Invitation to the Media - Official Opening of the International Summit of Cooperatives

QUÉBEC, Oct. 7, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - From October 11 to 13, 2016, the Summit will host close to 240 speakers and more than 2,800 participants from 116 countries to discuss the "power to act of cooperatives" and to find new avenues towards sustainable economic development.

Opening ceremony

Media  representatives are invited to attend the opening ceremony for the third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives, an initiative of the International Co-operative Alliance and the Desjardins Group, which will be attended by:

  • Joël Lightbound, MP for Louis-Hébert
  • A representative of the Government of Quebec
  • Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Québec City
  • and the Summit co-hosts:
  • Monique F. Leroux, President of the International Co-operative Alliance
  • Guy Cormier, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Desjardins Group

 

Date:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Time: 

8:30 a.m.

Location: 

Québec City Convention Centre, Room 200ABC


1000 boul. René-Lévesque E., Québec City

 

Meetings with renowned speakers

Press briefings will be held on October 11 in room 204AB:

12:15-12:30 p.m.

Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director of FSG, and defender of shared value

1:30-2:00 p.m.

Joseph Stiglitz, Economist, Nobel Laureate, Professor and Author

2:30-3:00 p.m.

Jeremy Rifkin, Economist, Economic and social Theorist, Author and Political Advisor, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends

 

For additional information about the Summit activities: www.sommetinter.coop/fr/programmes/2016

Media accreditation
Media representative wishing to attend the International Summit of Cooperatives activities may obtain their accreditation by contacting Ann-Julie Dion at ajdion@kilicom.com.

SOURCE International Summit of Cooperatives

For further information: Information and interview requests: Stéphanie Quirion, Cell.: 514-260-0603, squirion@kilicom.com; Marie-Josée Gauvin, Cell.: 514-247-0088, mjgauvin@kilicom.com

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