ACDI MPC Welcomes Delegates from ACCU Forum

This year the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) and Philippine Federation of Credit Cooperatives (PFCCO) hosted the Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU) Forum on September 03 to 08, 2012 held in Mandaluyong City. This forum was conducted in line with the International Year of Cooperatives themed as “Cooperative Enterprises Build A Better World”. There were around 400 delegates from different cooperatives and credit unions coming from different parts of Asia.

As one of the highlights of this year’s ACCU Coop Forum, delegates from the different Asian countries were able to visit local cooperatives here in the Philippines. Being one of the successful cooperatives, ACDI Multipurpose Cooperative was selected as one of the 11 cooperatives to showcase their coop’s product and services.

On September 06, 2012, around 40 delegates from Taiwan, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Timor Leste, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Philippines, visited ACDI MPC. They were warmly welcomed by the ACDI MPC Team led by MGen. Gilbert S. Llanto (Ret.), ACDI President.

The cooperative profile was rendered by Ms. Glenda Lita N. Ersando, Executive Vice President for Operations and Ms. Esperanza G. Cauyan, Executive Vice President for Administration. The formal presentation was followed by an open forum wherein delegates praised the key successes achieved by ACDI. They also asked questions majorly pertaining to the operations and membership of ACDI which the ACDI Board of Directors and Top Management pleasantly answered. A token of appreciation was also given by Ms. Anna Chernova, a Russian delegate and also the coordinator of the ACCU Coop Visit, for the warm welcome that ACDI has given to them. Lunch was also served while the ACDI MPC 30th audio visual presentation was shown. At the end of the program, the delegates received free ACDI novelty items and also had a chance to tour around the Head Office building.

The Coop Visit was truly a success as new acquaintances and partnerships were formed. Moreover, ACDI personnel were glad to showcase the expansion ACDI MPC is undergoing at present. It only goes to show, that cooperative enterprises truly help build a better world.

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