Co-operatives Renewal Conference – Presentations

Opening Plenary
A renewed co-operative movement is possible

Sir Graham Melmoth, former CEO of the Co-operative Group Open Presentation

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Meg Hillier MP Open Presentation

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Patrick Gray, Midcounties Co-operative Open Presentation

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Rosie Evered and James Risner, Students for Co-operation

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Workshop 1
Renewing the purpose and membership of co-operatives

Iain Macdonald, Former Director General International Co-op Alliance Open Presentation
Edgar Parnell, Co-op pundit Open Presentation

Workshop 2
Governance: Multi-channel mechanisms for member control and participation

Peter Couchman, Plunkett Foundation
Dave Boyle, Principle Six

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Workshop 3
Exploring new co-ops in specialist businesses: case studies in farms and pharmacies

Peter Riley, “delay farm sales” petition organiser Open Presentation

Workshop 4
Corruption v transparency in co-ops
Propositions from

Andrew Bibby, Journalist
Shaun Fensom, Springboard Open Presentation

Workshop 5
Approaches to governance in practice

Paul Gosling, Independent Finance Columnist Open Presentation
Helen Barber, Co-ops UK Open Presentation

Workshop 6
Inter-trade between co-operatives; speed dating

Karen Birch, the3rdimagazine

Workshop 7
Best practice in communities; living wage and salary ratios

Rob Harrison, Ethical Consumer Open Presentation
Adrian Jones, UNITE Open Presentation I II

Workshop 8
Social inclusion strategies; making co-ops relevant to young people

Rosie Evered and James Risner, Students for Co-operation Open Presentation

Workshop 9
What next for Co-ops UK and for co-operative development?

Bob Cannell, Worker Co-op Council
Nick Matthews, Co-ops UK

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Closing Pleneray
Mauro Iengo, Legacoop, Italy Open Presentation

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Frances Coppola, former banker turned financial writer Open Presentation

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Vivian Woodell, Phone Co-op Open Presentation

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Jo Bird, Co-operative Business Consultants Open Presentation

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