Roundtable Lunch on Social Procurement

Where: Equity Trustees, Level 1, 575 Bourke Street, Melbourne

When: Tue 26th Mar 2019, 12:15 – 14:00 (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Is the Social Procurement opportunity in Australia a 60-billion-dollar treasure chest or an unattainable pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

The Government and mainstream industries growing financial commitment to social procurement can and is providing significant employment opportunities for people experiencing disadvantage, but can the social benefit sector rise to the challenge? Over a roundtable discussion moderated by Social Ventures Australia's (SVA) Colin Stimpson and Alex Oppes we'll discuss: • The size of the opportunity in the market, which products and services are in demand and which social benefit suppliers are best positioned to supply • The gap that currently exists between supply and demand, and what SVA and other key intermediaries are doing to facilitate positive change • The role that philanthropy can play in this emerging social procurement sector We’ll also hear from social enterprises and construction authorities about the wins and challenges they’ve experienced.


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