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
Yoga by Kotte
Full plenary
Corporate social challenges - a new era of commercial/social collaboration

Chair: Dr. Marcell Vollmer, SAP Ariba (Germany)

Speakers: Phillip Ullmann, Cordant Group (UK), Julian Hooks, Johnson & Johnson (USA), Jeremy Willis, PwC (UK) and Adele Peek, Foundation for Young Australians (Australia)

Keynote address
Interviewed by Sally Magnusson, broadcaster and writer
Coffee and exhibition
Non-traditional business models - rapid fire round focussing on innovators and disruptors

Chairs: Bob Keiller and Darah Zahran, Scottish Enterprise (Scotland)

Speakers: Alisdair Clements, INCH Architecture+Design (Scotland),
Marcia Nozick, EMBERS (Canada), Jaison Hoernel, Good Cycles
(Australia), Darcy Wood, Aki Energy (Canada), Karina Macleod, Senscot
Legal (Scotland), Dave Linton, Madlug (Northern Ireland), Ayatam
Simeneh, Beautiful Minds (Ethiopia), Sebastian Rocca, Micro Rainbow
International (UK)

Social enterprise - a vital model for rural economies

Chair: Lorne Crerar, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (Scotland)

Speakers: Matt Pfahlert, Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurs (Australia), Ailsa Clark, InspirAlba (Scotland), Melat Yosef, VitaBite Nutrition (Ethiopia) and David Upton, Common Good Solutions/Social Enterprise Institute (Canada)

Inspiring and engaging young social enterprise leaders and entrepreneurs

Chairs: Jan Owen AM, Foundation for Young Australians (Australia) and Jim Schorr, Vanderbilt University/SEWF CIC (USA)

Speakers: Andrew Bailie, FreshSight (Scotland),  Lindsey Hall, Real Ideas CIC (England) and Noa Woolloff, Inspiring Stories (New Zealand)

Social enterprise - addressing SDGs through international engagement

Chair: Elena Casolari, OPES Impact Fund/SEWF CIC (Italy)

Speakers: Eoghan Mackie, Challenges Worldwide (Scotland), Uma Prajapati, Upasana Integral Design (India), Louise Scott, PwC (UK) and Matt Sparkes, Linklaters (UK), Severin Luebke, DFID (UK)

Social procurement - opening markets for social enterprise

Chair: Corinne Baggley, ESDC, Federal Government of Canada

Speakers: Robin Fallas, MacRoberts LLP (Scotland), Julia Cambage, TRY Australia (Australia), Kent Roberts, Nova Scotia Government (Canada) and Olivia Cozzolino, Social Traders (Australia)


Chair: Mike Kennedy, Common Good Solutions/Social Enterprise Institute (Canada)

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

Lead contributors: Claire Carpenter, The Melting Pot (Scotland), Brian Weaver, Impact Hub Inverness (Scotland) and Andrew Croft, CAN (England)

Participative session
Marketing and communicating your competitive advantage

Lead contributors:  Tom Allen, Impact Boom (Australia), Julie Pybus, Pioneers Post (UK), Adam Pillsbury, British Council (Canada) and Eliane Trindade, Folha de São Paulo (Brazil)

Participative session
Financial inclusion - social enterprise and fintech approaches

Lead contributors: Helene Rodgers, MoneyMatix (Scotland), Kieran Daly, Big Issue Invest (UK) and Raj Ramanandi, Friendly Fires (England)

Lunch and exhibition
Workshop + lunch
FIND your story

Facilitator: Mikey Leung, Digital Storytellers (Australia)

Digital Storytellers invites you to the FIND Your Impact Story workshop which will take you through their methodology for developing captivating stories to connect, inspire and spark action.

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.

Lunch available in room

Workshop + lunch
Empowering the next generation: Social enterprise in schools

Chair: Jim Gillespie, Kibble Group (Scotland)

Speakers: Juliet Cornford, British Council (UK), Emily Mnyayi, Social Enterprise Academy (Scotland), Konstantinos Stergiou, British Council (Greece) and Gulmira Rymbayeva, British Council (Kazakhstan)

Lunch available in room.

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 Prof Diane Holt, Essex
Business School (England)

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 CIC Associate (UK)

Speakers: Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Scottish Government (Scotland), Hon Peeni Henare, Minister
for the Community and Voluntary Sector, New Zealand Government (New
Zealand), Lill Healy, Deputy Secretary, Department of Economic Development,
Jobs, Transport and Resources, Victoria State Government (Australia), Antonis
Vorloou, Special Secretary for Social and Solidarity Economy (Greece), Naeem
Zamindar, former Minister of State and Chairman, Pakistan Board of Investment
(Pakistan), Janet Goulding, Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment and Social
Development Canada, Government of Canada (Canada)

Using impact data to build brand credibility and sustainable growth

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

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

Social enterprises - finding and creating market opportunities

Chair: Mark Macmillan, Kibble Group (Scotland)

Speakers: Robbie Norval, Lingo Flamingo (Scotland), Samantha Rae Jones, Little Yellow Bird (New Zealand), Ingrid Webb, COPE Ltd (Scotland) and Graham Lewis, ATMO (Canada)

Harnessing the potential of housing associations as drivers of social enterprise

Chair: Lynn McCulloch, CEIS (Scotland)

Speakers: Craig Sanderson, Link Group (Scotland), David Eddy, Vancouver Native Housing (Canada) and Dawn Muspratt, Our Power (Scotland)

Workshop Sponsor: Link Group


Chair: Lisa Lowthers, Common Good Solutions/Social Enterprise Institute (Canada)

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

2) Social innovation and innovative collaboration – Cecilia Crossley, From Babies with Love (UK)

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

Participative session
Switching to a career in social enterprise

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

Participative session
An introduction to social procurement

Lead contributors: Sean Barnes, Ākina Foundation (New Zealand), Roddy Stewart, CEIS (Scotland), Hugh Chamberlain, Social Enterprise UK Associate (UK) and Joan Riddell, Focus Consulting (Scotland)

Participative session
The potential of co-operative social enterprise models

Lead contributors: Samuel Barco, SOKIO COOP (Spain), Sarah Deas, Co-operative Development Scotland (Scotland), Mike Townsend, DIRECTIONS Council (Canada) and Ross Young, Ability Wood Products Co-operative (Canada)

Session sponsor:
Co-operative Development Scotland

Coffee and exhibition
Full plenary
Tech for good

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

Speakers: Howard Weinstein, Solar Ear (Canada), Ray Coyle, Auticon (UK), Nicole Geller, Digital Superheroes Academy (Thailand) and Carolina Andrade, Social Good Brazil

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 available online via Social Enterprise Institute 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 range from 48-80 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.