About the Kapiti Expo

On to our second Expo!


After our hugely successful inaugural Expo in 2018, we’re back this year promising bigger and better!

The Expo is about sharing knowledge and ideas. It will include information about vegan food and health, information on environmental factors and animal rights and welfare. But the big focus will be the food as it is the food that sells vegan lifestyle.

There will be stallholders offering delicious vegan food, free tasters and a range of dishes both new and familiar but served vegan style. There will be cooking demonstrations and breakout rooms for guest speakers and vegan film screenings.

Whether peoples’ motives to be vegan are driven by their dietary needs, environmental concerns or animal welfare issues or just a love of great plant-based food, the timing is right for an Expo in the Wellington region that helps provide those answers and share information.

Profits from the Kapiti Vegan Expo go to the vegan community.

Who are the organisers?

Cath Chittenden

Cath organised the first Kapiti Vegan Expo in 2018 and has volunteered at the Christchurch and Whangarei Vegan Expos. She has worked in the not for profit sector for most of her life. As a new vegan, Cath wants to make veganism as accessible and easy as possible for everyone.

Yolanda Soryl

Yolanda has been vegan since 1989 and is a long standing animal rights and veganism advocate. Yolanda started the first expo in Christchurch in 2007 and now has 13 under her belt. She is also President of the Christchurch Vegan Society, the recipient of the profits made from the Kapiti Vegan Expo.

Anthony Terry

Anthony has been a vegan and animal rights advocate for almost 30 years and is responsible for designing and managing the Vegan Expo website, branding materials and social media channels.




“A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use.”Joseph Poore, lead researcher, University of Oxford

About the Vegan Expo

2019 marks the second Vegan Expo in Kapiti. This year promises to be even bigger and better thanks to a massive new marquee. This inspiring, entirely plant-based food and lifestyle is a not-to-be missed event! Bring your friends and see you there.

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