The goal of GLOBAL INNOVATION COOP SUMMIT is to create a space dedicated to the leaders of cooperatives from all sectors from all over the world, to share, discuss, learn and together build a more inclusive plural economy.
The event is dedicated to bring new trends in the areas of innovation, leadership and technology to the global cooperative movement and thus prepare the cooperative sector for the new challenges that we are already facing and will continue facing in the coming years.
Cooperatives, which have always managed to adapt to changing scenarios, today have a unique opportunity to guide the world towards this new “responsible”, and more human, economy.
Through its basic governance principles practiced for over 150 years, today, the cooperative market can offer a path to the traditional market based on respect for sustainable development, equality, inclusive values, and people-centered principles.
However, in order to assume this role of a leader in directing the “new normal”, the cooperative market must remain agile, innovative, updated and inclined towards digital adaptation, something that has been talked about vastly and is at the core of any market today.
Professor of media studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, author of "Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy". He co-organized “Platform Cooperativism”, a pioneering conference on democratic online platforms, USA.
Navi Radjou is a world-renown expert in Innovation and Leadership Advisor, author of the book "Frugal Innovation: How to do better with less". Currently, Radjou is a columnist for the Harvard Business Review and a fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School. He provided consulting advice for countless leading organizations including GM, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble.
Innovation Coordinator, Organization of Brazilian Cooperatives (OCB), Brazil.
Project coordinator, Cooperatives Europe, Brussels.
Director of the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives
Mr. Bancel was elected as President of Cooperatives Europe at the General Assembly on 27 April 2017 in Malta. Born in 1955, graduated from HEC (1978), ENA (1980-1982), PhD in Law, he chairs the Principles Committee of the ICA Board and is a member of the ICA Audit and Risk Committee. He was Chair of the International Cooperative Banking Association (ICBA) from 2006 to 2015 and of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) from 2001 to 2005. He is a former civil servant of the French Ministry of Finance in various senior positions. He worked as Secretary-General of Groupement des Entreprises Mutuelles d’Assurances (trade body of non-life mutual insurance, 1997–2004). He joined Crédit Coopératif in 2005 as Vice President and became Chairman in 2009.
The “new normal” that COVID-19 has brought upon us impacts the economy and disturbs our way of doing things. The objective of the Global Innovation Coop Summit is for cooperatives´ managers to take stock of the economic situation and to become inspired by the best innovative practices to better serve their members in these changing times.
The Global Innovation Coop Summit will take place in 2021 as a virtual side event of the World Coop Management Summit (WCM).
2021's event will be completely virtual and free;
and will introduce the idea of having a larger hybrid (half-digital / half-presential) events in the coming years.