ICA ExpoCoop 2012 – World Festival expo

International Year of Co-operatives 2012
ICA ExpoCoop 2012 – The global fair for co-operative sector – Manchester Central – UK

Organised By

Co-operatives United, Manchester Central, UK along with The Co-operative Group
the International Co-operative Alliance


Background & Objective

ICA Expo 2012 is a global trade fare that is organized by The International Co-operative Alliance. This provides unique opportunity for positioning co-operatives from every sector. This event aids in connecting co-operatives with international buyers and sellers. This is one of the most significant events that mark the official closing of the International Year of Co-operatives.

This Expo is being hosted to mark the end of the International year of the co-operatives UK. The main objective of this program is to promote the growth and development of co-operatives and expand inter co-operative trade. This program also focuses on providing new business opportunities, consolidation and networking of business contacts, thereby catering increased exposure for the entire co-operative sector.

This event also presents the values and principles of the co-operatives in business and stresses on why should buyers do business with the co-operatives. Furthermore, the event elaborates on the latest professional trends and technologies as well as provides detailed information on the co-operative suppliers and products from various parts of the world.

Dignitaries and Special Invitees

Dame Pauline GreenPresident of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
José Graziano da SilvaDirector-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
David ButtonChair of Co-operatives UK
Charles GouldDirector-General of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
Len WardleChair of The Co-operative Group
Karin ChristiansenGeneral Secretary of The Co-operative Party
Mags BradburyLead for the Co-operative Group’s National Projects Team
Katrina LidbetterGovernment Equalities Office
Agnes Bolso Associate Professor of Sociology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Saskia NeibigGroup Leader and Trustee of the Woodcraft Folk
Saskia NeibigGroup Leader and Trustee of the Woodcraft Folk
Polly ToynbeeGuardian columnist and broadcaster
Marloes NichollsCampaign Director, Move Your Money UK
Britta WernerCompany Secretary, Unicorn Grocery
María Eugenia Pérez ZeaChairperson of the ICA Gender Equality Committee
Steph McGovernPresenter, BBC Business Breakfast
Kristen ChristianFounder of US Bank Transfer Day Movement
Peter HuntChief Executive, Mutuo
Carlo BorzagaPresident EURICSE
Monique F. LerouxCEO, Desjardins Group
Ed MayoSecretary General, Co-operatives UK
Zhang WangshuDirector, All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Co-operatives
Mikel LezamizDirector of Cooperative Dissemination for the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation

GoCoop Participation

Session Details
Session Topic: eMarketing Strategies for Co-ops
Speaker: Siva Devireddy, MD, GoCoop Solutions & Services Pvt. Ltd.
Date: 31 October 2012
Time: 16h30 – 16h50
Venue: Exchange Room 2
Please join us at booth A3.


31/10/129:00 to 10:00Venue opens, Delegate registration and information desk opens
 10:00 to 11:30Opening Ceremony
 11:30 to 12:00Fringe Events Begin
 12:00 to 01:00Delegate Catering
 01:00ICA General Assembly
 04:30 to 04:50Session on GoCoop – Promoting Co-operatives Globally – by Siva Devireddy, MD, GoCoop Solutions & Services Pvt. Ltd.
 06:45International Dinner Drinks Reception
 08:00International Dinner and Awards
01/11/2012 09:00Film Events
 12:00Delegate Catering
02/11/201209:00Fringe : Film Screenings
 09:30Practitioners’ Forum Plenary Session

GoCoop - Promoting Co-operatives Globally

GoCoop is an organization dedicated to socio-economic development of co-ops and self help groups(SHGs) through technology innovation. We provide value-added technology, management and consulting services to address the present and future needs of co-ops and SHGs.

In this endeavour, GoCoop.com is an internet -based global platform which provides value-added business services for co-ops and self-help groups to enable communication and collaboration with their members, marketing their products and services and leverage information technology to improve their operations.

2000+ co-ops are already registered on GoCoop.com from 15 states in India and also from 7 other countries. We have over 100 co-ops registered from Andhra Pradesh and we also executing e-commerce project for leading federations including Andhra Pradesh Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Limited (APDDCF).

GoCoop is recognized by Dept of Science and Technology, Govt. of India as the TOP 50 INNOVATORS 2012.

Contact Us

GoCoop Solutions and Services (P) Ltd.
CA Site No: 1
HAL 3rd Stage, Kodihalli,
Behind Leela Palace,
Bangalore, India - 560008
Phone : +91 802520 0916 Ext - 202;
Email : Info@GoCoop.com

GoCoop Solutions and Services (P) Ltd.
USA Office
10 S. 3rd St.,
3rd Floor, San Jose,
CA 95113
Phone : +1 408 351 33 23
Email : Info@GoCoop.com