Social Enterprise Summit 2018

The 1 Social Enterprise Summit kicked off its three-day international symposium at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22November 2018 with a grand ceremony and various keynote speeches. This year, under the theme “Innovating for a Happier Society”, the symposium invited seventy two respected social innovation leaders from twenty countries/locations to deliver and participate in over twenty speeches, forums, workshops and interactive sessions. With the aim to promote social development by applying cutting-edge concepts in social innovation, guest speakers and delegates explored some of the latest social enterprise trends around the world.

The Grand Opening of the symposium was officiated by Mr Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSAR Government.

Ms Rebecca Yung, Chair, Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit, said “Social Innovators strive to think and act beyond economic benefits to more diversified values. Their ultimate goal is to seek happiness for people from different sectors and age groups.  The objectives of social entrepreneurs have also been expanded to include not only poverty alleviation or environmental protection but also education, design thinking, art innovation and business as a force for social good”.

Ms Rebecca Yung, Chair, Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit

Ms Paula DiPerna, Special Adviser, CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) delivered a keynote speech on “What social entrepreneurship has come to mean today”, discussing the new meaning of social innovation in today’s marketplace, the need for scale, and why the current system tends to resist change despite all the passion and good ideas brought to bear on it.

Mr Mark Cheng, European Managing Director of the global network of world’s leading social entrepreneurs, Ashoka, gave another keynote speech on “Everyone a changemaker: How empowering everyone can create a happier society”, with Prof Alex Nicholls, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, University of Oxford, shared his breath of experiences in response to the same topic.

Following the keynote speeches, two thematic sessions were held with the titles “Sustainability and the challenges in this region” and “Investing in Happiness: How to tell your impact story to social investors”, both of which were highly practical and provided in-depth knowledge to participants. In the session “Sustainability and the challenges in this region”, Ms DiPerna shared her views on the need for balancing theoretical and practical matters in some emerging areas and talked about how society and businesses should establish social priorities as well as how individual actions can best be coordinated for major collective impact. In the session “Investing in Happiness: How to tell your impact story to social investors”, Mr Cheng discussed with 2018 Social Entrepreneur of the Year - Mr David Yeung and Social Impact Partners Ms Lindy Lek on how social impact such as happiness and well beings can be better communicated and measured.

Echoing the theme “Innovating for a Happier Society”, the opening of the Summit held a series of “Happy experiences” - inviting children to take part in innovating experiences at a young age through the dance performances by HKYWCA Chiu Oi Wah Nursery School – using art engagements to bring communities together and explore untapped talents; busking & jamming performances by Swire Properties’ PROJECT AFTER 6 Programme – and an unconventional Summit yoga experience with Ms Almen Wong, Hong Kong’s yoga icon.

Prominent yoga instructor Almen Wong lead delegates for a yoga experience

The three-day SES 2018 International Symposium was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22 – 24 November 2018. Delegates from civic organisations, the business sector, the Government and academia exchanged ideas on four tracks, Harvest for Good Business, the Art of Design Innovation, Pursue Sustainable Goals and Promote Empowerment through employment, education and social inclusion. Besides, SES successfully held an array of community engagement activities from April to October, including the Social Entrepreneurship Lab, school talk, social enterprise bazaar and community carnival to engage local stakeholders in tackling pressing social issues and improving community livelihood. The Summit came to a fruitful end after an array of local community tours and social innovation visits on 25and 26 November.

Physical Pass (Early Bird)

$
400
$150 for senior/students

Date : 24 -27 Nov
Venue: HKCEC

Ticket includes:

  • Access to Exhibition
  • Interactive sessions
  • SI Visit (various locations)
  • Beverage vouchers
  • Opportunity to connect with hundreds of speakers and participants
  • Goodie bag
  • Q&A opportunities

Digital Pass

FREE OF CHARGE

Date : 24 -25 Nov
Venue: online

Ticket includes:

  • Worldwide access
  • Q&A opportunities

A Dinner to Remember: Unleashing Social Power

By Invitation Only

Date: 24 Nov 2022

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

Venue: TBC

FAQ

1. Where will the International Symposium take place in 2022?

The International Symposium will be held from 24 to 26 November at HKCEC.

2. How do I register for the Symposium?

You can register via our Registration page from September 15, 2022

3. Who can attend the Symposium?

The International Symposium is open to public to advocate social innovation and social entrepreneurships.

4. Where can I find a schedule of the Symposium?

The details can be found in Agenda.

5. What is the price for registration?

The regular price is HKD500 for an International Symposium pass.

6. Are there any follow up actions if Covid-19 continues as an epidemic?

The well-being of our participants, speakers, partners and our personnel is foremost, which is why we are monitoring developments closely with the latest guidance from local and national authorities as it relates to travel to, and participation in, our events.

7. What language will the Summit presentations be presented in?

Most of the Sessions presentations will be given in English. We offer simultaneous translation services in 3 languages(English/ Cantonese/ Mandarin).

8. Is it possible to register for a session/workshop alone?

You are welcome to register for the Symposium and join many sessions or workshops as you like.

9. How many people attended our program in the Symposium 2021?

More than 4,000 traffic during 3-Day Summit 2021.

10. I am not able to come in person, can I join the Symposium online?

Free admission is applicable for some sessions where options of online participation are available. Please register through our Registration page for online participation.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail with login details.
  2. Upon confirmation of your registration, all tickets and non-transferable under any circumstances.
  3. If a force majeure event (e.g. COVID-19 situation around the world remains uncertain) continues for a certain period, the Organiser(s) may adjust the event into other format based on the latest change. In addition, both local and overseas speakers will attend the event via online platforms to have live discussion with delegates.
  4. If Tropical Storm Signal No.8 or above, and/or the Red / Black Rainstorm Warning is in force during event days, please refer to the Official Website for latest event arrangement.
  5. During the events, photographs may be taken by the Organiser(s) for use in their publications or other promotional material. In addition, the Organiser(s) will make official video record of all event sessions for webcasting and archival purposes. By attending the events, you agree to allow the Organiser(s) and other entities including but not limited to, event partners and supporting organizations, the unrestricted right and permission to copyright, use and publish all the video and/or audio recordings, photographs, presentations or pictures of you or those in which you may be included.
  6. Social Enterprise Summit (“The Organiser”) reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notice.
  7. In case of any dispute, Social Enterprise Summit reserves the right of final decision and interpretation.

Social Enterprise Summit 2018

The 1 Social Enterprise Summit kicked off its three-day international symposium at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22November 2018 with a grand ceremony and various keynote speeches. This year, under the theme “Innovating for a Happier Society”, the symposium invited seventy two respected social innovation leaders from twenty countries/locations to deliver and participate in over twenty speeches, forums, workshops and interactive sessions. With the aim to promote social development by applying cutting-edge concepts in social innovation, guest speakers and delegates explored some of the latest social enterprise trends around the world.

The Grand Opening of the symposium was officiated by Mr Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSAR Government.

Ms Rebecca Yung, Chair, Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit, said “Social Innovators strive to think and act beyond economic benefits to more diversified values. Their ultimate goal is to seek happiness for people from different sectors and age groups.  The objectives of social entrepreneurs have also been expanded to include not only poverty alleviation or environmental protection but also education, design thinking, art innovation and business as a force for social good”.

Ms Rebecca Yung, Chair, Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit

Ms Paula DiPerna, Special Adviser, CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) delivered a keynote speech on “What social entrepreneurship has come to mean today”, discussing the new meaning of social innovation in today’s marketplace, the need for scale, and why the current system tends to resist change despite all the passion and good ideas brought to bear on it.

Mr Mark Cheng, European Managing Director of the global network of world’s leading social entrepreneurs, Ashoka, gave another keynote speech on “Everyone a changemaker: How empowering everyone can create a happier society”, with Prof Alex Nicholls, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, University of Oxford, shared his breath of experiences in response to the same topic.

Following the keynote speeches, two thematic sessions were held with the titles “Sustainability and the challenges in this region” and “Investing in Happiness: How to tell your impact story to social investors”, both of which were highly practical and provided in-depth knowledge to participants. In the session “Sustainability and the challenges in this region”, Ms DiPerna shared her views on the need for balancing theoretical and practical matters in some emerging areas and talked about how society and businesses should establish social priorities as well as how individual actions can best be coordinated for major collective impact. In the session “Investing in Happiness: How to tell your impact story to social investors”, Mr Cheng discussed with 2018 Social Entrepreneur of the Year - Mr David Yeung and Social Impact Partners Ms Lindy Lek on how social impact such as happiness and well beings can be better communicated and measured.

Echoing the theme “Innovating for a Happier Society”, the opening of the Summit held a series of “Happy experiences” - inviting children to take part in innovating experiences at a young age through the dance performances by HKYWCA Chiu Oi Wah Nursery School – using art engagements to bring communities together and explore untapped talents; busking & jamming performances by Swire Properties’ PROJECT AFTER 6 Programme – and an unconventional Summit yoga experience with Ms Almen Wong, Hong Kong’s yoga icon.

Prominent yoga instructor Almen Wong lead delegates for a yoga experience

The three-day SES 2018 International Symposium was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22 – 24 November 2018. Delegates from civic organisations, the business sector, the Government and academia exchanged ideas on four tracks, Harvest for Good Business, the Art of Design Innovation, Pursue Sustainable Goals and Promote Empowerment through employment, education and social inclusion. Besides, SES successfully held an array of community engagement activities from April to October, including the Social Entrepreneurship Lab, school talk, social enterprise bazaar and community carnival to engage local stakeholders in tackling pressing social issues and improving community livelihood. The Summit came to a fruitful end after an array of local community tours and social innovation visits on 25and 26 November.

Physical Pass (Early Bird)

$
400
$150 for senior/students

Date : 24 -27 Nov
Venue: HKCEC and various

Ticket includes:

  • Access to Exhibition
  • Interactive sessions
  • SI Visit
  • Beverage vouchers
  • Opportunity to connect with hundreds of speakers and participants
  • Goodie bag
  • Q&A opportunities

Digital Pass

FREE OF CHARGE

Date : 24 -27 Nov
Venue: Zoom

Ticket includes:

  • Worldwide access
  • Q&A opportunities

A Dinner to Remember

$390

Date: 24 Nov 2022

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

Venue: TBC

FAQ

1. Where will the Summit take place in 2021?

Social Enterprise Summit will be held on 4 - 5 November at HKCEC and 6 November at Dream Impact.

2. How do I register for the Summit?

You can register via our Registration page from September 2, 2021

3. Who can attend the Summit?

Social Enterprise Summit is open to public to advocate social innovation and social entrepreneurships. If you are interested in our upcoming program, please sign up for updates in the footer.

4. Where can I find a schedule of the Summit?

The programme agenda can be found here.

5. What is the price for registration?

The regular price is HKD500 for an International Symposium pass.

6. Are there any follow up actions if Covid-19 continues as an epidemic?

The well-being of our participants, speakers, partners and our personnel is foremost, which is why we are monitoring developments closely with the latest guidance from local and national authorities as it relates to travel to, and participation in, our events. We expect Social Enterprise Summit will run as scheduled on 4-7 November.

7. What language will the Summit presentations be presented in?

Most of the Summit presentations will be given in English. We offer simultaneous translation services in 3 languages(English/ Cantonese/ Mandarin).

8. Is it possible to register for a session/workshop alone?

You are welcome to register for Social Enterprise Summit and join many sessions or workshops as you like.

9. How many people attended our program in the Summit 2020?

More than 4,600 traffic during 3-Day Summit 2020.

10. I am not able to come in person, can I join the summit online?

Free admission is applicable for some sessions where options of online participation are available. Please register through our Registration page for online participation.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail with login details.
  2. Upon confirmation of your registration, all tickets and non-transferable under any circumstances.
  3. If a force majeure event (e.g. COVID-19 situation around the world remains uncertain) continues for a certain period, the Organiser(s) may adjust the event into other format based on the latest change. In addition, both local and overseas speakers will attend the event via online platforms to have live discussion with delegates.
  4. If Tropical Storm Signal No.8 or above, and/or the Red / Black Rainstorm Warning is in force during event days, please refer to the Official Website for latest event arrangement.
  5. During the events, photographs may be taken by the Organiser(s) for use in their publications or other promotional material. In addition, the Organiser(s) will make official video record of all event sessions for webcasting and archival purposes. By attending the events, you agree to allow the Organiser(s) and other entities including but not limited to, event partners and supporting organizations, the unrestricted right and permission to copyright, use and publish all the video and/or audio recordings, photographs, presentations or pictures of you or those in which you may be included.
  6. Social Enterprise Summit (“The Organiser”) reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notice.
  7. In case of any dispute, Social Enterprise Summit reserves the right of final decision and interpretation.

Agenda

Social Enterprise Summit 2018

The 1 Social Enterprise Summit kicked off its three-day international symposium at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22November 2018 with a grand ceremony and various keynote speeches. This year, under the theme “Innovating for a Happier Society”, the symposium invited seventy two respected social innovation leaders from twenty countries/locations to deliver and participate in over twenty speeches, forums, workshops and interactive sessions. With the aim to promote social development by applying cutting-edge concepts in social innovation, guest speakers and delegates explored some of the latest social enterprise trends around the world.

The Grand Opening of the symposium was officiated by Mr Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSAR Government.

Ms Rebecca Yung, Chair, Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit, said “Social Innovators strive to think and act beyond economic benefits to more diversified values. Their ultimate goal is to seek happiness for people from different sectors and age groups.  The objectives of social entrepreneurs have also been expanded to include not only poverty alleviation or environmental protection but also education, design thinking, art innovation and business as a force for social good”.

Ms Rebecca Yung, Chair, Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit

Ms Paula DiPerna, Special Adviser, CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) delivered a keynote speech on “What social entrepreneurship has come to mean today”, discussing the new meaning of social innovation in today’s marketplace, the need for scale, and why the current system tends to resist change despite all the passion and good ideas brought to bear on it.

Mr Mark Cheng, European Managing Director of the global network of world’s leading social entrepreneurs, Ashoka, gave another keynote speech on “Everyone a changemaker: How empowering everyone can create a happier society”, with Prof Alex Nicholls, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, University of Oxford, shared his breath of experiences in response to the same topic.

Following the keynote speeches, two thematic sessions were held with the titles “Sustainability and the challenges in this region” and “Investing in Happiness: How to tell your impact story to social investors”, both of which were highly practical and provided in-depth knowledge to participants. In the session “Sustainability and the challenges in this region”, Ms DiPerna shared her views on the need for balancing theoretical and practical matters in some emerging areas and talked about how society and businesses should establish social priorities as well as how individual actions can best be coordinated for major collective impact. In the session “Investing in Happiness: How to tell your impact story to social investors”, Mr Cheng discussed with 2018 Social Entrepreneur of the Year - Mr David Yeung and Social Impact Partners Ms Lindy Lek on how social impact such as happiness and well beings can be better communicated and measured.

Echoing the theme “Innovating for a Happier Society”, the opening of the Summit held a series of “Happy experiences” - inviting children to take part in innovating experiences at a young age through the dance performances by HKYWCA Chiu Oi Wah Nursery School – using art engagements to bring communities together and explore untapped talents; busking & jamming performances by Swire Properties’ PROJECT AFTER 6 Programme – and an unconventional Summit yoga experience with Ms Almen Wong, Hong Kong’s yoga icon.

Prominent yoga instructor Almen Wong lead delegates for a yoga experience

The three-day SES 2018 International Symposium was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22 – 24 November 2018. Delegates from civic organisations, the business sector, the Government and academia exchanged ideas on four tracks, Harvest for Good Business, the Art of Design Innovation, Pursue Sustainable Goals and Promote Empowerment through employment, education and social inclusion. Besides, SES successfully held an array of community engagement activities from April to October, including the Social Entrepreneurship Lab, school talk, social enterprise bazaar and community carnival to engage local stakeholders in tackling pressing social issues and improving community livelihood. The Summit came to a fruitful end after an array of local community tours and social innovation visits on 25and 26 November.

Physical Pass (Early Bird)

Date : 24 -27 Nov
Venue: HKCEC and various

$
400
$150 for senior/students

Ticket includes:

  • Access to Exhibition
  • Interactive sessions
  • SI Visit
  • Beverage vouchers
  • Opportunity to connect with hundreds of speakers and participants
  • Goodie bag
  • QnA opportunities

Digital Pass

Date : 24 -27 Nov
Venue: Zoom

FREE OF CHARGE

Ticket includes:

  • Free of charge
  • Worldwide access
  • Q&A opportunities

A Dinner to Remember

Date: 24 Nov 2022

$390

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

Venue: TBC

FAQ

1. Where will the Summit take place in 2021?

Social Enterprise Summit will be held on 4 - 5 November at HKCEC and 6 November at Dream Impact.

2. How do I register for the Summit?

You can register via our Registration page from September 2, 2021

3. Who can attend the Summit?

Social Enterprise Summit is open to public to advocate social innovation and social entrepreneurships. If you are interested in our upcoming program, please sign up for updates in the footer.

4. Where can I find a schedule of the Summit?

The programme agenda can be found here.

5. What is the price for registration?

The regular price is HKD500 for an International Symposium pass.

6. Are there any follow up actions if Covid-19 continues as an epidemic?

The well-being of our participants, speakers, partners and our personnel is foremost, which is why we are monitoring developments closely with the latest guidance from local and national authorities as it relates to travel to, and participation in, our events. We expect Social Enterprise Summit will run as scheduled on 4-7 November.

7. What language will the Summit presentations be presented in?

Most of the Summit presentations will be given in English. We offer simultaneous translation services in 3 languages(English/ Cantonese/ Mandarin).

8. Is it possible to register for a session/workshop alone?

You are welcome to register for Social Enterprise Summit and join many sessions or workshops as you like.

9. How many people attended our program in the Summit 2020?

More than 4,600 traffic during 3-Day Summit 2020.

10. I am not able to come in person, can I join the summit online?

Free admission is applicable for some sessions where options of online participation are available. Please register through our Registration page for online participation.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail with login details.
  2. Upon confirmation of your registration, all tickets and non-transferable under any circumstances.
  3. If a force majeure event (e.g. COVID-19 situation around the world remains uncertain) continues for a certain period, the Organiser(s) may adjust the event into other format based on the latest change. In addition, both local and overseas speakers will attend the event via online platforms to have live discussion with delegates.
  4. If Tropical Storm Signal No.8 or above, and/or the Red / Black Rainstorm Warning is in force during event days, please refer to the Official Website for latest event arrangement.
  5. During the events, photographs may be taken by the Organiser(s) for use in their publications or other promotional material. In addition, the Organiser(s) will make official video record of all event sessions for webcasting and archival purposes. By attending the events, you agree to allow the Organiser(s) and other entities including but not limited to, event partners and supporting organizations, the unrestricted right and permission to copyright, use and publish all the video and/or audio recordings, photographs, presentations or pictures of you or those in which you may be included.
  6. Social Enterprise Summit (“The Organiser”) reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notice.
  7. In case of any dispute, Social Enterprise Summit reserves the right of final decision and interpretation.