2012 International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec City

The 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives will take place on October 8 to 11 in Quebec City, Canada.

The summit will be focusing on cooperative-specific economic and financial issues such as the performance and evolution of the cooperative business model, the role of cooperatives in the global economy, and the global socio-political influence of cooperatives.

According to the International Co-operative Alliance, which is hosting the event, cooperatives employ over 100 million people and provide a source of income for half the world’s population.

The 300 largest cooperatives generate revenues of $1.6 trillion, which is equivalent to the world’s ninth largest economy.