Edinburgh

24th & 25th April 2019

(Join us for one or two days)

 
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Do you believe business can be a positive force for good?

IF YES, YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN US

For an inspiring, fun, and thought-provoking couple of days that will capture your heart, transform lives and increase your impact. 

 I used to believe I needed to wait until I had the time or money to support charities through my business. Until I discovered the opposite was true: focusing on impact and supporting causes is a powerful way to GROW a business and do good at the same time. No matter what type or size of business you are. 
Imagine how different the world could be if all businesses were to focus on making a positive contribution to communities, society and the planet–as a way to drive profits rather than as an after thought...

That's what we’ll be exploring at this event. 

WHEN & WHERE

24th and 25th APRIL 2019

EDINBURGH

TOPICS INCLUDE

SOCIAL IMPACT, UN GLOBAL GOALS, CAUSE MARKETING, THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY, SOCIAL SOURCING, COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS...

FORMAT

A MIX OF INSPIRING TALKS, BUSINESS BITES, TABLE DISCUSSIONS, NETWORKING, IMPACT ACTIVITIES & MASTERMIND GROUPS

SPEAKERS & CONTRIBUTORS

Our speakers and contributors are pioneers in the fields of business being a force for good, social impact and charitable giving:

Alisoun Mackenzie

Event host, business mentor &  best-selling author 

Talk: Stop Giving Back #JustGiveNow

Edie Lush

Journalist, MC and co-host of the Global GoalsCast Podcast 

Talk: The World's to Do List: The Global Goals

Colin Downie

Sales & partnerships director at WildHearts 

Talk: Wildhearts Keeping Girls in School

Nada Fornier

Cause marketing consultant

Talk: Cause Marketing–Do Well by Doing Good

Bruce Walker

Co-founder of FutureX 

Talk: Redefining the Role of Business

Caroline McKenna

Founder of Social Good HQ 

Talk: Transparency - It's More Than the Right Thing to Do 

 

Scott Kennedy & Fergus Moore

Founders of Revive-Eco

Talk: Closing the Loop on Coffee Shop Waste

Zakia Moulaoui

Founder of Invisible Cities

Talk: You Never Create Change Alone

Julie Creffield

Founder The Fat Girls Guide to Running Blog & Club

Talk: When Doing Good in Business Saves Lives

Masami Sato

Founder of B1G1

Livestream: A Small Idea Having Global Impact

Claire Benjamin

Fundraiser expert at CHAS

Partnerships Panelist

Danny Witter

Co-founder of Work for Good

Partnerships Panelist

WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?

This is for everyone interested in commercial businesses being a force for good–particularly those at the early stage of exploring how business can do this and those wanting more collaborative partnerships including: 

BUSINESS OWNERS & ENTREPRENEURS

SME & CORPORATE LEADERS

LEADERS OF CHARITIES & SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

CHANGEMAKERS & THOUGHT LEADERS

ACCOUNTANTS, ADVISERS & MARKETING EXPERTS

TRAINERS, TEACHERS, MENTORS & CONSULTANTS

INVESTORS, BUSINESS ANGELS & FUNDERS

FUNDRAISING, CSR & SUSTAINABILITY EXPERTS

WHY ATTEND?

Join a growing movement of people turning business into a force for good. Imagine how good it feels to do well by doing good!

By attending you'll be inspired, have enlightening conversations, and expand your business network. You'll also participate in impact activities and purposeful networking that will transform lives, both on the day and long after.

 
Business owners and leaders:
  • Discover how to increase the impact of your business and become an atttractive 'business for good' brand
  • Enjoy sharing ideas with other like-minded people. 
  • Leave with innovative ideas, new connections and a simple action plan to deliver.

 

Charities and causes:
  • Discover how to attract more business support 
  • Expand your network of businesses that want to support charities and social causes
  • Get help from businesses at the event and potentially win a donation to your cause. 

 

You could even include your attendance as part of your CPD and your business impact strategy. 

MORE THAN JUST A CONFERENCE

JOIN US SOCIALLY TOO...

The best connections and conversations at conferences are often made during social activities.

With this in mind, we've arranged opportunities for you to enjoy more time connecting and speaking to other attendees.

These optional activities include drinks in a bar the evening before the event, networking lunches and dinner on the Wednesday evening run by a local social enterprise.

THANKS TO OUR KEY SUPPORTERS

WHAT'S YOUR INVESTMENT?

1 Person business & causes

1-Day : £245 +VAT
2-Days: £345 +VAT

Charities, causes & students get two days for the price of one! Book a table of ten for the price of eight.

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SMEs (2-249 employees)

1-day: £345 +VAT
2-days: £445 +VAT

Book a table of ten for the price of eight–to engage your people or entertain clients. 

BUY NOW

Corporates (>250 employees)

1-day: £395 +VAT
2-days: £495 +VAT

Book a table of ten for the price of eight–to engage your people or entertain clients. 

BUY NOW

If you have any questions or want to book a table CONTACT US.

 IS IT WORTH THE TRIP TO EDINBURGH?

EDINBURGH: VOTED THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD

A cultural playground of infinite possibilities.

No only is this event going to be an inspiring life changing event, Edinburgh is regularly voted the best city in the world–to visit and live in.

It's also one of the most stunning historical cities in the world that hosts a wealth of festivals and sights. With its heartbeat of Scottish traditions, good food, great pubs and friendly people, it really is the perfect place to visit.

Our conference is happening right in the city centre with many of the most popular sights within easy walking distance. We've even arranged an optional walking tour on the evening of the first day to help you explore the city.

It's easy to travel to Edinburgh...

It's only a 1-hour flight or a leisurely 4.5 hours by train from London to Edinburgh, with plenty buses/trains connecting the city to rest of the UK. Direct flights to many European cities and the US make this an easily accessible event. 

THE FORMAT

What’s going to make this an incredible experience is the powerful blend of short inspiring talks, meaningful conversations, impact activities, and action planning. All focused on helping you have a bigger impact. You can come to just the first day or to both days.

BUY YOUR TICKET NOW

1 Person business & causes

1-Day : £245 +VAT
2-Days: £345 +VAT

Charities, causes & students get two days for the price of one! Book a table of ten for the price of eight.

BUY NOW

SMEs (2-249 employees)

1-day: £345 +VAT
2-days: £445 +VAT

Book a table of ten for the price of eight–to engage your people or entertain clients. 

BUY NOW

Corporates (>250 employees)

1-day: £395 +VAT
2-days: £495 +VAT

Book a table of ten for the price of eight–to engage your people or entertain clients. 

BUY NOW

If you have any questions or want to book a table CONTACT US.

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Alisoun Mackenzie is the founder who had the vision for this business for good event. She is supported by this team of successful entrepreneurs who are helping to organise the event:

Alisoun Mackenzie

Founder and host of Give-to-Profit Live

Alisoun helps successful business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders to joyfully have more impact in the world. 

Alisoun is best-selling author, TEDx speaker, coach and humantarian who is currently building a school in Cambodia.

Angela McCusker

Chair of Dundee and Angus College

Angela is also an inspirational Mindfulness for Leaders coach and active non-exec director for several organisations across the UK. 

Angela set up Pilotlight Scotland and is involved in various projects in the third sector. She's part of Alisoun's Cambodian school team.

Bonnie Clarke

Interim CEO Remarkable Scotland

Through Remarkable Bonnie is involved in helping Scottish businesses reach their potential and maximise their impact. 

Bonnie is an active contributor to the charity and social enterprise sector and popular awards/conference panelist. 

Caroline McKenna

Founder and CEO of Social Good HQ 

Caroline helps business and causes to build mutually beneficial relationships and maximise their social impact.

Caroline is an award winning community woman of the year, consultant and educator.

Jackie Forbes

Founder & Principal of Drawn to Learn

Jackie utilises graphic facilitation to drive strategy development & employee engagement within organisations.

Jackie is proactively involved in helping end homelessness through her social impact work.

Shona Mitchell

MD of Peoplematters

Shona helps business leaders turn their organisations into creative vibrant workplaces.  

Shona is Chair of Central Scotland IoD Group & was a founding trustee of Aspire4Africa.

COMMON Q&As

Where is the event taking place?

At the Sheraton Hotel, Lothian Road, Edinburgh. You will receive more information when you book. 

What are the timings for the event?

Both days will run from 9am to 5pm with registration likely to be from 8am on the first day. 

Do I need to come to both days?

No. You can come to day one only or both days. To attend the second day you need to attend the first day. 

What's included in your ticket price?

Your ticket includes access to the event and light refreshments throughout the event (see below).  

Can I bring my business partner, a colleague or my spouse?

You're welcome to invite family, friends and other contacts although everyone who wants to attend needs to buy a ticket.

Are there discounts for charities, social enterprises, causes or students?

Yes. There is a lower priced ticket for students, charities, social causes and micro businesses (with only one employee). If you want to attend for two days, you get two days for the price of one. 

Charities and social causes - we are inviting businesses to pay-it-forward  and pay for 'cause' tickets. Some businesses are likely to have their own preferred charity or cause they will want to invite. However any extra tickets we get will be allocated to causes in attendance at event on a first come first served basis. To receive one of these tickets you need to already be booked on the event and in attendance on the first day of the event. 

We are also planning activities during the day where donations will be made to causes attending the event. 

Students - we are also exploring other opportunities for students including the opportunity of volunteer at the event. Please get in touch to find out more. 

Are any meals or refreshments provided?

  • Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided when you arrive and during both morning and afternoon breaks. 
  • For lunch, we suggest you grab something to eat at the cafe at the venue or one of the nearby cafes or pubs. 
  • We will be offering a VIP upgrade that will include lunch nearer the time. 

What is your refund policy?

If you have purchased an individual ticket (rather than a table) you can cancel at any time, but please be aware of the following:

  • If we receive your written cancellation request before 31st December 2018 you will receive a 50% refund of the ticket price you paid.
  • If we receive your written cancellation request between 1st January and 31st  March 2019 you will receive 25% refund of the ticket price you paid.
  • If you cancel anytime in April you will not be eligible for a refund, but you may send someone in your place. 

Notes: 

No change of names associated with tickets will be accepted after 12th April 2019.

The cancellation policy for table bookings will be detailed in your booking confirmation. 

BUY YOUR TICKET NOW

1 person business & causes

1-Day : £245 +VAT
2-Days: £345 +VAT

Charities, causes & students get two days for the price of one! Book a table of ten for the price of eight.

BUY NOW

SMEs (2-249 employees)

1-day: £345 +VAT
2-days: £445 +VAT

Book a table of ten for the price of eight–to engage your people or entertain clients. 

BUY NOW

Corporates (>250 employees)

1-day: £395 +VAT
2-days: £495 +VAT

Book a table of ten for the price of eight–to engage your people or entertain clients. 

BUY NOW

If you have any questions or want to book a table CONTACT US.

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