ESELA Members Event in Luxembourg

Location: Luxembourg

Date: 24/10/2017

Price: Various - ticket prices below


We are planning a members’ only event in Luxembourg, which will be held on 23-24 October.

The event will be hosted by Anne Contreras of Arendt & Medernach.

We will have a members’ only event for expert and general members during the day on 24 October, from 9:00am – 5:30pm. Our aim is to invest in our members and in our collective relationships and knowledge.

We will have a dinner for expert members’ only on the evening of the 23 October, from 7-10pm.



8:15am Registration and morning coffee

9:00am Opening of the conference – Conference host Anne Contreras, ESELA board member, Of Counsel with Arendt & Medernach


9:10am Luxembourg as a Hub for Impact Investing and the new ‘SEIS’ form

–     Anne Contreras-Muller will be joined by Patrick Goodman from Innpact, to discuss the role Luxembourg plays in impact investing internationally.

10:25am The Benefit Corporation

–     Rick Alexander, Head of Legal Policy at B Lab, will talk about his new book and will explain how the concept of fiduciary is evolving and how the benefit corporation is spreading around the world.

10:45am Tea and coffee break

11:05am ‘Buying Social’ Within and Across the EU

–     David HunterJulie Wynne, and others will explore how Governments can do more to “buy social” from social enterprises

12:15pm Structuring Social Enterprises

–     Aurelien Hollard will chair a discussion involving Alissa PelatanIneke Koele and Michael Mosimann to discuss how to set up social enterprises and ‘hybrid’ legal forms

1:15pm Lunch


2:15pm Developing Social Enterprise Ecosystems

–      Julie WynneEmiliano Giovine, and Marc Elvinger will debate how Governments should seek to develop legal systems which support local social enterprise development

3.35pm Tea and coffee break

3.50pm The Spread of B Corps

    –   Niamh CallaghanDavid DaviesAnka HakertLuke FletcherRemedios Garcia Gomez de Zamora, and Marleen Denef will explore the growth and development of B Corps

5.00pm Closing Remarks – Luke Fletcher, Chair of ESELA and Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite

5.15pm Conference finish


In response to feedback, we plan to allow more time for audience participation, interaction, dialogue and networking.

This event will be smaller and more intimate than our annual conference – which will be in Milan in Spring 2018 – and will allow more time for contribution and exchange.

You can book your place for the members’ only event on 24 October here, and for the expert members’ only dinner on 23 October here.

Please save the date and please email if you would like to contribute to any of these themes or on any other topic.

If you would like to come along, please do join us as a member of ESELA.

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