Social Enterprise Policy and Practice Conference 2023

Thursday 26th October

Greyfriars Charteris Centre, Edinburgh

12.30pm – 17.00pm

This is the provisional agenda for the Conference (subject to change).

12.30-1.15pm – Welcome guests, networking and finger buffet

1.10pm – Welcome by Chris Martin, CEO, Social Enterprise Scotland (SES)

1.20pm – Keynote speaker: Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Small Business, Innovation, Tourism and Trade

1.30pm – Ministerial Q&A

1.45pm – Table (and online) discussions around the move to the Wellbeing Economy and the Social Enterprise Action Plan

2.35pm – Break, coffee and networking

3.05pm – Kim Wallace, Deputy CEO, Social Enterprise Scotland (SES): An update on 10 year Social Enterprise Strategy

3.15pm – Martin Avila, CEO, Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS): An update on the Net Zero Sub Group

3.20pm – Margaret McSporran, Head of Social Enterprise Development, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE): An update on the Social Impact Sub Group

3.25pm – Bayile Adeoti, Director, Dechomai Ltd: An update on the EDI Sub Group

3.30pm – Jennifer Robertson, Director, Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN): An update on the Fair Work Sub Group

3.35pm – Table (and online) discussions on the new Action Plan

4.20pm – Sum up by Polly Chapman, Co-founder and CEO, Impact Hub Inverness

4.25pm – Networking and departure

4.55pm – Exit venue

4.30/5.00pm – For those attendees who have also registered to attend the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland reception: Award guests will depart to walk to the Scottish Parliament for a prompt 5.30pm Social Enterprise Awards Scotland start

Note: This is a hybrid event and the online attendee experience will follow the agenda noted above.

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