Community Co-operative Sector Forum
Saturday 23 June (10:00am to 2:00pm)
An additional event complementing the key Co-ops NSW Conference 2018 (Friday 22 June), the Community Co-operative Sectors Forum, will be held at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on Saturday 23 June.
Co-ops NSW designed the 2018 Conference and additional events to build the capacity of Co-operatives in NSW and stimulate co-operative learning and innovation. The Community Co-operative Sectors Forum has been developed to encourage networking amongst and between co-operative sectors. The forum has generated significant interest with the Food, Child-care and Housing Co-operatives and will focus on community driven co-operatives.
Please note: The forum is primarily for the housing and retail food co-operative sectors who will meet in separate rooms for most of the day.
The Program will include
Key Speaker: Walter (Wally) Newman, Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) Group Chair
- CBH is Australia’s largest co-operative and a leader in the Australian grain industry. Wally tells the story of CBH and the 4,200 Western Australian grain growers who withstood a demutualisation contest and a further challenge of the co-operative’s Non-distributive (NFP) staus that went all the way the High Court. Regardless of size and scale Co-opertives have their members at their heart
- Workshop/Forum – facilitated meeting of Community Co-opertives Sectors
Co-operative ingredients are nurtured, served and packed with values … co-operatives are stirred by a vibrant community of members fresh for tomorrows challenges.
Community Co-operative Sectors Forum Supporters
The Community Co-operative Sectors Forum: hosted by UTS/Centre for Business and Social Innovation and supported by Common Equity NSW (CENSW)
NOTE: Attendance of the Community Co-operative Sectors Forum is included in the 2018 Co-op NSW Conference Registration
Sat 23 June
|10:00||Opening – incl:
||MC – Sam Byrne|
|Introductions||MC – Sam Byrne|
|Key Note Speaker(s) on the couch||
|10:45||Move to Co-op Sectors Meeting Venues
|10:50||Sector Forums commence
|12:15||Lunch – Foyer area||Supplied by Alfalfa House (TBC)|
|1:00||Sector Forums continue
Proudly Supported by Common Equity: