Food security, access to health care and health services, the global job
crisis and cooperative development and strengthening
QUEBEC CITY, June 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The 2014 International Summit
of Cooperatives has announced its major program themes. These
ambitious, bold themes will garner the attention and interest of
cooperatives from every sector of the global economy as well as world
leaders and politicians.
Food security, access to health care and health services, and the global
job crisis will be the central topics of discussion at the Summit to be
held in Quebec City, Canada, October 6 through 9. International studies
will be the framework for examining innovative ways cooperative
enterprises can make a difference and address these enormous global
As it did in 2012, the program will also focus on cooperative
development and strengthening. Governance, capitalization, financing,
innovation at the service of members' changing needs, talent management
and retention, compensation, and other issues will be discussed with a
view to offering solutions for cooperative managers.
Exclusive, groundbreaking studies
The findings of groundbreaking international studies will also be
unveiled at the Summit, shedding new light on the cooperative business
High-profile speakers and representatives of major international
World-renowned speakers from the cooperative and mutualist movement and
the private sector will be in attendance again this year. The Summit
will also attract representatives of major international organizations,
which will have a key role to play in tackling the challenges posed by
the major Summit themes.
The 2012 Summit, with its slogan "The Amazing Power of Cooperatives,"
drove home the message that the cooperative movement is a real force in
the world economy.
In 2014, the Summit will proclaim that cooperatives' innovative
potential is a solution to the issues and challenges facing the world.
Cooperatives have always been able to adapt, reinvent, and improve
themselves in order to differentiate themselves and remain competitive.
They have weathered the business cycles and economic and financial
crises of the past hundred years better than any other type of
business. Cooperative enterprises have also innovated by establishing a
long-term management vision, incorporating sustainable development into
their business models, and emphasizing human rather than financial
capital. They are economic, financial, and social innovators.
Side events and activities for future leaders
The Summit will feature a number of side events focusing on other themes
specific to cooperative enterprises. A number of activities have also
been planned for future leaders as part of the Future Cooperative
International Expo of Cooperatives
An International Expo of Cooperatives will be held during the Summit to
help stimulate business development, intercooperation, cooperative
enterprise, and access to new markets by bringing together cooperatives
and "buyers" from all over the world.
About the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives
Decision makers and influencers from the international cooperative and
mutualist community will gather in Quebec City, Canada, from October 6
through 9 for the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives. The
Summit's bold, ambitious themes will garner the attention and interest
of cooperatives from around the globe as well as world leaders and
SOURCE: 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives
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