21st Century Pioneering Co-ops – New Frontiers Chair: Jo Bird
Roads to a Democratic Co-operative Economy Chair: Martin Meteyard
Speakers: Rebecca Long Bailey MP (Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury), Frances Coppola (finance journalist), Ed Mayo (Co-ops UK), Christine Berry (New Economics Foundation), Ken Loach
Hierarchies and Salary Differentials… Enemies of Co-operation? Chair: Nick Milton
Speakers: Bob Cannell (CBC), Jenny Carlyle (SUMA)
Co-op and Community Finance for Co-op Development Chair: Nick Money
Speakers: Cliff Mills (Anthony Collin Solicitors), Kevin Wan (North West Housing Services), Christine Berry (New Economics Foundation)
The Co-op Group: Where Next for Democratic Member Control? Chair: Phil Frampton
Speakers: Iain Macdonald (former Director General ICA), Nick Crofts (President, National Members’ Council, The Co-op)
Co-ops Rebuilding War Torn Rojava Chair: Cath Muller
Speakers: Ercan Ayboga (author), Jo Magpie (Co-op Economy in Rojava & Bakur Project)
The Co-operative Disadvantage Chair: Olivia Birch
Speaker: Andrew Bibby (finance journalist)
A Co-operative Blueprint for Older People’s Social Care Chair: Mervyn Eastman
Speakers: Cheryl Barrott (Co-op Party), Dr Paul Redgrave (Co-housing, Leeds)
The Rise of Platform Co-ops Chair: Bob Cannell
Speakers: Josef Davies Coates (United Diversity), Lynne Davis (Open Food Network)
Local Assistance for Co-ops Chair: Jo Bird
Speakers: Councillor Matthew Brown (Preston), Debbie Clarke (Unicorn Grocery)
Co-ops and Brexit Chair: Martin Meteyard
Speakers: Molly Scott Cato MEP (Green Party)
Green Shoot Co-ops & Edinburgh Student Housing Co-op Chair: Mike Shaw
Speakers: Pablo Perez Ruiz (Edinburgh Student Housing Co-op), Kati Venho (Students for Co-operation)
This conference will discuss and debate co-operative and radical alternatives to austerity and capitalism and help us shape our vision of a prosperous caring society based on a Democratic Economy.
The new Labour leadership says that nationalisation of some services will be accompanied by co-operative democratic principles in a new People’s Economy. How can this be made to work? The challenge is ours and the time is now!
This conference will bring together experts and activists united in a single desire – to thrash out how a People’s Economy can be shaped to benefit everyone.
Who Should Attend
The conference has been organised by Co-operative Business Consultants (CBC) in response to widespread enthusiasm amongst co-operative and labour movement activists for shaping new progressive policies to create a society in which all can prosper. It is open to all those seeking to create a prosperous caring society.
Tickets £45.00 (lunch and refreshments included)
*Late Booking Fee (chargeable after January 12th: £15.00