Co-ops NSW was proud to present its 2018 Conference on Friday 22 June 2018 – hosted by the UTS Centre for Business and Social Innovation (UTS/CBSI).

2018 Conference focus

Co-operative principles are applied internationally to multiple segments that make up the co-operative movement. Co-operatives for producers, consumers, as buying groups, in housing, services, the financial sector and many more are just some within the broad spectrum of co-operative activity. Feedback from Co-ops NSW members had said it was time to look at the capacity, synergy and cross-benefits of the collaborative businesses of our co-operative sectors. The Co-ops NSW Conference 2018 focus was “Co-operative Sectors”.

Download the Conference Program here.

Conference image

Co-operatives are sometimes perceived as old fashioned but what is old is new again. The cake is a metaphor recognising the importance of traditional values while acknowledging contemporary challenges. The image sliced invitingly into segments demands attention. Co-operatives offer quality ingredients, nurtured, blended and packed with values freshly baked with vibrancy for today and tomorrow!


The one-day conference was held on Friday 22 June, with two associated events:

Conference details

Fri 22 June:
Conference 2018


University of Technology Sydney,
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, entry via 87 MacArthur St, Ultimo