ICA EXPO NEWS 26http://www.icaexpo.coop/news/news26.html[25-11-2010 09:23:37]
Year 3 - Number 26 - 2010' November - Update on the ICA ExpoCoop 2010 - India
India hosts ICA ExpoCoop – the second global trade fair for the co-operative sector.
ICA ExpoCoop 2010 will be held in India atKTPO Bangalore Trade Centre, from 8-10December, 2010. The event will have thepresence of leading co-operatives from morethan 60 countries coming as exhibitors orvisitors. The exhibition’s main objective is todevelop co-operative business; increase co-operation among co-operatives; create economic tools for co-operatives to competeat a global level, as well as present the value and difference of co-operative “FairTrade“ business, facilitating the buyers' decision process when considering co-operatives products and services.The event will also bring visibility to co-operatives and provide businessopportunities and commercial benefits to all exhibitors. At ICA ExpoCoop 2010 co-operatives of all sectors, including agriculture, food and beverage,consumer, production and service, will showcase high quality products to a broadmarket. Goverment Agencies and Ministries, Organizations which support the co-operative movement and suppliers of goods and services for the co-operative sectorwill also participate as promoters of ICA ExpoCoop 2010.The event's organizers estimate the presence of 15.000professional visitors from more than 60 countries and allsectors of activities such as tourism (hotel andrestaurant), wholesalers and retail dealers, food anddrink traders, importers and exporters, government andco-operative agencies.With an exhibition area of 5.300 square meters andexhibitors from 23 countries, the organizers of ICAExpoCoop 2010 believe that “The Expo will showcasemany products from co-operatives across the globe aswell as give an insight into the co-operative difference -a business based on people not just profit.”, asInternational Co-operative Alliance (ICA) President, Dame Pauline Green, affirms.
Some main ICA ExpoCoop Exhibitors
Akwa Ibom Savings & Loans Coop.Assoc., All China Federation, CA -Crédito, Agricola/Confagri, CCU -Central Co-operative Union,Citadelle Maple Syrup, Coop.Development Unit South Africa,Seda, BlackThorn Agricultural,Emandulo Art Manufactures, Amo-Amase Bahananwa, ChivirikaniProducers Co-operatives, HihlurileSkills Development Coop Limited,Rainbow Mosaic and Pottery,
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