The IRCCF participates at the International Summit of Cooperatives 2016

Time: October 11-13, 2016
Place: Québec City Convention Centre, Québec

Launched in 2012, the International Summit of Cooperatives is a leading biennial business development event for the cooperative and mutual community, attracting participants from around the world.

This year, the Summit theme is entitled: “The Power to Act” and will highlight the actions and contributions that the cooperative and mutual community is making in response to the current challenges facing our societies.

The IRCCF team will be playing a key role at the International Summit of Cooperatives 2016 in the following events:

Participant(s): Rym Ayadi, IRCCF and Institute Director, and Franco Taisch, member of the Institute’s International Board of Governors
Date: October 12 – 2:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Location: 2000B

The sectoral meeting on banking will discuss the efficiency of the co-operative banking model in the light of the post-crisis regulation. The co-operative banks are particularly hit by the current rules that impose heavy burdens at the detriment of growth. In this context, the first roundtable will focus on how to stimulate growth through appropriate regulations. The following questions will be addressed: how is the current regulatory framework affecting co-operative banks? How can they continue playing their key role in funding the local and regional economy? What are the policy recommendations for integrating the co-operative specificities in the international rules? The second panel will focus on the views of researchers on the co-operative banks model performance and efficiency: what are the results compared to the rest of the banking sector? What are the challenges and opportunities for the future? Why their co-operative difference is important? Why should regulators take it into account?

See the information on the Summit website

Participant(s): Rym Ayadi, IRCCF Director
Date: October 12 – 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: 204AB

Date: October 11 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 301AB

The Latin American cooperative movement has evolved rapidly in recent years. During this event, the research study Banking and Credit Cooperatives Business Models Monitor – Brazil 2016 led by Rym Ayadi will be presented. This study paints the picture of banking institutions in Brazil, including the major credit cooperative systems.

See the information on the Summit website

You can also meet us directly at our kiosk in Room 400A throughout the entire Summit.

Useful links

Meeting report
New studies presented at the Summit

Photo by Jiuguang Wang / CC BY-SA 2.0