About The Summit

The Asia-Pacific Women CEOs in Cooperatives Summit will focus on 'Empowering Leadership: Navigating the Future of Cooperatives with Women at the Helm.' This unique event will offer Women CEOs and Executive Leaders in the cooperative sector an exclusive international platform to share, learn, and network in the post-COVID-19 world.

Targeting women in leadership roles, the summit is tailored to address their specific needs, foster critical dialogue, and provide rich and diverse inputs, empowering them with knowledge. It will serve as an enabling platform for sharing insights, learning from one another, and fostering valuable networks across borders and cooperative sectors.

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  • Date 29-31 July 2024
  • Location Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Venue Hotel Meliá Hanoi
  • Theme Empowering Leadership: Navigating the Future of Cooperatives with Women at the Helm.

Why You Should Attend?

In-depth thematic sessions


Tailor-made training session


Business insights by practitioners


Steller line-up of speakers


Coop learning visit


Mentorship & networking opportunity


Who Can Attend?

  • 1. The summit is open only to women who hold leadership positions in cooperatives within the Asia and Pacific region.

  • 2. Women who are serving in leadership positions in cooperatives such as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Deputy CEO, Managing Director (MD), Deputy MD,Chairperson, and Vice-Chairperson are eligible to apply.

3. Eligible cooperative organizations include:

  • * National-level cooperative federation
  • * Sector-level cooperative federation
  • * Secondary-level cooperative federation
  • * Cooperative business enterprise (Any sector)

Interested participants can register online until 7 June 2024. Your participation in the Summit is subject to your selection and payment of the registration fee (US$ 400).


* Note: This is a tentative program and is subject to modification, addition, or deletion according to topics or time. The final program will be sent before the conference.

Morning / afternoon

3:00-5:00 pm       

6:00-7:00 pm       

7:00-9:00 pm       

9:30-10:00 am    

10:00-1:00 pm    

1:00-2:00 pm    

2:00-5:00 pm    

7:00-9:00 pm    

09:00 am-12:30 pm    

12:30-1:30 pm    

1:30-4:00 pm       

Late evening/ next morning

Speaker Modal Test


Vasanthi Srinivasan

Ms. Vasanthi Srinivasan


Elenita V. San Roque

Ms. Elenita V. San Roque


Chitra K.T. Subba

Ms. Chitra K.T. Subba


Summit Sponsors

Summit Organizers


The International Cooperative Alliance Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP), founded in 1960 in New Delhi, India, is a regional office of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA).

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The ICA-AP Committee on Women, founded in 1998, promotes gender integration in cooperatives, focusing on enhancing women's participation at leadership levels.

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Established in 1993, the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) represents and protects the rights and interests of cooperatives, cooperative federations and members.

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