Recap: Platform Cooperativism Conference Makes Its Debut in Asia
More than 170 people from 23 countries gathered at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the Platform Cooperativism for Asia, the first event of its kind to be held in Asia. Speakers included representatives from cooperatives, civic tech communities, and research institutions across the continent and beyond. The event, which took place on Sept.
Some of the highlights of the conference included the launch of the Platform Cooperative Consortium — Hong Kong, and the official release of the first Chinese language book on platform co-ops, “平台點合作,” meaning “How Platforms Cooperate.”
The organizers decided to host the conference in Hong Kong because of its position as a business center in Asia. The key purpose of the event was to convene leaders from the cooperative and other enterprises from the social economy sector.