IGA Annual conferences

Innsbruck, 8 November 2019

8. Nov. 2019: On 8 November 2019, the International Institute for Alpine Cooperative Research held its 23rd annual conference at the AC Hotel by Marriott in Innsbruck.


Bolzano, 15 November 2018

15. Nov. 2018: The 22nd IGA annual conference took place on Thursday, 15 November 2018, at the Eurac in Bolzano.


Innsbruck, 10 November 2017

10. Nov. 2017: The 21st conference of the International Institute of Alpine Cooperative Research took place on Friday, 10 November 2017 at the Hilton hotel in Innsbruck. Why cooperatives?


Merano, 11 November 2016

11. Nov. 2016: The 20th annual conference of the International Institute of Alpine Cooperative Research took place on Friday, 11 November 2016 at the Hotel Terme Merano in Merano, South Tyrol. 20th IGA annual conference: "The new deposit insurance – blessing or curse?"


Innsbruck, 6 November 2015

6. Nov. 2015: On 6 November 2015, the International Institute of Alpine Cooperative Research held its 19th annual conference at the Hilton Hotel in Innsbruck. The topic was "Can the cooperative mission still succeed in adding value?"


Brixen, 14 November 2014

14. Nov. 2014: The International Institute of Alpine Cooperative Research held its 18th annual conference in the event centre “Forum Brixen” in Brixen, South Tyrol, on 14 November 2014. The topic was: "Local roots and unlimited information technology – a corporate dilemma for cooperatives?"


Innsbruck, 15 November 2013

15. Nov. 2013: The 17th IGA annual conference took place on Friday, 15 November 2013 at the Hilton Hotel in Innsbruck. Topic: "Energy through cooperatives – an opportunity for the region"


The annual conference 2011 of the IGA took place on 18 November, 2011 in Meran/Mais (South Tyrol)- Veranstaltungszentrum KIMM.

18. Nov. 2011: The conflict of honorary posts between cooperative tradition and contemporary business man-agement was the main discussion point at the 16th IGA conference at the KIMM culture and convention centre in Meran/Mais in November 2011. In his introductory speech, Mr Arnulf Perkounigg, Chairman of the IGA board, stated that, seeing management and corporate con-trol as a whole, this conflict derives from various aspects. On the one hand, the current market situation as well as economic circumstances pose a growing challenge to those responsible; on the other hand, comprehensive legal provisions are permanently changing requirements for managers and supervisory board members.


The annual conference 2010 of the IGA took place on 4 November, 2010 in Innsbruck.

4. Nov. 2010: On the occasion of the publication of the specialised book “Gebarungs- und Geschäftsführungsprüfung in Genossenschaften” (“Audit of Performance and Management in Cooperatives”), in which the result of the biennial project of the University of Innsbruck commissioned by the IGA is demonstrated, the annual IGA conference was held as an expert conference this year.


The 14th IGA Convention took place on 13 November 2009 in Grainau

13. Nov. 2009: At the 14th convention of the International Institute of Alpine Cooperative Research in November 2009, which took place at the academy of the GVB in Grainau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the question of the distortion of competition was discussed from a new point of view, namely the view of the supply markets. According to Mr Arnulf Perkounigg, IGA chairman, this view was wrongly neglected in former discussions. However, to avoid distortions of competition on delivery markets, it is necessary to make sure that within supply markets basic conditions are the same and constitutional disadvantages may be neutralised. Due to their legal assignment for promotion, cooperatives are burdened additionally and hence disadvantaged when comparing enterprises from the economic view.


The 13th IGA Convention took place on 14 November 2008 in Innsbruck

14. Nov. 2008: The 13th annual conference of the International Institute of Alpine Cooperative Research took place in 2008 in Innsbruck. Its general topic was “The responsibility of cooperatives for economics and society”. Three initial presentations constituted the basis for the following discussion, as this issue – due to the latest developments in the financial markets – gained unexpected relevance.


The 12th IGA Convention took place on 16 November 2007 in Merano (South Tyrol)

16. Nov. 2007: 12th cooperative conference, 16th of November 2007 in Meran – South Tyrol


The 10th IGA Convention took place on 17 November 2006 in Grainau near Garmisch

17. Nov. 2006: In order to examine this general theme, the 11th Convention of the International Institute of Alpine Cooperative Research took place on November 17th 2006, in Grainau near Garmish, Austria. At a time when regionally based cooperatives are increasingly active on international markets, the question as to which future strategies cooperatives should pursue is inevitably raised.


The 10th IGA Convention took place on 10 November 2005 at the Raiffeisen Hall in Innsbruck

10. Nov. 2005: Excessive regulations threaten to cripple banks


9th Cooperative Convention 16 November 2004 at EURAC – European Academy Bozen

16. Nov. 2004: 09.30 Opening Director Konrad Palla, Welcome Federal Councillor Luisa Gnecchi On the subject “Does the Support and Consulting Revision fall Victim to the EU?” the following renowned representatives from research, administration and practice will present their thoughts and insights at the European Academy Bozen (EURAC): 09.45 WP/StB Dipl.-Kfm. Georg Lanfermann: The 8th EU Directive on Statutory Audit


8th Cooperative Convention, 7 October 2003 at Congress Centre Alpbach/Tyrol

7. Oct. 2003: The publication of the “Corporate Governance Code for Stock Corporations” gave rise to an inquiry into how far such regulations were necessary with respect to cooperatives. Professor Dr. Volker Peermöller, who teaches business economics at University Erlangen-Nuremberg, got to the heart of the question. He considered the implementation of confidence-building measures at enterprises an image boost since transparency and openness were also projected outside. It was therefore a topic that gained importance for cooperatives as well.


7th Cooperative Convention, 10 October 2002 in Grainau near Garmisch/Bavaria

10. Oct. 2002: Mrs. Florence Kusters (EU Commission) lectured on "Future Prospects of Cooperatives from Brussels’ Point of View". Mrs. Kusters told the auditorium how much the expected amendments that the EU had planned would affect cooperatives in Europe and reported on the state of the on-going negotiations.


6th Cooperative Convention, 7 November 2001 at the Raiffeisen Association South Tyrol in Bozen/South Tyrol

7. Nov. 2001: Speakers Dr. Ludwig Hüttl / Cooperative Association Bavaria - Professor Nadio Delai / Rome and Director Elena Romagnoli / Cooperative Institute Bologna attempted to draft answers and solutions.


5th Cooperative Convention, 15 November 2000 at Neustift Monastery near Brixen/South Tyrol

15. Nov. 2000: Approximately 120 attendants filled August Hall to capacity.



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