The Davos for coops being considered for 2014

The first International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec City was a huge success — so successful, in fact, that the 3 hosts are talking about organizing another Summit in 2014....

The first International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec City was a huge success — so successful, in fact, that the 3 hosts are talking about organizing another Summit in 2014.

“Before making a decision, we want to ensure, based on feedback from participants, that it meets the needs of the cooperative community and that it will advance the cooperative model,” said Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group. She believes a decision could be made in early 2013.

According to the 3 co-hosts—the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), Desjardins Group and Saint Mary’s University — the Summit provided an opportunity to demonstrate the amazing power of cooperatives to build a better world and to develop concrete strategies that will enhance their contribution.

 

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