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24TH JULY - 27TH JULY 2021

Evolve 21: Highlighting plant-forward innovations and lifestyles


The theme for this year, ‘Evolv21,' forecasts India's growth story. It addresses India's dire need for alternatives at the intersection of food, material technology, innovation, food security,  bio-economy, and resource deployment.

The conference is dedicated to a deep dive into some of the most challenging questions faced by food technologists, entrepreneurs,  scientists, doctors, nutritionists, and medical institutions today.  We share revolutionary studies and discuss the advancement and limitations of plant-based foods and materials.

SPEAKERS

DAY 1 - MORNING

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EVENT SCHEDULE

24 JULY 2021 - MORNING

Welcome Address

9:30-9:45 AM IST

Keynote

9:45-10:00 AM IST

Panel

10:10-11:10 AM ist

Panel

11:15 AM-12:15 PM ist

Panel

12:20-01:20 pm ist

WHAT THE PANDEMIC!
A panel discussion between leading voices of the industry. Seaspiracy and Cowspiracy unravel the link between the present use of our land and water systems, and food security. The WHO estimates that 75 percent of new diseases discovered in the last decade have originated in animals (zoonosis). This panel highlights the relationship between biodiversity, the current world systems, and how a part of the solution may lie in moving towards a more plant-based diet.

Speakers: Keegan Kuhn (Co-Director, Cowspiracy, What The Health ), Dr. Sailesh Rao (Founder, Climate Healers & Executive Producer, Cowspiracy, What The Health), Alex Lockwood (BAFTA Winning Director at Lockwood Films)

WELCOME ADDRESS

Recognising Lifestyle Medicine In Hospitals: The Big Indian Gap

Most medical professionals know this, but could find it challenging to implement it. Disease is unnatural in our bodies and most lifestyle diseases can be cured by a well-planned plant-based nutrition system that complements us. Hear it from the world's first vegan hospital and other leading experts on how they treat chronic and lifestyle diseases.

Speakers: Nivi Jaswal (Founder & President, The Virsa Foundation), Dr. Shireen Kassam (Haematologist & Founder, Plant Based Health Online), Georges Hayek (Owner of Hayek Hospital, World's First Vegan Hospital), Dr. Pramod Tripathi (Founder, Freedom From Diabetes)

INDIA: THE LAND OF AHIMSA AND VEGANISM

Veganism has always been an Indian concept with deep roots of non-violence. Meat consumption is now consumed by 65 percent of India's population, and this figure is rising as purchasing power rises. Nonetheless, India is regarded as one of the world's only major vegetarian-friendly economies. Ahimsa is not a new concept in India, but can it be revived?

Speakers: Mohanji (Humanitarian, Spiritual Leader), Smt. Maneka Gandhi (Member of Parliament & Founder, People For Animals)

ADDRESSING FOOD SECURITY AND HEALTH SYSTEMS

KeyNote Address: MOHANJI
Why do we need to speak up about a vegan lifestyle even though dairy is celebrated in India. Would Lord Krishna ever approve of this? Is it important to be vegetarian or vegan in Bharat? Speceism's deeper truths are expounded upon by Spritual leader and humanitarian Mohanji.

DAY 1 - AFTERNOON

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24 JULY 2021 - AFTERNOON

Talk

2:00-2:30 PM IST

Talk

2:30-3:00 PM IST

Talk

3:00-3:30 pm ist

Q/A

4:00-4:30 pm ist

Panel

4:30-5:30 PM IST

Panel

5:30-6:00 pm ist

Panel

6:00-7:00 pm ist

Bulletproofing Your Heart With A Plant-Based Lifestyle

How can your diet determine heart health? Hear it from the world-renowned interventional cardiologist Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram. Find out why he recommends a plant-based diet post surgery to his patients. With 22 years of experience, Dr. Arun shares how a plant-based diet can secure your body against cardiovascular diseases.

Speakers: Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram (Plant-Based Interventional Cardiologist, Chairman of Cardiology, Promed Hospital)

BOOSTING IMMUNITY THROUGH A PLANT-BASED DIET: INTRODUCING THE SANTULAN

Looking for a proper plant-based nutrition plan which suits your needs? Manpreet Kalra from The Santulan brings you a range of vegan nutrition plans to lose weight, gain muscle, or get fit.

Speaker: Manpreet Kalra (Head Nutritionist of The Santulan: Plant-Based Nutrition Plans for the Indian Consumer)

The Secret to Reversing Diabetes 

The founder-director of SHARAN India and the author of 'Reversing Diabetes In 21 Days' Dr. Nandita Shah dives deep into the diet and lifestyle practices through which one can successfully reverse this lifestyle disease.

Speakers: Dr. Nandita Shah (Founder, SHARAN India)

How to use your influence to speak up for animals?

Two iconic faces of the vegan movement - Moby and Anushka Manchanda share their personal journies of activism, adopting veganism and how they chose to use their influenctial voices to affect a positive change.

Speakers: Moby (Internationally-Acclaimed Vegan Musician & Animal Rights Activist), Anushka Manchanda (Indian Vegan Musician & Animal Rights Activist)

PLANT POWERED OLYMPIAN SILVERMEDIALIST SHARES HER JOURNEY

The Game Changers star Dotsie Bausch shares why she went vegan and how it helped her win a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics.

Speaker: Dotsie Bausch (Olympic Silver Medalist, Co-Founder of Switch4Good)

THE GAME CHANGERS TALK ABOUT PLANT BASED PROTEIN
World’s first plant-based athlete to summit Mt.Everest, India’s vegan Iron Lady and Iranian strongman share how they plan their diet to meet their nutritional needs. They share varied limitations, new approaches and products which fuel them with lasting energy.

Speakers: Aarathi Swaminathan (Plant-based Endurance Athlete, India's First Female Ironman), Vaibhav Garg (Clinical & Sports Performance Nutritionist), Kuntal Joisher (Vegan Mountaineer & Dementia Awareness Advocate)

Healing through food

Indian cuisine leans heavily towards a whole food plant-based diet with its range of vegetables and grains. How does food help in healing both your body and mind?

Speakers: Devi Mohan (Global Ambassador, Mohanji Foundation), Dr. Rupa Shah (Western Medicine Doctor & Lifestyle Medicine Expert)

DAY 2

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25 JULY 2021

Talk

10:30-11:00 am ist

Panel

11:00 am-12:00 pm ist

Panel

12:00-1:00 pm ist

Panel

1:10-2:10 pm ist

Panel

2:15-3:15 pm ist

Q/A

3:15-3:45 pm ist

Talk

4:00-4:30 pm ist

Talk

4:30-5:30 pm ist

5:30-6:00 pm ist

Talk

Diet change, not climate change

Can individual diet have an impact on the climate crisis? Smt. Sowmya Reddy gives an enlightening talk on how individual responsibility has the potential to reverse the impacts of climate change.

Speaker: Smt. Sowmya Reddy (Vegan MLA, Animal Rights & Environmental Activist)

THE PROTEIN REVOLUTION: WHO IS DRIVING THE CHANGE?

Meat, poultry, and dairy analogues are becoming increasingly popular in India. But who are the end users of these products, and what do they want? Celebrities who are flexitarians or a woke consumer with a consistent purchasing pattern? Gandhian ideals, religious sentiments, or dietary restrictions. What is India's current position, and who will lead this revolution in the future?

Speakers: Amit Grover (Venture Capitalist & Alt Protein Investor), Shardul Dabir (Innovation Specialist, Good Food Institute, India), Sandeep Singh (Co-Founder, Blue Tribe Foods)

Growing Investment Opportunities in India in the Plant-Based Sector

From 2020 to 2027, the plant-based food market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.9 percent, reaching $74.2 billion. Which disruptions will have the greatest impact on India? Which product category is expected to dominate the market? Is it possible for an Indian vegan company to go public? This talk focuses on the future of food and material trends in the Indian and Asian markets.

Speakers: Siddharth Kothari (CIO, Om Kothari Group), Claire Smith (Vegan Entrepreneur & Impact Investor), Chirag Jain (CEO, Ashika Capital Ltd.)

DOES INDIA HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESOURCES FOR CELL-BASED AND FERMENTED FOODS?

The newest government initiatives, breakthrough studies, R&D, and consumer acceptability of cell-based foods are all being pursued globally. How will India fare on this journey? We discuss the operational initiatives led by institutions, individual  complemented by legislative and government-led incentives, coordinated research and development of infrastructure.

Speakers: Akshay Bhat (Science & Technology Specialist - Cultivated Meat, Good Food Institute India), Shubhankar Takle (Director, MyoWorks), Dr. Siddharth Manvati (Co-Founder, Clear Meat)

#OpentoOpinion: Milk, Mylk or beverage - how does branding matter?

How does labeling of products affect what consumers buy? As plant-based dairy alternatives start to become more popular, what is the right usage how should companies position their brands? Which supermarket aisles should these products be displayed in? Mylk or milk? Vegan or plant based? A dairy alternative entrepreneur, a branding expert for vegan businesses, and an experienced vegan traveller discuss the impact of branding and labelling on consumer preferences.

Speakers: Abhay Rangan (Founder, Goodmylk & Forbes 30 under 30), Zac Lovas (Founder, Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages), Asher Brown (Founder, Pollution Studios), Dr. Smriti Naswa Singh (Dermatologist)

THE FUTURE: WHAT WE EAT & WEAR IN 2051

innovation & MANUFACTURING: IN CONVERSATION WITH VISCOFAN

While the scope for vegan businesses grows in India, there are still some roadblocks preventing market growth. What are these pain points and how can they be solved? 

Speakers: Shivnayan Agarwal (Lead Consultant, The Plant Factor), Pedro Sinués (India Head, Viscofan)

Plant-Based Pet Food: The Opportunity & Innovation

Can dogs thrive on plant-based food? Why can't their nutritional needs be met with a non-vegan diet? The founder of one of the leading plant-based pet food brands V-Planet shares insight on pet nutrition and the scope for innovation in the industry.

Speaker: Darren Middlesworth (President, V-Dog)

What will we be eating in 2051?
Environmental pressures and economic drivers such as the rising costs of water, land and other inputs are stimulating growing interest in eco-efficient production of meat, dairy, poultry and seafood analogues. These minimise resource consumption, pollution and are ethically driven. In parallel, the whole food plant based movement is gaining momentum unraveling the breakthroughs of natural living.  India (Bharat) is recognised as a powerhouse for 'Satvic Living'. How does the future look like for India- Will plant based meats be relevant once price parity for lab grown meat analogues is achieved? Will the next disruption be cell based meat consumption or creating self-sustained bio systems?  Will people be ambivalent about this?

Speakers: Lavindra de Silva (Co-host Pandemic Punditry & Alt Protein Enthusiast), Ryan Bethencourt (CEO, Wild Earth), Aviram Rozin (Founder and Director, Sadhana Forest)

Technological aspects of dairy alternatives

What are the drivers of increasing plant-based food consumption? Where is this industry growing? Dr. Shalini Mishra shares some insightful information on the growth of the alternative dairy market worldwide.

Speaker: Shalini Mishra

DAY 3 - MORNING

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26 JULY 2021

Talk

11:00 AM-12:00 Pm ist

Talk

12:00-12:30 PM IST

Talk

12:30-1:00 PM IST

Q/A

1:00-1:30 PM IST

1:30-2:00 PM IST

FOR EVERY PLANT-FORWARD ENTREPRENUER

GROWING SELF SUSTAINED FOOD FORESTS

While the demand for consumer goods is increasing, the need to restore the earth is becoming more pressing. In this talk, the founder of India's first vegan food forest shares the key elements of wasteland reclamation, reforestation and sustainable living.

Speakers: Aviram Rozin (Founder and Director, Sadhana Forest)

How Water Can Affect Our Food Innovation & Systems

Water is one of the most important elements on our blue planet. Here is a technology which balances the state of water! Making it coherent. Somarka full spectrum coherent water is made by converting normal tap water into its liquid crystalline state, by restructuring how the H2O molecules are arranged.

Speakers: Rudolf Zantinge (Scientist & Co-Founder, Water and Light)

Awards & networking session

Veganism has always been rooted in The Indian Culture 

Abhay Danaam is a non-profit organization committed to helping and rescuing animals in need. Hear about their work, how you can contribute and spread the message.

Speakers: Gaurav Jain (Trustee, Sansthanam Abhay Daanam)

Veganism in the Light of Vedanta

Vedanta philosopher Acharya Prashanta shares his enlightening words on the link between spirituality, environmental action and veganism. 

Speakers: Acharya Prashant (Vedanta Philosopher, Author of 60+ books, Ex-Civil Servant)

DAY3 - AFTERNOON

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DAY 4

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26 JULY 2021

Panel

2:00-3:00 pm ist

Talk

3:00-4:00 PM ist

Talk

4:00-4:30 pm ist

Panel

5:00-6:00 PM IST

DAY 4

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THE NEXT IN PLANT-FORWARD FASHION

NOT JUST GHAAS PHOOS:
MEeT THE MASTERCHEFS

What will we wear in 2051? Innovators of Pinatex and Vegan Wool share insights

Is it possible to truly achieve carbon neutral fashion? Discover the practical solutions and alternatives offered by Indian artisans and designers. Lesser known materials and evergreen skills passed on from generations.

Speakers: Melanie Broyé-Engelkes (CEO, Ananas Anam Ltd / Piñatex), Gowri Shankar (Founder, Faborg)

Will Hybrids foods and materials EVER work?

To be announced!

Is material the next big innovation?

Vegan leather made from cacti, pineapples, or discarded flowers? Or fermented mushroom cell-based leather? Are there water-soluble bioplastics? This intriguing panel discussion highlights these technologies and their commercial viability in the Indian market.

Speakers: Stephanie Downs (Co-Founder, Material Innovation Initiative), Ambika Magotra (Fashion and Design Professor and Researcher, Pearl Academy)

26 JULY 2021

Panel

2:00-3:00 Pm ist

Talk

3:00-3:30 PM IST

Q/A

3:30-4:00 PM IST

What Will We Wear In 2051? Innovators of Pinatex & Vegan Wool Share Insights

Vegan wool and pineapple leather - what is the future of materials in India? How can one adopt a 100% sustainable business model? The CEOs of two of most innovative companies - Pinatex and FABORG come together to share their insights on how to grow a sustainable fashion business.

Speakers: Melanie Broye-Engelkes (CEO, Ananas Anam/Pinatex), Gowri Shankar (Founder, FABORG)

Clean Beauty Products & Vegan Salons Are The Need of The Hour: Veda Earth Shares Insights

Can vegan and cruelty-free beauty products revolutionize the industry? The founder of Vedaearth highlights consumer preferences and the importance of embracing clean beauty trends.

Speakers: Divya Dinesh (Founder, Vedaearth)

How to become a child hero

Two teenagers share their journey about discovering a plant-based diet and creating change in their community. Meet Sohag, a 13-year-old practicing vegan from Kolkata in a fireside chat with Genesis Butler, the famous teen animal rights activist.

Speakers: Genesis Butler (14-year-old Animal Rights Activist), Sohag Poddar (13-year-old Indian Animal Rights Activist)

27 JULY 2021

11:00 am-12:00 pm ist

12:00-1:00 pm ist

1:30-2:00 pm ist

2:00-3:00 pm ist

3:15-4:15 pm ist

4:15-5:15 pm ist

5:15-5:45 pm ist

Ayurvedic vegan cooking

Vegan cooking has always had roots in India. Yes, perhaps you're wondering, 'But what about all that ghee?' Let's demistify the process and science of ayurvedic plant-based cooking in this panel. 

Demo by: Vinita Contractor (Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach)

THE KING OF TEMPEH

This humble food is an underated source of plant protein. But can you make it at home? Moreover, can you make it delicious? Learn from the global leader of tempeh!

Speaker: Dr. Susianto Tseng (Doctor of Nutrition and Expert on Tempeh)

Bonus Demo: Seth Tibbot (Founder & CEO, Tofurky)

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Creating a movement at an early stage: Challenges and Opportunities

Some of the leaders who have played key roles in growing the vegan movement in India share their learnings, focus and strategies of bringing in a wave of change. Their useful insights help answer how to create social change across categories for one of the largest social justice movement of our times.

Speakers: Shankar Narayan (Founder, Satvik Vegan Society), Atul Doshi (Co-Founder, Ahimsa Fest), Dr. Manilal Valliyate (CEO, PETA India)

Why being vegan isn't enough: Expansion of the ideology

An inner shift initiates the journey toward evolution and changing external patterns. This internal discovery is critical in shaping the growth story of an individual, an organization, or a community, all of which can only grow when new ideas are welcomed. However, some fundamentals are always important in shaping this growth story. What are these, and why are they so important in 2021?

Speakers: Robin Singh (Co-founder, Peepal Farm)

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT DAIRY-FREE CURD

Tips, hacks, variations, ingredients, temperatures, techniques... and everything else to know about making your perfect curd!

Demo by: Neha Ranglani (Integrative Nutritionist and Health Coach)

COOKING DEMO - indian vegan desserts: we share the ultimate cheatsheet

Secrets, secrets, secrets... revealed! This is the demo all you sweet lovers have been waiting for.

Demo by: Kanchan Rawat (Vegan Chef & Youtuber)

A beginner's guide to going vegan

How do you start out on a plant-based diet? How do you get enough protein, iron and calcium? Nutritionist Manpreet Kalra and wellness coach Sandhya Krishnan guide you through the first steps of going vegan.

Speaker: Manpreet Kalra (Head Nutritionist at The Santulan), Sandhya Krishnan (Wellness and Mindfullness Coach)