PAST Events

The BCCM hosts events across the country to highlight the co-operative and mutual sector and its many benefits. The BCCM hosts a range of events throughout the year including: Member-only Roundtables and Forums; Leaders’ Summit and Dinner; Larger member and non-member events.


CRG seminar: Australian Mutuals History – our mutual history saved and shared

CRG seminar: Australian Mutuals History – our mutual history saved and shared

29 March, 1-2 pm, The University of Sydney Business School

This presentation outlines the work that is undertaken by Australian Mutuals History (AMH) to preserve, promote and make accessible the history of the Australian credit union movement and the customer owned banking sector.

Co-Operatives National Law Seminar (3CPD Points)

Co-Operatives National Law Seminar (3CPD Points)

20 March, 9:30am-1:30pm, RACV Club Melbourne

An exciting half-day seminar for legal practitioners, established co-operatives, and groups looking to form co-operative businesses.

Webinar: Co-operative and Mutual Financial Reporting FAQs

Webinar: Co-operative and Mutual Financial Reporting FAQs

26 February 2019, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Webinar

The AASB staff will present a webinar addressing significant aspects of the Commentary and FAQs relating to financial reporting.

Webinar: Effective Governance of a Co-operative or Mutual Enterprise (CME)

Webinar: Effective Governance of a Co-operative or Mutual Enterprise (CME)

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 12 PM – 1 PM (AEDT)

Host: Australian Institute for Company Directors

Michael Shuman tour

Michael Shuman tour

Brisbane (4 Feb), Melbourne (5 Feb), Sydney (6 Feb) and Perth (7 Feb)

Michael Shuman and colleague Gilbert Rochecouste will deliver Masterclasses on community economics.


East Coast Study Tour 2018

Sunday 2 December – Tuesday 4 December 2018 | Sydney & Nundah 

The South Australian Department of Industry and Skills created an opportunity for a select group of service providers and change-makers from South Australia to learn more about how co-operatives and can help transform the NDIS and aged care through innovation and new business models. The tour was curated and led by the BCCM.

Thinkers in Residence Masterclass

Co-operatives and the Creative Industries with Thinker in Residence, Dr Guy Turnbull (UK)

How can the co-operatives model benefit the creative industries?

27 November 2018, St. Pauls Creative Centre, Adelaide

Creative Revolutionaries Panel and Networking Event

Co-operatives and the Creative Industries with Thinker in Residence, Dr Guy Turnbull (UK)

How can the co-operatives model benefit the creative industries, with a focus on Festivals and the Music Industries?

27 November 2018, St. Pauls Creative Centre, Adelaide

Addressing the Workforce Issue in the Care Sector

Join UTS CBSI and BCCM for a presentation by Dr Guy Turnbull who will share his experience on the role of co-operative business models in the UK in the care industry.

30 November 2018, UTS, Sydney

Roundtable | The Circular Economy and Co-operatives

with Thinker in residence Dr Guy Turnbull and representatives from Green Industries SA

How can the co-operative business model support the circular economy?

21 November 2018, Flinders University

2018 BCCM Leaders’ Summit and Industry Dinner

14-17 November 2018, Adelaide

The BCCM Summit is the annual flagship event for the sector. We are delighted to host our 2018 Summit from 14-15 November in Adelaide and invite you to register with other leaders for a day of insightful discussion on the conference theme, Our Stories, Our Strength – Brand dominance, co-ops and mutuals.

Per Capita: From Cultures of Compromise to a Stance of Possibility: Disability inclusion in the cooperative and mutuals sector

13 November 2018, Flinders University

Key speaker: Dr Guy Turnbull, thinker in residence, Don Dunstan Foundation

Measuring Co-operative Value with Monash University

With Thinker in Residence Dr Guy Turnbull (UK) and the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals

13 November 2018, Adelaide

Study Tour of the UK Mutuals
17-28 September 2018, United Kingdom

This is a unique opportunity to learn about mutuals and co-operatives and how successive UK Governments have incorporated member ownership in the delivery of health and human services to increase diversity and choice in the market, improve the quality and productivity of services and create better jobs.

Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-operatives lunch
27 June 2018, Parliament House Canberra

Bipartisanship in politics is rare, but the support for Australia’s 2000 cooperatives and mutuals was on display today at the Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-operatives lunch. 

The Global History of Co-operative Business
21 June 2018, NSW Parliament House

NSW Deputy Premier The Hon. John Barilaro MP launched The Global History of Co-operative Business, by Professor Greg Patmore and Dr Nikola Balnave, at NSW Parliament House, on Thursday, June 22. The launch was sponsored by the BCCM. 


Co-operative Capital Raising Symposium
30 May 2017, Melbourne

Presented by Bank Australia. This symposium brought together leading practitioners and co-operatives to share insights into co-operative capital and unpack the opportunities for raising capital using co-operative structures.

2017 Leaders’ Summit & Industry Dinner
9-10 November 2017, Brisbane

The 2017 Leaders’ Summit continued the unique format of plenary discussion and board room conversations where we challenged sector leaders to share strategies for tackling adversity and turning it to advantage. 

The Future is Co-operative: Making Mutual Enterprise Happen
28-29 April 2017, Melbourne

To celebrate the release of Race Mathew’s magnum opus, Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria (1891-1966), the BCCM supported two days of events in Melbourne combining engagement with leaders of co-operative thought and practice. 

Platform Cooperativism: Trebor Scholz Australian Tour 2017
May 2017, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne

Six Platform Cooperativism events with Trebor Scholz were held throughout May 2017 in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. 

2016, 2015, 2014

2016 Leaders’ Summit & Industry Dinner
8-9 November 2016, Canberra 

Co-operative and mutual leaders from across the country gathered at Old Parliament House for the third annual BCCM Leaders’ Summit to to discuss and debate the business strategies, disruptions and innovations to give CMEs the competitive edge.

2015 Leaders’ Summit & Industry Dinner
9-10 November 2015, Melbourne

The Summit focused on how to turn disruption into business advantage and leveraging customer growth for social business values. The Summit also addressed capital, governance and regulatory issues.

2014 Leaders’ Summit & Industry Dinner
17-18 November 2014, Sydney

The Summit was attended by 100 delegates from Australia and abroad. Attendance including some of Australia’s leading co-operative chief executives and senior managers, chairs and directors.

Global Leader Dialogues Webinars
Various, throughout 2014

The BCCM’s Global Leader Dialogues Webinars (online seminar), in association with LBMX, are a unique opportunity to hear the perspectives of some of the most influential leaders in the international co-operative sector.


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