South Africa’s largest vegan food & lifestyle event, The Fry’s Annual Green Meeting (AGM), is back and it’s bigger and better than ever! JHB, clear your diaries now because this one is not to be missed, sprout’s honour.
After last year’s sold-out event, we’re excited to announce that the AGM ’17 will take place on the 12th of November at Katy’s Palace Bar in Sandton. Prepare to be transported very far away, into a place where the exotic complements the old, and where other-worldliness is highlighted by a breathtaking backdrop of the City of Gold’s skyline.
It’s a celebration of all things plant-based: From an incredible lineup of local and international speakers, to gourmet food (A vegan event wouldn’t be complete without amazing tasty and Insta-worthy food, right?!); great vegan goodie bags; vendors showcasing some incredible vegan goodies on sale; competitions; and of course, a couple of surprises.
So who is on the lineup?
We are thrilled to host Sebastian Joy for his first talk in South Africa. Sebastian is one of the leading figures in the international vegan movement. He is the founder and CEO of ProVeg International, the world’s leading international pro-vegan food awareness organisation. He is also the Vice President of the European Vegetarian Union and the creator of VeggieWorld – a festival that takes place in 14 cities in Europe. Join the movement and learn how to be as effective and strategic as we can in influencing the big players within society to move from an animal-based diet to a plant-based diet.
The vegan UK stand-up comedian has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award twice, won a bunch of other awards, appeared on a selection of TV shows, and has traveled the world performing at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The New Zealand Comedy Festival and pretty much every other comedy festival there is. And now he’s coming to South Africa for the first time as one of the speakers and our MC. Get ready for a few funny jokes about…well, vegetables. Come have a good laugh with us.
Founder of The Unogwaja Charitable Trust & shoOops! (aka Red Socks), social entrepreneur, ultra-athlete and philanthropist, is there anything John hasn’t done? He completed a 1670 km bike ride in 10 days across South Africa from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg followed by the Comrades Marathon on day 11 as part of the Unogwaja Challenge, raising money for charity and inspiring a message across the country. He has many heartfelt and uplifting stories to tell which he will be sharing with us! Not to be missed!
Dr Paul Palmer
Dr Paul Palmer is a registered Chiropractor and plant-based nutrition expert. He has helped people reverse diabetes type 2, lower cholesterol and lose weight as well as alleviate fatigue and stress in the workplace as part of his employee wellness clinical services. He holds the health and nutrition portfolio for the South African Vegan Society and is one of the leading advocates for a plant-based diet in SA. Join us and come learn about evidence-based plant-based nutrition!
You mentioned something about winning?
In keeping with this year’s theme of ‘Inspiring Change’ we would love to hear from you about how Fry’s has helped you to Inspire Change in your own life. This could be a story about how Fry’s products helped you or a loved one improve your health, or how you’ve used Fry’s to introduce friends and family to the benefits of a plant-based diet – or any other way that Fry’s products, events or other messaging has helped you.
We’ll showcase the stories at The #FrysAGM, and our favourite story will WIN A FRY’S HAMPER WORTH R2000! Only attendees of the Fry’s Annual Green Meeting: Inspiring Change (Joburg) are legible to win the prize. Enter by sending us an inbox message over social media or email email@example.com with your story and the words INSPIRING CHANGE at the top of the message.
You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy the AGM. All are welcome – the plant munchers, the animal lovers, those wanting a healthier lifestyle, and the folks who are looking for good food and fun!
So come hang out, eat great food, learn about the benefits of eating a plant-based diet and make lasting connections with other passionate people!
Will you join us?
Get your tickets here: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/31420-annual-green-meeting-inspiring-change-joburg/#/
And RSVP to our FB event here and share the love #FrysAGM: http://bit.ly/2wx7Zxx