Social Business Conference 2013 – Full Day Program

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Social Business Conference 2013 Full Day Program

Social Business Earth is pleased to invite you to join the Social Business Conference 2013, on May 15 in Lugano. The keynote speaker for the event will be Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, pioneer of microcredit and creator of the social business model. Social Business Earth organizes the annual Social Business Conference with the aim of raising awareness on social business and spearheading new social business initiatives in the private, public and social sectors. Bringing together stakeholders from all sectors can foster new partnerships that will change the world through innovative and financially self-sustainable economic models.

Join us for a completely innovative experience: discover Social Business!

Social Business Conference, May 15 in Lugano, Aula Magna

Università della Svizzera Italiana, Via Giuseppe Buffi 13

6900 Lugano, Switzerland

FULL DAY PROGRAM

08.00 – 09.00
Arrival and Registration – Social Business Workshop

09.00 – 09.45
Presentation on social business by Samantha Caccamo and Prof. Muhammad Yunus

09.45 – 10.15
Coffee Break

10.15 – 10.30
Instructions by Workshop Moderator – Divide into Groups

10.30 – 11.30
Brainstorm social business ideas to implement within each sector

11.30 – 12.30
Group presentation of social business ideas and final conclusions

12.30 – 14.00
Lunch

14.00 – 16.00
Free time – Sightseeing in Lugano —————————————————————————————————————————————————
17.00 – 18.00
Registration – Social Business Conference (Workshop participants are pre-registered and will be able to enter without queueing)

18.00 – 18.15
Opening of the Social Business Conference 2013. Greetings by Dr. Piero Martinoli, President, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Ms. Samantha Caccamo, Founder & CEO, Social Business Earth, and local authorities

18.15 – 18.25
Musical Moment

18.25 – 19.15
Keynote speech by Professor Muhammad Yunus

19.15 – 20.00
Panel discussion: “Social Business: An Innovative Economic Model to Develop the Potential of Each Human Being” Panelists: Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Chairman Yunus Centre; Ms. Samantha Caccamo, Founder and CEO, Social Business Earth; Ms. Giovanna Melandri, President, Uman Foundation; Dr. Thomas Stelzer, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Moderator: Andrea Vosti, Editor, Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana, additional panelists will be announced.
20.00 – 20.30
Q&A Session with participants

20.30 – 21.00
Cocktail and Book Signing by Professor Yunus

21.30
End of conference
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MAIN GOALS OF THE SOCIAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE ARE:
  • – Raise awareness on Social Business in Switzerland, Italy and European countries
  • – Motivate people to create a social business
  • – Promulgate the creation of social business funds in Switzerland, Italy and European countries
  • – Start academic courses on social business in Swiss and European educational institutions
  • – Allow Professor Yunus to share his experience in Social Business (Grameen Bank and Grameen companies)
  • – Identify methods, approaches and areas where Social Business could be implemented in Switzerland, Italy and European countries
  • – Encourage exchanges and collaborations between government organizations, the private sector, academia and various social entities in Social Business.
  • – Discuss the key factors of success and set the criteria to implement efficiently local economic development strategies through Social Business.

YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE FULL DAY PROGRAM ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

Social Business Conference 2013 Full Day Program