About the Event

The Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Summit is WildHearts’ annual flagship event. The GEL Summit brings together some of the world’s leading Corporate, Social and Founding Entrepreneurs to celebrate our vision of using business as a force for social and economic change. At the 2018 #GELSummit we will be joined by thought leaders in the fields of social value, corporate social responsibility and ‘Business for Good’.

Confirmed Schedule:

Session 1: Business for Good

  • 9.30am: Mick Jackson, CEO of WildHearts Group
  • 9.45am: Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK
  • 10:00am: Michael Green, Author and CEO of  Social Progress Imperative
  • 10.20am: Amanda Mackenzie, CEO of Business in the Community
  • 10.35am: Rob Wilson, Founder of Toast Ale

Break 10.50am-11.20am

Session 2: Social Mobility 

  • 11.20am: Claire Ainsley, Executive Director of Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • 11.35am: Matt Stevenson-Dodd, CEO of Street League
  • 12:00pm: Social mobility panel featuring Claire Ainsley, Amanda McKenzie and Mick Jackson

Break 12.40pm- 1.40pm

Session 3: Sustainable Business

  • 1.35pm: Dr Mairi Mackay, Global Head of Social Enterprise at British Council
  • 1.50pm: Michael Bzdak, Executive Director of Global Community Impact at Johnson & Johnson
  • 2.10pm: Ryan Hughes, Managing Director of WildHearts Horizon
  • 2.25pm: Sustainability Panel featuring Timo Worall, Johnson and Johnson, Robin Sundaram, Nestle and Karl Poulsen, LV=

Break 2.50pm-3.20pm

Session 4: Compassionate Disruption

  • 3.25pm: Laura Haynes, Head of UK UN Women
  • 3.40pm: Tabea Oppliger, Founder of Glowbal Act
  • 3.55pm: Kenton Lee, Founder of the Shoe That Grows
  • 4.10pm: Dame Stephanie Shirley, Pioneering IT Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Author

All WildHearts event tickets are complementary, for WildHearts customers and supporters, although not guaranteed. Our 2018 GEL Summit is now sold out. To find out more, contact us below.