Follow the links below to the presentations from the 37th ICOS National Conference on:
Managing Risk in Co-operative Businesses
The conference fee is:
- ICOS Members €100 per delegate
- Non-members: €140 per delegate
- For group bookings of five or more a discount of 10% applies
To book a place at the Conference. please complete the Booking Form (Click Here) and send with a cheque made payable to ICOS to:
The Plunkett House
84 Merrion Square
Telephone: 01 6131347 or email email@example.com
ICOS lines up top Irish and International speakers on issues of major economic importance
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney T.D., Matt Dempsey, Chief Executive of The Agricultural Trust, the Chairman of global dairy giant Arla Foods, Ake Hantoft, Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon, UCD Public Health Professor Pat Wall and Food Harvest 2020 Chairman Dr. Seán Brady will be among a top line-up of senior Irish and international speakers who will address risk management in co-operative businesses at the ICOS National Conference in Portlaoise on Monday 25th November. Read More
As you will be aware while our co-ops Ireland have major offensive interests in most of the trade deals the EU is conducting around the world.
But he Canada and US deals are double edged as we have offensive and defensive interests as they are competing Agri blocks.
At present there is no released text of the agreement, to the figures below are confirmed headline figures and details leaked to ICOS BXL. Read More
In this months ICOS DairyDigest:
- Quota Abolition
- Market Update
- Brussels Bites
- News from around the World
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD met ICOS Dairy Co-operative Chairmen for a mutual sharing of viewpoints relating to the future of the Irish dairy industry.
The discussions focused on initiatives to curb the impacts of market volatility post quota and associated risk management tools which might be used to protect market returns. Read More
Applications for this position are now being short listed. No further applications will be accepted.
The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd (ICOS) is the central representative organisation for farmer controlled co-operative businesses in Ireland. Our members play an important role in all aspects of the Irish Food Industry with combined sales of over 12 billion euro in 2013.
A highly motivated, articulate, Co-operative Development Executive is now required. Read More
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD met ICOS and Chairmen of the dairy processing co-operatives for a mutual sharing of viewpoints relating to the future of the Irish dairy industry. The discussions focussed on initiatives to curb the impacts of market volatility post quota and associated risk management tools which might be used to protect market returns. Front Row right to left: ICOS President Bertie O’Leary (Dairygold), Minister Coveney, Martin Keane ICOS Vice-President, (Glanbia) and Seamus O’Donohoe, CEO of ICOS. Back row (left to right) J J Walsh, Commercial Director, Carbery; Matt Quinlan, Tipperary Co-op; Pat Mescal, Arrabawn; Aaron Forde, Chairman, Irish Dairy Board; Padraig Young, Lakeland Dairies; Jim Russell , Centenary Thurles; Martin O Keefe, North Cork; Pat Landers, Kerry; Ken Chapman, Director, Wexford Creamery; TJ Flanagan, ICOS Dairy Policy Manager and Hugo Maguire, Town of Monaghan.
Brussels, 24th September 2013 – ICOS, the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society, has welcomed the independent Ernst and Young report which comprehensively rejects European Parliament proposals for milk supply controls post quota.
Ernst and Young France were commissioned to conduct an “Analysis on the future developments in the dairy sector” by the EC Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate-General.
Their report comprehensively rejects the so called “buy out” (supply management) proposals, describing them as unworkable.
Ernst & Young did however call for strong measures to help farmers to deal with the inevitable volatility which will occur when milk production quotas are abolished. Read More