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International Year of Co‐operatives National Conference 2012

Find out more and register for the Early Bird rate on the conference website

The United Nations International Year of Co‐operatives will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for Australian cooperative businesses to come together under the banner of the International Year to celebrate and share their success. This is your time to shine!

The International Year of Co‐operatives National Conference 2012 will raise awareness about the important role of cooperatives and mutuals in many industry sectors of the Australian economy. The importance to industry, the business community and government is about how our businesses help Australia meet some of its most pressing social and economic priorities such as skilling Australia, increasing productivity, supporting Regional Australia, creating sustainable enterprise and helping social inclusion.

“Cooperatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility.”
United Nations Secretary‐General, Ban Ki‐moon

Two conferences, three days, one place

Regional Development Australia – Mid North Coast in collaboration with the International Year of Co‐operatives 2012 Steering Committee are delighted to come together to give the co‐operative industry the most significant event on the 2012 calendar. The collaboration brings together National, State and Regional co‐operative roles in society, combining economic viability and social responsibility. The conferences will provide a platform to discuss the value and future direction of co‐operatives.

What’s on

  • Wednesday–Thursday, 24–25 October 2012
    International Year of Co‐operatives National Conference 2012
      
  • Friday, 26 October 2012
    Strategic Regional Leadership Conference, Building Community Wealth

Celebrity chef and IYC Supporter confirms for National Co-ops Conference

Celebrity chef and IYC Supporter, Maggie Beer, has been confirmed as a speaker at the National Co-ops Conference. Read Maggies bio Adobe PDF

Early Bird Rates - Register online

Secure the early bird rate for the National IYC 2012 Conference, Port Macquarie, Oct 24-25. Two packed days with more than 50 leading national and international speakers on co-ops and sustainability, agriculture and regional development, national legislation and new frontiers. Also hosting the first national Trade Showcase, Co-op Business Clinics, IYC 2012 Youth Summit and inaugural Industry Leadership Awards - learn more and register

Sponsor all, sponsor one...

By co‐locating the International Year of Co‐operatives National Conference with the Strategic Regional Leadership Conference focused on Building Community Wealth gives you the opportunity to reach a larger audience under one roof in October.

Sponsor all: When you sponsor both the International Year of Co‐operatives National Conference and the Strategic Regional Leadership Conference – Building Community Wealth you will receive a 25% discount off the joint sponsorship price.

Sponsor one: Create an impact at the International Year of Co‐operatives National Conference or the Strategic Regional Leadership Conference – Building Community Wealth. There is something for everyone!

Why wait?

Sponsorship positions are limited! Download the National Conference Sponsorship Prospectus Adobe PDF

For more information please contact Megan McGill, Regional Development Australia – Mid North Coast - phone 02 65 838 641 or email meganm@rdamidnorthcoast.org.au

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Testimonial

Peter Russell-Clarke
Iconic TV chef and co-ops champion, Peter Russell-Clarke
"...because a lot of profit made from human effort is vanishing out of the local community where it is generated, we are becoming acutely aware that we need to join hands and protect each other by striving together to the benefit of our neighbours as well as our own family. We need to co-operate with each other - Bravo the co-operatives amongst you."

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