Vegan Business Tribe Live line-up and schedule announced

8th August 2022

VegfestUK is back at the London Olympia for 2022 and promises to be bigger and better than ever, with ten thousand + visitors expected over the weekend and around 250 exhibitors.



As part of VegfestUK 2022, Vegan Business Tribe will be hosting ‘Vegan Business Tribe Live’ – a weekend-long programme of live events, panels, workshops and networking on a dedicated VBT stage to help you grow your vegan business. Area sponsored by Vegan Accountants.


We’re very proud to be working with Vegan Business Tribe on such an excellent area, particularly at a particularly important time when small vegan businesses could do with support from the movement. The move to work with Vegan Business Tribe on the Vegan Business Tribe Live zone is part of a wider focus to support vegan businesses – of course in the wake of COVID – but also as we enter a period of real uncertainty (another one) for everyone, be that from an energy crisis or economic downturn. We believe that VegfestUK London can be a great platform for traders to renew their working relationship with live events, and Vegan Business Tribe’s presence, as well as their schedule of talks and panels over the weekend is there to reinvigorate and inspire both a new generation of vegan business owners, but also to openly discuss the current hurdles vegan businesses face, and how we can help overcome them as consumers within the vegan market.

Here’s how the schedule is looking:

Finding investment to scale up a vegan business


Mike Hill, Co-founder, One Planet Pizza
Esther Pearson, Managing Director, Clive’s Pies
Steve Swindon, Founder, Love Seitan
David Pannell, Vegan Business Tribe

Writing and publishing a vegan book


Mitali Deypurkaystha, The Vegan Publisher
Todd Sinclair, Author, Rebel Vegan Life
Ray Star, Author: Earthlings

How to get people to buy from vegan and ethical companies


Claire Michalski, Founder, Vegan Founded
Plus guests (TBA)

Creating financial success in your business and life


Keith Lesser, Owner, Vegan Accountants
Jai Street Founder, Mindful Wealth
Plus guest (TBA)

So you want to run an animal sanctuary?

Susan Joyce, Founder, Little Green Pigeon
Plus guests (TBA)



The next big trends in vegan and plant-based


Louisianna Waring
Senior Insight Officer, The Vegan Society

Getting your vegan business in the news


Caroline Burgess-Pike
Founder, Eden Green PR

How to start a vegan business


David Pannell
Co-founder Vegan Business Tribe and
The Vegan Business Tribe Podcast

How to have a successful vegan podcast


Jim Moore
The Bloody Vegans Podcast
& Bloody Vegans Productions

Additionally, there will be a Networking session on Sunday morning before the event opens (9am) for any VegfestUK Exhibitor (or Vegan Business Tribe member) to attend, hosted by David Pannell and Lisa Fox, joint founders of Vegan Business Tribe.

So join us! VegfestUK London is still taking stall bookings until November, and the best spots are first-come-first-served. You can express your interest in exhibiting and one of us will get back to you here, or you can email [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

Finally, do consider signing up to Vegan Business Tribe. Membership is from £12.99 a month, and for that you get access to regular sessions with the other members, as well as access to the lively Slack group where all the members can put their heads together, a full marketing course available free for members and much more. There’s even a free option for those not ready to commit to monthly payments just yet. Click here for more information!