CO-OPS NSW CONFERENCE 2018
CBSI is proud to host Co-ops NSW for the 2018 Co-operative Sectors Conference to be held on Friday 22 June 2018 at the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building.
About the conference
Co-ops NSW has designed the 2018 Conference to build the capacity of co-operatives in NSW and stimulate co-operative learning and innovation.
Co-operatives originated in periods of market scarcity and disruption - what's old is new again. The 2018 Co-ops NSW Conference has drawn together a national and international selection of speakers to discuss the challenge of co-operatives in the new economy. The ingredients are nurtured, served and packed with values ... co-operatives are stirred by a vibrant community of members fresh for tomorrow's challenges.
The core one day 2018 Conference keynote speakers include:
Lieza Dessein - SMart, société mutuelle pour artistes (Belgium)
Established as a not-for-profit co-operative in 1998 in Belgium, SMart is now operating in 9 European countries with 85,000 members and 170 full time staff. SMart has changed the narrative for independent "freelance" workers and challenged the impact of the disruption model.
Peter Martin – Fairfax Media, Economics Editor for the Age & ABC Broadcaster
Highly acclaimed economics journalist & broadcaster, Peter Martin's passion is explaining economics simply. Peter will address the economic challenges for co-operatives in a contemporary economy, and perceptions in the media.
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, headquartered in Perth with offices in Japan, Hong Kong and Russia. 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-distributing (NFP) status that went all the way the High Court.
Hon Matthew Kean MP, NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation
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