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Social Enterprise World Forum

October 14, 2014 - October 16, 2014

Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) was developed and first launched by CEIS in partnership with the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and various International partners.

A steering group consisting of social enterprise leaders, committed to collaborating internationally, oversee the SEWF to advance social enterprise development and to resolve the world’s social challenges.

The inaugural forum held in Edinburgh in 2008, marked the beginning of this annual international gathering attended by 400+ social enterprise practitioners and support agencies from around the globe. Traversing the continents, the SEWF was hosted by Melbourne, Australia in 2009; San Francisco, USA in 2010; Johannesburg, Africa in 2011; Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 2012; Calgary, Canada in 2013 and being hosted by Seoul, South Korea in 2014. The forum has grown exponentially having welcomes over 1200 delegates from 30 countries.

CEIS Events has experience in managing all aspects of the SEWF from programme development to speaker, sponsor, supplier, exhibition, logistics and delegate management etc. We also provide remote and onsite support to all SEWF hosts as the experienced steering group event management partner.

View the video from last year’s event:


For a full list of our event management services click here.  (hyperlink to event services)

For further information on the SEWF or to register for our 2014 event, please click here. (hyperlink to www.sewfonline.com)

Calgary 2013

“Very impressed with some of the work and input from First Nation projects”

“Meeting so many delegates and speakers who do great things reinforced my ambition to make the most of the potential in my own organisation for market-leading social enterprise”

“The networking was key at the conference, meeting people who you would naturally never meet was the highlight. Walked away with great contacts and the beginnings of professional relationships”

Rio 2012

“Inspiring presentations from social enterprises who were passionate about their projects”

“Excellent networking with delegates from all over the world. Illuminating sessions, engaging speakers and informative breakouts”

“Good engagement of student volunteers to allow them to assist and attend the event”

Johannesburg 2011

“Great African singers and dancers during opening ceremony”

“Some great plenary sessions, Jerr Boschee on top form, Dr Mamphela Ramphele (LetsemaCircle, SA) was thought provoking”

“Many good quality breakout sessions, including social enterprise in education, social franchising”

“Well designed, with a group of speakers who were largely engaging and with topics that aligned with overall theme of the programme. Good opportunities to network out with the formal programme”


October 14, 2014
October 16, 2014