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We are pleased to announce that the conference session recordings are now available to view.

Co-operation among co-operatives and mutuals in the Asia-Pacific region –  working together to achieve a flourishing and sustainable future

We are pleased to announce that the Newcastle Business School, at the University of Newcastle, Australia will host the International Co-operative Alliance Asia-Pacific Research Conference (ICA-CCR-AP-2019) from 12th to 14th December, 2019. The conference will be held at our new educational precinct, NUspace in Newcastle, Australia, a thriving regional city, located on the Pacific coast, two hours north of Sydney and a one hour drive from the Hunter Valley wine region.

Please register for the conference and conference dinner as soon as possible so we can finalise our conference program.

Please note that we will be publishing a draft program setting out the names of participants in each of the parallel sessions soon. The program information will based on those who have registered their presentation and attendance on or before the  10th November. If you are unable to register before that date, but are still intending to attend and present your accepted abstract, please let the conference organisers know by emailing them at

Please note that we have changed the conference dinner venue and substantially reduced the conference dinner costs to ensure this will be an inclusive event for all. The NEW price for the conference dinner is now AUD $45 for standard guests and AUD$40 for students. If you have already registered for the dinner we will make arrangements to refund your overpayment as soon as possible. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at

For those that have already registered without the dinner, it is not too late to change your mind, and you can register separately by registering for ‘dinner only’ on the registration portal.

This will be the first time the ICA-CCR-AP-2019 conference has been held in Australia. Newcastle has a deep history as an early home to the Australian consumer co-operative movement and is a significant centre of Australian mutuals. The Newcastle Business School currently offers Australia’s only post-graduate degree in Co-operative Management and Organisation.

The central theme for the 14th ICA CCR Asia-Pacific Research Conference is the contribution that co-operation and knowledge sharing among co-operatives and mutuals in the Asia-Pacific region can make towards a flourishing and sustainable future.

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.