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Advertorial Featureswww.responsiblebusinessevent.org4RESOURCES FOR AUTISM STAND 73Resources for Autism (Stand 73) is offering visitors the chance to feel what it is like to be on the autistic spectrum. Although everyone with autism is different most people will experience sensory overload. Visitors are invited to see how this affects them and hopefully how they can join Resources for Autism in improving the quality of life for both individuals with autism and their families.Resources for Autism exist to make life better for children and adults with autism and their families. Their services provide local practical support that makes a lasting change. Your support could help them to continue to make this change by providing specialist opportunities for children and adults with autism, who without Resources for Autism face loneliness and isolation.www.resourcesforautism.org.ukWhat can you do for RFA?. Donate corporate time. Donate your skills or services. Donate personal time. Encourage company fundraising. Make us your give as you earn preferred partner. Match staff volunteering with company funding. Provide financial supportWhat can RFA do for you?. Offer innovative and fun team building . Provide a respected brand as part of your corporate social responsibility package. Evidence practical use of your corporate fundraising. Offer joint presentations with your staff to show your organisations commitment. Enhance your team's knowledge of autism and enable you to become an autism friendly employer - a government priority with possible tax advantages.. Make you feel good Registered Charity Number 1061253RAMblERS STAND 85The Ramblers is Britain's largest walking charity, boasting over 120,000 members, 12,000 volunteers and leading over 28,000 walks every year. We work to spread the positive message about walking, ensuring that those who do not currently walk very much have access to the pleasures which walking can bring. The Ramblers safeguardthe footpaths, the countryside and other walkingenvironment to ensure they remain accessible for generations to come. The Ramblers is focused on working with likeminded organisations that recognise the importance of walking and the benefits it can bring. This year we are focused on encouraging employers to increase the health and wellbeing of their staff by joining the Ramblers corporate membership scheme. Additionally we can offer sponsorship of our walking festivals, product endorsements, charity of the year status, affiliate schemes and cause-related marketing campaigns.Please visit stand 85 and speak to lucy or Robert.www.ramblers.org.uk

Seminars5www.responsiblebusinessevent.orgFree Seminar Programme10.40 A bigger and better societyAn overview of the charity landscape in the wake of the Government's retrenchment.Richard Williams, Director of Enterprise & Development, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)Stephen Lloyd, Senior Partner, Bates Wells and Braithwaite Solicitors LLP, John Welsh, Lead on the Responsible Partnerships exhibition, UBM11.10 Help shape your community70% of employers think that employee volunteering enhances their company's community profile (Reed.co.uk - TimeBank survey). Helen Walker, TimeBank's CEO, will discuss how the charity can help corporates make this happen and help shape their communities. The charity is an expert in delivering high quality employee volunteering programmes that can help staff develop as individuals, boost morale and improve retention.Helen Walker, CEO, TimeBank11.40 Working with partners to achieve zero waste Dr Hands, who works closely with the LSE's climate guru Lord Sterne, talks about her project which takes discarded office furniture from major companies and recycles it to charities. She also explains the processes she employs when bringing the right corporates and charities together.Dr Victoria Hands, Head of Environmental Sustainability, London School of Economics & Political Science12.10 What would you do if IBM gave you 500 volunteers for a day?Mark Wakefield, who has a distinguished track record with youth charities, has worked at IBM UK for the past 10 years, helping get the company's 20,000+ employees engaged in extensive community programmes across the UK. He explains what charities need to consider if they are to get the most out of working with a big corporate.Mark Wakefield, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM UK12.40 Better networking to create profitable partnershipsBlackBerry is proud to sponsor this session hosted by leading speaker Roy Sheppard. Roy will help you understand how to get the most from face-to-face networking and how to build successful partnerships, an important skill in these tough times.Roy Sheppard13.10 Islington Giving: bringing together the charitable, voluntary, public, resident and corporate communities in support of a common cause The speakers explain how they are working together on a ground-breaking initiative to help socially excluded and disadvantaged residents in one of London's most deprived boroughs.Jack Morris OBE, Chairman, Business Design Centre and the Morris Charitable TrustKristina Glenn MBE, Director, Cripplegate Foundation13.40 The Dell and CDI partnership: when a corporate meets the right social partnerThrough its YouthConnect programme, technology company, Dell, is supporting CDI, a global education and technology charity, in four countries, including the UK, with its award-winning Apps for Good programme. This session will introduce you to the motivations behind CDI and Dell's collaboration and the outcomes and impact that have resulted from this leading-edge, global partnership.Claire Ramage, EMEA Consumer Internal Communications, Dell, Iris Lapinki, Director, CDI Europe14.10 Engaging with business: an NGO perspectiveTwo senior members of WWF, the World Wildlife Federation, in Britain, will co-present and talk on how charities should approach and engage with the corporate world.Dax Lovegrove, Head of Business and Industry, WWFKerrina Thorogood, Head of New Partnerships, WWF15.00 - 17.00 Green Think Tank, introduced by Daniel Pearce, Editor, TTGThe Green Think Tank on Engaging Customers in Greener Tourism has been organised by The Travel Foundation in partnership with TTG and features four speakers plus a Q&A session at the end of the afternoon.. The Travel Foundation's Julie Middleton will explore why inspiring customers in greener tourism is relevant in today's economic climate and how you can get involved.. Rachel McCaffery, Responsible Business Manager for Virgin Holidays will talk about the tour operator's customer communications and sustainability.. Karen Simmonds, Managing Director of Travelmatters will give the agent's view, highlighting the relevance to smaller businesses. . Amanda Bailey, Senior Sustainability Consultant for Arup will give a design company's view on smart ways to deliver successful sustainability strategies that engage customers.The seminar programme at the Responsible Partnerships Exhibition caters to both business and voluntary sector professionals. Each session is free to attend and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis so we recommend that you arrive in plenty of time. Unless otherwise stated the sessions last 25 minutes including Q&A at the end.Day One - Thursday 17 MarchDay two overleaf >