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Sunday, November 1 • 17:30 - 18:15
Vegan Business and Media Leaders Panel (Raw Events)

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Vegan Business and Media Leaders PANEL. 'Inspiring tales and expert tips on how to succeed in building your business and marketing your message.' 

Description: Hear from founders of plant-based products and services, coaches, authors, brand ambassadors and entrepreneurs who have become leaders in the health, fitness, food and publishing industries. Attend this panel to be inspired by how these Aussie trailblazers got started in business and how harnessing the power of the the media played a part in their success.

Areas we will cover:
- Background on establishment and motivation behind speakers' businesses/blogs/social media etc 
- How to build a successful career in the health and fitness industry to help you live your passion and help others
- Secrets to leveraging social media, branding and partnerships
- The 'new vegan economy': How to buy in for big change
MC/moderator: Lucy Stegley (Raw Events, Evolved Generation)

Panelists: 
Ash Sonthalia (Mantra Lounge restaurant, and travel business owner)
Billy Simmonds (entertainment industry, Mr Natural Universe 2009, supplement business owner)
Pana Barbounis (Pana Chocolate founder, business owner)
Paul Mathis (multi-restauranteur)
Katrina Fox (marketing expert, PR specialist, author) 
Matthew Bate (author, trainer, sportsperson, former AFL player, entrepreneur)

Moderators
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Lucy Stegley

Founder of Raw Events, SmoothieGirl, Evolved Generation team member, Raw Events
Lucy Stegley:  Professional Speaker and MCLucy Stegley (aka SmoothieGirl) has been sharing her passion for highlighting healthy plant-based lifestyles since founding the event hosting and promotions service Raw Events in 2010. Lucy also ran the world’s first 100% vegan university... Read More →

Presenters
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Pana Barbounis

Founder, Pana Chocolate
Pana grew up in a migrant family in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Beginning his hospitality career at age 16 as a dishwasher, Pana was noticeably driven to learn and move up, and by the time he was 21 he had opened his first business. From there he explored a plethora of ventures... Read More →
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Matthew Bate

Author, Ex-AFL player, Sports Nutritionist, 365 Days of Wholeness
Matt played 102 senior games over 8 years as a professional AFL (Australian Football League) footballer for the Melbourne Demons football club. He is now a published author, health coach, and a certified holistic sports nutrition practitioner. Matt is extremely passionate about educating... Read More →
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Katrina Fox

Journalist & Author, Vegan Business Media
From being chased by riot police during a demonstration against a farm breeding kittens for vivisection in the UK, to advising a high-profile whistleblower in Australia, Katrina Fox proudly helps rebels with causes to make a positive difference in the world by sharing their stories... Read More →
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Paul Mathis

Cofounder, chef, Supercharger
Paul is the founder of Supercharger - a restaurant with two locations in Melbourne serving delicious healthy vegan food, smoothies and desserts. Paul has had a long career in the restaurant industry and will be part of the Vegan Business & Media Leaders Panel on the Speakers' Stage... Read More →
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Billy Simmonds

athlete and entrepreneur, PranaOn
Billy Simmonds first stepped on stage as a bodybuilder in 2007, and has since gone on to win competitions internationally and turned professional. Many people in society do not associate strength with a vegan diet. Billy Simmonds shatters that myth as he demonstrates how he has achieved... Read More →
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Ash Sonthalia

Owner, Mantra Lounge
Mantra Lounge owner Ash Sonthalia says,“Mantra Lounge is all about changing perceptions, like the idea that vegan food is expensive or inaccessible.” Ash will be presenting on the Vegan Business & Media Leaders Panel hosted and moderated by Raw Events.About Mantra Lounge: Mantra... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 17:30 - 18:15 AEDT
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