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2019 BCCM SUMMIT

Buy your ticket for Australia’s only cross-sector business summit for co-operative and mutual leaders. 

The theme of the 2019 Summit is: Growth and opportunity for CMEs in the era of accountability.

The Summit incorporates the renowned Taste of Australia Industry Dinner and annual BCCM Honour Roll, Breakfast on the Hill, Chairs’ Forum and an offsite tour.

WHAT IS A COOP?

Co-operatives and mutuals are owned by their members and therefore accountable to them, not distant shareholders or investors.  Co-op or mutual member-owners can be customers, employees, residents or small businesses, such as farmers.

What is a Coop?

Co-operatives and mutuals are owned by their members and therefore accountable to them, not distant shareholders or investors.  Co-op or mutual member-owners can be customers, employees, residents or small businesses, such as farmers.

BCCM News & Media

Limestone Coast Fishermen’s Co-operative commences trading

The Limestone Coast Fishermen’s Co-operative (LCFC), 100% owned by Southern Rock Lobster fishers, has commenced trading as of 1 October 2019. Two years ago, Southern Rock Lobster fishers approached Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative (GFC) interested in emulating the...

Kudos Services holds first Annual General Meeting

Employee-owned mutual Kudos Services Limited has held its first Annual General Meeting since forming in 2018. Kudos is the first public service mutual in Australia, delivering Early Childhood Early Intervention and Therapy services in South Australia. BCCM...

The value of sitting on a cooperative board

As cooperative businesses undergo a resurgence, directors need to be alert to the differences in the unique governance model of a democratically controlled organisation. “Absolutely there’s a co-op resurgence,” says Melina Morrison MAICD, CEO of the Business Council...

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