Keynote Speaker Profile: Jo Bird

Building an Economy for People Not Profit
January 21st 2016
Speaker profile: Jo Bird

Jo BirdJo Bird co-organised pro-democracy responses to the crises at the Co-op Bank and
Group from 2013 onwards, including three Ways Forward conferences and making
the case for democratic co-ops in the media.

She is based in both Derry and Manchester, working across the island of Ireland and in North West England. Jo’s co-op experience includes Chair of Co-operative Alternatives’ (Northern Ireland),
Co-operative Business Consultants (2007-16), Co-ops North West (2006-13) and
Olive Co-op (2003-7) promoting responsible tourism and fair trade with the Middle
East. She is licensed to award the Community Shares Standard Mark, and has
considerable experience in co-op business advice, business and financial planning,
crowdfunding, board mentoring, governance, legal registrations, organising events
and study visits.

Jo will be speaking to the conference: Replacing Capitalism: Co-operatives and/or State Control and recorded this short video explaining why this conference is so important.

The “Building An Economy To Serve People And Not Profit” conference will take place in Manchester on Thursday 21st January (10am-4pm) in the Central Hall.
Admission (including lunch and refreshments) is £45.00

For further details, or contact Phil 07901 338700

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