The 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives: promoting the cooperative movement!
In 2012, during the International Year of Cooperatives, as declared by the United Nations, the International Summit of Cooperatives has persuasively and relevantly showcased “the Amazing Power of Cooperatives”. The first edition of the Summit was a landmark event that will eventually become a must for today's and tomorrow's leaders intent on strengthening the influence that the cooperative and mutualist movement has on the socioeconomic and political world stage.
The 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives was an ideal place to create world class strategic alliances, to assess the main international trends in development as well as to get an insight on the overall vision of the global cooperative movement and the opportunities it presents.
In short, the 2012 Summit has helped to establish a network between cooperatives and mutuals from around the world in order to create a sphere of influence throughout the economic and political environments.
With the Summit's importance, strong participation and reputation, this event can be considered as an influential role on the economic, political and regulatory world stages. Based on these facts, the Desjardins Group, with the support of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), confirms the return of the International Summit of Cooperatives in 2014.
Mark your calendars for this not-to-be-missed event taking place in the World heritage city of Quebec from October 6 to 9, 2014, in Quebec, Canada.
Message from the hosts of the 2014 Summit
“We must continue to build on the success of this first International Summit of Cooperatives. Our goal is to create a forum for decision-makers from the world's top cooperatives and mutuals to discuss complex issues and to facilitate networking and intercooperation. We want cooperative and mutual leaders to leave the Summit with a wealth of new ideas and strategies that will help boost the performance of their organizations.”
Chair of the Board, President and CEO
“The first International Summit of Cooperatives, held during the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, made an important contribution to the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade that was adopted at the close of the Year. We must build on the momentum, cohesion, confidence and enthusiasm the Year generated. The second Summit will allow us to take stock of progress and drive the Blueprint agenda”.
International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)