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2014 Cooperative Issues Forum! Registration Open!


The Cooperative Development Foundation invites you to attend the Fourth Annual Cooperative Issues Forum on May 7, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST at the renowned National Press Club in Washington, DC. This year the forum will feature a Keynote Address by Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). In addition to the keynote there will be various updates on domestic cooperative development and technical assistance plans. You won’t want to miss a special panel moderated by NCBA CLUSA president Mike Beall as he engages with the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees. Click here for the full agenda. Space is limited! Register online today by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you!

The Cooperative Development Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation headquartered in Washington, DC. CDF’s mission is to promote community, economic and social development through cooperative enterprises.

See agenda below:

Cooperative Issues Forum
The National Press Club
May 7, 2014
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm


1:30 – 1:45                                             Welcome and Introduction
Gap Kovach, Chair, Cooperative Development Foundation

1:45 – 2:15 pm                                        Keynote Address
Dame Pauline Green, President,
International Cooperative Alliance

2:15 – 2:45 pm                                        Cooperative Development Leadership Reports
National Cooperative Development Technical Assistance Delivery System
Deb Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center, Indianapolis, IN (invited)
NCB Capital Impact
Terry Simonette, President and CEO, Capital Impact Partners, Washington, DC

2:45 – 4:15 pm                                        Hall of Fame Inductees Forum
Moderator: Mike Beall, President & CEO, NCBA CLUSA
Harriet May, Retired President & CEO, Government Employees Credit Union
Barry Silver, Executive Vice President, NCB
Martin Lowery, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, NRECA
Pape Sene, Senior Technical Advisor, NCBA CLUSA

4:15 – 4:30 pm                                        Closing Remarks

Register for this forum online at

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