World Credit Union Conference Announces 2024 Keynote Speakers

Kanungo, Carayol and Dhawan to speak on main stage

February 12, 2024

MADISON, Wis.—An impressive lineup of keynote speakers will share their unique insights with credit union leaders from around the globe during the 2024 World Credit Union Conference, to be held July 21-24, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

  • Shawn Kanungo, an innovation strategist, will lead the session “Strategy in a World of Disruption”, providing valuable perspectives on adapting to technological changes and evolving customer expectations.
  • René Carayol, a globally recognized inclusive leadership speaker, will inspire attendees with his expertise in fostering inclusive and successful organizational cultures.
  • Erica Dhawan, an authority on modern teamwork and innovation, will present “Concrete Empathy: A Playbook for Leading Modern Teams to Innovation”, offering strategies for building engaged and innovative teams.

"We are honored to welcome Shawn, René and Erica to the 2024 World Credit Union Conference,” said Elissa McCarter LaBorde, World Council of Credit Unions President and CEO. “Their collective wisdom in innovation, leadership and empathy will inspire our attendees with the tools and insights needed to navigate today's complex business landscape. This year's conference is not just about facing our challenges; it's about embracing new opportunities for transformation and growth in the credit union industry."

The World Credit Union Conference is the premier global event for credit union professionals, offering unparalleled networking opportunities, educational sessions, and insights into the latest industry trends.

Early bird registration rates are available until Friday, 12 April. For more information and to register for the conference, please visit

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 90 countries. Worldwide, 82,758 credit unions in 97 countries serve 404 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at

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Contact: Kadie Hochmuth
Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
Phone: +1 (608) 395-2071
Shawn Kanungo
Shawn Kanungo
Rene Carayol
Rene Carayol
Erica Dhawan
Erica Dhawan

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