What's happening at Congress 2019? - Programme Overview

Friday 21 June

12.30 onwards - Congress registration desk opens

Room International Suite Park Avenue Park Lane
12.30   How unions can play an important role at the centre of co-ops  
13.30   Calling women in co-operatives Co-operatives unleashed:  as seen from the grassroots
14.30  The Greater Manchester co-operative commission     

AGM - Co-operative College

17.00 AGM - Co-operatives UK    
18.45 Co-op of the Year Awards drinks reception    
19.30 Co-op of the Year Awards dinner    

Saturday 22 June

08.30 onwards - Congress registration desk opens

09.15 - 17.00 - Congress programme

Room International Suite Park Avenue Park Lane Senate
09.15 Welcome      
09.30 Leading the way for a fairer economy      
10.30 Refreshment break       
11.00 Communities in charge – campaigning to give people economic power after Brexit   Board Skills Developing effective leadership and strategy in a co-operative way
11.45 Disrupting the disrupters, can platform co-ops take on big tech monopolies? How community co-operatives are making a real impact in their places The future of responsible finance Co-operation amongst co-operatives:
What can the UK co-operative movement do to support co-operatives across the world?
12.30 Lunch break      
13.30 Expanding employee and worker ownership through start-ups and conversions  How do we reconnect to the communities that need us the most? Advice surgery - making the most of our professional advice services Using your identity to stand out from the crowd
14.15 Educating the next generation of co-operators Policy surgery - influencing policy to benefit co-ops and community businesses Membership surgery - connecting with other co-ops for peer support, learning and business opportunities  Using technology and a digital mind-set to survive in a rapidly changing world
15.00 Refreshment break      
16.00 Ideas into action      
17.00 Event close      

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