Annual Meeting and Co-operative Showcase

Date / 5th September 2017 - 6th September 2017

Location / Oldham

Annual Meeting and Co-operative Showcase in Oldham – 5 & 6 September 2017

EPIC talks – Co-operative Services (5 September)

Julia Unwin – Chair of Inquiry into Civil Society Futures

Andy Powell – Technologist and Digital Trainer – Hackspace founder and maker of things

Henry Kippin – Chief Executive of Collaborate CIC

Annual Meeting (5 September)

Sharon Taylor – Review of the Year 2016-17

Plenary 1 – The role of Co-operative Councils in supporting the devolution agenda of regional government (5 September)

Ellie Runcie – Director of Growth & Innovation, The Design Council

Plenary 2 – The role of the co-operative councillor in shaping the future of civil society (6 September)

Tony Armstrong – Chief Executive Locality re Localism Commission

Asif Afridi– Member of the Inquiry into Civil Society Futures

Elke Loeffler – Chief Executive, Governance International

The Future of Civil Society – Framework pitches (6 September)

Robert Woolf – Made Open

Benjamin Taylor – RedQuadrant

Catherine Cross – 4oc

Lara Moloney – Perform Green

International Guest speaker (6 September)

Dr Ariel Guarco – President of the Cooperative Confederation of the Argentine Republic – COOPERAR

The Big Question – The Future of Civil Society (6 September)

Dr Karin Bottom – Public Service Academy, University of Birmingham

Nigel Todd – Newcastle City Council and Chair of Governors at the Co-operative College