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Co-operative of the Americas is the regional expression of the International Co-operative Alliance, the highest organism of the sector worldwide. Our Regional Conferences are the the most important co-operative event of the year at the continental level. A moment to meet, debate and share experiences about the most relevant issues for the present and future of cooperation in the region of the Americas.

Integrate to a global movement

Share with representatives of co-operatives and related organizations and institutions from every country of the Americas, and join global initiatives such as the Plan for a Co-operative Decade and the compliance actions of the Sustainable Development goals.

Get full of new ideas to face your Co-operative challenges

The Conference is an unique opportunity to know about other Co-orporative experiences which face the same challenges and problems as yours. Meet first-hand their stories and learning experiences to apply them into your organisation.

As well, the Conference leaves room to discuss about innovation, technology, organisational culture and other relevant topics. Get full of new ideas and share yours.

Take part in networking

The Conference schedule includes several activities organised by theme committees and sectorial organisations. Meet with cooperativists from your sector, their worries, and take a chance to establish collaboration and coordination agreements beyond the Conference.

Increase your skills and knowledge

As usual, our conferences host presentations delivered by top-notch specialists with great experience and knowledge in the event topics. Find out about the last trends of academic thought and practical experience in both  socioeconomic fields, development and co operativism.


In this section we are giving details of the day-to- day schedule at our XX Conference. For now, we have general information, but it will be updated frequently to let you know about the latest news.

Day 1: Wednesday October the 11th

08:00 – 18:00            Registry

09:00 – 09:15             Opening: Ing. Ramón Imperial. ACI Americas – President of ACI Americas

09:15 – 10:30             Opening Conference: Digital transformation and the new conditions of live and business

11:00 – 12:30            PANEL: The youth of America and the co-operatives of the future

12:30 – 14:00              Lunch

14:30 – 16:30              COOP-TED “4.0 Revolution”

FORUM: “New ways to integrate young people“

FORUM: “The big challenge”

CINEMA FORUM: “Colective construction”

19:00-21:00               Welcoming Cocktail

Day 2: Thursday October the 12th

08:00 – 18:00      Registry

09:00-16:00        Co-operatives Dialogues 2030

–  2030 Co-operatives

– Integration Challenge

– Inclusive Co-operativism movements

– Serve better

– Hemispheric challenges

12:30-14:00        Lunch

Day 3: Friday October the 13th

09:00 – 12:00             FORUM: Building Relationships

FORUM: Risk management

FORUM: Governance

FORUM: Cooperation Pedagogy

12:00 – 12:45            Final Conference: The future of the work and the good living

12:45 – 13:05            A renewed vision of Co-operatives of the Americas

13:05 – 13:30            Closing speech and conference´s conclusions

13:30 – 13:50            V Americas Co-operatives summit – Buenos Aires 2018

13:50 – 15:00              Lunch

Co-operative integration and recreational activities

20:00 – 23:00            Closing Gala dinner



In this section we are providing information about the different costs of registration for the different categories of participants, available discounts and investment concepts.

The following table presents the cost of participating in the XX Regional Conference of Cooperatives of the Americas for the different categories of enrollment based on the country of origin and whether or not they belong to a member organization of the International Cooperative Alliance:

Members of the Alliance (internationals) 500
Non-members of the Alliance (internationals) 600
Members of the Alliance (nationals) 300
Non-members of the Alliance (nationals) 400
Companions Cocktail and closing dinner participation,
without cost.

NOTE: All amounts are expressed in US Dollars

The registration fee entitles you to:

-Participation in all lectures, Tedx lectures, Video forum, talks and workshops

– Briefcase with the respective materials

-Participation certificate

-Contacts with national and international organizations, development agencies and ONG’S

– Special rate of lodging at the hotel headquarters

-Closing dance dinner


Group discounts: When registering in a group form in the online registration system, a free registration for each eleven participants will automatically be applied. This discount applies to participants belonging to the same organization.

We invite you to come back soon to find out the details or to write us to the email:



The venue of the XX Regional Conference of Co-operatives of the Americas will be the Azul Ixtapa Convention Centre, including the Azul Ixtapa and Azul Ixtapa Grand hotels. This magnificent complex is located at the coast of Ixtapa- Zihuatanejo, state of Guerrero, one of the main tourist destinations of the Mexican Pacific shore.

In a convenient location, just 20 minutes away from the Zihuatanejo International Airport, this venue is integrated into an attraction area that includes commercial areas, golf courts and privileged beaches to rest or to practice sports.

Both hotels are committed to sustainable tourism and hold Earthcheck and Tourist Environmental Quality certifications.

What would happen if you don't stay at the host hotels?

What would happen if you don't stay at the host hotels?

Azul Ixtapa and Azul Ixtapa Gran host hotels are considered an all-inclusive package for event participants.

If you stay at another hotel, you must purchase a daily pass to the hotel to be entitled to that package of breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will be able to access the conference rooms, but you will not be able to use the other facilities and benefits of Ixtapa hotels. If you do not have the daily pass, you will not be able to access the lunches during the Conference, and you should go out and find a restaurant outside the premises, with their respective complications.

In addition, you must consider the additional costes of transportation to move each day from your hotel to the Convention Center and vice versa.

Don’t complicate yourself and book in the host hotels!

Use our package for participants of the event, and avoid these and other possible inconveniences.

Use this code 102511, and book right now at this email:



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Located at the Mexican Riviera, the coast zone of Ixtapa and the city of Zihuatanejo are one of the touristic destinations par excellence of the Mexican Pacific shore.

El Palmar, a 2.7 km wide hotel zone in Ixtapa, is the biggest certified beach in the country. As well, the visitor at Zihuatanejo may enjoy several beaches such as La Ropa, La Madera and La Principal which are characterized by their calm waters.

OCV Ixtapa Zihuatanejo´s Tours Manual


To do in your visit

 Beaches and adventure: Very close to Ixtapa, the Papanoa, Barra de Potosí and Troncones beaches are ideal to surf. There are also located natural reserves for alligators and turtles. Other spots you should not miss are the towns of Copala y Marquelia [...]

Useful data to travel to Mexico

Immigration requirements: Valid Passport and Immigration Form (the one provided in the aircraft or entrance point). In some occasions, the return travel ticket can be required. Nationals from some countries may require a visa. The official list can be viewed here (link) [...]

Tourism and Transportation

Find here information regarding ground transportation and tourist packages. Download PDF



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