Social enterprises in Scotland and across the UK will welcome the international social enterprise movement to Edinburgh for the 10th  Social Enterprise World Forum this year. The Forum will take place in the Edinburgh International Convention Centre from 12th-14th  2018. The anticipated 1200 participants will include social enterprise leaders, policy makers, commercial partners, academics, students and young entrepreneurs. Event hosts, Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS) are planning a week-long programme of activities including social enterprise study tours in the Highlands and Islands, Central and Lowland Scotland and London (in partnership with Social Enterprise UK).

Those interested in rural social enterprise policy will congregate in Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides on September 10th and 11th while a pre-forum Academic Symposium for those teaching and researching social enterprise will be hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University. Another pre-forum event will focus on “Social Enterprise Leadership for Zero Waste and Zero Carbon” and will take place at The Experience near Glasgow. 

Since the first Social Enterprise World Forum in 2008, social enterprises around the world have transformed lives, revitalised communities and tackled big economic issues. Social enterprise is now a truly global phenomenon and the 2018 Forum tracks and themes will reflect the progress over a decade and test ambition for the challenges ahead.

Early-bird bookings for SEWF 2018 are open and available until 30 April 2018. We have reserved accommodation allocations at various hotels and apartments throughout the city. Early booking is strongly recommended to take advantage of the early-bird rate, accommodation availability and cheaper travel fares.