Event

Co-op Congress 2019 - Manchester

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

Our theme this year is Building Co-operative Places, focusing on the impact of co-ops on a world stage, from a UK-wide perspective, across regions, towns and cities and local communities. 

The packed two-day programme features international speakers from some of Europe's leading co-ops and Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham giving an update on his aim to create "the most co-operative place in the UK". Learn how a coalition of organisations are campaigning to put communities in charge of post-Brexit economic development funding and be inspired by community owned co-operatives that are making a real impact on their local economies and the people who live there. 

With sessions covering the use of co-operative technology to solve everyday problems and give power back to the workers and users, locally based solutions to responsible finance, great examples of using the co-operative difference to stand out in a crowded market, as well as professional advice and policy surgeries - there's something to inspire and teach co-ops, societies, mutuals and community businesses from all sectors and sizes

The Co-operative of the Year Awards take place at dinner on Friday 21 June. 


Co-op Congress and The Co-operative of the Year Awards are sponsored by The Co‑operative Bank. 


Ticket packages

Congress Friday and Saturday

Member: £175 + VAT
Non member: £250 + VAT

  • Access to Friday afternoon sessions along with refreshments (lunch not provided)
  • Drinks reception
  • Co-operative of the Year Awards ceremony 
  • Three course buffet with a glass of wine on Friday evening
  • Access to Saturday full day workshops and seminars
  • Refreshments throughout Saturday
  • 2 course buffet lunch in restaurant

Congress Saturday

Member: £130 + VAT
Non member: £185 + VAT

  • Access to Saturday full day workshops and seminars
  • Refreshments throughout Saturday
  • 2 course buffet lunch in restaurant

Congress Friday 

Member: £50 + VAT
Non member: £75 + VAT

  • Access to Friday afternoon sessions (lunch not provided)
  • Drinks reception
  • Co-operative of the Year Awards ceremony 
  • Three course buffet with a glass of wine

Congress Friday (Daytime only)

Member: £0
Non member: £0

  • Access to Friday afternoon sessions (lunch not provided)
  • Please note that this ticket does not include the drinks reception and dinner
     

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Accommodation

Overnight accommodation on Friday 21 June is NOT included in any of the delegate packages. If you would like to book a bedroom at the event venue (Mercure, Manchester) please reserve a room directly with the hotel on 0844 815 9024 (Option 1) and quote ‘Congress 2019’ or ‘CONG210619’.

£95 - Single occupancy in a standard room / £105 - Double / twin occupancy in a standard room

Delegates are required to guarantee their bedroom using a credit/debit card at the time of booking. Delegates have up until 14:00 the day before their reservation to cancel. Any cancellations after this time will be chargeable. Payment will be requested on arrival at the hotel during check-in.

Please note: Any bedrooms reserved after Tuesday 30 April 2019 may not be eligible for the above prices and will be subject to the best rates available at the time of booking. 

Exhibition

Exhibition places are available at Congress on Saturday 22 June. Prices start at £500 + VAT for members and £750 + VAT for Non members - please do contact our events co-ordinator Leoni [email protected] for further details. 

Programme

The programme overview for Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June can be found here.

Event details
Date and time
Friday, 21 June 2019 - 12:30pm to Saturday, 22 June 2019 - 5:00pm
Location
Mercure Manchester
Portland St
Manchester
M1 4PH
United Kingdom
More information
Contact Leoni Merrifield
01612141764
Updated: 13/06/2019