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Social Enterprise World Forum

September 12 - September 14

Scotland to host Social Enterprise World Forum 2018
Social enterprises in Scotland and across the UK will welcome the international social enterprise movement to Edinburgh for the 10th Social Enterprise World Forum this year (view the launch video). The Forum will take place at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre from 12th-14th September 2018. The anticipated 1200 participants will include social enterprise leaders, policy makers, commercial partners, academics, students and young entrepreneurs. Event hosts, Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS) are planning a week-long programme of activities including social enterprise study tours in the Highlands and Islands, Central and Lowland Scotland and London in partnership with Social Enterprise UK. Read more…
SEWF 2018 Academic Symposium ‘Call for Papers’
SEWF 2018 will host an Academic Symposium on 10-11th September 2018 in Glasgow in partnership with the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, hosted at its Glasgow Caledonian University Campus. We are putting out a call for academics interested in advancing social enterprise research, teaching and engagement to join and participate in this event and the main forum. For further information and to register for the forum, click here.
SEWF 2018 partners and sponsors announced!
We are delighted to announce the support of partners from across the social enterprise, public and commercial sectors. We’ll be featuring all of them in our newsletter in the coming months to update you on the awesome work they’re doing for people and planet. We look forward to working with them in delivering an amazing programme for all delegates and thank them for their support and input. Visit the website for more information.

•    Scottish Government

•    British Council

•    Johnson & Johnson

•    PwC 

•    Highlands & Islands Enterprise

•    Kibble Education and Care

•    Scottish Enterprise

•    MacRoberts LLP
•    Social Enterprise UK
SEWF 2017 finalist in ‘Best Conference’ Category 
We are excited to announce SEWF 2017 has been announced as one of three finalists for ‘Best Conference’ at the Eventex 8th edition awards. Finalists were chosen from 156 entries from 35 countries around the world. Winners will be announced on 6th March. Best of luck to the hosts, Akina Foundation and everyone else involved. 

Take a look at the highlights from 
SEWF 2017


September 12
September 14
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Social Enterprise World Forum


Edinburgh International Convention Centre
150 Morrison Street
Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom
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