What happened at Congress 2019? - Programme Overview

Click on the links for a more detailed look at sessions and speakers for Friday and Saturday.

Friday 21 June

Room International Suite Park Avenue Park Lane
12.30   How unions can play an important role at the centre of co-ops  
13.30   Inspiring 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

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 Evaluations - how to get the best from your board 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 Using technology and a digital mind-set to survive in a rapidly changing world
15.00 Refreshment break      
15.30 Ideas into action      
17.00 Event close      

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