ICA's Global Conference and General Assembly will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa during the week of 1-5 November. This will be the first time in ICA’s 118 year history that it will be held in Africa. The Official Conference website is now live visit www.capetown2013.coop.
The programme will start with statutory meetings of ICA bodies and then move into the main conference. The theme of the conference is A Co-operative Decade in Action. The exciting programme will be built around the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade, which aims to take co-operatives to a position of being the preferred model and as a result the fastest-growing form of enterprise by 2020. The Blueprint is available here.
As well as the statutory meetings there will be a series of themed workshops:
Theme A - Food security and sustainable supply chains
Theme B - Access to community services
Theme C - The Power of communication
Theme D - At the forefront of a new economic age
Theme E - Building knowledge
During the week there will also be a number of booths selling co-operative books and goods, providing information about co-operatives, showcases, and a number of other side meetings.
Visit the Conference website for the latest information www.capetown2013.coop.
The Conference Programme, Hotels and Tours Programme can be found below.
The ICA Conference and General Assembly will be followed by the ICMIF 2013 Conference on 6-8 November 2013, also in Cape Town.