Cooperatives of the Americas will meet in Costa Rica this November for its regional conference


The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) in Costa Rica, together with Cooperatives of the Americas, will welcome cooperators from across the region for the 21st Regional Conference and the Continental Congress of Cooperatives Law from November 18-20 and November 20-22, respectively. Both events will be held in San José, Costa Rica.

Under the theme, ‚ÄúCooperatives: Economic Actors with Social and Sustainable Impact,‚ÄĚ the conference will host more than 20 sessions, workshops and keynote speeches on change, impact, sustainability and the political impact of the cooperative sector in the Americas.¬†NCBA CLUSA‚Äôs President and CEO, Doug O‚ÄôBrien, will be participating as one of the speakers at this regional event.

The gathering will give cooperative actors an opportunity to share best practices and learn about the different models of production and consumption of goods and services and how the cooperative sector can be consolidated as a catalyst model for social, economic and environmental development.

Bringing together more than 1,000 global attendees from the economic and social world, the event also aims to inspire leadership to help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The 2019 Continental Congress of Cooperative Law is organized by the Costa Rican Bar Association and represents a historic milestone for the region to reaffirm the priorities of advocacy and political dialogue with its national governments and international organizations. Featuring lawyers, professors and official cooperative organizations, this event will contribute to legislation and the development of Cooperative Law studies in the Americas.

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