CCIN Members’ Update Post Conference Special October 2019

Welcome to this Post-Conference Special Edition of Update

Wow, what an amazing Conference!  It was clear that we are a very special group of trail-blazing forward thinking local authorities. From our fabulous speakers across all levels of government, to the wonderful welcome from our friends at Rochdale Council, to the amazing Panel discussions and world-class keynote speakers – it really was an empowering and engaging programme.  I felt that it was our best conference to date – with councils from across the country taking part and sharing their stories. Thank you for making it so! 

My thanks also to Simon Parkinson who welcomed us to the Rochdale Pioneers Museum and the RPM team who hosted a fabulous Pre-Conference reception, thanks also to the Co-operative Group for sponsoring the drinks. 

Some of the Conference highlights are mentioned below.  I would encourage everyone that attended to take advantage of the ideas that you heard and the many contacts that you made and use these to help drive global municipal co-operative policy.

Finally, I would like to thank Cllr Allen Brett and his wonderful team (Caroline, Helen, Vicky, Ben and Luke) for hosting such a memorable Conference. Thanks to our keynote speakers: Steve Reed OBE, MP – our Honorary President, Lord Kennedy of Southwark – Shadow Minister for Local Government and Andrew Gwynne – Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government; our Speakers and exhibitors from across the Co-operative Sector and beyond.  Most of all, I would like to thank you, our Members and Supporters, who joined us and made the event so memorable.

I hope that you enjoy this Special Edition of Update.

Best wishes


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