JCIA holds business study workshops with the aim of contributing to facilitation of the cooperative insurance business by helping executives and regular employees of the member societies understand the latest domestic and international issues, in which the member societies are highly interested and which are likely to have an impact on their cooperative insurance operations.
The first business study workshop for fiscal 2013 was held as follows,
- Date: Friday, 21st June, 2013
- Venue: Elizabeth Rose Hall, UN University Headquarters
* Dame Pauline Green, President, ICA
- Blueprint for a Cooperative decade and how to deliver it.
* Shaun Tarbuck, Chief Executive, ICMIF
- Update on global trends in the cooperative insurance world
* John Balmforth, Chair, ICMIF
- Lessons learnt from the Christchurch earthquake
2012 is the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC), as designated by the United Nations. Our continuing work following the IYC effort will be important to achieve the objectives proposed by the United Nation, which were "Increasing public awareness of cooperatives", "Promoting the growth of cooperatives" and "Establishing appropriate policies for cooperatives". JCIA invited the representatives of ICA and ICMIF for the opportunity to consider about our future activities in entering the 'post-IYC' year.
Dame Pauline Green gave a presentation about how the cooperative society can deliver "Blueprint for a co-operative decade", which is an action goal proposed by ICA for cooperative society in the world following the IYC. Mr. Shaun Tarbuck gave a presentation about update on global trends in the cooperative and mutual insurance organization in the world such as ICMIF members. Mr. John Balmforth gave a presentation about his experience and lessons learnt from the Christchurch earthquake which occurred from 2010 to 2011, when he was a chief executive of AMI Company in New Zealand.
As many as 93 people participated in the workshop from the member societies of the JCIA and concerned organizations.