Our contributors will make short statements updating delegates on key areas of work.
Towards a co-operative development network
Since Co-operatives 2008 a group of comitted co-operative development specialists have been working on a proposal to
create a much needed co-operative development network. Jo White will report and seek support for their proposals.
New ventures and innovation in co-operation
Helen Seymour and Laurie Gregory will highlight the innovative work of the Co-operative Buiness Development Panel (formerly the New Ventures Panel). They will explain how the the Panel explores new markets for the co-operative model of business and take a closer look at one area of ground breaking work.
Co-operative diversity action
Chris Herries will introduce Co-operative Diversity Action - a new group and web site established to help engage people
from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in co-operative enterprise.