Ways Forward 5

Friday, 20 January 2017, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM [GST]

Oldham Street, Manchester, United Kingdom


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Day Conference: Late Bird Partial Approval -£60.00

Includes lunch, refreshments and access to all sessions on January 20th. Available January 12th- 19th

under 25s Bursary Place - Day Conference Partial Approval - £10.00

£10 includes lunch and refreshments


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Livestreaming of Ways Forward 5 conference on Friday 20th January, on Co-operative Business Consultants facebook page. Half of all donations go to Hippo Media who are kindly volunteering to deliver the livestream.

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Event Information

Friday, 20 January 2017, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM [GST]

About the Events


 Roads To A Democratic Economy



 Central Hall, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JQ

  FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th 9.30am-4.30pm


Ken Loach, film director

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP

Iain Macdonald (former ICA Director General)

Cheryl Barrott (Vice Chair, Coop Party) Josef DaviesCoatesFrances Coppola,  Ed Mayo (General Secretary, Co-ops UK), Jenny Carlyle (SUMA), Ieva Padagaite, Christine Berry (New Economics Foundation), 

Cliff Mills (Anthony Collins), Dr Paul Redgrave (Co-Housing, Leeds) and many more


Eve of Conference Supper:Hear Angela RaynerMP 6.30pm Thursday January 19th Central Hall


Debates, Workshops, Case Studies

Our annual conferences, organised by Co-operative Business Consultants, aim to discuss and debate co-operative and radical alternatives to austerity and capitalism and help shape our shared vision of a prosperous, caring society based on a democratic economy. 
Agenda Debates:

21st Century Pioneering Co-ops
Speakers: Ieva Padergaite, Vivian Woodell, Cilla Ross, Molly Scott Cato, Jo Bird

Hierarchies & Salary Differentials: the Enemies of Co-operation?
Speakers: Bob Cannell (CBC) & Jenny Carlyle (SUMA)

Democratisation at the Co-op Group
Speakers: Iain Macdonald (former Director General, ICA) & Nick Crofts (President Co-op Members' Group)

Local Assistance for Co-operative Development
Speakers: Counciller Matthew Brown & Debbie Clarke (Unicorn Grocery)

Building with Platform Co-ops
Speaker: Josef Davies-Coates & Lynne Davis (Open Food Network)

Edinburgh Student Housing Co-op: Green Shoots
Pablo Pruiz (Edinburgh Student Housing Co-op) & Kati Venho

A Co-operative Blueprint for Older People's Social Care
Speakers: Cheryl Barrott (Vice Chair Co-op Party) & Dr Paul Redgrave (co-housing, Leeds)

Co-op & Community Finance for Co-op Development
Speakers: Cliff Mills (Anthony Collins), Kevin Wan (NWHS) & Christine Berry (New Economics Foundation)

Rojava: War Zone Co-operative Economies

Speakers: Ercan Ayboga & Jo Magpie

Co-ops and Brexit 

Speaker: Molly Scott Cato (Green Party MEP) 

The Co-operative Disadvantage

Speaker: Andrew Bibby

Roads to a Democratic Economy

Speakers: Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Ken Loach, Frances Coppola, Ed Mayo, Christine Berry

Who Should Attend? Co-operators, trade unionists, activists from anti austerity parties and social enterprises looking to shape new progressive practice and policies to combat the austerity agenda and create a society in which all can prosper.


Conference £45.00 (lunch & refreshments included) *

Eve of Conference £14.00 (inc.buffet supper, limited places)

Full Package Discount: Thursday + Friday sessions: £55.00 

(inclusive of meals, advance payment required )

*Late Booking Fee (chargeable after January 14th ): £15.00

For more details

contact Phil 07901 338700 or phil@philframpton.co.uk

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Co-operative Business Consultants (CBC) is dedicated to helping co-operative businesses to start up, grow and thrive.

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