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Social Enterprise NI - "Build Back Social" Virtual Conference 2021 - Links to Videos

Our Annual Conference was held on Thursday 25th February, virtually this year, due to current restrictions.  We had over 300 participants in attendance.

For those who missed it we had the following videos recorded to allow you to watch it back. Below you will see links to 3 videos.

The first link is a video showcasing the amazing work some of our members delivered during the last 11 months through the pandemic. I am sure when you watch it you will see that we are so lucky to have such an amazing and inspirational sector. The audio on the video is being provided by well known radio presenter and our conference host Cate Conway.

Social Enterprise Members Video

We also had a very interesting panel discussion. Panel members included guest speakers from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We heard how our members in Northern Ireland adapted and pivoted during the pandemic and we heard about similar challenges for social enterprises in RoI. 

Panel Discussion Video

We then moved to our Keynote Speaker Kris Bryson of Glasgow based social enterprise WildHearts Group. Kris delivered a truly inspring message of how a social enterprise can become a main stream business and work closely with private and public sector organisations. Kris delivered without doubt the standout quote from the whole conference in his address by saying “The future of business is social business we can be commerical and social”.

Kris Bryson Presentation 

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