2017 Leaders’ Summit & Industry Dinner


Given the significant successes, record profits and growing membership experienced by the co-operative and mutual sector in recent years, our success has not been without challenges.

Some of these challenges relate to persistent, systemic issues such as access to capital. Other challenges are cyclical, such as the threat of demutualisation. These challenges are by no means unique to Australia, as the similar experiences of CMEs around the globe shows.

It is likely many of our businesses will face the same issues in coming months and years and our businesses need to position themselves to deal with established and emerging threats.

This year’s Summit is a unique platform for our sector leaders to discuss these challenges and to share strategies for tackling adversity and turning it to advantage. Highlights of the program include an insider’s take on the ‘near death’ experiences of some iconic CMEs both here and abroad and a panel discussion with key regulators for their take on whether the operating environment for CMEs is fair.

We are delighted to announce we will hold our second Breakfast on the Hill at Parliament House in Brisbane, in response to sector demand after last year’s oversubscribed inaugural breakfast at Parliament House in Canberra.

Event Information

When: Thursday-Friday, 9-10 November 2017

Where: Stamford Plaza, Brisbane

Theme: Shadowlands: Adversity as Advantage for CME’s

More information and online registrations will be coming soon. Please keep an eye on this space for more information.

Event Program

Download the draft BCCM 2017 Summit Agenda at a Glance.

Read the 2017 BCCM Leaders’ Summit Cancellation Policy.

Event Accommodation

Stamford Plaza Hotel, Brisbane
Cnr Edward & Margaret Streets, Brisbane Queensland 4000
T (24/7): (+61 7) 3221 1999 |  Fax 24/7: (+61 7) 3221 6895 | Fax Bus Hrs: (+61 7) 3232 0278


The BCCM has secured a special rate at the hotel for those attending the Leaders’ Summit from 7-11 November. View available rooms and make a booking.

Return transfers from this property to Breakfast on the Hill on Friday morning will be provided free of charge.

Visit the Stamford Plaza website for further information. Please note: The discounted rate is subject to availability.