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M23088 - The co-operative business model: What all financial professionals need to know (Online)

  • 9 Nov 2023
  • 13:30 - 16:45
  • Online Webinar


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 13:15
Sessions Time: 13:30- 16:45  including a 15-minute break
Speakers: Mr Rolan Micallef Attard & Mr John Mallia
  Online Webinar

Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €40.00
Non-MIA Members: €75.00
Retired Members: €20.00
Students: €30.00

*Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.


One in six persons around the world are cooperative members. In 2020, the top 300 co-operatives and mutuals in the world had a joint turnover of US$2.17 trillion.
The potential of the cooperative model is enormous. The session will present vital information that will increase awareness, as well as delve into legislative and financial aspects of co-operative societies. This includes:
a. What are the main differences between co-operatives and companies?
b. How are co-operatives run?
c. When is the co-op model the right fit for your clients?
d. What is the process of setting up a co-operative?
e. Available assistance for cooperative startups

Specific topics to be covered during the sessioN

  • The essentials of cooperative business
  • Comparative Analysis between Co-operatives and Companies
  • Legislative Instruments related to co-operatives
  • The cooperative tax regime
  • Understanding when the co-operative model is the best option for clients


The co-operative business model presents significant potential to those planning on starting a business together. Sometimes it may even be the only viable option. Opportunities exist for more financial professionals to be aware of the potential of the cooperative business option, and be in a position to provide adequate advice to their clients. This session will form an important introduction to cooperatives, including essential information ranging from legislation to practical examples of successful co-operative brands, in Malta and abroad.

Target Audience

All professionals advising clients on what legal form their businesses should take, auditors, consultants.

Speakers' Profiles

Rolan Micallef Attard, MBA, is a Certified Public Accountant and Auditor with over 30 years’ experience in setting up co-operatives. He is the CEO and Secretary General of the Malta Co-operative Federation and previously formed part of Malta’s Regulator for co-operatives. He was part of the team that drew up the current Cooperative Societies Act.
John Mallia BA (Hons) Business Management, MBA, is Managing Director and Partner, Mediacoop, and President of the Malta Cooperative Federation. Mediacoop is a cooperative offering quality services in marketing and communications, audio-visuals, training and team building. He is also involved in cooperative setups and development. His past work experiences include the National Audit Office, St. Edward’s College and Grands Real Estate.


2 Hrs Core
1 Hr Professional


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