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ESELA Annual Conference 2017

Teaming Up in the Middle: How do business and non-profits jointly create social impact?

Location: University of KU Leuven - Campus Brussels, Stormstraat 2, Auditorium 2215, 2nd Floor, 1000 Brussels

Date: 28/04/2017

Price: Various

Details:

Join us for ESELA’s Annual Conference 2017, ‘Teaming Up in the Middle: How do business and nonprofits jointly create social impact?’

The day will consist of presentations from key note speakers and challenging workshops, with the full programme outlined below:

8:30am – 9:00am Registration

9:00am – 9:30am Introduction to the conference – Marleen Denef ESELA Board Member, Professor at KU Leuven and Partner at Curia

Morning workshops

9:30am – 10:30am Teaming Up for International Development – workshop host Marleen Denef ESELA Board Member, Professor at KU Leuven and Partner at Curia

– Case study – Oliver van den Eynde CEO, Close the Gap NGO

– Feedback reflection from a business angle – Luc Bonte Chairman, Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs

– Insights from a legal expert – Roxana Damaschin CEE Regional Director, NESsT

– Q&A session

10:30am – 11:00am Coffee break

11:00am – 12:00pm Teaming Up for Social Welfare – workshop host Marleen Denef ESELA Board Member, Professor at KU Leuven and Partner at Curia

– Case study – Wim Bijnens CEO, Inclusie Invest

– Feedback reflection from a policy angle – Hendrik Delaruelle Secretary general, Flemish Federation of Welfare Employers

– Insights from a legal expert – Alissa Peletan, AMP Avocat

– Q&A Session

12:15pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 1:30pm European Policy on Social Enterprise – Patrick Klein European Commission, DG Grow

1:30pm – 2:00pm The Importance of Teaming Up in the Middle from a Policy Angle – Jo Vandeurzen Minister of Social Welfare, Belgium-Flanders

Afternoon workshops

2:00pm – 3:00pm Teaming Up with Alternative Finance – workshop host Yvette Verleisdonk Senior Counsel, Curia

– Case study: Social Impact Bonds in Belgium – Ian De Wae VDAB

– Feedback reflection – Maha Keramane BNP Paribas France

– Insights from a social impact bond expert – Jim Clifford OBE Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite

3:00pm – 3:30pm Coffee break

3:30pm – 4:30pm Teaming Up with Social Funds – workshop host Yvette Verleisdonk Senior Counsel, Curia

– Case study: SI2 Fund – Piet Colruyt

– Feedback reflection – Loïc Decannière Incofin Investment Management

– Insights from a legal expert – Anne Contreras Of counsel, Arendt & Medernach

4:30pm – 5:00pm Development of a Non-Profit Sector and Social Enterprise in Eastern Europe – Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans European Centre for Not-for-Profit Law

5:00pm – 5:15pm Closing remarks – Luke Fletcher ESELA Chair, Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite

Please see below to book your place

Please note: there are a limited number of tickets available for each category. Please select the appropriate ticket type for your organisation. 

 

Accommodation 

If you are looking for accommodation for the conference, you are able to get a discounted rate at the Hilton Brussel Grand Palace.

With no reservation charges and a discounted rate from 199.00 EUR/night:

  • after 27 February, only 25 rooms reserved until 27 March
  • between 27 March – 12 April, there will be 12 rooms reserved.

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