CEIS Conference Delegate List and Programme

CEIS Conference: Realising Potential

Download delegate list here http://www.senscot.net/docs/delegatelistceis020910.xls

PDF programme here http://www.ceis.org.uk/file/september_2nd_programme.pdf


08.45 Registration, tea, coffee, networking and exhibition

09.30 Opening Address and Welcome – Christine Carlin, Third Sector Division, Scottish Government

09.50 Vision and Innovation

Chair, Dharmendra Kanani, Director, Scotland – Big Lottery Fund

This session will focus on developing and realising vision in business and communities. Speakers from the public and social enterprise sectors will outline their vision and the challenges of making change happen!

“One Million Jobs” – for people with autism. Thorkil Sonne from Specialisterne in Denmark outlines his journey and vision in creating high quality employment for people “with autistic spectrum disorder” who have a “competitive advantage” in high value industries.

Energy and environment – Gordon Cowtan of Fintry Development Trust describes how four householders with vision and determination can change the path of a rural community. Fintry has been described as “the greenest village in Scotland” and has been awarded a “not stupid award” from Friends of the Earth. What are the factors behind the progress of this community to a sustainable future?

Alternative Investment – Toby Eccles, Development Director of Social Finance in London outlines the thinking behind “social impact bonds” and their potential to change the nature of investment in social enterprise. Social Impact Bonds are a unique funding mechanism, in that they align the interests of key stakeholders around social outcomes. The focus is on the social value that service providers can offer, rather than on the cost of services alone.

Participant discussion and feedback using crystal interactive technology.

11.15 Tea and Coffee

11.45 Progress and Possibilities

Chair, Laurie Russell, CEO, The Wise Group and Chair Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition

This session will examine economic and thematic sectors where social enterprise has made significant progress.

Peter Holbrook, CEO of the UK Social Enterprise Coalition discusses the milestones and outcomes from 10 years of support to social enterprise development in the UK. Peter will outline progress, failures and key learning points while discussing the relevance of “Big Society” for social enterprise in Scotland and the UK.

David Le Page from Enterprising Non-profits in Vancouver reflects on the transformational potential of enlightened public procurement, highlighting the outcomes of social purchasing at the Winter Olympics 2010 and lessons to be shared with Scotland.

Mags McCarthy from Unity Enterprise and a representative responsible for Community Benefits at Sir Robert McAlpine describes the process of negotiating the first social enterprise contract supported by “community benefits” in Commonwealth Games procurement and the benefits that will accrue to both companies from this venture.

Participant discussion and feedback using crystal technology.

1.00 Lunch and networking

1.45 Learning from best practice – Actions and Implementation

Chair, Chris Higgins, Head of Culture and Third Sector Team, HIE

Chris chairs a session featuring key actions from international visit programmes and social enterprise in Scotland, with contributions from Ailsa Clark, Inspiralba (2010), David Cook, Wasps Artists Studios (2009) and Jan Owen, CEO of Foundation for Young Australians and host of the Social Enterprise World Forum 2009.

2.30 Future priorities for social enterprise – a view from the movement!

Chair, Eric Munro, Director of Community Banking at RBS

Setting the context; Antonia Swinson, CEO of the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition and Aidan Pia, Executive Director of Senscot will outline the views, expectations and priorities of the Social Enterprise Coalition Members and the members of social enterprise networks. This will be informed by prior consultation with SSEC members, social enterprise network members and intermediaries.

3.15 Future priorities for social enterprise – Stakeholder views

Chair, Jim Mullan, General Manager at KibbleWorks

This session will involve a panel discussion to identify future priorities for social enterprise in Scotland. Featuring a range of representatives from public sector, social enterprise, and intermediaries, the discussion will include – public sector reform, environment and energy, and procurement. This will involve lively debate and grounded discussion in order to inform our future action planning.

Panel will include, Kate Still (The Wise Group), Iain Gulland (Zero Waste Scotland), Colin Campbell (Senscot), Jo Mitchell (Scottish Government Procurement), Pauline Graham (Social Firms Scotland) and Nigel Henderson (Penumbra and Chair of CCPS).

Participant discussion and feedback using crystal technology.

4.15 Concluding Remarks – Gerry Higgins, Chief Executive, CEiS

4.20 Finish