Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 in Christchurch
The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) 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 come along if you are exploring, operating, funding or supporting social enterprises and the environment they operate in.
Dates: Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th September 2017
Location: Various locations around Christchurch.
Cost: From $360 for students, and $625 for non-profit and social enterprises. Early bird discounts are available until 17th April 2017.
Find out more about the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 in Christchurch, including the line-up of speakers.
The theme for SEWF 2017 is “Ka koroki te manu – Creating our tomorrow”. This is an invitation to create a global legacy of positive change and to take an active role in shaping the world’s future. Just as the first birdsong welcomes the potential of tomorrow, SEWF 2017 is a chance to come together and explore the endless possibility in ours.
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.
Explore the Social Enterprises of Christchurch
There will be opportunities to meet the innovative people of Christchurch and experience their work first hand in the lead up to the Forum. Some fantastic local tours have been organised that'll allow you to journey through the social enterprises of Christchurch, among others the Trade Aid chocolate factory and Kilmarnock Enterprises.