Singapore Vegan Festival – Talks, Panels and Workshops

Talks, Panels and Workshops (Saturday, 27 Aug)

Healthy "Ferrero Rocher" Truffle Workshop
by Raw Chef Andrea Lee

FREE Session for Admission Ticket holders
Time: 11 AM - 12 PM @ Stamford Foyer
Conducted by: Raw Chef Andrea Lee (Singapore)

Join Certified Nutrition coach and Raw Food Chef Andrea Lee of The Clean Addicts Wholefoods Bakery as she demonstrates how to make a healthy, vegan ‘Ferrero Rocher’ Truffle. Learn how to incorporate superfoods into tasty desserts, and hear about the benefits of treats that are dairy, gluten and refined sugar free.

Mindful Eating Workshop by Jolie Michelle Ow

FREE Session for Admission Ticket holders
Time: 11 AM - 12 PM @ VIP Room B
Conducted by: Jolie Michelle Ow (Singapore)

When was the last time you enjoyed a quiet, peaceful meal free of distractions and interruptions? Come join us and gain an insight into the art of Mindful Eating with Jolie Michelle Ow, artist, art facilitator and founder-director of mindfulness centre Canvass Life. In this special session, you’ll learn how to develop a deeper connection with food and enjoy the benefits of being present while eating. Find out how taking time over a meal helps to reconnect the senses, improve focus and manage stress. Take home actionable tips on mindful eating you can practice daily with the whole family.

Impact of Our Everyday Choices: Talk by Seb Alex

FREE Session for Admission Ticket holders
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM @ Stamford Foyer
Conducted by: Seb Alex (Lebanon)

Our everyday choices matter! With the world’s population slated to reach a whopping 10 billion people by 2050, and the ever-looming threat of a climate crisis, are you ready to take action and be a changemaker? We produce enough food to feed the world’s population, but, over 800 million people still suffer from chronic hunger! What can you do about it? Learn the impact your individual choices have on the world around you and how simple actions can heal the planet and your health.

Panel Discussion: Meet the Changemakers

FREE Session for Admission Ticket holders
Time: 2 PM - 3 PM @ Stamford Foyer
Panellists: Dr. Andy Kusumo, Founder and CEO of Dynameat | Clarisse Beurrier Co-founder & CEO of Animal Alternative Technologies | Max Rye, Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Turtle Tree Labs | Mihir Pershad, Chief Executive Officer at Umami Meats | Moderator: Akriti Pandey

As the world realises that we need to overhaul our food systems for the sake of the planet, these people are answering the call for change and redefining the protein industry. Hear from these leaders as they share their valuable experiences, insights and knowledge in creating a kinder and sustainable world.

Kids' Session: Cupcake Decoration by NikkiBakes

FREE Session for Admission Ticket holders
Time: 3:15 PM - 4 PM @ Stamford Foyer
Conducted by: Nikki Bakes

Come join us for a fun activity decorating cupcakes and explore your creativity. We will be decorating cupcakes with buttercream and sprinkles. Specially for the young ones, founder of NikkiBakes will lead a fun session guiding children on how to frost and decorate cupcakes which they can then take home and enjoy.

Kids' Session: Our Plates & the Planet by Ambaree Majumder

FREE Session for Admission Ticket holders
Time: 4 PM - 5 PM @ Stamford Foyer
Conducted by: Ambaree Majumder

Families will enjoy this fun, interactive and engaging session on the direct connection between our diets and the future of the planet. Social entrepreneur Ambaree Majumder will use easy-to-understand visual aids and models to explain climate issues and food sustainability to the younger audience and how small shifts in what we eat can have a big impact on the planet.

Powered by Plants: Journey of a Vegan Open Water Swimmer by Davina Goh

FREE Session for Admission Ticket holders
Time: 1 PM - 2 PM @ Stamford Foyer
Conducted by: Davina Goh

What does it take to be vegan AND an endurance athlete? Malaysia’s pioneering Plant-Based Lifestyle Advocate shares her experiences so far as a no-meat athlete, and now training as an open water swimmer in a two-person vegan team for the 16km Perhentian Island Challenge 2022.