International Regulator's Round Table Scheduled

April 19, 2004

Madison, WI—World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. recently set the date for the second International Regulators' Round Table to be held in conjunction with the 7th International Leadership Institute. On August 2, 2004 international regulators will come together in an exclusive meeting to discuss the future of credit unions.

The agenda will cover the following topics: the credit union difference, Basel II Capital Accord, accounting standards, governance, taxation and other regulatory items. Regulators are further encouraged to attend the Leadership Institute, held August 1-4. Major issues covered by the Institute will include identity theft, disaster planning, enhancing marketing and sales strategies, as well as sessions on credit union mergers. This annual event provides a unique opportunity for Regulators around the world to share the most effective regulatory practices and experiences supervising credit unions.

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency 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, 68,882 credit unions in 109 countries serve 235 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at