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  • 4 minutes
  • 02/06/2023

Sixth annual Social Value Conference
Speakers announced

Shadow ministers, CEO’s and members of the Cabinet Office lined up

London, 13 & 14 June 2023

Organisers of the industry leading, not-for-profit Social Value event, the Social Value Conference, have released a list of the high profile leaders and changemakers scheduled to speak over the two day event in a combination of in-person and virtual sessions.

Run in partnership with Social Value Portal and the National Social Value Taskforce, this year’s event will take an in-depth look at the Social Value Economy, following the newly launched white paper on the subject.

Delegates from the public, private and third sectors will be invited to share ideas, examples of best practice and thoughts on what a Social Value Economy looks like. It will also tackle the challenges that Social Value faces such as measurement and the provision of evidence, through the wider lens of the economy as a whole.

Noteworthy speakers:

13 June

Day One of the conference will take place at Church House, Westminster, London. It will kick off on the main stage with Alex Norris, Tara McGeehan, Martin Esom, Campbell MacDonald (Social Value specialist), Holly Piper (Fair4All Finance) and Guy Battle, (CEO, Social Value Portal) introducing ‘Towards A Social Value Economy: Building the Vision.’

Breakout groups will also take place where ideas can be shared on how to improve the societal, environmental and economic challenges faced by communities today in order for everyone to prosper and flourish. Grace Enterprises and Working Chance will share their inspiring stories to demonstrate how they are already improving prospects for the more disadvantaged in their communities.

The Social Value Awards ceremony, hosted by broadcaster, economist and former politician, Ed Balls, will take place in the evening. A record number of entries were
received for the fifth annual awards, which celebrates and recognises the organisations and individuals going above and beyond to deliver added value to their communities. See the shortlist here.

From delivering climate justice to engaging with the communities most affected by the cost of living crisis, this year’s conference will be packed with thought provoking speeches, breakout panel discussions and inspiring stories designed to move the Social Value movement forward.

Guy Battle, CEO, Social Value Portal

14 June

Day Two will explore the power and potential of the business community to deliver Social Value.

The virtual events will offer a masterclass in Social Value procurement as well as encouraging some lively debates on topics such as; social value vs CSR, whether Social Value is working for our Third Sector, how Social Value can help to win more work and what radical collaboration looks like.

In light of frequent conversations around accreditation and training, Social Value Portal will also be unveiling their brand new e-learning platform, the Social Value Academy at the conference.

There will also be industry specific sessions for the construction, facilities management and investment sectors looking for new ideas to take Social Value further.

No matter what stage a delegate is at on their Social Value journey, this year’s conference will provide answers to a number of questions that Social Value Portal and the Social Value Taskforce encounter on a regular basis. There will also be opportunities to connect with colleagues and decision makers from all sectors with dedicated networking meet and greet sessions.

Guy Battle, CEO, Social Value Portal

The conference is supported by organisations including; WSP, Deloitte, Sodexo, Compass Group, AWS, CHAS, Faithful+Gould, Vodafone, EQUANS and Charles Russell
Speechlys. The Awards have been sponsored by Prologis, GreenZone Cleaning and Support Services, and Royal British Legion Industries.

See the full two day agenda here.