Following the great success of the 2012 and 2014 Summits, Desjardins and the International Co-operative Alliance have announced that a third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives will be held from October 11 to 13, 2016, in Quebec City, Canada.
While the first two editions aimed to promote the cooperative business model and raise its profile, the third edition will show the real impact cooperatives have on the local, regional, and world economy by showcasing the actions of cooperatives in their communities.
Considered the premier event in the cooperative business community, the Summit has become a must-attend event: It confirms the credibility of cooperatives and their crucial role in the global economy with both governments and international organizations.
The International Summit of Cooperatives is the world’s leading event for business development in the cooperative and mutual community. It offers managers, decision-makers, and leaders of cooperative and mutual enterprises a unique forum for reflection, discussion, cooperation, and training on major trends and their current and future issues, supported and enhanced by the attendance of internationally recognized experts. By demonstrating that cooperatives are one answer to the major economic issues of our times, the Summit aims to promote and foster the development of cooperative enterprises in all countries.