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Co-op Congress returned on Friday 25th June and members were invited to attend the free event. 

Over 600 people registered to join in person or online. Guests included broadcaster Chris Packham, actor Melissa Johns, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Mayor of Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis, and MANY more to speak up about the UK’s best kept secret – co-ops!

Watch the show here!

What is Co-op Congress?

Co-op Congress brings together those working to build a fairer economy to share ideas, get inspiration and take action. 

This annual event always guarantees a packed programme with a range of dynamic sessions and eminent speakers covering the pertinent topics that co-operators want to explore.

The confirmed speakers included:

  • Chris Packham – naturalist, broadcaster and environmental campaigner
  • Actor & Co-Director of TripleC Melissa Johns
  • Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham
  • Mayor of Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis
  • Social Enterprise UK Chair Lord Victor Adebowale
  • CEO of Co-op Group Steve Murrells

...and many more!

We are the rebuilders!

As Covid restrictions begin to ease across the UK, the event will explore how the co-op sector can play a key role in rebuilding the economy through community and local economic impact, speaking with one voice on social campaigns, engaging the next generation and creating a new era for co-operation.

Interactive sessions using technology will allow delegates to have a voice and bring back the movement-wide decision making that Congress has been famous for over the last 150 years!