PwC shows its commitment to cooperatives: 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives, October 8-11, Quebec City

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Guest speaker and proud partner of the annual gathering of global industry leaders

QUEBEC, October 9, 2012 — Alain Dugal, Partner and Financial Services Leader for Quebec, acknowledges the importance of PwC’s participation in the Summit: “PwC supports cooperatives, most notably in the financial, agricultural and insurance sectors. We share a set of core values focused on individuals, as well as a commitment to finding innovative solutions aimed at fostering sustainable development.”

Two PwC partners, Nigel J. Vooght, Global Leader, Financial Services and Yves Pelle, European Leader, Agricultural Cooperatives, will be among the 130 internationally renowned guest speakers leading discussions on key ways to increase the cooperative and mutual model’s worldwide influence.

  • Nigel J. Vooght, Global Leader, Financial Services
    • Tuesday, October 9, 2:00 pm
    • ROUND TABLE: Cooperatives and mutuals, a distinctive and effective business model: an alternative to the prevailing model
  • Yves Pelle, European Leader, Agricultural Cooperatives
    • Wednesday, October 10, 10:45 am
    • SEMINAR: Forum 1 – Agriculture and agrifood: Doing business our way – Winning strategies for doing business differently

“The Summit will deal with the main challenges that cooperatives and mutuals face, including their role in the global economy and the performance and evolution of their business model,” says PwC’s Nicolas Marcoux, National Leader, Deals.

Bringing a global perspective to the agricultural and agrifood industry, Yves Pelle is set to unveil the international perspectives of his study at the Summit—the sector’s very first worldwide Top 100. The study, entitled World map of the agricultural cooperative movement and its critical issues, analyzes trends by geographical region and by sector (meat, milk, sugar, cereals, etc.) with a view to shedding light on the changes that will be needed in the future.

As regards financial sector cooperatives, Project Blue, a PwC initiative, explains the major trends transforming the global economy and their potential impact on the services sector. “PwC’s ambition is to be an initiator of change. The role of financial services is being transformed while the major trends reshaping the global economy are impacting the structure of the industry and commercial realities. The Summit provides a unique opportunity to combine reflection and action,” adds Mr. Dugal.

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About the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives
More than 2,500 decision-makers and influential figures from the international cooperative and mutualist community will attend the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec City and Lévis, Canada, from October 8 to 11, 2012. Under the theme “The Amazing Power of Cooperatives,” the Summit aims to offer solutions that will promote the development and performance of cooperatives and mutuals so that they are better prepared to meet the economic and financial challenges they face. Visit: