Veganism Skyrockets In China As 20,000 Expected To Attend Major Conference

Thousands of people will be looking to learn more about the movement at this epic event
The event shows China's growing interest in veganism (Photo: Grace Tan)

Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend a vegan conference in Beijing's China National Convention Center later this month.

2017 Autumn ChinaFit Vegan Conference is a major vegan themed event in Beijing, featuring activities, vegan art exhibition, and informative talks about health, fitness, bodybuilding, environment, global vegan movement, and much more. 

It is part of the ChinaFit Fitness Convention and Tradeshow, which is the largest annual event of the Chinese commercial fitness industry.

A growing movement

In order to accommodate the crowds, the 17 ChinaFit Convention and Tradeshow will occupy four floors covering 25,000 square meters exhibition area.

One entire floor will be dedicated to the 2017 ChinaFit Vegan Conference, which will have a main stage, an all-day classroom, four themed exhibition areas, and a 300sqm food court among other facilities.

The event will be held at the China National Convention Center

Event highlights

Vegan art exhibition 

This will take place throughout the two-day event, featuring 14 vegan artists, including Catalina Plaza, Emma Lord, Evelyn Suttle, Leigh Sanders, Lynda Bell, Mystic Missy Fu, Nigel Follett, Paula Menetrey, Philip McCulloch-Downs, Reverz Lab, OneHeart Illustration, Sara Sechi, Twyla Francois, and Verite Mora Valle.

Virtual reality film

Produced by Animal Equality, the iAnimal VR kits will be available at the event for visitors to view the virtual reality chicken and pig farm films, as well as the latest film about dairy farms. Come join us and experience this groundbreaking VR innovation.

Beijing is the first city in China to host the iAnimal VR experience.

Information

VENUE

China National Convention Center

No. 7 Tianchendonglu, Chaoyang, Beijing

DATE & TIME

November 14-15, 2017 09:00 – 18:00

Opening ceremony begins at 08:50 on Nov 14

COST: FREE, except for forums and classes

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Grace Han is a Senior UX Designer, she is also the co-founder and Managing Director of UK charity Towards a Compassionate Nation (TACN.ORG). She has been helping Animal Equality, Veganuary, Viva!, Mercy for Animals and many other non-profit organisations promote their campaigns in China. Throughout the years Grace has built a wide network of contacts in Beijing, including local NGOs, vegan businesses, vegan individuals and skilled volunteers, along with the team at TACN they have organised many vegan outreach and educational social events in Beijing. You can follow her @TACN_Grace on Twitter

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