• Returning in 2019!

    Be the change

  • Join us in reimagining the global economy at Glasgow’s iconic Barras

    Every individual has a unique capacity to take action in the face of social and economic inequality.

    Impact Summit is an opportunity to harness that potential for a purpose no less than the transformation of society.

    Woman speaking on stage in front of an audience

    Get ready to explore

    How we live. How we learn.

    How we work. How we play.

    Hear from inspiring speakers. Meet fellow enterprising citizens. Take part in delegate roundtable discussions hosted by a cross-section of business, education and community leaders invested in turning your ideas into actionable strategies for change.

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    "Impact Summit is a movement that puts the individuals and communities in Scotland at the forefront of our thinking. Only by casting aside what we have always done can we change what we as a nation will become."

     

    Sir Tom Hunter, The Hunter Foundation

     

  • Not your average conference

    We're doing things a little differently at Impact Summit. For starters, the event takes place over three venues - BAaD, St Lukes and The Backyard - in one day and features a highly interactive, action-orientated programme. Bored of event catering? At Impact Summit we're hosting a street food market, so you can choose to eat from a range of incredible local traders during registration, breaks and lunch. Anything else? We're also throwing an outdoor after party so you've got more time to catch up with your fellow attendees - and enjoy the amazing food, drinks and music on offer.

  • Impact Summit Speakers

    Adam Purvis - Cofounder - FutureX - Adam Purvis Cofounder of FutureX, his latest venture, has had one of the most significant impacts as an individual on how the Scottish Government supports entrepreneurship, startups and innovation over the last 5 years. Wired into the Scottish entrepreneurial scene, Adam serves on the MSc E&I Innovation Board of University of Edinburgh Business School, the Advisory Board of Napier University Business School and is a passionate and vocal advocate of the business for good movement.

    Nicola Sturgeon MSP

    First Minister of Scotland

    Scottish Government

    Steve Dunlop - CEO - Scottish Canals

    Steve Dunlop

    CEO

    Scottish Canals

    Leah Hutcheon - Founder and CEO - Appointedd

    Leah Hutcheon

    Founder and CEO

    Appointedd

    Rachael Brown - CEO - Cultural Enterprise Office

    Rachael Brown

    CEO

    Cultural Enterprise Office

    Indy Johar - Cofounder - Dark Matter Laboratories

    Indy Johar

    Cofounder

    Dark Matter Laboratories

    Zoi Kantounatou - Cofounder - FutureX

    Zoi Kantounatou

    Cofounder

    FutureX

    Bruce Walker - Cofounder - FutureX - Bruce is the Cofounder and Managing Director of FutureX, an organisation that believes that every business can contribute to the betterment of society. We connect, educate and inspire people to build a better world through business by creating unique and worthwhile events, programmes and partnerships.  Bruce founded his first business WeAreTheFuture aged 17 and over the following years built entrepreneurship focused programmes and summits that ran across Europe, US, Middle East and Asia, partnering with some of the world most successful companies and founders. In 2017 we merged WeAreTheFuture with Power of Youth, an international community of purpose led entrepreneurs, creating FutureX.

    Bruce Walker

    Cofounder

    FutureX

    Adam Purvis - Cofounder - FutureX - Adam Purvis Cofounder of FutureX, his latest venture, has had one of the most significant impacts as an individual on how the Scottish Government supports entrepreneurship, startups and innovation over the last 5 years. Wired into the Scottish entrepreneurial scene, Adam serves on the MSc E&I Innovation Board of University of Edinburgh Business School, the Advisory Board of Napier University Business School and is a passionate and vocal advocate of the business for good movement.

    Adam Purvis

    Cofounder

    FutureX

    Adam Purvis - Cofounder - FutureX - Adam Purvis Cofounder of FutureX, his latest venture, has had one of the most significant impacts as an individual on how the Scottish Government supports entrepreneurship, startups and innovation over the last 5 years. Wired into the Scottish entrepreneurial scene, Adam serves on the MSc E&I Innovation Board of University of Edinburgh Business School, the Advisory Board of Napier University Business School and is a passionate and vocal advocate of the business for good movement.

    Darren McGarvey aka Loki

    Artist, Author, Columnist

  • CAN DO Fest logo

    Impact Summit is the closing event of CAN DO Fest

    Scotland aims to be a world-leading entrepreneurial nation, a place where sustainable growth and innovation deliver benefits to all of society.

     

    Impact Summit is the closing event of the first Scotland CAN DO festival, bringing together the people, companies, networks and organisations who wish to accelerate systems change and deliver improved economic, environmental and social value.

     

    CAN DO festival is an invitation to enterprising citizens, businesses and organisations from around the world to join us in making this vision a reality.

  • Co-created by

    Cultural Enterprise Office logo
    The Hunter Foundation logo
    Cultural Enterprise Office logo
  • Impact Summit Partners

    Scottish Enterprise logo
    Scotland CAN DO logo
  • Contact us

    Get in touch if you have any questions!

  • Impact Summit is brought to you by

    FutureX logo

    We believe that every business can contribute towards the betterment of society.

    We connect, educate and inspire people to build a better world through business

    by creating unique and worthwhile events, programmes and partnerships

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