Please find below the Agenda and Speaker Profiles for the WINSENT Seminar.
This is a free event but pre-registration is necessary. Please e-mail email@example.com register. Closing date for receipt of registrations is 5pm on Friday 11 May 2012.
The seminar is only open and aimed at senior stakeholders in Local Authorities; County Development Boards; Enterprise Boards; Local Partnerships and Leader Action Groups anxious to update their awareness of social enterprise developments, and those charged with community and enterprise development in the field, hoping to gain insight into best practice throughout Ireland and abroad.
Those who have already registered since the Diary Date was sent out need not register again.
“Catch–up with Social Enterprise”
All you need to know about this area of growing importance
to local government
Tuesday 15th May 2012 10am - 1pm
Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Dublin 8
9:30am Registration - Tea and Coffee
Seán Sherlock TD - Minister of State
Department of Enterprise Jobs & Innovation and Department of Education & Skills with responsibility for Research & Innovation
Introduction and Background
John Kearns - WINSENT - Wales Ireland Network for Social Entrepreneurship
Is Social Enterprise an Economic or Community Activity?
Maurice Healy - The Healy Group; past President at IBEC
Public Procurement - Updates and Insights
Mike McGrath - eTEG Expert at European Commission; Founder & MD at supply.ie
Social Enterprise - A Catalyst for Regeneration
Cllr. Rhiannon Hughes MBE -
La Scala Cinema & Arts Centre, Prestatyn, Denbighshire
Willie Sheils - Senior Executive Officer Community Department
at South Dublin County Council
Social Enterprise and Rural Development
Kathleen Prendergast - Economic Development Officer at
South Tipperary County Council
Social Enterprise and High Value Innovation
Chris Rooney - gethealthapp.com
Social Enterprise and Cooperatives
Alex Bird - Consultancy Coop, Dinas Powys, Wales
Questions and Answers
1pm Light Lunch
Seán Sherlock TD
Minister of State
Department of Enterprise Jobs & Innovation and Department of Education & Skills with responsibility for Research & Innovation.
John is Chairman of WINSENT and CEO of Partas, a social enterprise with over 60 staff, working to foster entrepreneurship, business training and social economy since 1984. Operating four Enterprise Centres and a micro-loan fund Partas conducts research on a national and EU level into many areas of social policy, particularly self-employment for marginalised and disadvantaged groups. Prior to joining Partas, he exercised his own entrepreneurial flair within the music business. He has also achieved a 1st class MBA in Entrepreneurship and is an alumnus of Boston College ‘Accessing the Economy’ programme. John, Chairman of the South Dublin CEB holds other economic development roles within South Dublin County.
The Healy Group;
past President at IBEC
Maurice is the CEO of The Healy Group, in partnership with Camida; Emsland, Germany and Chemfix Products who are involved in importation and distribution of food ingredients and raw materials for the pharmaceutical and food sectors in the UK and Ireland. Maurice is the past President of IBEC and is particularly interested in promoting Social Entrepreneurship through education and community work programmes.
eTEG Expert at European Commission; Founder & MD at supply.ie
Mike, a Cork Entrepreneur, works with the e-tendering Expert Group (eTEG), for the European Commission. He is also the founder and MD of www.supply.ie an online quotation system used to source B2B products and services for Irish businesses.
Cllr Rhiannon Hughes MBE
La Scala Cinema & Arts Centre, Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales
Rhiannon has been self-employed for 25 years in a number of small businesses; Welsh Councillor for 17 years including beingMayor of Prestatyn in 1991; Woman of the Year Manweb NorthWales Newspaper 1998; member UNESCO Wales Committee; member of Institute of Welsh Affairs and Chair of Scala Cinema & Arts Centre, Prestatyn. She was honouredwith her MBE in 2001.
Senior Executive Officer Community Department at South Dublin County Council
Willie Sheils has over 30 year’s experience in local Government, his employment includes experience in the Departments of Planning, Finance, Human Resources, Environment and also with Architects. He is the Senior Executive Officer of the Community Department of SDCC and is Chairman of South Dublin Leisure Services and Vice Chairman of South Dublin County Tourism Board.
Economic Development Officer
South Tipperary County Council
Kathleen Prendergast is the Economic Development Officer with South Tipperary County Council; she was also one of theirCommunity & Enterprise Development Officers. Kathleen is also a Tutor at the University of Ulster, Jordanstownand is aDirector of the Social Finance Foundation. She is a member of the Study Group ofMondragon Corporation Project.
Chris(22)is abusiness and law student in UCD,a founder of two online health application companies. The first one called SafeText.com, is a text reminder service for women taking the contraceptive pill aimed at improving adherence. His latest venture, which aims to create real social benefit while sustaining itself as a commercial entity, is a new mobile app called getHealth aimingto make improving health management fun for people.
Dinas Powys, Wales
Alex is a freelance consultant specialising in Third Sector – Co-operatives, Community Businesses, Social Enterprises and Charities, to which he brings a strong commercial background. His work encompasses strategic and business planning, feasibility studies, external evaluations and business skills training. He is also a founder member of www.consultancy.coop a worker co‑operative of like-minded consultants.
The WINSENT Project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Programme (INTERREG 4A)