OCTOBER 15 – Day 1

From 4.00 pm

Arrival and registration in the late afternoon

7.00 pm

Dinner and Conference “My engagement to fight poverty

  • Runa Khan, Executive Director of Friendship

  • Jack Sim, Founder of BoP Hub and the World Toilet Organization

  • Kim Tan, Chairman of SpringHill Management Ltd

OCTOBER 16 – Day 2

8.00 am

Opening Session

8.15 am

Defining Innovation

8.30 am

Innovation in the global cultural landscape 
Success stories of structures that have integrated the internal culture on innovation technology and social innovation. What makes these structures successful and what can be replicated?
Moderator: Manuela Pastore, Global Manager for Social entrepreneurial Initiatives, Boehinger Ingelheim, Italy

  • Saba Al Mubaslat, Chief Executive Officer, Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Jordan

  • Philippe Jacon, President, Emerging Markets, Cepheid, France

  • Giovanni Magni, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Bio-Rad, Italy

  • Silvia Novoa, Executive Director, WorldVision Mexico, Mexico

  • Bénédicte Pansier, Director for Knowledge-Sharing & Les Pensieres Center for Global Health. Fondation Mérieux, France

  • Jack Sim, Founder, World Toilet Organization, Singapore

  • Yvette Torres, Founder and CFO, Business Fight Poverty, UK

10.00 am


10.30 am

How to engage the new generation in the innovation landscape? 
How do organizations engage with young people to raise their awareness of innovation? How can information technologies be used?
Moderator: Emmanuel Vidal, Managing Partner, Innovalion

  • Sashi Buluswar, CEO, Institute for Transformative Technology, India

  • Raphäel Dard, ITC E-learning Programme Manager, International Trade Centre, France

  • Lily Gros, Enactus Lab Manager, Enactus, France

  • Beatrice Halpaap, Portfolio and programme manager, WHO/TDR, France

  • Marie-Paule Kieny, DNDi Board Chair, Research Director, INSERM, France

  • Ruben Pages, Youth Programmes Coordinator, UNAIDS, Geneva

  • Manuela Pastore, Global Manager for Social entrepreneurial Initiatives, Boehinger Ingelheim

11.45 am

Pitch Session

13.00 pm


2.30 pm

Successful business models
Presentation of successful business models (tool-box)
Moderator: Arnaud Mourot, VP – Global Leader Strategic Corporate Alliances, Ashoka Europe, France

  • Rakib Avi, Social Innovation Lab BRAC, Bangladesh

  • Marcel Braun, SMS for Life Program Head, Novartis Social Business, Switzerland

  • Maria Cássia Correa, Department of STIs, HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, Ministry of Health, Brazil

  • Valérie Mazon, Business Development Director and Marketing Director, Danone Communities, France

  • Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre

  • Rudi Pauwels, President, Praesens Foundation, Belgium

  • Rosanna Peeling, Professor, Chair of Diagnostic Research, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

4.00 pm


4.30 pm

Innovative social impact investing 
Presentation of successful Innovative Social impact investment (tool-box)
Moderator: Reuben Coulter, CEO of Transformational Business Network, Kenya

  • Mike Go, Social Enterprise Development Head, Human Nature The Philippines

  • Ladislas de Guerre, Manager, Kois Invest, France

  • Mukesh Kapila, Chief Executive, Defeat-NCD Partnership, UK

  • Jean-Luc Perron, VP Yunus Centre France, VP Convergences, France

  • Kim Tan, Chairman of SpringHill Management Ltd, UK

  • Katusha de Villiers, Acting Senior Manager, Bertha Center

5.45 pm


7.00 pm

Presentation of the Dreamstorming session, First steps

8.15 pm


9.30 pm

Dreamstorming to adapt technological innovation to the social model
Action plan, creation of a team,
Identification of at least one project per panel to be presented at the final plenary session,
With Lily Gros, Lab Manager at Enactus

OCTOBER 17 – Day 3 

9 am

Feedback from working groups
Which projects have been identified? What would be the ideal environment?

10.30 am

Leadership session: “We need leaders…” 
The resources exist, but there is a lack of leadership in search of the common good. What do we need, and what is missing?
Moderator: Saba Al Mubaslat, Chief Executive officer, Humanitarian Leadership Academy

  • Runa Khan, Founder, Friendship, Bangladesh

  • Silvia Novoa, Executive Director, WorldVision Mexico, Mexico

  • Sibulele Sibaca, Managing Director, Bakone Africa, South Africa

  • Pradeep Kakkattil, Director, Programme Partnerships and Fundraising, UNAIDS Geneva, India

11.30 am 

Shared Vision  & Next steps with Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, Unesco artist for Peace, Japan and Jean-François de Lavison, President of Ahimsa Fund, France

12.30 pm


2 pm