18. March 2019 - 14:00
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Social Procurement in Regional Victoria | | Monday, 18. March 2019

Organisations across Australia are exploring innovative new approaches to achieving social objectives through social procurement. Buying from a social enterprise is one of the most effective ways of breaking the cycle of disadvantage and strengthening regional Australian communities.
Join Social Traders and partners: Victorian Government and VicRoads in this two hour event where you will get the chance to learn more about:

The definition of social enterprise and social procurement
Information on the Victorian Government’s Social Procurement Framework
How Social Traders can work with you to create or increase social impact within your organization through ST Certification and ST Buyer Membership

You’ll hear from a range of speakers across the industry with general information and examples of current social procurement deals. 



Featured Topics:

Principles behind social enterprise and social procurement
Victorian Government's Social Procurement Framework, and its impact on local social enterprises, businesses and not-for-profit organisations
Growing Regional Opportunities for Work (GROW) initiative bringing business, government and community organisations and individuals together to address and support disadvantage in areas of high unemployment
Social Traders and social enterprise certification to support the growth and impact of social enterprises, and to connect you to a network of Social Traders buyers members, who are looking to increase their social procurement spend in your local region





VENUE DETAILS 

GIPPSLAND - Monday 18th MarchThe Ken Salter Room - VicRoads120 Kay Street, Traralgon VIC 38442 - 4:30pmView Map >
WODONGA - Wednesday 20th MarchMeeting Room - The Cube Wodonga118 Hovel Street, Wodonga VIC 36902 - 4:30pmView Map >
SHEPPARTON - Thursday 21st MarchThe Divided Room - The Connection Shepparton7287 Midland Highway, Shepparton VIC 36309:30am - 12pmView Map >
BENDIGO - Tuesday 26th MarchSeminar Room - VicRoads53-61 Lansell Street, East Bendigo VIC 35502 - 4:30pmView Map >
BALLARAT - Wednesday 27th MarchThe Eureka Room & Goldfields - VicRoads88 Learmonth Road, Wendouree VIC 33552 - 4:30pmView Map >
GEELONG - Thursday 28th MarchMeeting Rooms A & B - VicRoads180 Fyans Street, Geelong VIC 32209:30am - 12pmView Map >



Who Should Attend? 
This event is ideal for anyone interested in finding out more about social enterprise and social procurement. It appeals to a wide audience, including:

Social enterprises
Victorian Government departments and agencies
Indigenous businesses
Local business with an interest in social procurement
Community organisations and not-for-profits
Local government / councils
Educational institutions
Corporate organisations with a regional presence and an interest in buying from social enterprise
Social Traders buyer members with a regional presence
Traditional land owners
and others...


Free Event - places are limited and all attendees must RSVP.
Light refreshments provided.



Enquiries
Enquiries For Social Procurement in Regional Victoria events:
Byron Preston - Event Manager, Social Traders
0409 180 626