A discussion workshop focusing on forestry and cooperative issues will be held October 7–8 as part of the schedule of complementary events leading up to the 2012 Summit.
The workshop's main objective is to assemble leaders and representatives of forestry cooperatives from around the world in order to build a solid network and promote a better understanding of the industry, which is a nerve centre of the economy.
The workshop will be participatory: everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to introduce their forestry cooperative and explain how it works and the issues it is facing.
Participants will also discuss four central themes:
- - How has the forestry cooperative network changed over time?
- - What are the forestry industry's main challenges today?
- - What are the cooperative model's main challenges?
- - How can cooperatives benefit from doing business with other cooperatives around the world?
To find out more or to register for the workshop, contact Jocelyn Lessard, Managing Director of the Fédération québécoise des coopératives forestières, by email at email@example.com.