Heather Mills to speak at this year’s EMCON event

Businesswoman Heather Mills, who has expanded her international award-winning plant based vegan company VBites by opening two sites in the North East, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at EMCON, the flagship event for EMN.

She will share an insight into her entrepreneurial journey by outlining her plans for the area, why she chose to extend her vegan empire in the North East and her thoughts on the future of the business and its plans for growth.

Heather will also take part in this year’s industry leaders’ panel debate, organised by EMN in conjunction with Jackson Hogg Recruitment, the event’s delivery partner. The debate will include a question and answer session which enables the audience to participate.

David Land, who is Chairman of EMN, said: “There’s been a huge and understandable level of interest from the business community around the opening of the VBites manufacturing facility in Peterlee so we’re delighted to have secured Ms Mills as our keynote speaker at EMCON 2019.

“It’s a real coup for our event to secure someone of Ms Mills’ profile and will certainly generate a new level of excitement around the event.”

Last year VBites purchased the former Walkers Crisps factory in Peterlee and has recently added to their portfolio the Proctor and Gamble plant in Seaton Delaval, which has established VBites as the leading pioneer in plant-based foods and owning the largest related manufacturing facilities in the world totalling over 600,000 square feet.

VBites is an award-winning manufacturing company which makes plant-based foods replicating 130 meat, fish and dairy products. VBites exports to 24 countries globally and has won over 80 awards.

For more information on the 2019 event visit emcon.show.