Registration Open for the 2017 World Credit Union Conference

Vienna, Austria to host annual World Council of Credit Unions event

December 14, 2016

Join 1,800 global credit union colleagues at World Council's World Credit Union Conference in Vienna, Austria.

MADISON, Wis. — Attend the premier international credit union education and networking event offered by the global credit union movement.

World Council of Credit Unions has opened online registration for its annual World Credit Union Conference to be held 23–26 July in Vienna, Austria. For more information and to register visit The registration fee will increase by $100 USD per attendee after 19 May.

More than 1,800 credit union executives and volunteers from over 55 countries are expected to attend. Host city Vienna is considered to be one of the most beautiful and civilized cities in the world. With imperial palaces, museum districts and historical buildings, you are sure to be amazed.

Attendees can also enhance their conference experience with additional educational events, including:

  • Global Women's Leadership Forum, the annual networking and educational gathering of the Global Women's Leadership Network, the world's only peer-to-peer credit union women's leadership organization. For the first time in the event’s history, the Forum is open to all conference attendees. Sandra McDowell, will lead the discussion on Sunday, 23 July.
  • World Council Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) programthe annual educational and networking event for credit union professionals age 35 and under. Five scholarship applicants will receive all-expense-paid scholarships to the 2018 conference.
  • Vienna Boys’ Choir Exclusive Eventa fundraising and networking event hosted by the Global Women’s Leadership Network on Monday, 24 July. This will be the only concert the Vienna Boys’ Choir performs all summer.

Also available to conference participants are day trips, pre and post tours, the Executive Series, 5k walk/run, and a River Boat Cruise.

Register on or before 19 May to take advantage of discounted registration fees. For more information about 2017's most prestigious educational and networking credit union event, go to and register today!

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, 89,026 credit unions in 117 countries serve 260 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at

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Contact: Kadie Hochmuth
Phone: (608) 395-2071