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BY DAVID PARKER, CALGARY HERALD MAY 17, 2012
Gerry Higgins, chair of the Social Enterprise World Forum and founding director of Social Enterprise Coalition (UK), is stopping in Calgary today on his way to this year’s forum in Rio de Janeiro.
Last year, Calgary’s Enterprise Spirit conference was such a huge success, drawing 300 of our social entrepreneurs together, that Trico Charitable Foundation set its sights a little higher and bid for the international event.
It was successful and the foundation will host the world forum here in October 2013 at the Telus Convention Centre.
Since 2006, Higgins has been CEO at Community Enterprise in Scotland, which has grown under his leadership to become a diverse company now employing 66 people and an annual turnover of four million euros.
Higgins will spend two days here meeting with Trico Foundation chairman Wayne Chiu and general manager Michele Fugiel Gartner to learn about Calgary, discuss the Calgary conference and its impact internationally.
Recent forums in Johannesburg, San Francisco and Melbourne have attracted more than 700 delegates – the effect on Calgary could be quite significant.
Follow the link to learn more about the 2012 Social Enterprise World Forum being held in October 16-18, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!