International Summit of Cooperatives - Tuesday, October 11

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 10 /CNW Telbec/- From October 11 to 13, the third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives is welcoming 235 top-notch speakers and nearly 2,950 participants from 116 countries to discuss the "Cooperatives' Power to Act" and find new courses of action that promote sustainable economic development.

For further information on the Summit's activities: www.intlsummit.coop/en/programs/2016

KEEP AN EYE ON:

OPENING CEREMONY (8:30-9:30, 200ABC)
In the presence of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development of Canada, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Quebec, and Monique F. Leroux, President of the International Co-operative Alliance, and Guy Cormier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group, co-hosts of the Summit.

PRESS BRIEFINGS

  • · Mark R. Kramer : 12:15 - 12:30, room 204
  • · Joseph Stiglitz : 13 :30 - 14:00, room 204
  • · Jeremy Rifkin : 14:30 - 15:00 , room 204

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES (8:30 -17:00)
Presentation of research on the impacts of cooperatives discussed by professionals in the cooperative sector. Closing ceremony and awards at 11:30 (room 309B)

CONFERENCES 

  • Inequalities – The Global Economic and Geopolitical Situation (9:30 -10:00, 200ABC)
    • Joseph Stiglitz, Economist, Nobel Prize Winner, Professor and Author
  • Contributing to Both Social and Economic Success – Shared Value (10:30 -11:00, 200ABC)
    • Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director of FSG
  • Towards a New Economic Model (12:30 -14:15, room 400AB)
    • Jeremy Rifkin, Economist, Economic and Social Theorist, Author and Political Advisor, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends
  • What is the Key to Success for One of the Largest Cooperatives in the World – E. Leclerc (17:00 -17:15, 200ABC)
    • Michel-Édouard Leclerc, CEO, Mouvement E. Leclerc, France
  • Making Cooperatives the Way of the Future (17:15 -17:30, 200ABC)
    • Howard Brodsky, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Co-Founder, CCA Global Partners, United States
    • Opening remarks: Monique F. LEROUX, President, International Co-operative Alliance and Co-host of the International Summit of Cooperatives, Canada

ROUND TABLES

  • World Economy: What Does the Future Hold? (11:00 -12:15, 200ABC)
    • Joseph Stiglitz, Economist, Nobel Prize Winner, Professor and Author
    • Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director of FSG
    • The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Socia Development, Government of Canada
  • Capacity to Act on Real Economy (14:30-15:30, 200ABC)
    • Philippe Mangin, Chairman, InVivo, France
    • Robert Engel, Chief Executive Officer, CoBank, United States
    • Melina Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, Australia
    • Anna Manca, National Coordinator of the Women's Commission, Confcooperative, Italy
    • Jack Bouin, First Deputy Chairman, Fédération nationale du Crédit Agricole (FNCA), France
    • Choe Okuno, President, Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives - JA-Zenchu, Japan
    • 7. Liu TING, Deputy Director, All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Co-operatives (ACFSMC), China
  • Women's Growing Leadership in the Economy (16:00 -17:00, 200ABC)
    • Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Government of Canada
    • Fatima Marouan, Minister of Handicrafts, Social Economy and Solidarity, Government of Morocco
    • Judy Ziewacz, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Cooperative Business Association/CLUSA International, United States
    • Fatimah Arshad, Malaysian National Co-operative Movement – ANGKASA, Malaysia
    • Anne-Marie Hubert, Managing Partner, Quebec, Ernst & Young, Canada

CLOSING INTERVIEW WITH STÉPHAN BUREAU (17:30-18:00, 200ABC)

    • Michel-Édouard Leclerc, CEO, Mouvement E. Leclerc, France
    • Jeremy Rifkin, Economist, Economic and Social Theorist, Author and Political Advisor, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, United States
    • Maria Ubarretxena Cid, Mayor of the City of Mondragon, Spain
    • Monique F. Leroux, President, International Co-operative Alliance and Co-Host of the International Summit of Cooperatives, Canada

 

SOURCE International Summit of Cooperatives

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