International Summit of Cooperatives

Time: October 7, 2014
Place: Québec City Convention Centre, Québec

During the second edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives, the IRCCF director, Rym Ayadi will participate at the Round Table “Financing Between New regulations and Market Turmoil”. She will present the findings of a study confirming the role of cooperatives in contributing to the stability of the financial system in Europe and the challenges cooperatives face because of regulation, which tends to be oriented towards international commercial banks. The issues surrounding financial regulation, especially capitalization will be discussed at a Round Table regrouping eminent panelists, namely :

  • Bertrand Bluzat (Partner, Ernest & Young, France),
  • Bill York (CEO, AgriBank, États-Unis),
  • Hilmar Gernet (Member of the Board, Director Politics & Society, Raiffeisen, Suisse),
  • Lawrence Schembri (Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada),
  • Nicolas Théry (Deputy Director-General, Groupe Crédit Mutuel, France),
  • Réal Bellemare (Senior Vice-President, Operations and Performance, Desjardins Group, Canada),
  • Wolfgang Kirsch (CEO and Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors, DZ Bank AG, Germany).