REN 2023: The sixth annual summit

From 16-18th October 2023, the Refugee Entrepreneurship Network will convene in Izmir, Turkey for its sixth annual summit, bringing together over 100 world-leading refugee entrepreneurship practitioners, researchers, policymakers, funders, and impact investors. On the 19th, there is an optional local tour included. The summit is kindly hosted by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in collaboration with City Archive, Museum and Libraries Branch (APIKAM) of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.

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The format

First launched in 2018, the summit is the flagship annual gathering of the global community. In addition to the full-day conference schedule on Tuesday, the summit featured several fringe activities, including:

Corporate Leaders Forum

Research Forum

Summit dinner

Member-led workshops

Networking

Optional excursions

Recommended Accommodation

We have put together a collection of recommended hotels for your summit stay - to receive a special discounted rate, please use the promo code ORIGINN when reserving your accommodation.

Our host: Oli Barrett

Oli Barrett will reprise his role as conference host. Described by WIRED magazine as "the most connected man in Britain", OIi Barrett is a serial co-founder who enjoys connecting people and ideas. He is a shareholder in several companies including Calm.com and Troubadour Theatres and co-founded the UK's largest schools enterprise competition, Tenner. He co-founded StartUp Britain with support from the British Prime Minister and the Clean and Cool Mission, supporting cleantech scaleups to connect with global investors and markets. He is a regular event host, including for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and sits on the advisory boards of Tech London Advocates, One Million Mentors and Founders4Schools. His latest audio course, Build a Better Network, has been taken by people around the world and his latest charity campaign (TOTS) encourages broadcasters and tech companies to turn on the subtitles, improving children's literacy.

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Tickets

Practitioners

£250+VAT For charitable / non-profit / social enterprise member organisations that are actively running refugee entrepreneurship programmes.

Researchers

£300 +VAT For academics and other researchers involved in refugee entrepreneurship research programmes.

Refugee entrepreneurs

Limited free places Donors can sponsor refugee entrepreneurs to attend (covering travel and accommodation) for £1000.

Government

£350 +VAT For representatives of international, national, regional and local governments, executive agencies, and other public bodies.

Corporates, banks, investors, financiers

£450 +VAT For corporates, foundations, banks, investors, and other business finance experts involved in refugee entrepreneurship.

Non-members

£950 +VAT For individuals from any organisation that is not a registered member of the CFE Refugee Entrepreneurship Network.

Registration

Due to limited capacity, the summit is invitation-only. Existing members of the network are encouraged to check their emails for their custom invitation and registration link.

Agenda: Monday 16th October

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Agenda: Tuesday 17th October

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Agenda: Wednesday 18th October

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Agenda: Thursday 19th October

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Highlights from the 2022 Summit