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Elevating Social Procurement in Gippsland – Regional Roadshow

14 March @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Elevating Social Procurement in Gippsland – Regional Roadshow: bringing together social enterprises, business and governments located in the Gippsland Region. 

Did you know more than 160 business and government organisations have caught on and are already leading the charge in business for good?   

Presented by Gippsland Social Enterprise CollectiveSocial Traders and SENVIC, this showcase is ideal for all who play a part in the shift to #businessforgood and will provide practical insight into the current social procurement landscape, whilst meeting like-minded individuals and making new business connections. 

Organisations across Australia are exploring innovative new approaches to achieving social objectives through social procurement. Buying from a social enterprise is one of the most effective ways of breaking the cycle of disadvantage and strengthening regional Australian communities.  

Through open discussion and a facilitated Q&A you will hear from leaders in social procurement and local social enterprises and explore the challenges & wins they have faced in social procurement, providing solutions that will enable you to take advantage of social procurement opportunities across the supply chain.

You will come away from this session feeling inspired by the potential of social procurement in Gippsland and learn about upcoming place-based learning and development events to be co-designed and delivered across the six local government catchments of Gippsland

Speakers include: 

  • Social Benefit Buyers – Marinus Link, Whelans Group 
  • Social Benefit Suppliers (current, emerging or future) – CRSE Group, Latrobe Valley Enterprises, Connecting 2 Communities, Mountain Track Youth, ACE Gear Bags
  • Social Procurement Environment – Gippsland Social Enterprise Collective, Social Traders, SENVic, ArcBlue, Green Lab Futures, plus more

Who should attend?

This event is well suited to #procurementprofessionals #economicdevelopment #communitydevelopment and #socialvalueandinclusion personnel within all tiers of #government and #industry who are new to social procurement practice, or those seeking to kick-start their practice to the next level.

The event is also a great opportunity for local #socialenterprise and #aboriginalbusiness already active in the social procurement #supplychain and those businesses or not-for-profit organisations interested in becoming a #socialbenefitsupplier to meet buyers and subject matter experts.

Why you should attend  

  • Learn how social enterprise procurement is one of the most impactful ways to do business.  
  • Unpack why businesses and governments are adopting social procurement, and what policy settings influence the Australian context.  
  • Find out the latest social procurement impact statistics and how deliberate purchasing decisions can make a positive impact on communities.
  • Opportunities for Gippsland social enterprises through Gippsland Procurement Power Initiative.
  • Hear the findings from Green Lab Futures Gippsland based social procurement project completed in partnership with Wicked Labs and SENVIC
  • Discuss the challenges in social procurement with a network of like-minded professionals.  
  • Explore opportunities for smaller social enterprises to partner with larger contracts. 
  • Hear the lived experiences of our social enterprise and industry guest speakers.  
  • Meet the Social Traders, SENVIC and Gippsland Social Enterprise team.

Other details 

  • This is a free event and registrations are essential, please forward this invite to your networks.  
  • Includes morning tea and a networking lunch – please indicate if you have special dietary requirements
  • Registrations will close 5pm Tuesday 12th March 2024 unless booked out prior.  
  • Please forward this invitation to any of your colleagues who may be best suited to attend this event.   

Any questions about this event, please contact Carmel Riley, CEO CRSE Group, on behalf of Gippsland Social Enterprise Collective and 

We hope to see you there!     
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