During the last week of September, the IPPAG Cooperative celebrated its 50th anniversary in the beautiful setting of Saint Paul de Vence and Nice in the South of France, with members (past and present) travelling to join from around the world.

Events included a two day ‘Open Forum’ about the future of the Cooperative and our Industry, as well as opportunities for IPPAG members and their families to share some memorable experiences: with a 2CV rallye through the countryside, a ‘pétanque’ tournament, and the highlight of the celebrations: the 50th anniversary gala dinner.

Quote from Florence Mosnier, IPPAG Coop General Manager

“IPPAG has been my ‘professional family’ since 2004, and whilst that may feel like a long time: looking back at the 50 years of IPPAG history truly humbles and amazes me.

We are very fortunate to count such brilliant minds and industry players in our group and evolving at their sides has been a privilege.

Our 50th anniversary is an opportunity to honour the past with the presence of our ‘Old Tigers’ and look to the future with our ‘Open Forum’ meetings exploring the true value of IPPAG.”

Quote from Thibaut Fontaine, IPPAG Coop Chairman

“IPPAG is the greatest opportunity for its members coming from all over the world  to exchange experiences, good suppliers and develop processes  together. For example, we have made social audits in 67 factories in China.

We have also more and more global clients we serve all together around the world!

The theme of this 2 days meeting is “How can membership in IPPAG enhance your business and professional development” and is organised with 2 professional consultants specialised in the “Open Space Forums”

This revolution in our meeting will for sure give us new developments in our Cooperative, but also in the management of own companies.”

Photo: ‘IPPAG Presidents from 1986’: Mr Rosario Circo (CIPI, Italy) / Mr George Murton (Worldwide Ideas, UK) / Mr Bob Lederer (Prime Resources, USA) / Mr Fritz Bauer (Mitraco, Austria) / Mr Soeren Langhoff (Langhoff Promotion, Denmark / Mr Thibaut Fontaine (mcs Kick and Rush, Belgium)