang!
LOVE DAIRY PRODUCTS? LEARN HOW TO MAKE THEM IN A PLANT-BASED WAY
Learn how to make all the incredible dairy products alternatives available to vegans. You do not have to give up on your favourite comfort food when you make the transition to veganism. While veganism is definitely about healthy living, it can also be wholesome and enjoyable. Learn to veganise milk, cheese, curd, and butter in this programme so you can add them to your favourite recipes of all time without having to sacrifice the key components that make them delicious and comforting.

Speakers

  • Kuntal Joisher (Vegan mountaineer and two-time Everest summiter
  • Jayalaxmi Rai (Vegan food consultant, founder of Granny’s Bowl online meal delivery and recipe developer)

Sept 19

02:30
03:10

Aachu Dong-Kar
HOW TO COOK ORIGINAL TEMPEH RECIPES
Seth Tibbott has been making his own Tempeh since 1980 and has become a master of the dish with his experience. Join Seth as he takes you back in time with stories and experiences of his tempeh journey and learn how to make tempeh the original way.

Speakers

  • Seth Tibbott (Master tempeh maker, founder of Tofurky)

Bodhi Hall
MAKING EFFECTIVE VIDEOS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA TO RAISE AWARENESS ON ANIMAL EXPLOITATION AND VEGANISM

As modern-day activists, social media plays a big role in our activism journey as we use the power of social media to capture an audience every day to raise awareness about issues that matter. A video has been seen to be far more effective than a text post or an image in getting viewers’ attention and then too, the impact of the video depends on the content and its ability to go viral. Learn from experts what you can do to make your activism videos more effective and impactful as you fight against animal exploitation and promote veganism.

Speakers

  • Sanam Puri (Singer, songwriter and music composer)
  • Shova Bhujel (Aspiring lawyer, vegan food blogger & advocate),
  • Dolly Vyas-Ahuja (Animal activist, public speaker, and vegan documentary producer)
  • Harsha Atmakuri (Vegan filmmaker & doctor)

Moderator

  • Harsha Atmakuri (Vegan filmmaker & doctor)

Thab-Tsang!
A PIECE OF CAKE : DISCOVER THE JOY OF BAKING IN A VEGAN WAY
Break those myths about vegans having to give up on their cake with this workshop where you will learn that plant-based and cake can be even more delicious than their non-vegan counterparts while being so much healthier too. Combining all the nutrient-dense ingredients the plant universe has to offer means that these baked goods will no longer need to be a rare guilty treat!

Speakers

  • Chef Jajah (Vegan master baker, Veganerie founder & vegan restaurateur)

Sept 19

03:20
04:00

Aachu Dong-Kar
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL WELFARE VEGAN FILMS – FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION
We have all dreamed of creating an impactful video or documentary as part of our activism and yet, many of us do not know where to even begin. Join award-winning documentary filmmakers to understand the ins and outs of filmmaking from concept or idea to research through completion.

Speakers

  • Keegan Kuhn (Award-winning documentary filmmaker, director and producer of Cowspiracy and What the Health)
  • TSHERING DORJI (Animal Rights Activist, Director of Jangsa Animal Saving Trust, Actor and Film Director)

Moderator

  • Yubraj Maski (Independent filmmaker & plant-based food promoter)

Bodhi Hall
CREATE AN ANIMAL-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
An animal-friendly community begins with you. Through your vegan lifestyle and your actions, you can inspire those around you to be animal friendly and reduce cruelty towards animals by going vegan you can help to stop animal cruelty. By refusing to pay for animal products, you reduce the demands by inspiring people to stop the animal slaughter and offering alternative ways for instant adopting or feeding stray animals. Discuss how to organize the workshop or events that will help to stop cruelty over animals.

Speakers

  • Asmi Shrestha (Miss Nepal 2016, fashion model)
  • Renee King-Sonnen (Rowdy Girl Sanctuary founder and advocate for compassionate farming)
  • Krishna Gurung (Vegan activist and president of Nepal Vegetarian Association)
  • Payal (Kathmandu Animal Save)

Moderator

  • Sanam Puri (Singer, songwriter, and music composer)

Thab-Tsang!
MAKE YOUR HOTEL, GUEST HOUSE OR HOMESTAY MORE VEGAN FRIENDLY AND MORE PROFITABLE
With the growing number of vegan and health-conscious travellers, creating a more vegan-friendly hotel, guest house, or homestay is likely to create traction in your space. As with restaurants and cafes, there are many small but significant changes that you can make to your space to make it look more attractive to not only vegan travellers doing research online but also non-vegans who are trying to live a more health-conscious life. In fact, you might even gently persuade non-vegans to be plant-based for the duration of their stay with you as part of their holiday experience with the right marketing.

Speakers

  • Paul Eyers (Plant-based food & beverage consultant

Sept 19

04:10
04:50

Nyal-Tso
PRESENTATION BY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER KEEGAN KUHN (USA)
Award-winning documentary filmmaker of such renowned documentaries like Cowspiracy (produced by Leonardo Di Carpio), What The Health (produced by Joaquin Phoenix) and Running for Good, and The End of Medicine (produced by Joaquin Phoenix) talks about making social justice documentaries and the shocking truths revealed while making these groundbreaking movies about what we eat and the relation it has to our health, the environment, and the planet!

Speakers

  • Keegan Kuhn (Award-winning documentary filmmaker, director and producer of Cowspiracy and What the Health)

Aachu Dong-Kar
PANEL DISCUSSION OF ALL FILMMAKERS FOR PROMOTING ANIMAL RIGHTS AND VEGANISM THROUGH FILM AND MEDIA

There are aspects that you should focus on when making an activism documentary that will create more impact. What should you keep in mind when creating such a documentary which will make a powerful impact and share insight? Vegan activists and documentary filmmakers discuss their experiences while making such films and through this discussion, you will gain an understanding and get information on how to make such movies.

Speakers

  • Sailesh Rao (Founder and executive director of Climate Healers and author)
  • Keegan Kuhn (Award-winning documentary filmmaker, director and producer of Cowspiracy and What the Health)
  • Seto Mulyadi (Child psychologist, activist and vegan educator)
  • Dolly Vyas-Ahuja (Animal activist, public speaker, and vegan documentary producer)
  • Harsha Atmakuri (Vegan filmmaker & doctor)
  • NAMGAY ZAM (Bhutan)(Journalist and Social Justice Activist)
  • TSHERING DORJI (Animal Rights Activist, Director of Jangsa Animal Saving Trust, Actor and Film Director)

Moderator

  • Asmi Shrestha (Miss Nepal 2016, fashion model)

Sept 19

05:00
05:40

Nyal-Tso
WHAT THE PANDEMIC!
As we are on the tail end of one of the greatest disasters of our time, a journey of food habits and their connection to pandemics and epidemics that have caused destruction on the world throughout history. All we need to begin with are the baby steps with the implementation of a basic plant-based journey for a week or a month before committing entirely. By doing that you can understand how to prevent a future global catastrophe like the one that each one of us were no doubt affected by just a year ago.

Speakers

  • Sailesh Rao (Founder and executive director of Climate Healers and author)
  • Keegan Kuhn (Award-winning documentary filmmaker, director and producer of Cowspiracy and What the Health)

Aachu Dong-Kar
RAISING VEGAN KIDS IN A NON-VEGAN WORLD
Raising vegan children can be extremely challenging in a non vegan world but not for the reasons you might think. As far as nutrition goes, it is extremely easy for a vegan child to get adequate nutrients and sustenance on a vegan diet, however the hardest part about raising vegan children is having to dodge questions and doubts that everyone, including doctors will throw at you at every given chance. Discuss how to raise a vegan child, the sources of nutrition they receive and the challenges vegan parents face and how to handle them.

Speakers

  • LeAnne Campbell (President of T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies)
  • Susianto Tseng (Co-founder of south-east asia’s first vegan school and vegan nutrition for children and founder of the World Vegan Organisation)
  • Seto Mulyadi (Child psychologist, activist and vegan educator)
  • Karin Olsen (Vegan promoter, writer and certified plant-based health coach)

Sept 19

05:50
06:30

Nyal-Tso
VEGAN ATHLETES DO EXIST – AND THEY THRIVE
Bust false myths about vegan living being expensive and out of reach to the average person as you learn to consume the best that the plant world has to offer within your budget. Get tips from vegan experts from all over the world on how to consume inexpensive, easily available whole food that offers the maximum amount of nutrition while limiting expensive processed food.

Speakers

  • Fiona Oakes (Global vegan marathon runner and animal sanctuary founder)
  • Kuntal Joisher (Vegan mountaineer and two-time Everest summiter)

Moderator

  • Zeeshan Ali (Program specialist at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)

Aachu Dong-Kar
STEP-BY-STEP TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT VEGAN TRAVEL ADVENTURE
Join travel blogger Shivya Nath as she takes you on an adventure around the world through her narrations from her many experiences of traveling the word as a vegan. She will help you understand how you will need to prepare in advance for your trips as you embark on a vegan escapade in a seemingly non-vegan world while also noting tips and secrets to finding hidden vegan food anywhere in the world.

Speakers

  • Shivya Nath (Award-winning vegan travel blogger and author of the bestselling travel memoir “The Shooting Star”)

Bodhi Hall
VEGANISM 101: YOUR JOURNEY TO COMPASSION
To someone new to the concepts of plant-based eating, veganism might seem daunting but if you know your way around plant-based food, going vegan and getting the right nutrients could not be easier. In this discussion, you will learn the very basics of vegan living and how to navigate through the common issues that may arise at the beginning of your journey to clean healthy living.

Speakers

  • Zeeshan Ali (Program specialist at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)
  • Jennifer Tan Sok Lim (Vegan activist and Chair – World Vegan Organization Singapore)
  • Paul Pornthep Srinarula (Founding president of BIVA (Bangkok International Vegan Alliance), holistic health and vegan educator, motivational speaker and digital talk show host)
  • Krishna Gurung (Vegan activist and president of Nepal Vegetarian Association)

Thab-Tsang!
WANNA STILL EAT MEAT AND BE VEGAN? LEARN HOW TO MAKE VEGAN MEAT
Living vegan does not mean you have to give up on the tastes and flavours that you used to love. Learn about the incredible meat replacements available to vegans with an equal if not higher nutritional profile but without the toxins and hormones that come with traditional meat. These alternatives can be used to replace meat in all your favourite recipes without sacrificing texture, flavour or nutrients.

Speakers

  • Jayalaxmi Rai (Vegan food consultant, founder of Granny’s Bowl online meal delivery and recipe developer)
  • Chef Jajah (Vegan master baker, Veganerie founder & vegan restaurateur)
  • Karma Dendup (Founder of Jangsem Monday (Meatless Monday Bhutan), Animal Advocate, Film Director & Producer)

Sept 19

06:40
07:20

Nyal-Tso
DIET CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE
On the surface, many people may not even realize that diet and climate change are related but a deep look into the intricacies of climate change will show you that your diet and lifestyle do in fact play a role in the ever-worsening climate change issue that the earth is facing. Discuss ways in which you can not only change your own diet and lifestyle but also educate and create awareness about these changes so you can make greater changes within your own community to reduce the effects of climate change.

Speakers

  • Aviram Rozin (Vegan Environmentalist & Founder of Sadhana Forest)
  • Marly Winckler (President &founder of Brazilian Vegetarian Society, chair – International Vegetarian Union)
  • Sailesh Rao (Founder and executive director of Climate Healers and author)

Moderator

  • Jessica Ava (Grants program director of ProVeg International)

Thab-Tsang!
LOVE DAIRY PRODUCTS? LEARN HOW TO MAKE THEM IN A PLANT-BASED WAY
Learn how to make all the incredible dairy products alternatives available to vegans. You do not have to give up on your favourite comfort food when you make the transition to veganism. While veganism is definitely about healthy living, it can also be wholesome and enjoyable. Learn to veganise milk, cheese, curd and butter in this programme so you can add them to your favourite recipes of all time without having to sacrifice the key components that make them delicious and comforting.

Speakers

  • Jayalaxmi Rai (Vegan food consultant, founder of Granny’s Bowl online meal delivery and recipe developer)