QUEBEC CITY, March 21, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The organizers of the 2012
International Summit of Cooperatives invite future cooperative leaders
to Quebec City, Canada, this coming October 8 to 11.
The Future Cooperative Leaders Program will bring together 230 young
cooperators between the ages of 20 and 35 from some 90 countries.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet with leaders and experts
from the international cooperative community, attend exclusive events
and connect with major cooperative players.
"We have created a program on par with the mission of the Summit. It
will be an exciting opportunity to network with cooperative
decision-makers, senior executives and officers from around the world.
We look forward to offering participants this venue, which will foment
high value-added dialogue. By gaining a privileged access to our
sector's most influential figures, participants will expand their
networks and their horizons," says Stéphanie Guico, Program
A special forum titled "Future leaders in the cooperative world - their
participation, actions and involvement" will be held, where young
cooperative leaders with extensive experience in their activity sector
Participants will help draft the Summit's final declaration. This is a
unique opportunity for young people from around the world to connect
with their peers and solidify their interest in the cooperative
movement and its development," says Stéphane Bertrand, the Summit's
Future leaders: how to participate
All cooperatives and the associations that represent them may
participate in the Future Cooperative Leaders Program by nominating up
to two candidates per organization. Nominations must be submitted by April 30, 2012.
To find out more about the selection process, please visit: www.2012intlsummit.coop/site/summit-program/future-coop-leader
SOURCE 2012 INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT OF COOPERATIVES
For further information:
Summit site: www.2012intlsummit.coop
UN's IYC site: 2012 International Year of Cooperatives
Pre-Summit Event site: Imagine 2012
514-281-7275/ 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7275 (Canada only)