Agenda

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019

10 am – 8 pm Registration
10 am – 8 pm Exhibits Open
1 pm – 5 pm Co-op Tours sponsored by CoBank
6 pm – 8 pm Howard Bowers Fund Welcome Reception sponsored by National Cooperative Bank

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019

7 am – 6 pm Registration Open
7 am – 6 pm Exhibits Open
7 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet
 8:30 – 10 am General Session

Future of Retail Panel
The world of retail grocery is ever-changing and cooperatives are being asked to adapt to rapidly changing consumer trends, digital technologies, and disruptive new business models. In this session, industry leaders will discuss the future of retail and how cooperatives can compete.

J.J. Cantrell, Vice President of Sales, UNFI 
Sally Lyons Wyatt, Executive Vice President & Practice Leader, IRi
C.E. Pugh, Chief Executive Officer
, National Co+op Grocers 
Ray Williams, Operations Manager, Seward Community Co-op 
Moderator: Doug O’Brien, President & CEO, National Cooperative Business Association 

10 am – 6 pm Howard Bowers Fund Silent Auction Open
10 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions
12 – 1:30 pm Buffet Lunch sponsored by CoBank
1:30 – 3 pm Breakout Sessions
3 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 5 pm Breakout Sessions
5 pm – 6 pm Reception sponsored by Organic Valley

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019

7 am – 5 pm Registration Open
7 am – 4 pm Exhibits Open
7 am – 4:15 pm Howard Bowers Fund Silent Auction Open
 7 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 10 am General Session

Keynote Speaker

Dara Cooper, National Organizer, National Black Food and Justice Alliance

10 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions
12 – 1:30 pm CCMA Awards Luncheon sponsored by National Co+op Grocers
1:30 – 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions
3:15- 4:15 pm Closing Plenary

Weaving Cooperative Values and Relevance in North Carolina
In this session, local cooperative leaders will share insights on how their cooperatives are maintaining their relevance by helping their communities address the challenges and opportunities that arise from changes in our economy and society.

Terence Courtney, Director of Cooperative Development & Strategic Insights, Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Molly Hemstreet, Executive Co-director, The Industrial Commons
John Herrera, Senior VP of Latino and Hispanic Affairs, Self-Help Credit Union
Leila Wolfrum, General Manager, Durham Co-op Market
Moderator: Thomas Beckett, Executive Director, Carolina Common Enterprise

4:15 – 5:00 pm Pick up Silent Auction Items
6 pm – 10 pm Saturday Night Closing Party