We live in a world that is undergoing radical change. We are faced with many challenges that need to be addressed in a collective way to build a better world for all through inclusive wealth creation.
The 4th edition of the Social Business Summit will be held from January 20th to 22nd, 2017 at the GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan. The event will be dedicated to the theme « Social Market: Disruption for Shared Prosperity Now» and focus on how disruption, innovation and inclusion can constitute a fertile soil to grow shared prosperity.
The Summit will be held in a countryside setting, gathering builders of global social markets and exceptional leaders with international recognition. The event aims to promote the Philippines as a global hub for social innovation and the most attractive gateway to Asian markets for inclusive economy. As the first Farm Village University in the world, GK Enchanted Farm offers a unique platform to raise a generation of social entrepreneurs that carries the conviction that ending poverty of the mind, heart and pocket is not a mere dream and that capitalism can be enlightened, anchored in social justice and progress. Introducing disruption in business and education is fundamental in order to transform the Filipino mindset and society where no one is left behind.
The Social Business Summit is a unique opportunity to network and mingle with like-minded people but also meet with the poorest of the poor in the GK Enchanted Farm communities. Indeed, the GK Enchanted Farm is a platform of convergence while being a space of paradox where the poor and rich, educated and uneducated, urban and rural have learnt to live together harmoniously. The Summit is therefore a unique opportunity to immerse and engage with the prime beneficiaries of GK Enchanted Farm activities, those who are at the Bottom of the Pyramid.
On top of the main program, a wide range of colorful and side events will be organized:
*a Social Business Competition for Southeast Asian students and young professionals will be organized with an international jury and award the best social innovation project
*social entrepreneurs together with established world-class Filipino businesses will showcase and sell their local, natural products at the Bamboo Palace, a very special symbol of how GK Enchanted Farm was transformed from wasteland to a beautiful, productive community.
*special ceremonies, such as the inauguration of the Berjaya Culinary Centre, a tribute to outstanding foreigners who have expanded Gawad Kalinga’s mission and an homage to FVU Builders who have contributed to the development of the Farm Village University platform, will be held.
*The Love Forum and a cultural dinner and show reflecting the Filipino warmth and hospitality will also be highlights of the 2017 edition