The official website for this year’s biggest global gathering for co-operators has been launched.
Two thousand co-operators from around the world are expected to attend the International Co-operative Alliance’s Global Conference and General Assembly from November 1-5 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
South Africa will host the ICA's first General Assembly on the continent, which will be focused on the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade.
The event’s theme, Co-operative Decade: Growing the Co-operative Movement, will be the common thread throughout the week of meetings of ICA bodies, plenary sessions and the General Assembly.
On the website, the programme outlines a series of meetings between ICA committees and sectoral organisations, alongside a youth conference and the main conference followed by breakout sessions. Also listed are details about booking hotels and organising trips.
During the week there will also be a number of booths selling co-operative books and goods, providing information about co-operatives, showcases, and a number of other side meetings.
The ICA event will be followed by the ICMIF conference, which is the ICA’s sectoral body for the insurance sector, from 6-8 November. The ICMIF event will be a global gathering of mutual and co-operative insurance leaders.
• To find out more about the Cape Town event, visit: www.capetown2013.coop