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For the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Co-operative Party is returning to Wales in one of a series of in-person Conferences being held across all regions and nations of the UK.  Members and supporters are invited to take part in this event on Saturday 22 April from 10.30am to 4pm in Cardiff.

This is your Conference and your chance to meet with Wales Co-operative Party members to discuss, debate and take part in workshops as we examine the theme ‘From Crisis to Co-operation’ by identifying the local co-operative initiatives that really do make a difference to communities in the midst of a cost of living crisis.

As well as hearing examples of best practice from invited guest speakers including Sarah Murphy MS, Geraint Davies MP, Stephen Doughty MP and Chris Evans MP – we want to hear from you, our members – on how we can widen ownership in our economy and give people the tools and support to tackle the big issues from inequality, hunger and energy provision to green jobs and high street regeneration.

Following a recent decision by the Co-operative Party NEC to hold an in-person Annual Conference every 2-years, this will be the main chance that members have this year to meet with other members from across Wales to discuss, debate and take part in workshops.

The programme*

The programme agenda is currently being put together.  A broad outline of the event is as follows:

10:30  Registration commences

11:00  Welcome address and introduction

11:10  Keynote address

11:30 Diverse voices – advert for the work of our equalities networks

11.45 Policy workshop to identify:

  • Co-operative Party General Election manifesto development
  • Wales Co-operative Party’s policy objectives for Senedd Cymru,

12:45  LUNCH

1.15  Keynote speaker

1.30 Co-operative Party Campaigns update, including:

  • Employee ownership
  • Councils for Fairer Tax
  • Co-operative Housing :

14.00 Focus on .. Wales

  • Clean air
  • Community Energy
  • Devolution of justice
  • Schools curriculum
  • Social Care

16.00 – end-

*Subject to change


Glamorgan Hall, University of Cardiff, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT

The main entrance to the Glamorgan Building is via steps with handrails. There is a revolving door to enter the building.

The accessible entrance to the Glamorgan Building, is located down a short path to the left of the building. This entrance is restricted for security purposes and can only be opened with a validated University identification card. Please contact us at events@party.coop to ensure that arrangements are put in place if you require the use of this entrance.

Conference Registration


Sat 22nd Apr
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff, CF10 3WT

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