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The First Social Procurement Festival

No doubt, 2021 is already so full of challenge but we see the opportunities too. A renewed focus on racial equality, sustainability and community support is paving the way for private and public sector organisations to gain better social value from their procurement budgets. To help these organisations and social enterprises realise these opportunities we are bringing them together to share, learn, meet and connect online, at The Social Procurement Festival.

Supply Change has created a timetable of discussions and engagements that will facilitate the learning and connections that will create further impact through social procurement. We will hear from policymakers, procurement teams and social enterprises and host a pitching event to ensure tangible outcomes for attendees.


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 & Claire Dove CBE, VCSE Crown Representative 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

12:30-12:55 - Break / Networking/ Lunch

12:55- 13:00 - 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 accommodate as many connections as possible.

14:00- 15:00- 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

15:00-15:15- Wrap up

15:15-15:30- Networking until close

Join socially motivated businesses, thought leaders and procurement teams who have registered to gather at the festival.


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