Need another reason to attend? We asked our conference emcees what they are most excited about the conference:
Doris Leung, CEO, Diamond Cab (HK) Limited
“To see AVPN hold their annual conference at my home city Hong Kong for the first time is exciting! I think we can successfully demonstrate how Hong Kong and Singapore can collaborate to solve the common social issues in these two “rival metropolitan cities”. I’m excited to support and create collaborations, as opposed to competition in the social sector.”
Kevin Moon, Project Manager, BoP Hub
“I’m excited to exchange ideas, innovative solutions and create lasting partnerships at the conference. I’m also excited to encourage and motivate conversations that lead to clusters of collaboration between individuals, organisations, governments and companies.”
From March 1st all tickets will be sold at full price, so get yours asap to ensure your place!
With over 300 conference tickets already sold and over 70 speakers confirmed, the AVPN 2016 conference will carry more exciting content than before.
The speaker list and conference sessions will be released at the end of February.
As this is an invite-only event, please write to email@example.com to request to purchase the tickets if you are involved in Social Investing.
The social sector is known for being a slow starter when it comes to technology, but with huge opportunities for financial returns and breakthroughs in social impact through technology, can we afford to remain in the dark?
For Venture Philanthropists and Social Investors, being able to harness the opportunities this dynamic sector presents us with can be the difference between sorrow and success in 2016.
Tris Lumley leads New Philanthropy Capital’s (NPC) development of new strategies, partnerships and initiatives to help transform the social sector. He also leads NPC’s fundraising activity to support our research and thought leadership.
Digital transformation is one of the megatrends driving seismic change through every industry, and successive waves of wealth creation over the last twenty years. Its potential has not yet been realised in the social sector, and venture philanthropists and social investors are late to the game in learning the lessons of their peers in the tech sector.
There is a huge opportunity for venture philanthropy and social investment to generate financial returns and breakthroughs in social impact through technology, but what can we do to grasp the opportunity?
Building on NPC’s work on digital transformation in the social sector, this session will explore how VP and social investment can maximise the opportunity through new approaches and vehicles, and accelerate your progress towards a digital future.
1. How to develop a strategic approach to identifying opportunities for breakthrough impact through digital technology.
2. Understanding the role of specialist digital funds in investing for maximum impact through digital
3. Identifying approaches to building capacity through VP and social investment in a digital context
When you hear the words ‘Capacity Building‘, what comes to mind? Costs? Growth? Value? All of the above?
At the heart of venture philanthropy is an engaged approach with the funded organisation. Capacity building of social purpose organisations is one of the key activities that is important in scaling up successful solutions, which is why we are making it one of the plenary topics at our AVPN Conference 2016.
Come and hear from global and Asian leaders on why they invest so much in capacity building, and what they do which makes a difference!
Paul Carttar is senior advisor to and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group and former director of Obama’s Social Innovation Fund. His work has focused on social innovation, enhancing the effectiveness of philanthropy, and scaling solutions that work.
Cliff Prior, CEO, Big Society Capital Elizabeth Riker, Partner, New Profit
Francis Ngai, CEO, SvHK Vidya Shah, CEO, EdelGive Foundation
Capacity building is inherently about improving the effectiveness of social purpose organizations (SPOs) to deliver on social outcomes. Beyond allocating resources to programs and interventions, more funders are channelling resources towards developing stronger SPOs. This plenary taps into the deep experience of our speakers to explore the lessons learnt in their respective capacity building journeys and offers an opportunity for audience dialogue on those lessons can be applied meaningfully in Asia.
1. Why is capacity building important?
2. What needs are you most qualified to help with?
3. How does this affect your due diligence process?
4. What are the main challenges in the delivery of capacity building over time?
Dear AVPN members,
The 2016 Annual Conference, which will fall on 23rd to 25th May 2016, is now open for members’ registration! We are expecting another great event as we travel to Hong Kong from Singapore, to reflect our Asian membership. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your 2 free tickets, please also refer to Registration page for full details on the conference tickets.
We are still confirming our line-up of speakers, who will include expert practitioners, philanthropists sharing their own journeys, government representatives, and other leaders in the sector continuing our tradition of knowledge sharing and exchanging of experiences and lessons learnt. Our confirmed speakers include:
Cliff Prior, UnLtd UK, & Big Society Capital
Paul Carttar, Former Director, US Social Innovation Fund
In 2016, we are looking to discuss “How has Social Investing Impacted Asia?” Our conference is now into its 4th year, and we are taking stock of the social investing market in the past years from when it was just a concept in Asia. Has there been real progress? Has the needle really moved? Is there a market here for all stakeholders? What else needs to be done? We will review these questions through our country sharing sessions by members, break-outs on key issues in Asia, and the Investment Showcase that will feature members’ successful investments.
Watch out for the line-up of speakers and updated content as we approach the conference date. Non-member registration will start from 15th January 2016 for Early Bird tickets. In the meantime, please do check back to the conference website or regular updates.
Look forward to see you in Hong Kong!
The AVPN 2016 Conference will be travelling to Hong Kong, so please save the date on your calendar for 24th to 25th May 2016! For members, we will be continuing the Members’ Day on 23rd May so please reserve that day for fruitful sessions of sharing and knowledge transfer.
Members’ Day: 23rd May 2016
Main Conference: 24 – 25 May 2016
Venue: Block Z, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Highlights of the conference:
– Investment Showcase is the one place where you get to meet outstanding and promising social organisations which are already invested by other AVPN members. Next year, it will double in size to 40 organisations! Hear from social enterprises and non-profits from across Asia!
– Key themes:
Poverty Alleviation & Social Inclusion
Member tickets will be available for redemption from 15 December 2015! Look out for the notice when registration opens!