The past year has seen the world enter a new economic era. Turbulent financial times have led to the collapse of high street businesses, crumbling trust in financial institutions and rapidly rising unemployment. As government intervention seems powerless to make a difference, is it time to turn to a co-operative solution?
Wales Co-operative Centre, a member of Co-operativesUK, is holding a seminar on Thursday 29 January which will focus on the world's financial woes not as a recession but as a new era, one in which co-operation, co-operative structures and co-operative values, will become a crucial - and ultimately more successful - philosophy.
Keynote speakers from the co-operative sector will include Paul Kalinauckas, Chief Executive of the Black Country Reinvestment Society, Katija Dew, National Financial Inclusion Champion for Wales and Graeme Yorston, Chief Operating Officer of the Principality Building Society.
Through presentations and a lively discussion forum, the event will consider how and why co operatives respond differently to market conditions, how we can build a mutual economy, why we need a different approach to economic development and how we can make the most of mutual solutions to business finance.
The seminar takes place at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. To book your free place at the seminar please email Catherine Evans.
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