This is the UK’s first online Social Procurement Festival.

This first online social procurement festival will gather buyers from both the public & private sector to learn and share best practice for social enterprise procurement, social value activities and to network with social enterprise suppliers and committed buyers.

You will hear from policy makers, procurement teams and social enterprises and host a pitching event to create connections to last beyond the festival.

Agenda

9:30-10:00 - Arrivals

10:00-10:15- Event Introduction- Welcome from the hosts, Supply Change, and what to expect from the day

10:15-10:30 - Break / Networking

10:30-11:15 - Policy Talk, Rachel Woolliscroft, Director at BayNel Advisory- Understanding the government's new social value model and what it means for procurement with audience Q&A

11:15- 12:00 -Sponsors Talk- Hear from our sponsors Sovereign, Durkan and Peabody

12:00-12:30 - Supplier Talk- Hear from Kasia Cheng from Nemi Teas, Anna Ware from Clear Voice and Nureen Glaves, from Feed Me Good . Learn about their work and how they've successfully engaged with corporates and the public sector

12:30-13:00 - Break / Networking/ Lunch

13:00- 14:00 - Meet the Buyer for those signed up or a chance for general networking for those not involved in Meet the Buyer . Slots are organised on a first come, first serve basis, but we will try to accomodate as many connections as possible.

14:30- 15:15- Panel discussion- A panel discussion on "The future of social procurement"- speakers share their thoughts on how social procurement can become the norm, examples of best practice, and what are the challenges we face. Followed by a Q&A . Panel members include Natalie Campbell- Chief Executive of Belu Water, Catherine Manning- Interim CEO of Social Value UK, Emily Davis- Head of Social Impact, Amey and Helen Moore, Managing Director of Orbit Homes . The discussion will be chaired by Kelly Bewers- Founder of Impact Edit

15:15-15:20- Wrap up

15:20-15:30- Networking until close

Book your place

Find out more and book your place here.