The International Summit of Cooperatives chooses Jahia’s technologies to back up the online presence of the 2014 event

Thanks to the two flagship solutions of Jahia, the Summit ensures the second edition of its international event to provide the best online experience to its attendees.

Washington, DC, July 25th 2013 – Jahia, provider of Java-based open source next generation CMS solutions, today announced that The International Summit of Cooperatives, hosted by Desjardins Group, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, has chosen Jahia xCM (content management solution) and Jahia Wise (social & collaborative document sharing) to power the full online presence of the 2014 Event which will take place from October 6th to 9th in Quebec City, Canada.

The International Summit of Cooperatives has also chosen CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, to lead the project and implement the Jahia solution.

About the Summit 

The Summit is the biennial meeting place for leaders from the cooperative and mutualist worlds who want to discuss their concerns about the current and future challenges they all share. More information:

The Summit group needed to find a solution, based in the following criteria:

  • Manage the International Summit’s extranet, extranet and public site, fully accessible from any mobile devices, using a single solution and platform
  • Integrate with third party applications easily
  • Leverage a modern, fully social and collaborative Document sharing solution
  • Establish a long-term foundation based on superior technology at an affordable price

What is really unique with Jahia is that not only its platform is incredibly easy to use, deploy and integrate with, but it is also robust, innovative and yet affordable” said Stéphane Bertrand, Executive Director for the Summit.

Other key elements in the decision included the ability to quickly deploy sites and create powerful Web applications with no need to code, as well as to personalize the user experience, including for mobile devices.

We are glad to work very closely with our Gold partner CGI on this exciting new project. We are both committed to provide a next generation solution for the extranet, the web site and mobile application of the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives“, said Emmanuel Garcin, Jahia’s Vice President and General Manager Americas.

The prior International Summit of Cooperatives, held in 2012, gathered 2,800 attendees and 156 speakers from 91 countries, and the site captured about 100,000 unique visitors. 

About the host 

The Group Desjardins is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada

  • $190.1 billion in total assets (as at December 31, 2011)
  • Top cooperative financial group in Canada and 6th largest in the world
  • Largest financial group in Quebec
  • Ranked 16th among the world's 50 safest financial institutions (Global Finance magazine's 2012 world ranking)
  • Robust Tier 1 Capital ratio, among the best in the Canadian industry
  • Strong long-term credit ratings: AA (DBRS), AA- (Standard and Poor's), Aa1 (Moody's), AA- (Fitch)
  • Founded in 1900 by Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins
  • Named Top Corporate Citizen in Canada by Corporate Knights (2012 ranking)

About CGI 

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 69,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: