Conference Session Recordings

Industry Panel 1

Industry Panel Title: “Co-operative’s and mutual’s contribution to regional economies – The power of many”

Facilitator: CEO Trevor Stuart, Australian Industry Group, Hunter Region, NSW, Australia

Panelists: CEO Robert Gauta, Commercial Fishermen’s Co-operative, NSW, Australia Manager
Boris Novak, HunterNet Co-operative, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Director Mr. T. P. Sethumadavan – Uralungal Labor Contractors Cooperative, India
CEO Geoffrey Succombe, Mutual Bank, Maitland, NSW, Australia
Director Kate Davies, Tooraweenah Prime Lamb Marketing Co-operative Ltd, Gilgandra, NSW, Australia


Industry Panel 2

Industry Panel Title: “Co-operative’s and mutual’s contribution to regional economies. - How co-operative innovation and digital technology can contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals.”

Facilitator: Professor Bronwen Morgan, University of NSW, Australia

Panelists: Molly Kendall – Coordinator of Resource Work Co-op. http://www.resource.coop/ Reuse Recycle Resource Waste Solutions – Hobart, Tasmania
Andrew Ward – Director of the Co-op Incubator, NSW/Victoria, Australia
Rohan Clarke – Geddup Platform Co-operative, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
David Davies – Founder, CEO Ag Unity


Industry Panel 3

Industry Panel Title: “Co-operation among co-operatives – Oceania and the South Pacific - Opportunities and Barriers to Co-operation and Co-op Education and Training”
Facilitator: Sam Byrne, Secretary Coop NSW
Panelists: Kammari Betiota, Director,  Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) Betio, Kiribati.
Faizal Khan, Director and Registrar, Department of Cooperatives, Ministry of Industry, Fiji
Roz Henry, CEO Co-operative Business New Zealand
Melina Morrison, CEO Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals


Industry Panel 4

Industry Panel Title: “Food security and sustainable agriculture. - Future food systems – the role of agricultural co-operatives ””

Facilitator: Ann Apps, Lecturer at Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Panelists: Prof Nicola Shadbolt - Professor of Farm & Agribusiness Management, Massey University, New Zealand.
Mr Greg McNamara – Chairperson Norco Co-operative Ltd
Stuart Crosthwaite – Chairperson, Mountain Milk Co-operative
Professor Anil Karanjkar, Vaikunth Mehta, National Institute of Co-operative Management


Keynote - Greg Patmore

Keynote by Professor Emeritus Greg Patmore, University of Sydney, Australia


Keynote - Melina Morrison

Keynote by CEO Melina Morrison, Business Council for Co-operatives and Mutuals, Australia


New Scholars Plenary


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