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May 20, 2009

WOCCU Conference Extends Early Bird Deadline

Reduced Rates Now Valid Through June 2

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MADISON, Wis.—To support credit unions worldwide affected by the current economy, World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) has extended the deadline for reduced registration fees for the 2009 World Credit Union Conference, scheduled for July 26-29 in Barcelona, Spain. The "early bird" price will be honored through June 2 for all conference attendees, companions and day tours.

The deadline extension translates to a savings of $200 on the cost of registration for participants and companions. In April, WOCCU negotiated reduced hotel rates at all three conference hotels, and those rates have also been extended through June 2.

Attendees from more than 40 countries have already registered, ensuring that the WOCCU conference will once again be the premier international credit union event of the year.

WOCCU Supporters attending the conference in Barcelona will be invited to this year's private Supporters' Reception hosted at the Palau de la Música Catalana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site noted as one of the world's most unique concert halls. For more information and to register for the conference, visit


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 more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 105 countries serve 217 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at


Contact: Rebecca Carpenter
Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
Phone: +1-608-395-2031
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