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Paris - New times - New challenges: the transition areas

Day 1 Day 2

Day 1 SEPTEMBRE 26
9:00
In person and online
Plenary session
OPENING REMARKS AND COURSE OF THE DAY
Master of ceremony KARINA LEHOUX
Founder and President of Eklosion, Professional Facilitator, Canada
Speakers JEAN-LOUIS BANCEL
Co-founder of GICS, president de Coop FR, France
BERTRAND SCHAEFER
Federal Secretary at Fédération nationale du Crédit Agricole, France
Plenary session Plenary session
9:15
In person and online
Plenary session - Investigative interview
LOOK AT THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY
Cooperatives are recognized as promoters of social resilience, their concern about the community, and ethical values of social responsibility. They are governed with transparency through their values and principles and work for the benefit of all. However, they are no longer the only ones who want a better world, a more diversified and inclusive economy. More and more we see new labels appearing on companies: businesses with a vocation, green labels, impact labels … what do cooperatives have to say about these new trends?
Facilitator CAMILLE DORIVAL
Consultant and author, Coopérative d’activités et d’emplois (CAE) Coopaname, France
Panelists ROSE MARLEY
CEO, Co-operatives UK, United Kingdom
DILEEP SANGHANI
Chairman, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO), India
9:45
In person and online
Plenary session - Conference
SOCIETAL TRANSITION - WHAT WILL OUR BUSINESSES LOOK LIKE TOMORROW?
Let’s look ahead! Beyond the urgency of the moment: saving lives and providing livelihoods. Let us look at a new challenge: that of improving the lives of as many people as possible. This societal challenge could go beyond the pandemic and last much longer. The feats to achieve growth, sustainability and inclusion. Everything will have to be done head on. These means reinforce each other, but beyond certain limits, they can become antagonistic. How will our businesses contribute to the growth, sustainability and inclusion for all?
Facilitator KARINA LEHOUX
Founder and President of Eklosion, Professional Facilitator, Canada
Speaker ANTONELLA NOYA
Regions and Cities, OECD, France
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30
In person and online
Plenary session - Conference and interview
ENERGY TRANSITION – INTEGRATING A COOPERATIVE RESPONSE IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY STRATEGIES
The global goal is to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. According to the 2022 World Economic Summit, "failure of climate action" is the greatest long-term threat. The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily reduced greenhouse gas emissions. But emissions are already rising again, and the 6th report of the IPCC puts it simply: “the time for action is now”. It also demonstrates that climate transition is a systemic challenge across sectors that requires integrated responses. Can the circular economy provide such an integrated response? And what are the roles and potential of cooperatives for advancing circular economy strategies for the much-needed transformation in the direction of sustainable, climate-neutral economies and societies?
Facilitator ANCA VOINEA
International Editor, Co-operative News, United Kingdom
Speaker RAFAEL ZIEGLER, PH. D.
Director of the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives, HEC Montreal, Canada
11:00
In person and online
Plenary session - Round table
COOPERATIVES IN THE RACE FOR THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE
This is an open discussion on the perception of leaders on the ability of cooperatives to succeed in these transitions.
Facilitator KARINA LEHOUX
Founder and President of Eklosion, Professional Facilitator, Canada
Panelists SHAUN TARBUCK
CEO - International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), United Kingdom
EDUARDO AVILLA
CEO, Revolusolar, Brazil
GHISLAIN GERVAIS
President and member of the Executive Committee, Sollio, Canada
PATRICK KLEIN
Head of Sector - Social Economy and social enterprise, European Commission, Brussels
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Parallel sessions and workshops
In person and online Interactive parallel session
PROMOTE THE COOPERATIVE BRAND!
Reputation is a valuable asset for businesses. In the era of overflowing communication, it is important to understand what is hidden behind the label. Are all those who claim to have a cooperative spirit acting in accordance with their claims? A workshop to navigate the jungle of communication to maintain our differentiation in a hyper-connected and digitized world.
Facilitator VIOLETTA NAFPAKTITI
Managing Director DotCoop, United Kingdoms
Panelists RÉMI ROUX
Elected manager and commercial director, Scoop Ethiquable, France
JUHEE LEE
Manager of International team, SAPEN Development Center (iCOOP), Republic of Korea
SARA VICARI
Co-founder and team coordinator of aroundtheworld.coop, Italy
SAMARA ARAUJO
Marketing and communication Manager, Organization of Brazilian Cooperatives (OCB), Brazil
In person only Presentation and visit of Le Village by CA
BUILD AN INNOVATING SPACE
For those who want to learn more about the creation of an innovation lab and the different forms it can take (startup studio, accelerator, entrepreneurship systems, etc.) as well as the best practices to follow to succeed a startup collaboration in a large group.
Facilitator ARACELI BELMONTE
Senior Corporate Manager, Le Village by CA, France
15:00
In person and online
Plenary session - Interview
NEVER TOO LATE TO TAKE ACTION ON THE SDGS
The pandemic has delayed the Sustainable Development Goal. The COVID-19 crisis is impacting all 17 goals, threatening to stall them and even undo gains on achievements that were made before the pandemic hit. So what do we do now?
Facilitator ZURAIDAH HOFFMAN
Communications Expert, Professional Facilitator, United States
Panelists AMSON SIBANDA
Chief, National Strategies and Capacity Building Branch at United Nations Departement of Economic and Social Affairs , United States
DR. NAZIK BEISHENALY
Researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium and Adjunct Professor at Sobey School of Business, St Mary' University, Canada
15:30
In person and online
Plenary session - Ronde table
ARE WE ON TRACK TO MEET THE SDGS?
January 1, 2016, marks the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, which must be achieved by 2030. But since then, have you noticed any changes? Do cooperatives make a difference? These questions are asked of cooperatives from different continents, questions that our panelists will try to answer.
Facilitator ZURAIDAH HOFFMAN
Communications Expert, Professional Facilitator, United States
Panelists DR. DOUDOU MIREFU
President of COOPCONGO and RECAF (Network of Francophone African Cooperatives) and Secretary General of AFRICOOP (Consortium of African Cooperatives). Former President of the Africa-Asia Diaspora, Congo
PAUL HAZEN
Executive director of the Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC), United States
SUSANNE WESTHAUSEN
President of Cooperatives Europe and director of Kooperationen, Danemark
AMSON SIBANDA
Chief, National Strategies and Capacity Building Branch at United Nations Departement of Economic and Social Affairs , United States
DR. NAZIK BEISHENALY
Researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium and Adjunct Professor at Sobey School of Business, St Mary' University, Canada
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00
In person and online
Plenary session - interactive discussion
SURVIVAL KIT TO REBUILD THE WORLD
Through a game let’s get into an open and interactive discussion about the youth perception of the cooperative business model and what twist it needs to be more inclusive, sustainable and grown.
Facilitator ZURAIDAH HOFFMAN
Communications Expert, Professional Facilitator, United States
Panelists SARAH JENSEN
Member of Board of directors of Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada's and Member of the Board Castlegreen Housing Cooperative, Canada
ADITYA YADAV
Indian cooperator, Member of the Board of Directors of the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO), India
ANA AGUIRRE
Co-Founder and Worker-Owner, Tazebaez Co-op, President of ICA Youth, Italy
TANGUY DE GROMARD
Co-Founder and Head of Development @ éthi'Kdo, France
17:50
Plenary session
CLOSING WORDS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEXT DAY
17:30 End of the day
Master of ceremony KARINA LEHOUX
Founder and President of Eklosion, Professional Facilitator, Canada
Day 2 SEPTEMBRE 27
8:30
In person and online
OPENING REMARKS AND COURSE OF THE DAY
Master of ceremony KARINA LEHOUX
Founder and President of Eklosion, Professional Facilitator, Canada
Speakers LUIZ BRANCO
Co-founder of GICS, CEO of WEX Business, Organizer of World Cooperative Management (WCM), Brazil
8:40
In person and online
Plenary session - Round table
DIGITAL TRANSITION – A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS
During the pandemic, companies that were able to adapt to supply chain disruptions, changes in marketing and rapidly changing customer expectations have evolved. Despite this success, the waves of digital change will continue to roll. For the company, the integration of digital plays a fundamental role and modifies the operation, the organization and the relationship with customers. It is a cultural shift that requires challenging the status quo, experimenting, innovating and adapting. This has an impact on the way of working operational agility and governance. This has a major impact on our business model. Are we ready to take up this challenge?
Facilitator KARINA LEHOUX
Founder and President of Eklosion, Professional Facilitator, Canada
Panelists AARON STEWART
General Counsel, VME Coop, Scotland
SARAH DE HEUSCH
Institutional Affairs Officer and Chair of Smart’s, Brussels
BAHMAN ABDOLLAHI
President of Iran Chamber of Cooperatives, Iran
MICHAEL NORRIS
Senior Director - Impact Team, Ontario Cooperation Council, Canada
ALBAN AUCOIN
Public Affairs Director of Crédit Agricole Group and member of the Board directors of European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB), France
9:40
In person and online
Plenary session - Cross discussion
DIGITAL TRANSITION - COOPERATIVE PLATFORMS HAVE A FUTURE!
The future will be collaborative. Collaborative platforms are rapidly replacing modes of interaction (email, physical meeting). In the cooperative world, there are different models of platforms: the North American one, which wants to compete with and overtake the multinationals; the European model which claims that we have to invent something else and the platforms of the countries of the South with their specificities. What type of platform can at the best support the transition from working together via digital? Is there another model to invent?
Facilitator NICOLE ALIX
President of the Coop des communs, France
Panelists HANAN EL-YOUSSEF
Lead Strategist, Movement Strategy at Wikimedia Foundation and formerly Director of Strategy at ICA, United-States
ANITA GURUMURTHY
Executive Director, IT for Change, India
ALEXANDRE BIGOT-VERDIER
Executive director Pop Café, contributor to Plateformes en communs, France
GREG DINSDALE
President & CEO, LBMX Inc, Canada
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Parallel session and workshops
In person and online Interactive workshops
FROM FIELDS TO FORK – THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL TRANSITION IN THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR
Many have a dated image of farming. Yet this sector has taken up the challenge of modernity to feed a world population that has exploded. Agricultural production, processing by the agro-food industry and marketing by large retailers have experienced a real revolution of modernity. In this sector, digital has made its entrance and has had a considerable impact. This is just the beginning of the digital revolution in the agri-food sector. Let’s explore what the future holds in this sector!
Facilitator KAREN MINER
Managing Director, International Centre for Co-operative Management, Saint Mary’s University, Canada
Panelists GAKU MATSUSHIMA
Manager of the Sustainability Strategy Office of JCCU, Japan
BOB YUILL
Deputy Chief Executive, SAOS. Scotland
RACHEL KOLBE SEMHOUN
Sustainable Development Manager at InVivo France
JOSÉ ANGELO PINTO
President of Coopenela, Portugal
MARJAANA SAARIKOSKI
Director of Cooperative Affairs and Partnerships at SOK Corporation, Finland

In person only
Workshops with Le Village by
CA DESIGN FICTION—YEAR 2040
A Design Fiction workshop to make participants work on the cooperative of 2040 by projecting themselves on improbable scenarios. Through games, participants are projected into the 2040 world they have chosen using game cards and a story told by the animators. The goal is to generate conversations between participant on the vision of a desirable and possible future.
Facilitator ARACELI BELMONTE
Senior Corporate Manager, Le Village by CA, France
12:30 Lunch
14:00
In person and online
Plenary session – Interview
GENERATIONAL TRANSITION - ATTRACTING AND GIVING THEIR FULL PLACE TO MILLENNIALS
Millennials represent the largest segment of today’s workforce. It will represent 75% of the global workforce by 2025. Actions must be taken to attract the best talents of the millennial generation. Contrary to the stereotype that millennials are job hoppers, studies show that the majority of the generation appreciates a workplace that gives them a chance for a bigger and brighter future. The ability to work remotely or have flexible hours is a big factor for many millennials. They find it disappointing how companies focus on themselves, rather than improving and benefiting society. So what can we do to make our cooperatives more attractive?
Facilitator ZURAIDAH HOFFMAN
Communications Expert, Professional Facilitator, United States
Panelists MARC DUPLANTIE
Vice President, Member Rel & Cooperative Business Development at The Co-operators, Canada
INMACULADA BUENDÍA-MARTÍNEZ
Associate professor, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
CONOR O’NEILL
Community co-ordinator, Midcounties, United Kingdom
14:30
In person and online
Plenary session - Interactive round table
LEADERSHIP TRANSITION - HOW TO BECOME A BETTER BOSS?
Despite the virtue of cooperative principles and the knowledge brought through management teaching, the ability of enterprises depends mostly on humans (members, staff and governance members). What does it take to have all these persons to converge on common goals, while being respectful of others and cooperative values? Let’s discuss it further.
Facilitator ZURAIDAH HOFFMAN
Communications Expert, Professional Facilitator, United States
Panelists SYLANDI BROWN
Communications Manager, U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council’s International Cooperative Research Group (OCDC) the United States
SÉBASTIEN CHAILLOU-GILLETTE
Executive Director Chambre Régionale de l'Économie Sociale et Solidaire d'Île-de-France (CRESS), France
GUY CORMIER
President and CEO of Desjardins Group, Canada
ANU PUUSA
Professor at Business School of Eastern University and Member of Board of Cooperatives Europe and Pellervo Coop Center, Finland
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00
In person and online
Plenary session - Round table Conclusion
WHAT KEEPS OUR LEADERS GOING?
Are we ready for the future? What about the cooperatives decarbonization transition? What's on the minds of business leaders for the months and years to come? What motivates them to pursue the development of their cooperatives? Reduce supply chain disruption? Improve the level of the company by recruiting? Dealing with cost control (salaries and supply) Responding to new consumer expectations? Improve cyber defenses? Give more meaning to the company's mission? Let's draw together the map of these lands to be cleared. Here is the opportunity to share some ideas and insights, in conclusion.
Facilitator ZURAIDAH HOFFMAN
Communications Expert, Professional Facilitator, United States
Panelists PHIL PONSONBY
CEO, Midcounties, United Kingdom
MIRAI CHATTERJEE
Chairperson, Self-Employed Women's Association, SEWA Cooperative Federation, India
THIERRY BLANDINIÈRES
CEO of Invivo, France
PAULO JORGE TEIXEIRA
President, Portuense Coop, Portugal
DOUG O'BRIEN
President and CEO, NCBA CLUSA , United States
CHRISTINE BERGERON
President and CEO, Vancity, Canada
16:50
In person and online
Plenary session
CLOSING REMARKS, THANKS AND INVITATION FOR NEXT EVENT
Master of ceremony KARINA LEHOUX
Founder and President of Eklosion, Professional Facilitator, Canada
Speakers JOANNE LECHASSEUR
Co-founder of GICS and programming manager, Canada
CHRISTINA PROCOPIO
Co-founder of GICS and communications manager, Brazil
17:00 End of GICS




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