Here is our last article of a series on groundbreaking international studies whose results will be revealed for the first time at the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives.
The Summit presents a summary of the studies from these 3 research groups:
Forum 1 “Doing business our way – Winning strategies for doing business differently” – Agriculture and agrifood
Theme of the study: A world map of the agricultural movement and its critical issues
Summary: The objective of this study is to map the strength of the cooperative movement, based on an international ranking of cooperative players compared to a ranking of the major players in the private agrifood sector in Europe, the United States, Canada, South America and New Zealand. The study also explores the major trends driving today’s cooperative agricultural and agrifood sector. 2 themes are explored in depth: innovation strategies and access to financing.
When: Wednesday, October 10, 10:45 a.m., room 200C, Quebec City Convention Centre
Presentation: Yves Pelle, Partner and European Leader, Agricultural Co-operatives, PricewaterCoopers, France
Chair of the forum: Claude Lafleur, Chief Executive Officer, La Coop fédérée, Canada
Lunch debate: Bank Stability and economic growth, the contribution of co-operative banks
Forum 5 “Doing business our way – Winning strategies for doing business differently” – Financial
Theme of the study: Outlook on cooperative banking 2012: Banking on values, building on agility
Summary: An update of the study published in 2008 (Cooperative bank: Customer Champion) will present the strengths and challenges implicit in the cooperative banking model, especially in the post-crisis landscape, and what they imply for supervisors and regulators. The study will highlight the success of the stakeholder model (as opposed to the shareholder model) and how it helps strengthen the global financial system through diversity. The study will also emphasize the need for plurality in setting regulation across the sector, while illustrating the underpinnings and key features of the model in a rapidly evolving and challenging environment.
- Lunch debate: Tuesday, October 9, 12:45 p.m., room 200B, Quebec City Convention Centre (by invitation)
- Forum: Wednesday, October 10, 12:45 p.m., room 200B, Quebec City Convention Centre (for all participants)
Presentation (forum): Véronique McCarroll, Partner, Oliver Wyman, France
Chair of the forum: Hervé Guider, General Manager, Groupement européen des banques coopératives (GEBC), Belgium
Ernst & Young
Conference breakfast (by invitation)
Theme of the conference: Enlightened Governance for Better Cooperation
Summary: In anticipation of the Summit, Ernst & Young conducted a global survey of executives and directors of cooperatives and mutuals to identify current and future governance issues facing these organizations. This breakfast conference will address the findings from the global survey, the current governance challenges faced by cooperatives and mutuals and ways to overcome these challenges.
When: Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 a.m., room Porte Kent/St-Louis, Hilton Quebec Hotel
Presentation: Anne-Marie Hubert, Managing Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young, Canada
The 3 studies are central to the Summit program and are an invaluable source of information.
PwC is a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.
PwC supports cooperatives, especially in the financial, agricultural and insurance sectors.
For more information, please visit the PwC website.
About Oliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+ cities across 25 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation.
For more information, please visit the Oliver Wyman website.
About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and communities achieve their potential.
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