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Co-ops NSW Conference 2018

June 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Co-ops NSW is proud to present its 2018 Conference to be held on Friday 22 June 2018 – Hosted by the UTS Centre for Business and Social Innovation (UTS/CBSI).

Co-operative Sectors – Co-ops NSW Conference 2018

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.

2018 Conference focus

Co-operative principles are applied internationally to multiple segments that make up the co-operative movement. Co-operatives for producers, consumers, as buying groups, in housing, services, the financial sector and many more are just some of the broad spectrum of co-operative activity. Feedback from Co-ops NSW members has said it is time to look at the capacity, synergy and cross benefits of the collaborative businesses of our co-operative sectors … the Co-ops NSW Conference 2018 focus is “Co-operative Sectors”.

Conference image

Co-operatives are sometime perceived as old fashioned but what is old is new again. The cake is a metaphor recognising the importance of traditional values while acknowledging contemporary challenges. The image sliced invitingly into segments demands attention. Co-operatives offer quality ingredients, nurtured, blended and packed with values freshly baked with vibrancy for today and tomorrow!

Timing & Location

Fri 22 June (9am-4:30pm) Co-ops NSW Conference 2018

UTS Wing Chak Building, Ulimo Road, Ultimo

  • Note: The Conference is followed by Networking Drinks 4:30pm-6pm

# Note: Registration includes attendance to Co-operative Community Sector Forum (Sat 23 Jun)

Additional Events:

  • Thu 21 June: Co-operative Director Professional Development Workshop

  • Sat 23 June: Community Co-operative Sectors Forum

Conference Supporters

Co-ops NSW acknowledges the generous support of the following contributors to the 2018 Conference and associated additional events:

  • UTS/Centre for Business and Social Innovation (CBSI) – Conference Host

  • Yenda Producers Co-operative – Co-operative Director Professional Development Workshop

  • Common Equity Housing (CEH-NSW) – Community Co-operative Sectors Forum

  • Business Council of Co-operatives & Mutuals (BCCM) – Bursary Progam


June 22, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Richard O’Leary – CO-OPS NSW
02 6562 4116


UTS Business School Chak Wing Building
14-28 Ultimo Rd
Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia
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+61 2 9514 2000