Social Enterprise World Forum Frankston

Join a great bunch of people, as we get together to celebrate The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) coming to Frankston.

This is the most exciting event on the social enterprise calendar, and this year we’re bringing it to Frankston.

For the price of a coffee you can join us!

When: 29 September 2022, 9am to 7pm

Where: Frankston Social Enterprise Hub

As a SEWF22 Community Hub, Frankston Social Enterprise Hub is providing a space for the Victorian community to come together to connect and interact with SEWF22 content and have local conversations, while connecting globally all day on 29 September.

Featuring amazing local speakers, live crossovers to the Brisbane event, food from local social enterprises and an optional networking event afterwards.

This event is made possible thanks to our event sponsors:

Frankston City Council


9 to 9.30am – Arrivals

9.15 to 9.30am – Welcome to Country – Bunurong Land Council will open the SEWF22 Community Hub at Frankston Social Enterprise Hub with a Welcome to Country.

9.30 to 9.45am – Frankston Revitalisation Board Address – Paul Edbrooke, State MP for Frankston will provide an overview of Frankston Revitalisation Board’s role in catalysing Frankston Social Enterprise Hub.

9.45 to 10am – Welcome to Frankston City of Frankston Mayor Nathan Conroy will provide an overview of Frankston City Council’s role in bringing SEWF22 to Frankston.

10 to 10.15am Welcome to Frankston Social Enterprise Hub – Dr Amber Earles, Manager of Frankston Social Enterprise Hub, will welcome attendees to Frankston Social Enterprise Hub providing an overview of recent activities.

10.15 – 11am Keynote: Dylan Alcott, AO (Recording) – Dylan Alcott, AO former wheelchair tennis player, former wheelchair basketball player and radio host will speak to his interest in helping young Australians with disabilities gain confidence, fulfill their potential and achieve their dreams.

11 to 11.30am Morning tea by Nairm Marr Djambana

11.30am – 12.15pm Social procurement – how far can we go? (Live) Social procurement has come far and fast to become a major opportunity for social enterprises as businesses and governments look to develop sustainable supply chains. The panel will discuss: What has driven this growth, which social enterprises can benefit, who will be left behind and how far can we go?

12:15 – 13:00 Social procurement: Buyers and Sellers session – Selected organisations participating in the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Social Procurement Network will share their experience of social procurement and learnings from their participation in the Network with facilitator Matt Perfect.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch by Nairm Marr Djambana

14:00 – 14:45 Addressing the elephant in the room, shifting power and making space for Indigenous Enterprises (Recording) – Supporting Community and Country has always been at the heart of Indigenous enterprises. This panel will discuss the need for reciprocity, accountability and responsibility to be meaningfully embedded within the social enterprise sector.

14:45 – 16:00 Indigenous social enterprise in our region – Deb Mellett, General Manager of Nairm Marr Djambana will showcase a local Indigenous social enterprise and talk to some of the challenges and opportunities for Indigenous social entrepreneurs.

16:00 – 16:30 Afternoon tea by Nairm Marr Djambana

16:30 – 17:30 Closing keynote with Dan Flynn (Thankyou) and SEWF22 handover ceremony (Live) – Daniel Flynn, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Thankyou will tell the story of his social enterprise, motivating people to realise that they too can make their own ideas a reality.

17:30 onwards – optional networking drinks at The Hop Shop