2022 Press Releases


Plant Powered Collaboration Presenting Climate Change Solutions

Cop27 ‘Collaborating on Positions’ Conference set for Olympia Grand this autumn

Olympia Grand plays host to a new conference this autumn that coincides with Cop27, looking at solutions to climate change with a particular focus – that of utilising plant-based options and switching to plant-based food systems as a matter of priority in the quest for Net Zero.

Teams from the UK’s leading plant-based charities and campaigns including Plant Based Treaty, Plant Based Alliance, Plant Based Universities Campaign, Vegan Organic Network, Viva! Farming & The Vegan Society are joining together to present a series of solutions based plant powered actions designed to tackle the growing climate crisis at this two-day conference on November 12th 13th 2022

And a number of direct action groups, including Animal Rebellion, Animal Think Tank, Just Stop Oil, Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain are also represented at the event, bringing solutions based collaboration and dialogue to the table, alongside the addition of expertise from academic & author Dr Andrew Knight, and Klaus Mitchell of Plant Based News

‘Animal Agriculture is a leading factor in driving emissions, and if we are serious about reaching Net Zero targets in time, we have to address these issues. The conference showcases some of the fabulous work already in place from leading charities and campaigns that have been addressing these issues for some time now. We know what the issues are – the science is clear on that – and the need to transition to plant-based systems has never been of more urgency, and the most effective solutions lie at the heart of the intersection of climate, food and animal justice. This conference aims to highlight some of these solutions and focus on the collaborations between multiple groups already in place’ say conference organisers

The Conference features a Main Hall with panels, presentations and talks, and includes an Introduction to Plant Based Lifestyles, an area specifically created to support people new to the lifestyle, a Campaigning for Animals area, and a Writer’s Corner featuring published authors and experts in the field of plant-based nutrition and lifestyle, animal welfare and ethical veganism. And as to be expected, all the food and drink available on the weekend is plant-based.

Olympia has recently introduced plant-based kiosks for their food outlets at all events as part of their ongoing commitment to Net Zero and are leading the way in the Events Sector in the drive to reduce emissions and set the right examples for generations to come, and their plant-based menus are already exciting and enticing and proving popular with visitors and events from across the board.

‘Visitors to the conference will not only be inspired and informed but also enthralled by the wide range of most excellent plant-based options available. It’s important to impress if we are to encourage individual, institutional and system change, and our plant-based food options do just that’ add the organisers.

Tickets are available priced £10 day and £15 weekend including fees and are currently on BOGOF until the end of October, and include access to all of the talks and panels as well as the wider VegfestUK London event that is hosting the conference


The Conference is sponsored by Plant Based Treaty and The Vegan Society, and organised by VegfestUK

Media and Trade professionals are invited to attend the conference and attend for free, using the forms here



Notes to Editors

The conference is organized by VegfestUK Ltd

The event website https://london.vegfest.co.uk/cop27-conference/

Contact the organisers by email: [email protected]

About VegfestUK

VegfestUK London at Olympia Grand is the UK’s biggest indoor vegan event, featuring 200 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors over 2 days. Now in its 10th year at Olympia London, VegfestUK London began life in 2013 and immediately became the UK central flagship event. This after the establishment of the UK’s biggest vegan events in Bristol (2003 – 2018), Brighton (2009 – 2019) and Glasgow (2015 – 2016), and the UK’s first vegan Trade Show in 2017. VegfestUK London returns in the autumn of 2022.