The THRIVE social enterprise Expo 2018 will INSPIRE, KICKSTART, and CONNECT people from all corners of the region.
The Expo is a regional event for social enterprises from all over the region to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future. The event attracts social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across New Zealand.
The first day will showcase successful local and national social enterprises with multiple inspirational speakers. On day 2, individuals will get the opportunity to have one on one mentoring sessions with key social enterprise practitioners and attend workshops.
Operating from The ReMakery in the Hutt Valley, supporting Beeple Honey Collective, the Sew Good Cooperative (repurposing fabric into new products), Unity Kitchen and Catering, ReCycled Rides (refurbishing and providing bicycles) and The Common Grocer (a low cost, plastic-free grocery co-op): www.commonunityproject.org.nz
Matt Dobbin, a PwC Partner with extensive experience in innovation and disruption who has worked across the social enterprise sector. Whanganui-born and bred, he is Sydney-based and has a global role developing new strategies and solutions.
Dan Steele, Blue Duck Station, a working farm integrating conservation, preserving heritage, adventure tourism, accommodation, and environmental protection through diverse land management: www.blueduckstation.co.nz