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About Co-op Congress

Co-op Congress is the co-operative sector’s annual conference, when members, directors, activists and CEOs from cooperatives large and small come together.

What is Co-op Congress?

Co-op Congress brings together those working to build a fairer economy to share ideas, get inspiration and take action. 

This annual event always guarantees a packed programme with a range of dynamic sessions and eminent speakers covering the pertinent topics that co-operators want to explore.

Co-op Congress is our first hybrid event of 2021, with high profile speakers broadcasting live from the beautifully restored and community-owned Stretford Public Hall on Friday 25 June from 12 noon. Join us online or apply to be in the live audience.

We are the rebuilders!

As Covid restrictions begin to ease across the UK, we're exploring how the co-op sector can play a key role in rebuilding the economy through community and local economic impact, speaking with one voice on social campaigns, engaging the next generation and creating a new era for co-operation.

Interactive sessions using technology will allow delegates to have a voice and bring back the movement-wide decision making that Congress has been famous for over the last 150 years!

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In dark political times, it’s really interesting to be in a positive environment and that was really encouraging.
– Co-op Congress delegate

See the line-up for Co-op Congress 2021!

Naturalist, broadcaster and environmental campaigner, Chris Packham heads up an impressive list of speakers appearing at Co-op Congress on 25 June.