Please join Cowichan Co-op Connections on May 31 to hear Adrian Legin, one of Vancouver Island’s top business leaders, speak on his experiences in Emilia-Romagna, one of Europe’s most prosperous regions, and lessons that could be applied to Vancouver Island and the Cowichan Valley.
Mr. Legin, who is President and CEO of Coastal Community Credit Union, recently participated in an economic development study of Emilia-Romagna, where co-ops and credit unions account for 30% of the economy, and unemployment rates are among the lowest in Europe.
Mr. Legin feels that we can learn much from Emilia-Romagna in building a more prosperous regional economy. Its thousands of small businesses and co-ops have a reputation for working co-operatively and collaboratively, and for cultivating a regional brand based on very high quality goods and services – including world-renowned foods and wines.
Adrian Legin is a very engaging speaker. This is one event you won’t want to miss!