Ways Forward 5 Conference - Manchester

Ways Forward

Speakers include Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP at a discussion on radical alternatives to austerity.
Keynote speakers and workshop leaders: Ed Mayo (Secretary General, Co-operatives UK), Iain Macdonald (former Director General ICA), Cheryl Barrott (Vice Chair, Co-operative Party), Josef Davies-Coates, Frances Coppola, Cliff Mills (Anthony Collins), Jenny Carlyle (SUMA), Syed Maqsood (NWHS), Dr Paul Redgrave (Co-Housing, Leeds), Jo Bird, Bob Cannell and many more.

PLUS:  Eve of Conference Supper: An Evening with Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Education Secretary - 6.30pm Thursday January 19th Central Hall

Debates, Workshops, Case Studies
This annual conference, organised by Co-operative Business Consultants, aims to discuss and debate co-operative and radical alternatives to austerity and capitalism and help shape our shared vision of a prosperous, caring society based on a democratic economy.
Debate topics:

  • Global alternatives to global capitalism
  • Hierarchies and salary differentials: The enemies of co-operation?
  • Local assistance for co-operative development
  • Building with platform co-ops
  • Edinburgh Student Housing Co-op: Green Shoots
  • A co-operative blueprint for elderly health and social care
  • Community finance for co-op development
  • Rojava: War zone co-operative economies
  • Democratisation at the Co-op Group

Who should attend? Co-operators, trade unionists and activists from anti-austerity parties and social enterprises for shaping new progressive policies to combat the austerity agenda and create a society in which all can prosper.

  • Conference £45 (lunch and refreshments included)*
  • Eve of Conference Supper £14.00 (buffet supper included, limited places)
  • Full package discount: Thursday evening and Friday sessions: £55 (inclusive of meals, advance payment required)*

*Late Booking Fee (chargeable after January 11): £15

Sponsored by: North West Housing Services, Anthony Collins Solicitors, Co-operative & Community Finance, The Midcounties Co-operative, The Co-operative College, The Phone Co-op and Co-operative Business Consultants


Book your place

For more details contact Phil 07901 338700 or email [email protected]

Event details
Date and time
Friday, 20 January 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Central Hall
Oldham Street
M1 1JQ
United Kingdom
£14 / £45 / £55
More information
07901 338700
Updated: 23/11/2016