Social Enterprise Exchange

Social Enterprise Exchange
Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition

Social Enterprise UK and the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition (SSEC) have joined forces to host what will be the world’s biggest social enterprise event.  The Social Enterprise Exchange will take place on Tuesday 27th March 2012 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow so get the date in your diaries because you really don’t want to miss this!

For the first time ever the lead bodies for social enterprise in the UK and Scotland are bringing together Voice and S2S to stage a magnificent event for those running and interested in social enterprise. The event will include delegates from throughout the UK and Scotland, with significant representation from Canada, Australia, USA, Finland and around the world as we exchange experience and knowledge of how and why social enterprise works across economies, cultures and continents.

The Social Enterprise Exchange will host over 1000 delegates and 150 business exhibitors in one pavilion in this iconic Scottish venue, providing a platform  for “exchange” of , knowledge and best practice and a unique opportunity to trade and do good business. The event will will also cater for those working in the public, private and voluntary sectors interested in social enterprise policy and practice.

The Social Enterprise Exchange is being delivered by the Scottish social enterprise, CEiS Events and the event managers ambition is to set a new standard for  social enterprise supply chain engagement. The organisers will soon be promoting opportunities to social enterprise members of SEUK and SSEC.  Watch this space for further information on how to become an approved event supplier.

Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK, said:

“We’re really excited about working with SSEC to put on the world’s biggest social enterprise event. Our combined efforts on The Social Enterprise Exchange will make for a rich and fruitful day for delegates, filled with opportunity and high quality programme content. We want delegates to go away feeling inspired, better informed, and with a list of new business contacts.”

Laurie Russell, Chair of the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition, said:

“The Social Enterprise Exchange will showcase the strength, talent and diversity of social enterprises across the UK. I’m delighted we are joining forces from all parts of Britain and that the event is to be held in Glasgow. Hopefully the debate and discussion will help the sector to develop further, reach new markets and boost our position in the British economy as a whole.”

Bookings will be opening soon so please put the date in your diary, circulate the information to your colleagues and watch this space!