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SPONSORS LEaD PLaTINUM GOLD SILvER PaRTNERS 12-11 OFFICIaL CaRRIER SUMMIT PROGRaM   Saturday, OctOber 6 Sunday,

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LEaD PLaTINUM GOLD SILvER PaRTNERS 12-11 OFFICIaL CaRRIER SUMMIT PROGRaM   Saturday, OctOber 6 Sunday, OctOber

SUMMIT PROGRaM

 

Saturday, OctOber 6

Sunday, OctOber 7

MOnday, OctOber 8

tueSday, OctOber 9

WedneSday, OctOber 10

thurSday, OctOber 11

 

Participants’ arrival

Participants’ arrival

Participants’ arrival

 

breakfast with future leaders

registration

registration

registration

Opening keynote

case Studies

international ministerial

SuMMit

OPENING CEREMONY

Presentation of studies

Keynotes

round table

Welcome address (5:00 pm)

and round tables

round tables

Floor opened to participants

Start of Summit

Simultaneous workshops

Simultaneous workshops

“Vision 2030” round table

 

cocktail reception

Floor opened to participants

Floor opened to participants

CLOSING CEREMONY

closing keynote of the day

closing keynote of the day

Speeches and ceremony

cocktail reception

Gala

end of Summit (1:00 pm)

cOMPleMentary

eVentS

“Imagine 2012” Conference Saint Mary’s University

     

international Summit of Funeral cooperatives of the FcFQ

     
 

discussion Workshop of the FQcF

 

discussion Workshop of the FQcF

     
 

board of directors’ Meeting of the ica – americas

     
   

Global cooperative Finance Summit of the icba

 

board of directors’ Meeting of the FcnQ

         

lunch & learn of cca, did and SOcOdeVi

Proxfin annual

cooperative Forum of the cQcM

general meeting

   

Participants’ guest program

 

Organization of cultural and tourist activities

 

SUMMIT HOSTS

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of cultural and tourist activities   SUMMIT HOSTS www.2012intlsummit.coop MEDIa PaRTNERS Co-operative News
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DesjarDins Group With assets of over Ca$188 billion, Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest in the world. Desjardins offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.8 million members and clients. It employs 42,500 employees and relies on the commitment of some 6,000 elected officers.

www.desjardins.com

international Co-operative allianCe The International Co-operative alliance (ICa) is an independent, non-governmental association that unites, represents and serves cooperatives worldwide. Founded in London in 1895, the ICa has 249 member organizations that are located in 94 countries and are active in all sectors of the economy.

www.ica.coop

saint Mary’s university Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s University is the oldest English-speaking Roman Catholic university in Canada. It is home to the prestigious Sobey School of Business, the only school of commerce to offer a Masters of Management - Co-operatives and Credit Unions. It is also home to the Centre of Excellence in accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives.

www.smu.ca

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Credit Unions. It is also home to the Centre of Excellence in accounting and Reporting for

THE aMaZING POWER OF COOPERaTIvES

To mark the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives, decision-makers and influential figures from the international cooperative and mutualist community will be meeting in Quebec City, Canada, to participate in the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives.

The Summit’s theme is “The Amazing Power of the Cooperatives”, and its mission is to offer solutions that will promote the develop- ment and performance of cooperatives and mutuals worldwide.

The International Summit of Cooperatives will be a must-attend event for current and future leaders committed to consolidating the influence of the cooperative and mutualist movement on the global economic and political stage.

movement on the global economic and political stage. COOPERaTIvES: KEY SOCIO-ECONOMIC PLaYERS The global
movement on the global economic and political stage. COOPERaTIvES: KEY SOCIO-ECONOMIC PLaYERS The global
movement on the global economic and political stage. COOPERaTIvES: KEY SOCIO-ECONOMIC PLaYERS The global

COOPERaTIvES:

KEY SOCIO-ECONOMIC PLaYERS

The global cooperative movement:

aggregate turnover of US$1,100 billion (Global 300 – 2008)

Some 1 billion members

Jobs for over 100 million people, 20% more than multinationals

Source of income for half the world’s population

Economic power equal to the 10th largest economy in the world

The cooperative business model represents a tangible solution for the economic, social and environmental challenges of our time. That’s why it must extend its reach beyond the rural and local communities where it began and assert itself as a global economic model, while staying true to its original principles. In this context, it could very well become the fastest growing business model in the coming years.

GOaLS OF THE SUMMIT

1. allow persons of influence from cooperatives and mutuals around the world to discuss current and future business issues and identify initiatives that will help promote the sustainable prosperity of cooperatives and mutuals.

2. Build a global network of cooperatives and mutuals to create a powerful source of influence in economic and political circles.

3. Make the Summit the place for cooperative and mutual leaders to meet by helping to make it a regular event.

4. Get young entrepreneurs interested in the cooperative business model.

entrepreneurs interested in the cooperative business model. THE PaRTICIPaNTS • Presidents, CEOs, and members of the

THE PaRTICIPaNTS

Presidents, CEOs, and members of the boards and management committees of cooperatives and mutuals worldwide

Managers and future officers of cooperatives and mutuals

Members of governments, diplomats and consuls of countries where the cooperative model is in place

Representatives of the regulatory authorities and various supranational organizations

academics, researchers and economists interested in the cooperative and mutualist business model

Representatives from industries that use the cooperative and mutualist business model, such as agriculture, forestry, retail, insurance, banking, goods and services, health, etc.

Media representatives

MaJOR THEMES

1. The role of CooperaTIveS and MUTUalS In The global eConoMy What role do cooperatives and mutuals currently play on the global economic stage? What should their role be?

2. The perforManCe of The CooperaTIve and MUTUalIST bUSIneSS Model How to maintain productivity and profitability while staying true to cooperatives values? What growth levers are available to cooperatives and mutuals to ensure their sustainability?

3. The evolUTIon of The CooperaTIve and MUTUalIST bUSIneSS Model How do cooperatives and mutuals remain agile and innovative in constantly changing markets? How do they respond to their members’ interest in the competition’s products and services? How do they encourage their members to use the services of their cooperatives and mutuals and participate in the life of their association?

4. The global SoCIo-polITICal InflUenCe of CooperaTIveS and MUTUalS How can cooperatives gain more recognition and exert their fair share of influence on socio-political decision making? How can the nature of their participatory governance influence other types of businesses and be a model of shared leadership?

GROUNDBREaKING STUDIES

Study 1: Global trends and the issues and challenges they present for cooperatives and mutuals

Study 1: Global trends and the issues and challenges they present for cooperatives and mutuals

Study 2: Development strategies for the cooperative and mutual business model

Study 3: Best practices and organizational processes

CEO study:

CEO study: Productivity, financing and capitalization

Productivity, financing and capitalization

Study: The economic and social impact of cooperatives and mutuals on their communities

Study: The economic and social impact of cooperatives and mutuals on their communities

Study: Member expectations of cooperatives and mutuals

Study: Member expectations of cooperatives and mutuals

OFFICIaL PRE-SUMMIT EvENT

International Conference on Co-operative Economics

october 6-8, 2012 iMaGine 2012 ConferenCe (www.imagine2012.coop) Imagine 2012 is designed to bring together the

october 6-8, 2012 iMaGine 2012 ConferenCe

(www.imagine2012.coop)

Imagine 2012 is designed to bring together the leadership of the world’s major cooperatives and leading economic thinkers. The conference will provide an opportunity to explore a new approach to economic thought, thus creating renewed hope for an economy that truly meets people’s needs.

COMPLEMENTaRY EvENTS

that truly meets people’s needs. COMPLEMENTaRY EvENTS october 6–8, 2012 international suMMit of funeral

october 6–8, 2012 international suMMit of funeral Cooperatives (www.fcfq.qc.ca) Funeral cooperatives from five continents, representing millions of members, will meet for the first time to discuss various funeral industry and cooperation issues.

to discuss various funeral industry and cooperation issues. october 6 and 8, 2012 DisCussion WorKsHop on

october 6 and 8, 2012 DisCussion WorKsHop on forestry anD Cooperative issues (www.fqcf.coop) Forestry cooperatives from around the globe are invited to take part in a workshop to discuss forestry and cooperative issues. an outing to a nearby forested area is also planned so that participants can see the work that has been done by our forestry cooperative network.

work that has been done by our forestry cooperative network. october 7 and 8, 2012 BoarD

october 7 and 8, 2012 BoarD of DireCtors’ MeetinG (www.icaamericas.coop)

2012 BoarD of DireCtors’ MeetinG (www.icaamericas.coop) october 8, 2012 GloBal Cooperative finanCe suMMit

october 8, 2012 GloBal Cooperative finanCe suMMit (www.icba.coop) Finance (banking, insurance, microfinance), like agriculture, is an area of economic activity where cooperatives are very active, serving the needs of their communities and contributing to the real economy. In addition to providing an opportunity for financial cooperative leaders to meet, the Summit will highlight the need for national and international regulatory authorities to give greater consideration to the realities of cooperatives.

give greater consideration to the realities of cooperatives. october 8, 2012 Cooperative foruM (www.coopquebec.coop)
give greater consideration to the realities of cooperatives. october 8, 2012 Cooperative foruM (www.coopquebec.coop)

october 8, 2012 Cooperative foruM (www.coopquebec.coop) The forum will provide a unique opportunity to meet with forward-looking and passionate people deeply committed to the Quebec cooperative and mutualist movement. The event will enable the participants to hold meaningful discussions on a variety of subjects directly associated with the cooperative and mutualist movement.

associated with the cooperative and mutualist movement. october 9–11, 2012 BoarD of DireCtors’ MeetinG

october 9–11, 2012 BoarD of DireCtors’ MeetinG (www.fcnq.ca) at the same time, the fourteen cooperatives in Nunavik will be celebrating FCNQ’s 45th anniversary.

Développement international
Développement international
FCNQ’s 45th anniversary. Développement international october 10, 2012 lunCH & learn Presentation of the

october 10, 2012 lunCH & learn Presentation of the results of a study conducted by the Canadian International Development agency on the conditions conducive to strengthening the influence of cooperatives in developing countries. This study is based on the work of the Canadian Cooperative association (CCa), Développement international Desjardins (DID) and the Société de coopération pour le développement international (SOCODEvI).

pour le développement international (SOCODEvI). october 11, 2012 annual General MeetinG (www.proxfin.org)

october 11, 2012 annual General MeetinG (www.proxfin.org) Some 30 community finance institutions will attend this annual meeting organized by Développement international Desjardins. as a group, Proxfin member financial institutions reach more than seven million families and business owners throughout the world. In fostering communications between these institutions, Proxfin intends to help microfinance move forward so that access to financial services becomes a reality for everyone.

More events will be announced soon.