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Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference 2020

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Since the first event in 2007, the Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference has provided a platform to learn about policy updates and to offer space for policy dialogue among practitioners, Scottish Government representatives and other interested parties. Over the years the conference has been the launch pad for ‘Scotland’s Vision for Social Enterprise’, ‘Social Enterprise Strategy: 2016-2026’ and the bi-annual ‘Social Enterprise in Scotland Census’ conducted since 2015.

This year, the conference will take place virtually and is free of charge to attend. Join us as we take a look at the impact of COVID-19 on the sector and how, collaboratively we can recover and rebuild a better future.

What's more, the first 200 Scottish social enterprise attendees to register will receive a complimentary* ticket to attend the SEWF Digital event taking place 21 – 25 September 2020. Delegates will be contacted separately with information on how to claim their free ticket. Further info on SEWF Digital can be found at www.sewfdigital.org

If you have any questions about the Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference, get in touch with the team by email or by phone:- 0141 425 2926.

Hope to see you in September

* Complimentary SEWF Digital tickets will be limited to one per organisation and only social enterprises operating in Scotland are eligible for complimentary tickets.

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Programme

· Sessions
Helpdesk
· Stage
Welcome
Maureen  Porch  ( Scotland) Zahra Hedges
· Stage
Opening
Scottish Government’s response to COVID-19 and the role of the wellbeing economy to address issues as Scotland recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aileen Campbell (Scotland)
· Stage
Keynote 1: Context Evidence & Data
The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously impacted the economy & society. Here we analyse the data, and what measures might need to take place as Scotland recovers.
Pauline Gordon Naomi Johnson
· Sessions
Rising Stars
Hear from some inspirational SE leaders on how they adapted their business and/or support the communities & individuals most impacted by COVID-19.
Fergus Storrier Deborah Jane Crozier Christopher Gray Molly McGregor (Scotland) Sophie Unwin
· Exhibition
Exhibition, networking & comfort break
Visit our exhibitors and connect with other delegates via the chat and one-to-one video networking function
· Stage
Keynote 2: Wellbeing Economy
The strengths and what specific actions and approaches social enterprise can bring to accelerate a move to a wellbeing economy.
Katherine Trebeck
· Sessions
Diversity in social enterprise
Hear about a collaborative project to improve how we represent & deliver on the needs of different groups; and what we as a sector can do to support this.
Mary Duffy Humera Rafique Thiago Carmo Lindsay Wake Megan Veronesi
· Sessions
Don't forget the challenges!
Pivot has not been possible for all – hear from those facing local lockdowns, managing venues or supporting vulnerable groups and staff.
Jonny Kinross Sophy Green
· Sessions
The future of our high streets
With retail outlets closing & offices shut, what is the role for social enterprises in the regeneration and recovery of place?
Phil Prentice Gary Kerr
· Sessions
Commissioning & procurement
What are the cultural & perception barriers to SE procurement and supply chains – how can SE's overcome these?
Sarah Stone Roddy Stewart Yvonne McBride
· Sessions
Assets & anchors
How community ownership & the strength of organisations anchored in a place help deliver local needs - reflections on COVID-19 and community recovery
Lena  Hutton
· Exhibition
Exhibition, networking & comfort break
Visit our exhibitors and connect with other delegates via the chat and one-to-one video networking function
· Stage
Keynote 3: Climate Emergency
We will look at the response to the pandemic & the opportunities for SE to rise to the challenge and show leadership on the ‘Climate Crisis’.
Teresa Bray Martin Valenti
· Stage
Keynote 4: Community Wealthbuilding
We’ll hear North Ayrshire Council’s strategy for implementation, initial results & opportunities for enterprising third sector organisations.
Neil McInroy Joe Cullinane
· Exhibition
Exhibition, networking & comfort break
Visit our exhibitors and connect with other delegates via the chat and one-to-one video networking function
· Sessions
COP26 - an opportunity?
Focused session looking at what the social enterprise sector can demonstrate for COP26.
Martin Valenti
· Sessions
Climate emergency - practical applications
Discussion on key steps that can be taken towards being a more environmentally-friendly business and the support available to achieve this.
Waheed Khan Teresa Bray
· Sessions
Community Wealthbuilding in rural areas
As Government's interest in community wealthbuilding rises, is this something rural communities have been involved in for some time & what can we learn.
Ailsa Clark Thomas Fisher
· Sessions
Digital services
COVID-19 led to a surge in the development of digital services. How will public services continue to develop & how can SE's continue to adapt to a digital age?
David Haddow Ross McCulloch
· Sessions
Quiz
Fun networking opportunity with quiz pitting delegates from North, South, East and West aganist each other - who will be victorious?!
· Stage
Closing remarks

Speakers

Mary Duffy

Sector leader

Pauline Gordon

Sector leader

Sarah Stone

Sector leader

Thiago Carmo

Sector leader

Humera Rafique

Sector speaker

Deborah Jane Crozier

Sector leader

Fergus Storrier

Sector leader

Maureen Porch ( Scotland)

Sector leader

Jonny Kinross

Sector leader

Waheed Khan

Sector leader

Zahra Hedges

Sector leader

David Haddow

Sector leader

Teresa Bray

Sector leader

Lena Hutton

Sector leader

Lindsay Wake

Sector leader

Yvonne McBride

Sector leader

Roddy Stewart

Sector leader

Gary Kerr

Sector leader

Phil Prentice

Sector leader

Sophy Green

Sector leader

Neil McInroy

Sector leader

Sophie Unwin

Sector leader

Naomi Johnson

Sector leader

Molly McGregor (Scotland)

Sector speaker

Christopher Gray

Sector leader

Aileen Campbell (Scotland)

Government

Thomas Fisher

Session leader

Ailsa Clark

Session leader

Megan Veronesi

Session leader

Ross McCulloch

Sector Leader

Martin Valenti

Expert

Joe Cullinane

Council Leader

Katherine Trebeck

Expert

The event is over

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