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2018 BCCM Leaders’ Summit and Industry Dinner

2018 BCCM Industry Dinner

We kicked off the Summit with the Taste of Australia Industry Dinner on Wednesday 14 November 2018 at Adelaide Town Hall. Continuing the tradition of bringing the best of Australian co-operative produce to the BCCM Leaders’ Summit, our Executive Chef created a bespoke menu. ILG sponsored the popular Gin Bar.

The industry’s ‘night of nights’ was a unique mix of stunning food, entertainment and guest speakers. Media personality Hamish Macdonald kept us entertained as he MC’d the night and Dr Rebecca Huntley, author and Head of Research at Essential Media provided the keynote address. Deputy Premier Vickie Chapman provided the Opening Remarks.

Thank you to our fabulous food sponsors. They are Master Butchers Co-operative and Aussea South Australian Prawn Co-operative. 

2018 BCCM Breakfast on the Hill

Breakfast on the Hill was held on the Lawns of Government House, Adelaide on Thursday 15 November. Our excellent breakfast was courtesy of Beyond Bank.

Official Welcome: His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia

Guest Speaker: Dr Guy Turnbull (UK) Thinker in Residence, Don Dunstan Foundation

2018 BCCM Summit

Senator Bridget McKenzie Opening Remarks at the BCCM 2018 Summit

Opening Keynote
Emer Coleman, UK “Balancing progress and ethics in a digital world

Digital leader, Emer Coleman, talked about how to do ‘big digital things’ with the right principles attached. Emer shared how she has worked with the UK government and the private sector on the governance arrangements for digital disruption projects such as open data initiatives, as well as her current work helping to build The Federation, an open community of digital businesses and innovators, built on co-operative values.

Read The Australian’s article on Emer – Tech giants need ethics overhaul

We launched the 2018 National Mutual Economy Report during the Summit.

Watch Dr Andrew Leigh MP Closing Remarks at the BCCM 2018 Summit


BCCM led a delegation of thirty co-operators to the Barossa Valley township of Nuriootpa to visit the legendary retail co-operative The Barossa Community Store – the heart of the Barossa. A store tour and morning tea were led by CEO Neil Retallick.

With thanks to tour hosts and sponsors People’s Choice Credit Union.


What the delegates thought …

  • 96% rated the Taste of Australia Industry Dinner Event good or excellent


  • 89% rated the programme for the Leaders’ Summit good or excellent


  • 87% rated the speakers at the event good or excellent


  • 98% rated the venue good or excellent


  • 93% said the event met or surpassed their expectations

Member offers


Three lucky people won a free attendance to the AICD Webinar: “Effective Governance of a Co-operative or Mutual Enterprise (CME)” live session on 5 February 2019 (available on demand for six months).

BCCM Members receive a 20% discount on AICD member / non-member price. Please email for the discount code which is valid for redemption until 27 February 2019.


BCCM Members receive 10% discount on AIM WA-UWA Business School’s Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program with Professor Tim Mazzarol, is being offered twice in 2019. In Perth, from 12-14 June, and in Melbourne, from 9-11 July.


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