Co-operative Party Annual Conference 2019

Date / 11th October 2019 - 13th October 2019

Time / 7.00pm - 4.00pm

Location / Hilton Glasgow Central hotel, Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN

This October, the Co-operative Party will return to Glasgow for the first time since 1995 to hold its Annual Party Conference at the Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central Hotel on 11-13 October.  Co-operation and Glasgow have always been synonymous. From the foundation of the co-operative movement in Robert Owen’s pivotal New Lanark and the establishment of the original Fenwick Weavers in 1769 to the present day.

We will be having a Fringe Event on Saturday 12 October: “Investing to Save: How Cooperative Councils are tackling austerity”.

Registration for delegates is now open.  If you would like to attend as a delegate, do contact your regional party council representative or email us at [email protected]

Friday 11 October:
  • Conference Registration
  • Delegation meet ups (from 4pm)
  • Welcome Reception (evening only)
  • Youth network social
Saturday 12 October:
  • Conference Registration
  • Conference Day 1
  • LGBT+ network social
  • Conference Party (NB: doesn’t include dinner)
Sunday 13 October:
  • BAME network breakfast (from 8.30am)
  • Conference Day 2 (concludes around 1pm)
  • Women’s network lunch (from 1.30-3pm)

The full program for debate is currently being worked on.  It will include debates on policy; Q&A’s with elected representatives from the UK, Scottish and Wales Parliaments and Councillors from across the UK; a series of informative and constructive workshops; examples of best practice from local co-operatives; networking opportunities, with members being able to take part in the The Co-operative Party diversity networks (including BAME, Disability, LGBT+, Women, Youth); a large marketplace area representing the co-operative and trade union movements; a series of fringe meetings, with speakers discussing issues pertinent to the Co-operative Party.