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Information for Oral and Poster Presenters

Preparing Poster Presentations

Poster dimensions and orientation
Poster presentations should be no larger than A0 size (840 mm x 1188 mm).

Poster display gird
Posters will be displayed in the room where the coffee breaks will take place. Presenting authors are responsible for mounting and removing their posters. Poster mounting is at the time of arrival. Each board that is assigned to you will be labelled with your discrete poster number. Mount your poster flat with the clips which will be provided to you at the registration desk. Staff will be available at all times to assist poster presenters.
Posters remain up for the duration of the conference. The presence of the presenting author is mandatory during the “poster session" & "wine and cheese” on Saturday morning.
Do not e-mail a poster in advance, but bring it with you to the conference venue.
Authors as well as participants are encouraged to visit the poster area at all times to further discuss and exchange ideas with colleagues.

Preparing Oral Presentations

Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader (pdf file) are the only acceptable audiovisual formats for electronic presentations. The rooms will be equipped with dedicated projectors and PC laptops.
Uploading your orale presentation
Oral presenters will need to provide their powerpoint files for pre-loading onto the dedicated laptop at the registration time, at any time before the session (at last during the coffee break or lunch before the session) to the technician managing the projectors-laptops in the room or to the staff. Your presentation will then be uploaded to the session room network and will automatically be made available in the session room at the time of your presentation.

Presentation Length

Oral session presentations will be strictly limited to 30 min. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. A 10-minute period between presentations will accommodate questions, discussion, and introduction of the next speaker. This 10-minute period belongs to the audience and to the chairs of the session, not to the speakers

Wifi connection is available in all the area and also in the dedicated room for authors.


If circumstances prevent attendance, the author should attempt to find another speaker to present on their behalf. If cancellation is unavoidable, the author should notify the organisers as soon as possible.


Technical specifications and formatting for paper

  • Official language is English
  • The length of the Papers should not exceed 20 pages of text (approx. 40,000 characters - without spaces)
  • A4 format; spacing: 1 rows; margins: 2.5cm
  • Font: Times New Roman 12pt
  • All references cited in the text (Author, Date) should be given as endnotes. All notes should be at the end
  • Pdf format
  • Cover sheet including the conference banner, title, authors and affiliation, abstract (150 - 200 words), keywords
  • Download the template here doc format, pdf format


Conference General Themes

  • G1: Cooperatives and Rural-Urban Development: Cooperatives innovate in order to furnish new services for their members in both rural and urban areas. This includes food, health, social, energy and educational services.
  • G2: Cooperatives and their business model specificities: Which management tools are particularly adapted to cooperatives? How can cooperatives'performances be measured?
  • G3: Global Competitiveness and Governance: What type(s) of governance can generate and confirm commitment from new cooperative members in case of restructuring, alliances, corporation acquisitions, and internationalization? Different modes of governance and relationships with cooperative owner members are observed: how and up to what extent can they innovate without changing cooperative identity? How can they exercise their democratic principle?
  • G4: Cooperatives confronted with the employment crisis: How cooperatives face the problem, what the solutions may be and how can they innovate in order to surpass the unemployment?
  • G5: Law and specificities: The legal status is at the heart of the adaptation of cooperatives to their institutional environment. How does legal status affect the type of control and power affecting cooperative owner members?
  • G6: Cooperatives, taxation and finance: Financial sector is characterized by a strong competition and innovation; at the same time other sectors and business are very much depending on it. Cooperatives of the financial sector have a specific role on helping small business. How they react to the crisis and how they use innovation in order to face the competition and help small business?
  • G7: Cooperatives and Social Responsibility, Sustainable development and Solidarity:Social responsibility is at the heart of relationships with cooperative stakeholders (cooperative members, employees, customers). How can sustainable development be turned into an asset? What new experiences can be observed with regard to the 3 pillars: economics, society and environment?


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