Social Enterprise Summit 2020 Theme ”New Normal‧Collective Power”


Social Enterprise Summit 2020 Theme ”New Normal‧Collective Power”

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CHINA – Media OutReach – 7 September 2020 – The 13th Social Enterprise Summit (“SES 2020”) will be held from 19 to 21 November 2020 with the chosen theme “new normal‧collective power”. The flagship annual International Symposium to inspire and empower social innovation, with 70+ top international and local speakers in 20 sessions, will be opening up for free this year to a wider audience’s participation and exchange to co-create our new normal.

SES 2020 Theme: “new normal * collective power” ︱ 19-21. 11. 2020 ︱ Online ︱
The turn of the decade 2020 begins with a pandemic affecting people around the world, raising attention to health and changing the way people work, study, commute or socialise. Everyone in our society will require some shifts to come out of the current situations.

Collective efforts are needed to re-focus on fostering mutually reinforcing solutions, continuous communication towards common agendas and making swift decisions based on current data and measurement. This International Symposium will examine the process through 4 thematic tracks: Community Empowerment, Digital Social Innovation, Sustainability and Business as well as Education Innovation.

This year, the grandiose speakers line up comprises over 70 leaders and social entrepreneurs from USA, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Mainland China, Hong Kong etc locations.

Keynote Speakers:
Mr Jeremy HEIMANS (US), Co-Author of New Power, Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose, and Mr Henry TIMMS (US), Co-Author of New Power, President and CEO of Lincoln Center, will discuss what “New Power” means in today’s connected world and how to harness this rise of new power to make changes for a better world.

Thematic Session: Overcoming Challenges 2.0: Rebuilding City Resilience
Mr Francis NGAI (HK), Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong; Mr David YEUNG (HK), Founder and CEO of Green Monday; Dr LAU Ming-Wai (HK), Founder and Director of MWYO and Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited, and Ms Vicky FUNG (HK), Co-founder of Every Life Is A Song, will examine the current challenges we are facing in Hong Kong and what collective actions can be taken to rebuild resilience in our city.

About Social Enterprise Summit
Social Enterprise Summit (SES) is a cross-sector platform to inspire and empower social innovation and social entrepreneurship. The flagship International Symposium builds on the experiences of over 70 speakers from 15 locations to inspire, innovate, connect and collaborate with delegates from the civic society, businesses, government and academic sectors from Hong Kong, China; Asia Pacific region and beyond to advance positive societal changes.

Community engagement activities are held in eight different districts in Hong Kong during the year to expand the participation and reach beyond the conference rooms, applying knowledge, social entrepreneurship and innovative mindsets to various day to day life settings.