NCBA CLUSA and its cooperative partners are thrilled to announce that the second annual Co-op Festival will take place October 6 and 7, 2018 on the National Mall in Washington, DC! We’re already working on the displays, activities and performances that will make this year’s festival even more impactful.
With dozens of partners and exhibitors and 20,000 attendees, the first-ever Co-op Festival was an unprecedented public awareness event educating consumers on what a co-op is and why they should care.
The 2018 Co-op Festival will expand that effort, continuing to celebrate the success, diversity and impact of cooperative businesses. We’ll bring the top co-op brands and supporters together to show America how co-ops are building a better world and a more inclusive economy.
“By empowering people to take on significant roles in their communities, cooperatives are bringing equity and ownership to the economy,” said John Torres, Vice President of Public Relations and Communication. “The Co-op Festival is a showcase of the businesses at the forefront of this transformation.”
As a festival partner or exhibitor, you have access to dozens of opportunities to amplify consumer messaging and audience engagement. Whether you’re a hardware store or a food co-op, a cheese brand or a bank, we’ll work with you to maximize your brand’s visibility and help tell a compelling story about cooperative impact.
New to the festival this year is the inclusion of the Cooperative Development Foundation’s annual Co-op 5K. Held in conjunction with the festival, this family-friendly fun run will provide additional opportunities for our partners and exhibitors to promote and enhance cooperative development.
Learn about all our involvement levels in the 2018 Exhibitor Kit and be sure to fill out our exhibitor interest form at www.coopfestival.coop/exhibit by March 1, 2018.
You can also sign up to volunteer or plan your visit at our website.
Missed the inaugural Co-op Festival? Watch the video or enjoy this photo album featuring some of our favorite moments!