The International Summit of Cooperatives is the world’s leading event for business development in the cooperative and mutual community. It offers managers, decision-makers and leaders of cooperative and mutual enterprises of all size and in all sectors, as well as anyone in the world of business, a unique venue for reflection, discussion, cooperation and training on major trends, as well as on current and future economic and financial issues. By demonstrating that cooperatives are one answer to the major socioeconomic issues of our times, the Summit aims to promote and foster the development of cooperative enterprises in all countries. The event attracts more than 3,000 participants from 93 countries.
The International Summit of Cooperatives is a non-profit organization headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
During the first edition in 2012, the Summit revealed “The Amazing Power of Cooperatives”. It demonstrated the power of cooperatives and mutuals through concrete examples, innovative studies and widely respected speakers, arousing the interest of major international organizations. – RECOGNITION
In 2014, the Summit was back to showcase the unique ability of cooperatives to consistently adapt and innovate to meet their members’ changing needs. It may be more than one hundred years old, but today the cooperative model is more relevant than ever. – ENGAGEMENT
In 2016, the Summit intends to go farther still with the theme of “Cooperatives: The Power to Act”. Efforts will again be made to highlight the power of cooperatives to act and their significant impact at the local, national and international levels. It will also provide the opportunity to show how much strength cooperatives and mutuals wield when it comes to helping to solve the key global issues identified by the United Nations. – ACTION