The partners of the Social Enterprise Exchange have come together to bring you an in-person event to mark International Social Enterprise Day and offering you the chance to connect with others and explore what a sustainable future looks like for you and/or your organisation.

The day will include panel discussion, in-depth workshops, lunch and plenty of opportunities for networking.

The conference is free and open to anyone working with, in or interested in the social enterprise sector. We hope you can join us.

How will the day look?

09:30 – 10:00: Arrive, grab a tea or coffee and get yourself settled

10:00 – 10:10: Welcome and introduction to the day

10:10 – 10:30: Opening keynote

10:30 – 11:30: We will be welcoming panellists including Jane Austin (Key Fund), Roz Davies (Green Estate), John Dawson (Co-operatives UK) and Alistair Ponton (Viewpoint Research)

11:30 – 11:45: Refreshment break

11:45 – 12:45: A choice of workshops to help you to think about sustainability and your social enterprise

12:45 – 13:30: We invite you to join us for lunch, supplied by Blend Kitchen

13:30 – 13:45: Facilitated networking session – to get you moving after lunch!

13:45 – 14:45: Workshops (Session 2)

14:45 – 15:00: Wrap-up and final remarks

Social Enterprise Exchange is managed by a consortium of partners supporting social enterprises to start-up and grow throughout South Yorkshire and the Sheffield city region. The partners are: Barnsley CVS, CM Solutions, Cultural Industries Quarter Agency, Sheffield Live!, Sheffield Social Enterprise Network and South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation. Social Enterprise Exchange is part-funded by European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and The National Lottery Community Fund