Social Enterprise Summit 2019

An unconventional all-inclusive grand opening of the 12th Social Enterprise Summit (SES 2019) was held on 21 November, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The three-day international symposium has successfully hosted dialogues with over 80 respected social innovation leaders from 16 countries and regions on 4 main discussion tracks, namely “Designing Happy Business”, “Designing Good Finance”, “Designing for Social Inclusion” and “Collaborating for Happiness”.

“Our goal is to formulate effective strategies contributing to people’s well-being and social advancement through social innovation designs that are practical, scalable and sustainable”, said Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of the SES Organising Committee formed by 20 organisations from multiple sectors across the civic societies. “Happiness is not a feeling, it symbolises the embrace of new mind-set, patience and perseverance to overcome challenges living in today’s context with happiness as the universal goal”, added Mrs. Yung.

Thematic session One on the opening day, “The Case of CSV: Turning the Pain Points of Stakeholders into Business and Growth Opportunities”, has released the initial findings from the latest research on case studies of local and overseas business. This session invited Louise PULFORD, Executive Director of SIX (Social Innovation Exchange) from the UK as one of the panel speakers, and Ada WONG, Chairperson of MaD (Make a Different) and Convenor of GoodLab Foundation, to respond to the panel discussion.

Overcoming Challenges with Cross-sector Wisdom”, the second thematic session of the opening day, has set out a longer-term vision for social innovators to re-imagine and re-connect on civic agenda to seek ideas and solutions that will reduce divisions and embrace diversity and inclusion. The discussion was led by Francis NGAI, Founder of Social Ventures Hong Kong with panellists from different sectors and audience participations.

Day Two of the international symposium included stimulating parallel sessions over 4 discussion tracks, namely “Designing Happy Business” – examining business mission, models and eco-systems; “Designing Good Finance” – looking into SDG goals, social finance and game changing financial models; “Designing for Social Inclusion” – diving into the world of People of Difference, ReWirement and New Inclusive Power; “Collaborating for Happiness” – taking on the wider perspectives of unlocking talents, technology driven social innovations and an Academic Forum on Platform Co-operativisim in the age of Industrial Revolution 4.0.

On the last day, the well-attended Asian-wide Young Entrepreneurs Roundtable with two workshops have marked a satisfactory "Happy Saturday" of the international symposium. This year’s symposium was concluded with an interactive session titled “Young Social Innovators Showcase”, which saw six successful young social innovators, including Louisa MAK, former Miss Hong Kong and Non-Executive Director of Adventurous Global Schools; Danny WANG, Founding Chairman of Adventurous Global Schools Charity and Founder and Managing Director of Full Circle Education Group; Judy KONG, Chief Executive of InspiringHK Sports Foundation; Herman CHAN, Co-Founder of Eldpathy; Eddie RONG, Co-Founder of HEYCOINS; and Andrew TSUI, Co-Founder of Rooftop Republic, came together to share their own successful experiences and journeys.

Interactions between speakers and delegates occurred throughout SES 2019 including a polling on “My Future Agenda for Hong Kong” on Day One. “The poll result showed that ‘rebuild trust between people/sectors’ is the top 1 future agenda for Hong Kong; ‘more people participation in formulating policies to shape the future of Hong Kong’ is the second; ‘preserve Hong Kong’s global status, identity and connection’ is the third” said Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of the Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit. “The lively discussions in the past three days represent a real shot in the arms for the development of social enterprises and plausible advancement of some of the social initiatives. I sincerely hope that the society and emerging social innovators will be able to uphold the theme of this year – Designing for Happiness”, added Mrs Yung.

In addition, Prof Erwin HUANG, Member of the Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit, led a “My Happy Action” pledge with all the participants during the closing ceremony, to encourage them and their networks to commit to a Happy Action for the people around them, to pass on the ideas gained from SES and spread happiness and kindness to the community.

You may re-visit the Summit by subscribing to our youtube channel “SESummitHK”.  To watch the videos for 2019, please click here.

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 2019

An unconventional all-inclusive grand opening of the 12th Social Enterprise Summit (SES 2019) was held on 21 November, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The three-day international symposium has successfully hosted dialogues with over 80 respected social innovation leaders from 16 countries and regions on 4 main discussion tracks, namely “Designing Happy Business”, “Designing Good Finance”, “Designing for Social Inclusion” and “Collaborating for Happiness”.

“Our goal is to formulate effective strategies contributing to people’s well-being and social advancement through social innovation designs that are practical, scalable and sustainable”, said Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of the SES Organising Committee formed by 20 organisations from multiple sectors across the civic societies. “Happiness is not a feeling, it symbolises the embrace of new mind-set, patience and perseverance to overcome challenges living in today’s context with happiness as the universal goal”, added Mrs. Yung.

Thematic session One on the opening day, “The Case of CSV: Turning the Pain Points of Stakeholders into Business and Growth Opportunities”, has released the initial findings from the latest research on case studies of local and overseas business. This session invited Louise PULFORD, Executive Director of SIX (Social Innovation Exchange) from the UK as one of the panel speakers, and Ada WONG, Chairperson of MaD (Make a Different) and Convenor of GoodLab Foundation, to respond to the panel discussion.

Overcoming Challenges with Cross-sector Wisdom”, the second thematic session of the opening day, has set out a longer-term vision for social innovators to re-imagine and re-connect on civic agenda to seek ideas and solutions that will reduce divisions and embrace diversity and inclusion. The discussion was led by Francis NGAI, Founder of Social Ventures Hong Kong with panellists from different sectors and audience participations.

Day Two of the international symposium included stimulating parallel sessions over 4 discussion tracks, namely “Designing Happy Business” – examining business mission, models and eco-systems; “Designing Good Finance” – looking into SDG goals, social finance and game changing financial models; “Designing for Social Inclusion” – diving into the world of People of Difference, ReWirement and New Inclusive Power; “Collaborating for Happiness” – taking on the wider perspectives of unlocking talents, technology driven social innovations and an Academic Forum on Platform Co-operativisim in the age of Industrial Revolution 4.0.

On the last day, the well-attended Asian-wide Young Entrepreneurs Roundtable with two workshops have marked a satisfactory "Happy Saturday" of the international symposium. This year’s symposium was concluded with an interactive session titled “Young Social Innovators Showcase”, which saw six successful young social innovators, including Louisa MAK, former Miss Hong Kong and Non-Executive Director of Adventurous Global Schools; Danny WANG, Founding Chairman of Adventurous Global Schools Charity and Founder and Managing Director of Full Circle Education Group; Judy KONG, Chief Executive of InspiringHK Sports Foundation; Herman CHAN, Co-Founder of Eldpathy; Eddie RONG, Co-Founder of HEYCOINS; and Andrew TSUI, Co-Founder of Rooftop Republic, came together to share their own successful experiences and journeys.

Interactions between speakers and delegates occurred throughout SES 2019 including a polling on “My Future Agenda for Hong Kong” on Day One. “The poll result showed that ‘rebuild trust between people/sectors’ is the top 1 future agenda for Hong Kong; ‘more people participation in formulating policies to shape the future of Hong Kong’ is the second; ‘preserve Hong Kong’s global status, identity and connection’ is the third” said Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of the Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit. “The lively discussions in the past three days represent a real shot in the arms for the development of social enterprises and plausible advancement of some of the social initiatives. I sincerely hope that the society and emerging social innovators will be able to uphold the theme of this year – Designing for Happiness”, added Mrs Yung.

In addition, Prof Erwin HUANG, Member of the Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit, led a “My Happy Action” pledge with all the participants during the closing ceremony, to encourage them and their networks to commit to a Happy Action for the people around them, to pass on the ideas gained from SES and spread happiness and kindness to the community.

You may re-visit the Summit by subscribing to our youtube channel “SESummitHK”.  To watch the videos for 2019, please click here.

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 2019

An unconventional all-inclusive grand opening of the 12th Social Enterprise Summit (SES 2019) was held on 21 November, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The three-day international symposium has successfully hosted dialogues with over 80 respected social innovation leaders from 16 countries and regions on 4 main discussion tracks, namely “Designing Happy Business”, “Designing Good Finance”, “Designing for Social Inclusion” and “Collaborating for Happiness”.

“Our goal is to formulate effective strategies contributing to people’s well-being and social advancement through social innovation designs that are practical, scalable and sustainable”, said Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of the SES Organising Committee formed by 20 organisations from multiple sectors across the civic societies. “Happiness is not a feeling, it symbolises the embrace of new mind-set, patience and perseverance to overcome challenges living in today’s context with happiness as the universal goal”, added Mrs. Yung.

Thematic session One on the opening day, “The Case of CSV: Turning the Pain Points of Stakeholders into Business and Growth Opportunities”, has released the initial findings from the latest research on case studies of local and overseas business. This session invited Louise PULFORD, Executive Director of SIX (Social Innovation Exchange) from the UK as one of the panel speakers, and Ada WONG, Chairperson of MaD (Make a Different) and Convenor of GoodLab Foundation, to respond to the panel discussion.

Overcoming Challenges with Cross-sector Wisdom”, the second thematic session of the opening day, has set out a longer-term vision for social innovators to re-imagine and re-connect on civic agenda to seek ideas and solutions that will reduce divisions and embrace diversity and inclusion. The discussion was led by Francis NGAI, Founder of Social Ventures Hong Kong with panellists from different sectors and audience participations.

Day Two of the international symposium included stimulating parallel sessions over 4 discussion tracks, namely “Designing Happy Business” – examining business mission, models and eco-systems; “Designing Good Finance” – looking into SDG goals, social finance and game changing financial models; “Designing for Social Inclusion” – diving into the world of People of Difference, ReWirement and New Inclusive Power; “Collaborating for Happiness” – taking on the wider perspectives of unlocking talents, technology driven social innovations and an Academic Forum on Platform Co-operativisim in the age of Industrial Revolution 4.0.

On the last day, the well-attended Asian-wide Young Entrepreneurs Roundtable with two workshops have marked a satisfactory "Happy Saturday" of the international symposium. This year’s symposium was concluded with an interactive session titled “Young Social Innovators Showcase”, which saw six successful young social innovators, including Louisa MAK, former Miss Hong Kong and Non-Executive Director of Adventurous Global Schools; Danny WANG, Founding Chairman of Adventurous Global Schools Charity and Founder and Managing Director of Full Circle Education Group; Judy KONG, Chief Executive of InspiringHK Sports Foundation; Herman CHAN, Co-Founder of Eldpathy; Eddie RONG, Co-Founder of HEYCOINS; and Andrew TSUI, Co-Founder of Rooftop Republic, came together to share their own successful experiences and journeys.

Interactions between speakers and delegates occurred throughout SES 2019 including a polling on “My Future Agenda for Hong Kong” on Day One. “The poll result showed that ‘rebuild trust between people/sectors’ is the top 1 future agenda for Hong Kong; ‘more people participation in formulating policies to shape the future of Hong Kong’ is the second; ‘preserve Hong Kong’s global status, identity and connection’ is the third” said Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of the Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit. “The lively discussions in the past three days represent a real shot in the arms for the development of social enterprises and plausible advancement of some of the social initiatives. I sincerely hope that the society and emerging social innovators will be able to uphold the theme of this year – Designing for Happiness”, added Mrs Yung.

In addition, Prof Erwin HUANG, Member of the Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit, led a “My Happy Action” pledge with all the participants during the closing ceremony, to encourage them and their networks to commit to a Happy Action for the people around them, to pass on the ideas gained from SES and spread happiness and kindness to the community.

You may re-visit the Summit by subscribing to our youtube channel “SESummitHK”.  To watch the videos for 2019, please click here.

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.