Strong Middle East interest in New Delhi vegan conference

The global event will bring together industry experts, hospitality majors, policy makers, institutions, supply chain professionals and impact investors
Strong Middle East interest in New Delhi vegan conference
By James Mathew
Mon 27 May 2019 11:38 AM

Several Middle East-based hospitality companies, impact funds, trading and logistic companies are among over 250 international companies expected to attend the first Vegan International Conference (VIC) to be held in India in July this year.

The two-day event, slated for 6-7 July in New Delhi, will be the 4th edition of the annual global conference organised by the World Vegan Organisation.

The global event will bring together industry experts, hospitality majors, policy makers, institutions, supply chain professionals and impact investors for a dialogue on the global vegan movement, a top official of the organising body said.

“The Delhi conference is expected to be attended by a total of over 650 participants from various parts of the world, including more than 250 companies, 150 international delegates, over 10 institutions, besides senior government officials and vegan celebrities,” Palak Mehta, part of the conference organising body, told Arabian Business.

The plant-based movement is on the rise the world over – one of the biggest social justice movements of our times, and VIC is expected to put Indian veganism on the global map, she added.

The two-day event will have talks, panel discussions and in-depth workshops with some of the biggest names in the industry.

“The vegan movement is growing strong in the Middle East, with Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed being one of its leading advocates, and we expect representatives from several hospitality companies, impact funds and trading companies from the region to participate in the Delhi conference,” Mehta said.

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