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Co-op Congress 2019

June 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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.


June 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am
June 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Co-operatives UK


Mercure Manchester