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July 24, 2017

2017 World Credit Union Conference Kicks Off To the Tune of a Viennese Waltz

VIENNA, Austria — World Council of Credit Unions welcomed over 1,600 people from 58 countries at the Austria Center Vienna in Vienna, Austria Sunday evening for the opening ceremonies of the 2017 World Credit Union Conference. From 23–26 July, participants will hear from world-class speakers, network and engage with colleagues from around the globe and learn from leading industry experts on topics such as young adult membership growth, advocacy, financial technology, operations, leadership and emerging trends. 

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July 26, 2017

Leading Shark Talks Cyber Security

VIENNA, Austria — Robert Herjavec, founder of Herjavec Group, a global leader in information security and a leading shark on ABC television network’s show Shark Tank, addressed delegates at the general session at the World Credit Union Conference on Tuesday, 25 July, sharing insight and experiences on rising cyber security threats.

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The Future of Microlead

Examining the importance of savings mobilization and digital finance to further expand access to the unbanked, especially to rural women—based on lessons learned from our UNCDF programs in Rwanda and Liberia.


We advocate on behalf of the global cooperative financial movement

Regulatory burden impacts us all.  We advocate protect cooperative financial institution competitiveness to limit regulatory burden globally.

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23 - 26 July 2017

World CU Conference

The World Credit Union Conference is the premier global event for the credit union industry with the most take-home value. Attendees from around the globe include Board Members, CEO’s, Executive Directors, Senior Management and more. This is the only conference that has a global focus on improving lives through credit unions. We offer top-class educational sessions on key topics, networking opportunities without comparison and an excellent team-building environments that will facilitate and grow decision making.

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Spotlight: Rwanda

UNCDF Article "Savings to the Last Mile – Why Location Counts"

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