The Social Enterprise World Forum 2017

This is a huge one for all our citizens and visitors interested in social enterprise! The Social Enterprise World Forum will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand on 27-29 September. Below are some words, taken from the SEWF website, from David LePage, Chairman SEWF C.I.C Board:

The Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future. The event attracts social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from all across the globe. We want to invite you to join in on the conversation.

So if you are exploring, operating, funding or supporting social enterprises and the environment they operate in, join us in Christchurch, New Zealand on 27-29 September for SEWF 2017!

Social enterprise plays an important role in building healthy communities – they reduce poverty, build food systems, celebrate diversity, promote Indigenous culture, meet health needs, create employment opportunities for those with barriers, deliver community owned energy and address environmental issues, economic inequality and social exclusion. If you concerned with similar issues, and are using business models to re-build communities, then SEWF 2017 is an opportunity to find wisdom, inspiration and support in your endeavours.

We use our worldwide forum to provide the tools to enhance your knowledge and skills, build a supportive public policy environment, and create a generous network of collaboration and sharing. We examine transferrable strategies, systems and models that have worked in the past, while also turning toward the future to explore emerging market opportunities in the long-term.

Social enterprise is our tool to build healthy communities and vibrant local economies – and SEWF 2017 is the global platform to share your story, learn from others and celebrate progress together. We hope to see you there!

David LePageChairman, SEWF C.I.C Board.

DATE: 27-29 September 2017

LOCATION: Christchurch, New Zealand

COST: From $360 NZD