Programme – Day 2

Key to Event tracks
Young People and Education
Sustainable Planet
Focus on Markets
Social enterprise ecosystem
Key Business Sectors
Big Economic Issues
Day 2: Thursday 13th September
Full plenary
Corporate social challenges - a new era of commercial/social collaboration

Chair: TBC (SAP)

Speakers: Phillip Ullman, Cordant Group (UK), Julian Hooks, Johnson & Johnson (USA), TBC, PwC + speakers TBC x 2

Keynote address by Michael Sheen
Coffee and exhibition
Non traditional business models - rapid fire round focussing on innovators and disruptors

Chair: Bob Keiller, Scottish Enterprise (Scotland)

Speakers: Marcia Nozick, Embers (Canada), Jaison Hoernel, Good Cycle (Australia), Karina Macleod, Senscot Legal (Scotland), Dave Linton, Madlug (Northern Ireland), Sebastian Rocca, Micro Rainbow International (UK) + speakers TBC x 3

Social enterprise - a vital model for rural economies

Chair: TBC

Speakers: Matt Pfahlert, Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurs (Australia), Ailsa Clark, InspirAlba (Scotland), Melat Yosef, VitaBite Nutrition, Ethiopia + speaker TBC

Inspiring and engaging young social enterprise leaders and entrepreneurs
Chair: TBC

Speakers: Andrew Bailie, FreshSight (Scotland), Lindsey Hall, Real Ideas CIC (England) + speaker TBC

Attracting talent to social enterprise

Chair: TBC

Speakers: Rick Zwetsch, interSector Partners, L3C (USA) and Collette Norval, Social Stuff (Scotland)

Social procurement - opening markets for social enterprise

Chair: TBC

Speakers: Robin Fallas, MacRoberts LLP (Scotland), Julia Cambage, TRY Australia (Australia) + speakers TBC x 2


1) Getting ready for social investment – Susan Aktemel, Homes for Good (Scotland)

2) Crowdfunding for social enterprises – Tom Dawkins, StartSomeGood (Australia)

3) The importance of the right organisation structure – Duncan Osler, MacRoberts LLP (Scotland)

Participative session
Hubs and co-working as a social enterprise driver

Facilitators: Claire Carpenter, The Melting Pot (Scotland) and Brian Weaver, Impact Hub Inverness (Scotland)

Contributors: TBC

Participative session
Marketing and communicating your competitive advantage

Facilitators: Tom Allen, Impact Boom (Australia), Julie Pybus, Pioneers Post (UK) and Adam Pilsbury, British Council (UK)

Contributors: TBC

Participative session
Family business succession - opportunity for social enterprise?

Facilitators: Kate Welch, Acumen Social Ventures (UK) + TBC

Contributors: TBC

Lunch and exhibition
Social enterprise, it's not about the structure, it's about the impact

Chair: Mel Young, Homeless World Cup (Scotland)

For: Alex Hannant, Pocketknife (New Zealand) and Elisa Birnbaum, SEE Change Magazine (Canada)

Against: Charlie Wigglesworth, Social Enterprise UK (UK) and Deborah Grant, Shoogle (Scotland)

Social enterprise ecosystems, accelerating social enterprise development

Co-chairs: Duncan Osler, MacRoberts LLP (Scotland) and Rachael McCormack, SEWF Associate (UK)

Speakers: Catherine Scott, Community Development and Homelessness Partnerships Directorate, ESDC, Federal Government of Canada (Canada), Lill Healy, Deputy Secretary – Policy, Programs, Small Business & Employment, Victoria State Government, (Australia) + speakers TBC

Using impact data to build brand credibility and sustainable growth

Chair: TBC

Speakers: Karen Lynch, Belu Water (England), Mick Jackson, Wildhearts (Scotland) and Carrie McKellogg, REDF (USA)

Social enterprises, finding and creating market opportunities

Chair: TBC

Speakers: Robbie Norval, Lingo Flamingo (Scotland), Samantha Jones, Little Yellow Bird (New Zealand), Ingrid Webb, Shetland Soap Company (Scotland) and Graham Lewis, Green Propeller Recycling (Canada)

Harnessing the potential of housing associations as drivers of social enterprise

Chair: TBC

Speakers: Craig Sanderson, Link Group (Scotland), David Eddy, Vancouver Native Housing (Canada) + speaker TBC

Workshop Sponsor: Link Group



1) Leveraging corporate and foundation partnerships – Mike Curtin, DC Central Kitchen (USA)

2) Social innovation and innovative collaboration

3) Harnessing talent for social impact – SAP Social Sabbaticals – Alex van der Ploeg, SAP

Participative session
Social enterprise - addressing SDGs through international engagement

Facilitators: Elena Casolari, OPES Impact Fund (Italy) + TBC

Contributors: Eoghan Mackie, Challenges Worldwide (Scotland) + TBC

Participative session
An introduction to social procurement

Facilitators: Sean Barnes, Ākina Foundation (New Zealand) and Roddy Stewart, CEIS (Scotland)

Contributors: TBC


Participative session
The resurgence of co-operative social enterprise models

Facilitators: Samuel Barco, REVES Network (Spain) and Martin Meteyard, Co-operative Development Scotland (Scotland)

Contributors: TBC

Coffee and exhibition
Full plenary
Tech for good

Chair: Minister Audrey Tang, Government of Taiwan (Taiwan)

Speakers: Howard Weinstein, Solar Ear (Brazil), Ray Coyle, Auticon (UK), Nicole Geller, Digital Superheroes Academy (Thailand) + speaker TBC

Programme Notes


These sessions will be delivered as a traditional plenary or panel where delegates will have the opportunity to pose questions via the event app. Session capacities will range from 200 – 1,200 delegates.


There will be two debates, where we explore serious topics using an adversarial format with teams supporting and opposing a motion. These sessions will be energetic, humorous and deliberately provocative to raise awareness of sensitive issues. Delegates will have the opportunity to pose questions via the event app. Session capacity will be up to 600 delegates.


These are 15-minute filmed sessions delivered by topic experts. Delegates will have the opportunity to pose questions at the end of filming. These sessions will be streamed live via Facebook Live and available online via SEI post-event. Session capacity will be up to 200 delegates.


These are sessions designed to delve deeper into topics explored in plenaries. Delegates will hear short presentations from topic experts and this will be followed by discussion. At least 50% of the time will be allocated to participation. Session capacity will be up to 48 delegates.

Participative sessions
These sessions will have no AV and are designed to offer delegates the opportunity to actively contribute to a range of topics facilitated by expert chairs. Delegates will be invited to identify their potential contribution via the event registration system. Confirmed contributors will be named on the online programme and involved in pre-event co-production with the session facilitator. Session capacity will be 16-24 delegates.