Programme – Day 3

Key to Event tracks
Young People and Education
Sustainable Planet
Focus on Markets
Social enterprise ecosystem
Key Business Sectors
Big Economic Issues
Day 3: Friday 14th September
Full plenary
The collaborative economy and the future of business

Chair: Mairi Mackay, British Council and SEWF CIC (UK)

Speakers: Dai Powell, HCT Group (UK), Indy Johar, Dark Matter Labs (UK),  Faraz Khan, SEED Ventures (Pakistan) + speaker TBC

Full plenary
The best of social enterprise - overcoming challenges, changing lives (part 2)

Chair: Paula Woodman, British Council (UK)

Speakers: Kibret Abebe, Tebita Ambulance (Ethiopia) and Bruktawit Tigabu,Whiz Kids (Ethiopia)

Coffee and exhibition
Innovative social enterprise approaches to reducing poverty and inequality

Chair: Lord Victor Adebowale, Turning Point (England)

Speakers: Celia Hodson, HeyGirls CIC (Scotland), Alan Mahon, Brewgooder (Scotland),  Tamra Ryan, Women’s Bean Project (USA) and Marie Marin, Employers For Childcare (Northern Ireland)

Social enterprise ecosystems – accelerating sector growth and global impact

Chair: Alex Hannant, Pocketknife (New Zealand)

Speakers: Nancy Neamtan, Chantier de l’Economie Sociale (Canada), Polly Chapman, Impact Hub Inverness (Scotland), Mark Hillen, Social Enterprise Netherlands (Netherlands), Jan Olsson, REVES Network (Sweden) and Dr In-sun Kim, KOSEA (South Korea)

Entrepreneurship for social impact

Chair: Louise Aitken, Ākina Foundation (New Zealand)

Speakers: Sarah Crawley, iSE (England),  Yasmin Ahmad Mazlani, NeOOne/Social Enterprise Academy (Malaysia) and Josiah Lockhart, Firstport (Scotland)

Social investment - approaches focussed on inclusive economic growth

Chair: Abbie Rumbold, Bates Wells Braithwaite (UK)

Speakers: Nicola Steuer, School for Social Entrepreneurs (UK),  Thamina Anwar, Trade not Riba Foundation (New Zealand), Adrian Appo, First Australians Capital (Australia), Nigel Kershaw, Big Issue Invest (UK) and Alastair Davis, Social Investment Scotland (Scotland)

Session sponsor Bates Wells Braithwaite

Places and networks - building social enterprise community and capital

Chair: James Dunbar, New Start Highland (Scotland)

Speakers: Clive Hirst, Social Enterprise Solutions (England), Chris Martin, Callander Youth Project (Scotland), Caryn Capriccioso, interSector Partners, L3C (USA) and Mary Sinclair, Senscot (Scotland)

Empowering communities through asset ownership and participation

Chair: Derek Walker, Wales Co-operative Centre (Wales)

Speakers: Sandra Holmes, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (Scotland) and Francois Vermette,  Chantier de L’Économie Sociale du Québec (Canada)


Chair: Lauren Sears,  Common Good Solutions/Social Enterprise Institute (Canada)

1) Marketing the social enterprise advantage – Kresse Wesling, Elvis & Kresse (UK)

2) Use of data to drive your business – Ben Gleisner, Conscious Consumers (New Zealand)

3) Bridging the gender gap economically – Rania Ayman, Entreprenelle (Egypt)

Participative session
Best practice models of social enterprise consulting and capacity building

Lead contributors: Zoe Fillingham, Fresh Sight (Scotland), Kate Welch, Acumen Social Ventures (UK) and TBC, CEIS (Scotland)

Cross-border collaboration - best practice and transferability

Facilitators: Ana Umbelino, Torres Vedras (Portugal), Maria Baracsi,  Ifka and RaiSE (Hungary) and Rich Chen, Impact Hub Taipei (Taiwan)

Workshop sponsor: RaiSE


Lunch and exhibition
Workshop + lunch
Legal issues, global perspectives

Speakers: Duncan Osler, MacRoberts LLP (Scotland), Roberto Randazzo,  European Social Enterprise Law Association (ESELA), Nicholas Glicher, TrustLaw (UK) and Abbie Rumbold, Bates Wells Braithwaite (UK)

Workshop + lunch
MAKE your story

Facilitator: Mikey Leung, Digital Storytellers (Australia)

Join Digital Storytellers and discover the basics of how to bring your impact story to life through video, using smartphones and affordable technology.

Please bring along any video or recording devices that you would like to use for digital storytelling projects in the future. This could be your smartphone, tablet, camera, audio recording device, microphones etc.

Grab your lunch before joining this lunchtime workshop from 1310-1410

Workshop + lunch
Deep Dive into Scotland’s business support for social enterprise service, “Just Enterprise”

Chair: TBC

Speakers: Anne-Marie Allan, CEIS (Scotland),  Richard Whitcomb, consultant (Scotland) and TBC

The myth of sustainability is damaging the social enterprise sector

Chair: Aidan Pia, Senscot (Scotland)

For: Alastair Wilson, School for Social Entrepreneurs (UK) and Peter Frampton, Learning Enrichment Foundation (Canada)

Against: Susan Aktemel, Homes for Good (Scotland) and June O’Sullivan, London Early Years (England)

Equality and fair work

Chair: Lorraine Corcoran, Afanite/Social Finance Foundation (Ireland)

Speakers: Pauline Graham, Social Firms Scotland (Scotland), Janice Abbott, Atira Women’s Resource Society (Canada) and speaker TBC

Sustainable Planet – opportunities for social enterprise engagement

Chair: Eric Lombardi, EcoCycle (USA)

Speakers: Sarah Chisholm, Resource Recovery Australia (Australia), Jonathon Porritt, Forum for the Future (England), Kresse Wesling, Elvis & Kresse (UK) and TBC, Zero Waste Scotland (Scotland)

Creative and cultural social enterprises

Chair: Rachael Brown, Cultural Enterprise Office (Scotland)

Speakers: Andres Morales, Living in Minca/Minca Ventures (Colombia), Malcolm Maclean, The St Kilda Centre – Ionad Hiort (Scotland) and Liliek Setiawan, Creative City Network (Indonesia)

Ambition and vision in the world of WISE (work integration social enterprises)

Chair: Kila Englebrook, Social Enterprise Alliance USA

Speakers: Bill Morris and Tom Moloney, Blue Star Recyclers (USA), Jack Su, Children are Us (Taiwan) and Jamie Lawson, Haven PTS (Scotland)

Teaching and Learning - upskilling social enterprises and entrepreneurs

Co-chairs: Prof. Lesley McAra, University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and Prof. Jae-gu Kim, Myongji University (South Korea)

Speakers: Kendra Walsh, Expert Impact (England), Sam Baumber, Social Enterprise Academy (Scotland), Prof. Yih Jeng, National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan) and Stephanie Pronk, Common Good Solutions/Social Enterprise Institute (Canada)


Chair: David Upton, Common Good Solutions/Social Enterprise Institute (Canada)

1) Stimulating social enterprise growth – the Places model – Sarah Crawley, iSE (UK)

2) Mobilising rural communities for social action – Matt Pfahlert, ACRE (Australia)

3) Connecting rural women with global markets – Yash Ranga, Jaipur Rugs (India)

Participative session
Social enterprise approaches to supporting ex-offenders and preventing recidivism

Lead contributors: David Parks, Skill Mill (England) and TBC

Innovations in health

Chair: Ian Walker, Johnson & Johnson (Scotland)

Speakers: Lucy Fraser, Albyn Housing (Scotland), Professor Jo Pritchard MBE, Director of Health and Social Care, Social Enterprise UK (UK) and Johnny Wang, iHealthexpress (Taiwan)

Coffee and exhibition
Closing remarks and handover ceremony
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 either up to 48 or up to 80 delegates (depending on room).

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.