Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada want to bring to your attention that the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives will take place in Quebec City, Canada, from October 6 to 9. This event gives the cooperative movement an exceptional opportunity to stand out and extend its influence and values around the world,

As a Partner of the Summit, we endorse this event as it provides our members with information and shared solutions that encourage the development and improve the performance of their cooperatives. We invite you to register to take advantage of this global event for the cooperative movement.

Under the theme of “Cooperatives’ Power of Innovation”, the 2014 Summit, hosted by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and Desjardins Group, will offer the following:

Listen to over 150 high-profile speakers and discover more than 25 groundbreaking studies

As a participant you will have the opportunity to listen to world-class speakers and share your point of view on five major global themes. You will be among the first to hear about the results of groundbreaking studies on these themes:

  1. Developing Cooperative and Mutual Enterprises
  2. Economics, Financing and Capitalization
  3. Employment
  4. Food Security
  5. Health and Social Care Services

Network with decision makers and global leaders of the cooperative movement

The Summit is the leading economic platform of the cooperative movement. In 2012, 1/3 of the participants were CEOs, VPs, and Board Members. Moreover, 12 political delegations converged to Quebec City for the occasion. In 2014, with an expected 2,500 participants from 90 countries, the Summit will continue to be a must-attend event to network, share concerns and discuss priorities about current and future business challenges.

Showcase your products and services at the exhibition

The international exhibition will showcase the tremendous business potential of cooperative and mutual enterprises. For exhibitors, this is a unique place to test or introduce new products, conduct demonstrations, obtain feedback, and identify potential markets and opportunities. For information about the exhibition, please contact margot.mcfarlane@intlsummit.coop or christina.decastro@intlsummit.coop

The Summit offers a 20% discount on basic registration fee for groups of 10 or more participants from the same cooperative or mutual. Group or individual registration can be completed online.

We hope you will accept this invitation and we look forward to seeing you in October in Quebec City. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us or visit the Summit website at http://www.intlsummit.coop