Community Wealth Building Summit 2019: Programme

The Summit is the UK’s only community wealth building event dedicated to celebrating successes, sharing ideas, exploring challenges and advancing the community wealth building movement. You can view a list of contributors to this year’s summit here.

Learn more and book your place now.

9.30am

Registration

10am

Welcome from Cllr Janette Williamson, Deputy Leader of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
Keynote address: Steve Rotherham, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region

10.20am      

CLES: What is community wealth building, the state of the movement and what we’re doing here today
Launch of the Community Wealth Building Centre of Excellence

11am

Breakout: sector workshops

Many sectors and anchor institutions across the UK are delivering community wealth building. These workshops, facilitated by CLES, will showcase the cutting edge of practice within key anchors, but also address the challenges in building their role in the movement.

  • Local government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Housing
  • Community

12pm

Lunch

1pm

Keynote address: Oriol Estela Barnet, Director, PEMB Barcelona

The community wealth building approach is framed by other movements around the world, including new municipalism, as practiced by Barcelona en Comú. Our guest speaker heads PEMB Barcelona, the organisation tasked with developing the strategic plan (social and economic) for Metropolitan Barcelona. They have an activist approach to the market, making it bend to the diversity and plural social realities of the metropolitan area.

1.20pm

Question time: exploring a new economic movement

Four leading thinkers and doers, ready to give their three minutes on how we build wealth for all and take your questions.

2pm

Break

2.15pm

Breakout: principles of community wealth building panel sessions

Five principles underpin community wealth building. These panel sessions will explore aspects of these principles by bringing together practitioners and experts. Collectively, they will unpick the principles and the challenges faced in advancing them.

  • Plural ownership of the economy
  • Making financial power work for local places
  • Fair employment and just labour markets
  • Progressive procurement of goods and services
  • Socially productive use of land and property

3.15pm

Closing session: go back and build!

A celebration of all we have learned and done on the day – where we will ask you to stand up and tell us what you will be taking back to your locality to continue the community wealth building movement.

4pm

Close

Details of our contributors can be viewed here.