In Conversation with Vegan & Plant-Based Entrepreneurs

Networking & Panel Discussion


6.30pm to 8.30pm at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Newtown (opposite the train station)

Are you a vegan or plant-based business owner, thinking of becoming one, or are interested in finding out more about this exciting and fast-growing sector?

Awesome! Join us for an evening of networking and a panel discussion on all things vegan and plant-based entrepreneurship!

Three leading vegan and plant-based entrepreneurs will join host Katrina Fox, founder of Vegan Business Media to find out what it really takes to run a business on these principles, the latest trends in the sector, and much more.

You'll also get a chance to ask questions, as well as network with panelists and other like-minded folks committed to ethical entrepreneurship.

Jessica Bailey is the founder of the Cruelty Free Shop, which started as an online store in 2001 from her home and now has two physical stores, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne. Jess also hosts the Vegan Day Out events in both cities. 

Ken Israel has been the owner of Iku Wholefood since 1990, after buying the whole food plant-based café in Glebe from its original owners in 1985. Since then the company has expanded into other locations across Sydney & provides catering services. 

Amal Dermelkonian migrated to Australia in 1993. She worked as an industrial engineer before joining the family business Syndian Natural Food Products in 2001 a year after its inception, as a co-director responsible for sales and logistics.

Katrina Fox (Host) is an award-winning journalist, content creator & PR consultant and the founder of Vegan Business Media. She hosts the Vegan Business Talk podcast and is the author of Vegan Ventures: Start & Grow an Ethical Business.


6.30pm – 7pm: Networking 7pm – 7.45pm: Panel Q&A 7.45pm – 8.05pm: Audience Q&A 8.05pm – 8.30pm: Networking  

Light refreshments & snacks will be provided

Sponsorship & press opportunities: Email katrina [at] veganbusinessmedia [dotcom]


PLEASE NOTE: Live and online events are subject to NO REFUNDS and NO CANCELLATIONS after purchase, unless O’Keefe & Fox Industries Pty Ltd, t/as Vegan Business Media cancels the event, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may, however, transfer your registration to another ELIGIBLE person – let us know in writing (email is fine). By purchasing live or online events from O’Keefe & Fox Industries Pty Ltd t/as Vegan Business Media, you understand that we have a no refund, no cancellation policy. Payments are processed via Stripe.  

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WHERE: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown (opposite Newtown train station)

WHEN: Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 

TIME: 6.30pm to 8.30pm 

QUERIES: Email katrina [at] veganbusinessmedia [dotcom]