MADISON, Wis. — Plan now to attend this year's 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, July 15–18 in Gdańsk, Poland. Registration for both the conference and its hotels can be made now at www.LetsGdansk2012.org.
More than 1,500 credit union executives and volunteers from more than 50 countries are expected to attend this year's conference. Host city Gdańsk is home both to the historic Solidarity movement, which freed Poland from communism's yoke, as well as the country's credit union system, considered to be one of the fastest-growing and most advanced in the world. Tradition combines with progress to create an educational environment perfect for charting the credit union movement's course in facing a challenging future.
Some of the world's leading business lights dominate this year's agenda, including:
Breakout sessions featuring international speakers will focus on specific topics within four separate educational tracks:
There also will be ample opportunities to enhance your Gdańsk experience with bonus networking and educational sessions, including:
Gdańsk is a city with a long, proud history, which participants can explore at length in the conference's companion programs. Companions will experience the best that historic and contemporary Poland has to offer, leaving refreshed, invigorated and enthusiastic about their experiences.
For more information about the most prestigious educational and networking credit union event this year, go to www.LetsGdansk2012.org and register today!
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, 56,000 credit unions in 101 countries serve 200 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.