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    Co-operatives Connect - Mid North Coast

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    Event description

    Co-operatives Connect - bringing co-operators from the Mid North Coast of NSW and BEYOND in Kempsey for co-operative networking, education and inspiration. 

    Download the program here

    Our Key Theme 

    • Better Together

    Panel and Workshop Themes

    • Our Co-operative Economy - Successes and Challenges
    • Co-op Resilience - Charting a Course in a Changing World 
    • Sector meetings among co-ops - Fishing, Arts/crafts, Retailing/Food, Landsharing.
    • Building co-op member benefits
    • Marketing your co-op advantage
    • Constitution Checkup - Bring your Co-operative Rules and check that it aligns with Co-operatives National Law (CNL)


    Ticket price will include lunch, morning and afternoon tea. For opportunities to hold a market or information stall, contact molly on

    Networking Drinks 

    All attendees are welcome to join us for networking drinks at Wauchope Creative Hub on Thursday, 6 June, from 6pm. Attendance is free, and drink proceeds will be used to support local co-op, Wauchope Creative Hub. Light snacks will be provided.

    Member Tickets

    The Co-op Federation member co-operatives (and their members) are welcome to select these discounted tickets.


    We have an exciting lineup of cooperative leaders and industry experts, including: 

    For more speakers and bio information, see our website.


      Unfortunately, we are unable to offer online streaming. This is an in-person event only.

        Cancellation policy

        The Federation recognises in-person gatherings remain vulnerable to last-minute disruptions such as illness. In recognition, tickets can be refunded in case of illness, no questions asked.

        Our Sponsors

        Thank you to our Principal Sponsors, Hastings Co-operative, and our Associate Sponsors, Coffs Harbour Fishermen's Co-op and Regional Development Australia - Mid North Coast.


        In the spirit of cooperation among co-ops, you may wish to support someone with financial constraints in attending. Don't hesitate to contact Molly to register your interest in sponsoring an attendee. Your contribution will be acknowledged in our conference communications.

        If you are seeking financial assistance to attend our conference, please get in touch with Molly on

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        Refund policy

        Refunds are available up to 1 day prior to the event