2019 World Credit Union Conference Exceeds Expectations
More than 2,100 credit union professionals advance the global movement in The Bahamas
August 01, 2019
NASSAU—The 2019 World Credit Union Conference concluded Wednesday with a Caribbean-themed closing party that put the finishing touches on a spectacular four-day event at the Atlantis Resort.
More than 2,100 credit union professionals from across the globe attended the conference—the most since WCUC 2013 in Ottawa, Canada.*
WCUC 2019 featured 29 keynote presentations or breakout sessions from more than 50 speakers—on topics that included:
- Financial Inclusion.
- Regulation & Advocacy.
- Business Strategy & Influence.
Several World Council organizations and programs held their own learning sessions and receptions to target specific attendees, including our:
- Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN).
- World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP).
- Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions.
WCUC 2019 also featured 35 exhibitor booths from industry partners and sponsors who offered credit union products and services, as well as fun activities in the Solution Center.
Social media wall
WCUC 2019 also was a hit on social media—thanks in large part to a social media wall featured on a 72-inch monitor located right outside the main convention hall. Our hashtag #wcuc2019 was featured on more than 700 Twitter and Instagram posts as of Wednesday night, resulting in more than 40,000 impressions. Multiple posts about the event on Facebook garnered more than 24,000 impressions and 800-plus engagements.
Press coverage of the event was also strong, WCUC 2019 was featured in more than 100 articles published by over a dozen news outlets across seven countries.
Were you unable to attend WCUC 2019? Did you attend, but wish you could have gotten to all of the breakout sessions? You can still access all of that content with WCUC On-Demand.
For the first time at a World Credit Union Conference, we are providing access more than 30 hours of content from all breakout sessions and keynote presentations.
- Watch presentations via your computer, tablet or smart phone, or download the audio files of the sessions to listen anywhere, anytime.
- Receive the full viewing experience through presentation slides that are synchronized with audio and video of the speaker.
- Explore five diverse content areas.
- Bookmark and take notes.
- Access on your schedule with 24/7 online access.
- Personalize your learning opportunities.
You register for WCUC On-Demand here.
Get ready for 2020
*More than 3,000 people attended WCUC 2015 in Denver, but that was presented in conjunction with Credit Union National Association’s ACUC—America’s Credit Union Conference.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 85,400 credit unions in 118 countries serve 274 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.