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Social Business Conference 2013 (Lugano)

Social Business Earth

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM (CEST)

Social Business Conference 2013 (Lugano)

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"SBC Lugano" Student Ticket
Tickets for students are free and are limited to ONE TICKET PER STUDENT. Student IDs must be shown at the entrance of the conference venue.
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"SBC 2013 Lugano" General Ticket
The event ticket prices are set at a level to cover the costs of the event. Events like these are designed to warrant not only the quality of the event but also to cover the costs of the security, transportation and accommodation of our special keynote speaker. No refunds will be given after April 15, 2013. Thank you.
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 The Power of Social Business and Innovation to Serve Humanity

Social Business Earth is pleased to invite you to join the Social Business Conference 2013, on May 15 in Lugano.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunuspioneer of microcredit and initiator of the social business model.


Social Business Earth organizes the annual Social Business Conference with the aim of raising awareness on social business and spearheading new social business initiatives in the private, public and social sectors. Bringing together stakeholders from all sectors can foster new partnerships that will change the world through innovative and financially self-sustainable economic models.  


Social Business Earth, the first company in Switzerland established as a social business, aims to solve society’s most pressing problems through the creation of new, sustainable social businesses. Rather than providing charity to the needy, the creation of social businesses gives the poor and the disadvantaged the power and capital to help themselves, utilizing economic tools and sustainable business models.

Join us for a completely innovative experience: discover Social Business!


Social Business Conference, Lugano, May 15, Aula Magna

Università della Svizzera Italiana, Via Giuseppe Buffi 13

6900 Lugano, Switzerland




*Note: The conference will be held in English with simultaneous translation in Italian. 

17.00 - 18.00 


18.00 - 18.15

Opening of the Social Business Conference 2013. Greetings by Dr. Piero Martinoli, President of Università della Svizzera Italiana, Ms. Samantha Caccamo, CEO, Social Business Earth, and local authorities

18.15 – 18.25 

Musical Moment

18.25 – 19.15 

Keynote speech by Professor Muhammad Yunus

19.15 – 20.00 

Panel discussion: " Social Business: An Innovative Economic Model to Develop the Potential of Each Human Being"

Panelists: Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Chairman Yunus Centre; Ms. Samantha Caccamo, Founder and CEO, Social Business Earth; Ms. Giovanna Melandri, President, Uman Foundation; Mr. Thomas Stelzer, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 

Moderator: Andrea Vosti, News Journalist RSI (Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana) 

20.00 – 20.30

Q&A Session with participants

20.30 – 21.30

Cocktail and Book Signing by Professor Yunus 


End of conference


Raise awareness on Social Business in Switzerland, Italy and European countries
- Motivate people to create a social business
Promulgate the creation of social business funds in Switzerland, Italy and    European countries
Start academic courses on social business in Swiss and European educational institutions
- Allow Professor Yunus to share his experience in Social Business (Grameen Bank and Grameen companies)
Identify methods, approaches and areas where Social Business could be implemented in Switzerland, Italy and European countries 
- Encourage exchanges and collaborations between government organizations, the private sector, academia and various social entities in Social Business.
Discuss the key factors of success and set the criteria to implement efficiently local economic development strategies through Social Business.



Please mention you are a guest of the Social Business Conference when you make the booking.

Hotel Splendide Royal

Category: 5 Stars


Price Range:

Double Room single use Executive Superior from CHF315.00 per night


Hotel Delfino

Category: 4 Stars


Price Range

Single Room Confort CHF160.00 per night

Double Room Confort CHF199.00 per night

Single Room Relax CHF185.00 per night

Double Room Relax CHF250.00 per night

Hotel Zurigo

Category: 3 Stars 


Price Range:

Single Room Standard CHF110.00 per night

Double Room Standard CHF170.00  per night

Single Room Superior CHF150.00 per night

Double Room Superior CHF200.00 per night


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Have questions about Social Business Conference 2013 (Lugano) ? Contact Social Business Earth

When & Where

Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) - Aula Magna
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
6900 Lugano

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM (CEST)

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