LONDON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
*Event will Bring Together Business and the Voluntary Sector*
*Over 150 Not-for-Profits to Exhibit*
*Marks & Spencer, NCVO & KPMG on Speaker Line Up*
*To Attend Visit http://www.business4better.org.uk*
UBM plc today announces the unique and engaging programme of activity that will take place at the Business4Better UK event on 9-10 July at the National Hall, Olympia, London. The event consists of three education theatres that will feature over 100 speakers alongside over 150 not-for-profits exhibitors.
Business4Better UK is a unique forum where leaders from the corporate world and pioneers from within the voluntary and social enterprise sector share their experiences, debate critical issues, showcase successful partnerships and start conversations around creating meaningful collaborations.
Guest speakers include -
- Louise Jones, Category Manager at Innocent Drinks & Guardian Partner - iDE UK
- Karl Wilding, Head of Policy, Research & Foresight at The National Council for Voluntary Organisations
- Adam Elman, Head of Delivery, Plan A & Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer
- Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, CBE, Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, KPMG International
- Adele Blakebrough, MBE, Chief Executive, Social Business Trust (SBT)
- David Adair, Head of Community Affairs at PwC
- Tracy Griffin, Director of Fundraising at Shelter
The three education theatres will explain the "what is", "how to", "why" and "what next" of embarking on partnerships. The theatres will work alongside the Workshops Area and The Hub - spaces dedicated to facilitated networking, workshops, practical one to one advice and consultation. These will offer expertise on everything from measuring the impact of partnerships and exploring the unconventional partnership to practical clinics on digital marketing, HR and key legal issues.
The two-day event will also feature a vast range of workshops, seminars, immersive experiences and case-studies that will bring together experts, practitioners, thought-leaders and agents of change, offering inspiration, motivation and practical help to anyone seeking to create meaningful partnerships between the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.
A highlight of Business4Better UK will be the Centre Stage that will host performances and demonstrations of partnerships in action from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Music Theatre, Streetwise Opera and The Funding Network Dragons' Den.
UBM plc Chief Executive Officer, David Levin commented; "Business4Better UK will provide both business and the not-for-profit sectors with a full programme of activity that will educate people and demonstrate successful partnerships between the two. It's an informative and exciting programme and I would encourage organisations to attend to see how they can benefit from this kind of partnership."
Business4Better UK is free to attend for not-for-profits, social enterprises and business. The event is designed for anyone already thinking about the benefit of partnerships, or for those seeking advice and support before they take their first steps. Visitors will be able to explore how further to progress a partnership and have a chance to meet those ready to engage in conversation.
To register to attend Business4Better UK or to see the full list of not-for-profit exhibitors visit http://www.business4better.org.uk
Notes to Editors:
The full list of exhibitors includes -
Action Acton Ltd, Action For Kids, African Oyster Trust, African Wildlife Foundation, Ambache Charitable Trust, AmmaLife, AWF, Basic Needs, Beanstalk, Big Society Network, Blue Dot World, Business against Poverty, Business Launchpad, BuzzBnk, Cancer Research UK, Carbon Leapfrog, Careers Development Group, Carers Support Merton, Central Hall Westminster, Centrepoint, Child Bereavement UK, Chromosome 18 RRS Europe, Citizen Coaching CIC, Citizenship Foundation, Climate Connected Society, CNCA and NC-GB, Coaches Across Continents, Colebridge Enterprises Ltd, Collage Network, Collage Network, Combat Stress, Computers 4 Africa, Contactability, CRASH, CSV, Digital Accessibility Centre, Directory of Social Change, Eco Services (Realise Futures CIC), Economic Change CIC, Electroville, Employee Volunteering CiC, Energise Barnet CIC, Envision, Friends of the Earth, Genetic Disorders UK, Give More, Glad's House, Global Action Plan, Goodwork, GreenNet, Hammersmith and Fulham Mind, Harry Specters Ltd, HAVCO, Help the Hospices, High Trees Community Development Trust, IAMCOMMUNIVERSITY, ivo.org (Red Trust), just whistle, KeyRing, Lattitude Global Volunteering, Leap Confronting Conflict, LGBT Consortium, Lifelites, Lions Clubs International, Living Streets, London Community Resource Net, Machair, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marfan Trust, Medair, Medway Community Healthcare, Moodscope, Music for Life Academy, National Energy Action (NEA), Newlon Fusion, NPC, One In A Million, PhotoVoice, Pit Pony Sanctuary, Place2Be, Pop-Up-Foundation, RAFT, Resolve International, Richard House Childrens Hospice, Rideout, Safer London Foundation, School for Social Entrepreneur, Settle Stories Ltd., Shy Lowen Horse Sanctuary, SLAWO, Social Business Partnerships, Social Business Trust, Social Enterprise Kent, Social Enterprise Press, STOP THE TRAFFIK, Teach A Man To Fish, The Ark Trust, The Baytree Centre, The BB Group, The Charity Bank, The Conservation Volunteers, The FSI, The Funding Network, The Glacier Trust, The Haller Foundation, The Meningitis Trust, The Migraine Trust, The People Who Share, The Prince's Trust, The Social Investment Business, The Spring Project, The Travel Foundation, The Trussell Trust, Transitions, Trustees Unlimited, UN Global Compact Network UK, Vassall Centre Trust, Village by Village, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Working Well Trust.
Business4Better UK forms part of UBM's Community Engagement Series, which includes three other events running in India, Brazil and the USA. It is as part of UBM's commitment to being a more responsible, sustainable business that we have developed this not-for-profit series, with the belief that the best way for us to support the communities in which we do business is by doing what we do best - running events.
You can find further details of each event in the Community Engagement Series by following the links below:
UBM's Community Engagement Series 2013
NGO India, http://www.india-ngo.org
Business4Better UK, http://www.business4better.org.uk
ONG Brasil, http://www.ongbrasil.com.br
Business4Better USA, http://www.business4better.org
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