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Vegan is back on the menu

There’s more welcome post-pandemic news on the exhibition front. After an enforced absence of three years, the longest-running indoor vegan exhibition VegfestUK London returns with some gusto to Olympia Grand this autumn.

The event promises to be a smorgasbord of vegan options that will inspire even the most hardened carnivore - and a welcome boost to hundreds of vegan independent businesses, all looking forward to returning to the live events environment to help boost sales, marketing, engagement and branding to an ever-increasing audience of both plant-based aficionados and hardcore vegans alike.

“Interest is high - and so is confidence,” says organiser Tim Barford. “We are receiving lots of enquiries from potential exhibitors. In addition to growing desire for live events and a hunger and appetite to return amongst exhibitors generally, we’ve also witnessed a phenomenal increase in plant-based options in the last few years and with plenty of new vegan businesses eager to exhibit, many for the first time. Equally high for many on the agenda is sustainability.”

VegfestUK London is not just good for business – it’s also a flagship event for green credentials, as the links to animal agriculture and global environmental damage become even clearer. Plant-based options are now widely considered the most environmentally-friendly food choices, and the event, being 100% vegan, leads the way in this field.

London Olympia has been Vegfest’s home for nine years during which time the show has graduated from Olympia's West Halls to Olympia Grand – the expansion in event space intrinsically linked with the success of the show and ever-growing demand for a sustainable way of living.

Around 300 exhibitors and 12,000 visitors are expected on November 12-13 - coinciding with Cop27.

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