11 Sep Keynote Speaker- Alan Mahon, Brewgooder
We’re delighted to announce that our first keynote speaker at FuSIon Fest will be Alan Mahon, founder of Brewgooder. We’re big fans of social innovation and also craft beer, so we can’t wait for Alan to share his story in both Derry and Belfast.
Alan is the Founder of Brewgooder, the craft beer brand on a mission to bring 1,000,000 people clean drinking water. Brewgooder became the first social enterprise brand to gain a national listing with Asda in October 2016 just 3 months after launching their flagship style Clean Water Lager with a successful £60,000 crowdfund.
As a social entrepreneur he has been involved in the growth of Social Bite in Scotland, the high street sandwich chain which employs, trains and houses homeless and vulnerable people, along side his partner and has welcomed Hollywood stars such as George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio to his event, the Scottish Business Awards, raising over £3m.
He is a passionate believer in the power of ‘altruistic consumerism’ where everyday people can change the world for the better through everyday spending habits and is on a personal mission to bring social enterprise brands into the mainstream.
If you want to come along to hear Alan speak, register here. Alan will be speaking at the Playhouse in Derry on October 19th and in the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast on October 20th. The festival is brought to you by Social Innovation NI in association with the Building Change Trust, supported by the Department for Communities and managed by Innovate-NI.