Social Enterprise Festival 2023

SECNA logo. Text: Social Enterprise Festival. Saturday, 27 May 2023 10am-3pm. UTS Business School

Come and join us for a family-friendly event by SECNA that’s perfect for people of all ages who want to help make a positive impact in their community and beyond. If you’ve never heard of a social enterprise, you’re social enterprise curious, or if you’ve been doing social enterprise forever… this is for you!
Discover the goods, services, and impact of more than 50 social enterprises, with a day of market stalls, panels, workshops, and food trucks. Products and services that are high quality and good for people, communities, and our planet.
It will be a fun and engaging atmosphere where you can learn about the latest trends and best practices in social enterprise and connect with like-minded people and organisations – meeting some of the people behind these social enterprises and learn about the impactful work they’re doing.
There are four panels:
11am. Food: How can food make a difference? I’m leading this panel with Samantha Cook (Flave), Sam Sgambellone (OzHarvest Ventures), and Marjorie Tenchavez (Welcome Merchant).
12pm. Money: How your money can save the world. Kylie Flament (SECNA) is leading this panel with Nicole Shore (IMPACT100 Sydney), Nimmity Zappert (Fair Trade Association of ANZ), and Tom Dawkins (LendForGood).
1pm. Waste: Are we winning the war on waste? David Burns (Collective Leisure) is leading this panel with Louise Tran (OzHarvest), Annette Brodie (The Reconnect Project), Kirsten Junor (Reverse Garbage), and Kylie Roberts-Frost (Soft Landing).
2pm. Fashion: The full circle. Bianca Bartlett (Purple Card Project) is leading this panel with Kate Clugston (The Social Outfit), Anna Spoore (UPLIFT Fair Trade), and Emma Simcox (The Conscious Exchange).
You can even buy a signed copy of my book Solve Problems That Matter: Design, Build & Launch Your Social Enterprise Idea. I look forward to seeing you there! Link to free tickets in comments…
A huge thanks to City of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney for their support… and to Andrew Marselos and all of the other Social Enterprise Council of NSW & ACT (SECNA) volunteers (including panellists) for bringing this together!