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    Just like you, there are others frustrated by "business-as-usual".  They are frustrated by the "lip service" given to stakeholder engagement.  Like when a company makes the statement "employees are our greatest asset" but they actually operate the opposite "employees are our greatest liability".  

    By contrast, there are organisations where stakeholders have an actual stake.  These include: 

    > Companies using equity crowdfunding

    > Co-operatives, where members are owners and 

    > Community Co-ownership structures 

    The best way for these people to meet, share ideas, expertise and discuss issues / challenges is via this first-of-a-kind event: Common Wealth.

    Is This For You?

    Stakeholders with an actual stake (shared ownership) impacts day-to-day operations, competitive advantage, governance, local economic development and more.  The people dealing with these issues will be at Common Wealth.

    Aligned investments in "stakeholders with an actual stake" brings down risks and localises returns.  But, it also raises new issues at each stage of the business cycle i.e initial capital raising, growth funding and exit.  The people raising funds and innovating in this space will be at Common Wealth.

    Common Wealth is the place to explore these dynamics with pioneering like-minded people.  

    Is this the type of crowd that you want to spend time with?  If the answer is "yes", then join in the conversation.

    Day 1: Conversations Worth Sharing: Live To Webinar

    Day 1 of Common Wealth is an in-person gathering of the Speakers at UTS Centre for Business and Social Innovation.  

    Speakers present live to each other (with some imbedded media).  Their presentation is made via Zoom Webinar, so you can tune in from across the world and participate too.

    PLEASE NOTE: The Zoom Webinar Details will be emailed to you separately after ticket purchase.  This may take up to 24-48 hours.  

    PLEASE NOTE: If you want to watch a specific speaker you must choose the right session time.

    > Session Pass = 2-hour session = $20 = 4 Speakers

    > Whole Day Pass = 8 hours = $60 = 16 Speakers

    Note: As a bonus for webinar attendees, session speakers will chat as a group with webinar participants during the morning tea break.

    Who Is Talking on Thursday - 27/2/20

    Session 1: ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION (9:00 AM - 11: AM) 

    Opening Remarks: Emmanuel Josserand Director of UTS Centre for Business and Social Innovation

    • Purpose Led Economy:  Dr Melissa Edwards Director Executive MBA Program
      UTS Business School 
    • Modern Finance Risk:  Richard Schutte of The Complexity Void
    • Green Re-Industrialisation:  Dr Jose Ramos of Ethical Fields
    • Co-operative Capital:  Robyn Donnelly authored the Co-operative National Law (Corporations Act equivalent)

    Session 2: COMMUNITY WEALTH BUILDING (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM)

    • Equity Crowdfunding: Anna Guenther of PledgeMe (licensed Equity Crowd Funding Intermediary) 
    • Anchor Institutions: Mark Daniels of Social Traders (Social Enterprise Procurement)
    • Cooperative Housing: John Talbott of Narara EcoVillage
    • Economic Opportunity In Sharing: Sabrina Chakori of Brisbane Tool Library

    Session 3: WHO HAS A STAKE? (2:00 PM - 3:30PM)

    • Gender At Stake: Moira Were (AM) of HenHouse Co-operative (Closing the gender investment gap)
    • Co-operative Advantage: Sam Byrne of Co-operatives Federation of NSW
    • Women Funding Women: Julie Trell of SheEO and MuruD
    • Conservation Capital: Rohan Clarke of Trust for Nature and Bonds Co-operative

    Session 4: STAKEHOLDERS WITH A STAKE (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

    • Neo Mutuals: - Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School and creator of the Digital Value Capture framework.
    • Pre Payment Funding: - Kevin Cox of Pre Power Renewable Energy Co-operative
    • Employee Buy-Out: Rob McMaster previous owner of CMAC Industries
    • Local Economics: Ian McBurney of BHive Co-operative



    People with a stake

    Turning Ideas Into Action: Day 2 - 28/2/2020

    A series of strictly limited Round Tables is on Day 2 (28/2/2020) of Common Wealth.

    > Equity Crowd Funding: 9:30am - 11:30am  (<5 Tickets left)

    Hosted by the CFIA (Crowd Funding Institute of Australia) this industry-centric, equity crowdfunding round table will dissect what has worked and what needs to change with the current regime.  Most, if not all, the current licensed platforms and regulators will attend.

    > Co-operative Innovation: 12:30pm - 2:30pm (<5 Tickets left)

    Hosted by The BCCM (Business Council of Co-ops and Mutuals) this industry discussion will focus on how to Co-operatives Innovate.

    > Sydney Commons Lab: 3:00 - 5:00pm (SOLD OUT)

    Hosted by Tirrania Suhood and Dr Jose Ramos this roundtable will centre on the creation of Sydney Commons Lab in 2020.  This proposed "civic institution" would promote commons-development, support with policy recommendations and provide a network for commons-oriented initiatives.

    Socialising may occur post-event.


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