Sept 20

12:00 –
12:40

Nyal-Tso 
THE TRUTH BEHIND ANIMALS IN TOURISM
Tourists often pay big money to be able to ride an elephant and visit zoos and consider it to be an exotic vacation activity without realizing the shocking atrocities that happen behind the scenes in order to break the spirit of young wild animals in order to tame them. The outdated concept of zoos should not exist, so let us replace zoos with sanctuaries! Animal sanctuaries are an alternative to zoos where animals are not locked in cages but given the freedom to roam in areas that resemble their own natural habitat. Sanctuaries offer a home for rescued animals that are taken care of by professionals. Income that comes into sanctuaries can be used to treat and take care of rescued animals, unlike zoos that capture animals for the sole purpose of human entertainment and profit.

Speakers

  • Ian Singleton (Wildlife conservationist & zoologist, world’s foremost expert on the Sumatran orangutan and founder of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme)
  • Deepani Jayantha (Leading elephant conservationist & veterinarian & human elephant conflict)
  • TASHI PAYDEN TSHERING (Bhutan) (Founder & Executive Director of Royal Society for Protection and Care of Animals, Bhutan)
  • TSHERING DORJI (Animal Rights Activist, Director of Jangsa Animal Saving Trust, Actor and Film Director)

Moderator

  • Payal (Kathmandu Animal Save)

Aachu Dong-Kar
HOW TO INCORPORATE VEGAN COURSES INTO YOUR HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM
As veganism grows, it seems like an obvious next step to try to incorporate this aspect of tourism into the Hospitality Management curriculum so that the next generation of young people in hospitality will have a greater understanding of what vegan tourism is all about and how to deal with vegan tourists in a way that is welcoming and courteous.

Speakers

  • Paul Eyers (Plant-based food & beverage consultant)

Bodhi Hall
SOLUTIONS FOR STRAY ANIMALS
Stray animals are a great concern in many developing countries and Nepal is no exception. There are many ways in which the stray animal problem can be solved. The main key to reducing the stray animal population in your community is to set up regular spay and neuter programs in your community. The issues that may arise however are that people within the community are often not educated on the subject and may resist the procedure for their pet based on empathy for the pet while not giving much thought to dumping any offspring that may come along back on the streets. Not only that but we can even make some plant-based food for animals for instant dogs who can not only survive on it but can thrive on it. This workshop will include all the brainstorming and idea-sharing for all these things to come up with a solution.

Speakers

  • TSHERING DORJI (Animal Rights Activist, Director of Jangsa Animal Saving Trust, Actor and Film Director)
  • TASHI PAYDEN TSHERING (Founder & Executive Director of Royal Society for Protection and Care of Animals, Bhutan)
  • KARMA DENDUP (Founder of Jangsem Monday (Meatless Monday Bhutan), Animal Advocate, Film Director & Producer)

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)

Sept 20

12:50
01:30

Nyal-Tso
COMPASSIONATE VEGAN EDUCATION

One of the best ways to spread the word about veganism and plant-based eating is through networking and creating a community of vegans. To do that we must start from the base level and that is by starting some vegan clubs, vegan education classes for the students in different groups as that will bring together like-minded individuals while also attracting the attention of those who are vegan-curious. If that is done at the school level with the school curriculum itself might show the effectiveness and can discover ways in which the education can be implemented and auctioned.

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), Karunas Zhu (Vegan activist & founder of Taiwan Vegan Academy)

Aachu Dong-Kar
GET READY-THE FUTURE OF VEGAN TOURISM
It is no secret that plant-based eating and clean eating as a whole is a trend that is growing rapidly around the world. Study the current vegan trends that are taking over the tourism industry and discuss projections for what the future of vegan tourism might hold while understanding how businesses must implement changes to their ventures to meet these trends.

Speakers

  • Zachary Lovas (Co-founder of VegVoyages Vegan Adventure Tours and The VegVoyages Foundation)
  • 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”)

Bodhi Hall
ALTERNATIVE VEGAN AGRICULTURE
Demand for organic food products is increasing drastically, driven by the increased knowledge of what we consume. With this, comes the need to focus on how to make the eco-friendly dream of food forests come true. So, what can we do to practice environmentally-friendly, cruelty-free organic farming? Learn from the experts on how to create a self-sustained food forest that can provide you all year round organic foods including how to make organic, cruelty-free fertilizers.

Speakers

  • Aakash Zure (Environment & sustainable agriculture advocate)
  • Aviram Rozin (Vegan Environmentalist & Founder of Sadhana Forest)

Thab-Tsang!
TERRIFIC TASTES OF THAILAND – VEGAN GUIDE TO MAKING ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST CUISINES
DWhen it comes to eating out or take out food, Thai cuisine has always been a crowd favourite with its bursts of flavour and intricate tastes and yet, because of the seafood ingredients that are traditionally present in most Thai cuisine, vegans find themselves craving the old familiar tastes that they can no longer have. May Kaidee will show you how to recreate your favourite restaurant dishes right in the comfort of your own kitchen with vegan ingredients so you will never have to find yourself missing your favourite food ever again.

Speakers

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

Sept 20

01:40
02:20

Nyal-Tso 
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!

Speakers

  • Ken Spector (Head of marketing and key principal at HappyCow)
  • Seth Tibbott (Master tempeh maker, founder of Tofurky)
  • Courtney Garza (Editor-in-chief, VegWorld magazine & vegan social media strategist)
  • Abhishek Sinha (CEO of GoodDot, India’s leading homegrown mock meat brand)

Moderator

  • Palak Mehta (Founder and CEO of Vegan First, India)

Aachu Dong-Kar
SOCIAL MEDIA 101 FOR ACTIVISTS & PLANTPRENEURS

As with all modern businesses and projects, social media plays a key role in the promotion of plant based and vegan businesses even to speak out about the animals or how they are being brutally abused or used for us behind our backs.Join the experts from around the world as they share their experiences with using the social media to their advantage in their networking, activism and business alike and pick up key strategies you would use to reach out the largest possible number of people.

Speakers

  • Shova Bhujel (Aspiring lawyer, vegan food blogger & advocate)
  • Courtney Garza (Editor-in-chief, VegWorld magazine & vegan social media strategist)
  • Shivya Nath (Award-winning vegan travel blogger and author of the bestselling travel memoir “The Shooting Star”)
  • Karin Olsen (Vegan promoter, writer and certified plant-based health coach)
  • NAMGAY ZAM (Bhutan) (Journalist and Social Justice Activist)

Bodhi Hall
HOW TO START ANIMAL WELFARE & ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS CLASSES AT YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION INSTITUTION

Animal welfare awareness and environment-friendly education should be taught at ground level to every citizen of every country as it is as important as and connected with human rights education. With this in mind, we’ll discuss how to implement environmental and animal-friendly campaigns and programmes in the curriculum at your local educational institution.

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)
  • Jennifer Tan Sok Lim (Vegan activist and Chair – World Vegan Organization Singapore)
  • TASHI PAYDEN TSHERING (Bhutan)(Founder & Executive Director of Royal Society for Protection and Care of Animals, Bhutan)

Thab-Tsang!
SUBSTITUTE YOUR WAY AROUND THE CULINARY WORLD!
As a new vegan, cooking your favourite recipes can be confusing and your meals might seem dull but the truth is, if you know exactly what to use as a substitute, you can veganise just about any recipe in the world and you definitely won’t be missing out. Learning to substitute means you can host non-vegan friends and family over for homemade vegan feasts on any occasion.

Speakers

  • Paul Eyers (Plant-based food & beverage consultant)

Sept 20

02:30
03:10

Aachu Dong-Kar
HOW TO USE YOUR INFLUENCE TO SPEAK UP FOR ANIMALS

Every one of us has some sort of online platform and social media presence that we use to communicate our views, ideas and even advertise our businesses. Learn how you can use your own influence to speak up against the cruelty and injustice that animals face every day. Every seed you plant can create massive ripple effects within your community whether physical or online.

Speakers

  • Fiona Oakes (Global vegan marathon runner and animal sanctuary founder)
  • Seto Mulyadi (Child psychologist, activist and vegan educator)
  • Shivya Nath (Award-winning vegan travel blogger and author of the bestselling travel memoir “The Shooting Star”)
  • NAMGAY ZAM (Bhutan) (Journalist and Social Justice Activist)

Moderator

  • Courtney Garza (Editor-in-chief, VegWorld magazine & vegan social media strategist)

Bodhi Hall
BEING VEGAN ???

To be vegan is to follow a plant-based diet among other lifestyle choices. Does being vegan seem difficult and out of reach to you? Discuss why there is an urgency for as many people as possible to go vegan and what the individual and collective benefits of veganism are.

Speakers

  • Fiona Oakes (Global vegan marathon runner and animal sanctuary founder)
  • Sanam Puri (Singer, songwriter and music composer)
  • Zeeshan Ali (Program specialist at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)
  • Kuntal Joisher (Vegan mountaineer and two-time Everest summitter)
  • Vidya Chakravarthy (Award-winning plant-based ayurvedic doctor)

Moderator

  • Asmi Shrestha (Miss Nepal 2016, fashion model)

Sept 20

03:20
04:00

Aachu Dong-Kar
HOW TO INTRODUCE AND COMMENCE VEGAN CLUB AT SCHOOL, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

One great way to spread the word about veganism and plant-based eating is through networking and creating a community of vegans. Starting a vegan club at your school, college or university will bring together like-minded individuals while also attracting the attention of those students who are vegan-curious. A club can be a way to host activism events such as food sharing events like vegan fairs and potlucks to draw in a greater audience to the cause.

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)
  • Muhammad Umair Arshad (Vegan advocate and nutrition expert)
  • Jennifer Tan Sok Lim (Vegan activist and Chair – World Vegan Organization Singapore)

Bodhi Hall
THE UNTOLD TRUTH ABOUT THE NON-PLANT-BASED FOOD

There is a belief that in order to get sufficient calcium, proteins or the necessary nutrition you must consume dairy milk or meat. The truth is, you can get all of your nutrients from a plant-based diet. Learn more about this with our experts in this workshop.

Speakers

  • Kuntal Joisher (Vegan mountaineer and two-time Everest summiter)
  • Vythilingam Pillay (Physician doctor, plant-based lifestyle advocate)
  • Nandita Shah (Award-winning author and disease prevention advocate)
  • Bhavna Kapoor (Plant-based Nutrition & Holistic Health Coach)

Moderator

  • Courtney Garza (Editor-in-chief, VegWorld magazine & vegan social media strategist)

Sept 20

04:10
04:50

Nyal-Tso 
BULLETPROOFING YOUR BODY WITH A PLANT-BASED LIFESTYLE
Learn more about how the plant-based diet can help you to heal your body and protect your heart and body from the diseases from your everyday diet and potentially prevent it. And how these things were kept as a mystery in the medical field and the nutrition you can get from these foods and improve your immunity system from these. Learn more about it in brief from the doctors around the world how these things can help your body heal without any harm.

Speakers

  • Nandita Shah (Award-winning author and disease prevention advocate)
  • Bhavna Kapoor (Plant-based Nutrition & Holistic Health Coach)

Bodhi Hall
FOOD OF THE FUTURE ! HEALTHIER, TASTIER & CRUELTY FREE

Food is the basic necessity for your body, so it is basically our future. We even say we become what we eat! So how about we have food that is healthier for our body without the absence of taste as well. That is what we are bringing for you guys, food that is healthy, tasty along with no cruelty. What if we say that you don’t have to go far in search of this food, it might be right next door. Join the workshop and try the food sample of such healthy and tasty food which is very mind-boggling.

Speakers

  • Ken Spector (Head of marketing and key principal at HappyCow)
  • Chef Jajah (Vegan master baker, Veganerie founder & vegan restaurateur)
  • Bhavna Kapoor (India) (Plant-based Nutrition & Holistic Health Coach)

Moderator

  • Palak Mehta (Founder and CEO of Vegan First, India)

Thab-Tsang!
PIZZA, PASTA, & BURGERS – MADE TASTY & HEALTHY AT LAST!

These famous fast food treats have gained a bad reputation over the years, but at this workshop, you will learn how to veganize your favourite international take-out food like pizza, pasta, and burgers at your own home from professional Chef Jajah – from Thailand’s world-famous Veganerie chain of restaurants. Making your own vegan pizza, pasta and burgers mean you will get all the deliciousness without the animal ingredients and the additives making them a great choice not just as a rare treat, but as a frequent meal.

Speakers

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

Sept 20

05:00
05:40

Nyal-Tso 
PREVENTING, REVERSING & HEALING THE DISEASES THROUGH FOOD
It has been proven time and time again that a clean plant based diet of whole food, fruits and vegetables can lower your risk of heart diseases and other severe illnesses and can improve your immunity. In fact a whole foods plant based diet cannot only prevent but it can also reverse heart disease and many underlying conditions. Nutrition and medical experts from around the world show how you can eat to heal your body and keep it free of disease and help you to make a cleaner and healthier choice.

Speakers

  • Zeeshan Ali (Program specialist at the Physicians Comittee for Responsible Medicine)
  • Vidya Chakravarthy (Award-winning plant-based ayurvedic doctor)
  • Vythilingam PIllay (Physician doctor, plant-based lifestyle advocate)
  • Muhammad Umair Arshad (Vegan advocate and nutrition expert)
  • BHAVNA KAPOOR (India) (Plant-based Nutrition & Holistic Health Coach)

Thab-Tsang!
LOVE DAIRY PRODUCTS? LEARN HOW TO MAKE THEM IN A PLANT-BASED WAY
ALearn 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 20

05:50
06:30

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)

Thab-Tsang!
MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR VEGAN BUSINESSES
The success of any business depends on its marketing strategies but with vegan businesses, in particular, paying attention to your marketing strategy can help you improve your business and overall profitability. A vegan business can either be an openly vegan business with veganism being tied into its core branding and thereby attracts vegans themselves or a vegan business can be a “secretly vegan” business where it is marketed as a regular business that attracts a general audience but uses only vegan components. Discuss and identify what works best for your business while you gain tips and advice from experts in the field.

Speakers

  • Palak Mehta (Founder and CEO of Vegan First, India)
  • Ken Spector (Head of marketing and key principal at HappyCow
  • Chef Jajah (Vegan master baker, Veganerie founder & vegan restaurateur)
  • Abhishek Sinha (CEO of GoodDot, India’s leading homegrown mock meat brand)

Sept 20

06:40
07:20

Aachu Dong-Kar
VEGANISM HAS ALWAYS BEEN ROOTED IN HIMALAYAN CULTURES
Veganism is rooted in compassion and non-violence, or Ahimsa as it is known in many cultures in South Asia. Veganism is not a novel concept to Himalayan culture, it has always been part of the tradition and cuisine of the Himalayas. Discuss parallels between the Himalayan culture and vegan culture as you dive into it’s very foundations to discover how strongly connected the culture of the country is to plant-based eating and compassion. As well as why veganism means Ahimsa and how the foundation for Veganism already exists across the cultures and religions that practice Ahimsa.

Speakers

    • Dolly Vyas-Ahuja (Animal activist, public speaker, and vegan documentary producer)
    • Karma Dendup (Founder of Jangsem Monday (Meatless Monday Bhutan), animal advocate, film director & producer)