XIVth IRU General Meeting & International Raiffeisen Conference

27-28 September 2018, Koblenz/Germany

From September 27-28, 2018, the international cooperative world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the IRU – International Raiffeisen Union e. V. with a ceremony in the “Raiffeisenland” Rhineland-Palatinate.

More than 150 participants from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America as well as from the German cooperative organizations came together at Fortress Ehrenbreitstein in Koblenz. In addition to the 50th anniversary of the IRU, we celebrated as well the 200th anniversary of the cooperative pioneer Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen.

We invite you to have a look at the picture galleries and enjoy the impressions of the event.For more information, the rpess release in English and German is ready for download below.

In the name of IRU we thank all participants that were part of our 50 years’ celebration. It was a great success because you!

Event in Pictures

Our speakers

Franky Depickere

President, IRU – International Raiffeisen Union
CEO, Cera – KBC Ancora / Belgium

Dr. Ariel Guarco

President, International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)
President, Co-operative Confederation of Argentina

Wiebe Draijer

CEO, Rabobank / Netherlands

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Dr. Nandini Azad

Board Member, IRU – International Raiffeisen Union
President, ICNW – Indian Cooperative Network for Women

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Werner Böhnke

Formerly Chairman, German Friedrich-Wilhelm-Raiffeisen-Society / Germany

Daniela Schmitt

State Minister, Ministry for Economy, Transport, Agriculture and Viniculture of Rhineland-Palatinate / Germany

Picture: ©mwvlw

Sophie Geuens

Cera – KBC Ancora

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Greetings of IRU President Franky Depickere

Please feel free to contact us for any question:

Mr Korbinian März
Mail: info@iru.de
Phone: +49 (0)228 8861-364