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This bespoke program open only to our business and government members and #STcertified social enterprises. Unique opportunity to uncover a range of social procurement tools and resources.

View the detailed program below or download the program here. 

Business & Government membership must be current and all  fees paid.  Eligibility to purchase this package is based on these terms, and Social Traders reserve the right to downgrade the package if these terms are not met.

Power of Impact

21st August 2019

08:00 - 19:00

Abbotsford Convent,
1 St Helier Street,
Abbotsford Victoria 3067

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Program

Wednesday 21st August 2019
8:30-9.00

Registration

9.00-9.10

Welcome to Country

9.10-9.15

Welcome

David Brookes – Managing Director, Social Traders

9.15-9.20

Welcome to Victoria & Opening Remarks on the Victorian Government’s Commitment to social procurement

The Honourable Robin Scott, Assistant Treasurer, Victorian Government

9.20 - 10.05

Keynote

The What & Why of Social Procurement – A Canadian Perspective

In his capacity as Managing Partner, Buy Social Canada and Director, Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), David LePage will discuss the development of social procurement in Canada and provide a perspective on progress in Australia.

David LePage – Managing Partner, Buy Social Canada

10.05-10.20

Lightning Talk

When to Scale, When to Consolidate?

Jess Moore, CEO, Community Resources Limited

10.20-10.35

Plenary

My Life Changed

Simon Fenech, Fruit2Work

10.35-11.10

Break

Morning Tea

11.10-12.05

Breakout: Pick a Session


You Can’t Ask That: All the Questions You Want to Ask Social Enterprises About How They Solve Their Money Problems 

This interactive panel examines the various hurdles social enterprises face when it comes to accessing money, whether it be for working capital, human resourcing, or investment to grow. It explores issues and solutions from a number of perspectives, and provides an opportunity to learn from an experienced panel.
Suitable for: Social enterprises, intermediaries, philanthropists, business and government interested in exploring solutions to the money problem.

Luke Terry – CEO & Co-founder, White Box Enterprises
Paul Brown – General Manager, Jigsaw
David Laity – Director, GoodWill Wine
Rob Pekin – Executive Director, Food Connect

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Selling the Concept of Social Procurement to Stakeholders 

Social procurement involves a significant shift in the way procurement is traditionally done. This interactive workshop will help you understand how businesses who have managed the change well.
Suitable for: Businesses, government agencies and social enterprises wanting tactical advice on how to broaden stakeholder engagement on social procurement

Stephanie Roache – Corporate Responsibility Manager, Australia Post
Rajiv Ramanathan, Major Roads Project Victoria

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Learning From Successes and Failures – A Case Study of John Holland and Outlook Environmental

Learn howsocial enterprise Outlookis winning work with some of the largestconstruction companies in Australia.
Suitable for: Social enterprises,  businesses and government agencies who want to gain insights from the lessons learnt from Outlook and John Holland 

Leigh Hardingham – Social Procurement & Inclusion Manager, Westgate Tunnel Project
Sam Sondhi – CEO, Outlook Environmental

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The Impact of Policy on Practice 

An interactive panel discussion exploring the current policy landscape, and the implications on community and business.
Suitable for: All who are interested in the Australia-wide social procurement policy in practice 

Elisabeth Lette – Policy Team Manager – Strategic Sourcing Group, Department of Treasury & Finance
Dean Sparshott – General Manager Human Resources, CPB
David LePage – Co-founder & Managing Partner, Buy Social Canada

12.05-12.15

Break

Move to next session

12.15-13.05

Breakout: Pick a Session


Winning Work – the Value of Business Development Expertise in Your Social Enterprise

All things Business Development – the who, the what and the plan.  We have pulled together a panel of those in the know.
Suitable for: Social enterprise leaders looking to drive revenue growth through business development. 

Debbie Brooks – National Business Manager, IPA Diversity
Paul Brown – General Manager, Jigsaw
Erika Jeffs – HR Business Partner, Seek

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Embedding Social Procurement in Your Systems 

Changing the way you buy is most effective when it is systematised.  Join this interactive workshop to find out how you can embed social procurement into your systems.
Suitable for: Business and government agencies interested in changing how social procurement is done in their organisation 

Dave Andrews – Procurement Lead Australia, Mircosoft
Jacqui Gava, University of Melbourne

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Insights From Social Enterprise on How They Have Positioned Themselves for Success 

Learn how three social enterprises – Rebuild, Ability Works and yourtown – have evolved and the critical factors that have enabled them to take advantage of contract opportunities in this interactive panel.
Suitable for: Social enterprises, business and government agencies who want to gain insights from the lessons learnt from Rebuild, Ability Works and yourtown 

Gary Sinclair – Manager Bridge Project & YMCA Rebuild, YMCA Rebuild
Sue Boyce – CEO, Ability Works
Sarai Tuuga – Northern Area Manager, yourtown

13.05-14.15

Break

Lunch

14:10-15:05

Breakout: Pick a Session


Tactical Advice on Selling to the Victorian State Government 

Suitable for: Social enterprises looking for advice on selling to state & local government .

Felicity Roberts, VicRoads
Marco Martini, DTF
Sam Edmonds, Social Traders

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Telling the impact story 

Impact – a set of numbers, stories or all of the above?  Join us as five organisations tell their perspective of impact in a lightning talk style.
Suitable for: Social enterprises, businesses, governments, philanthropists 

Simon Robinson, Australia & New Zealand Corporate Citizenship
Lisa Waldron. Senior Advisor, Westpac Foundation
Nina Yousefpour – Manager Social Impact & Standards, Social Traders
Mikey Leung, Co-Creator, Digital Storytellers
Aurora Elmes, Centre for Social Impact
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Learning From Successes and Failures – A Case Study of Broadspectrum

Broadspectrum is one of the largest spenders with social enterprises of any Social Traders member. This is an opportunity to hear what has worked and what hasn’t worked from a market leader. 
Suitable for: Social enterprises,businessand government wanting to gain insights from the lessons learnt fromBroadspectrum

Loes Westerbeek-Veld – Community Engagement Manager, Broadspectrum
Jason Webster – Operations Manager, Broadspectrum

15:05-15:45

Break

Afternoon Tea

15.45-16.00

Plenary

An Employment Success Story

Tim Beasley – Head of Growth Projects, LongView

16.00-16.20

Plenary

Insights From the Social Traders Marketplace and the Future of Social Procurement

Lisa Boothby, Social Traders

16.20-16.40

Plenary

Future Potential

Matteo, Wake by Reach

16.40-16.50

Closing Remarks

David Brookes – Managing Director, Social Traders

17:00-21:00

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