2014 World Credit Union Conference opens Down Under

Over 1,800 attendees from 48 countries meet for four days in Australia’s Gold Coast.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA (July 29, 2014) — World Council of Credit Unions welcomed 1,882 attendees from 48 countries at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday evening for the opening ceremonies of its 2014 World Credit Union Conference. From 27–30 July, participants will network and learn from top industry experts on topics such as young adult membership, technology, leadership and credit union advocacy.

The conference opened with World Council’s legendary international flag parade, in which flag bearers wore colorful national attire to recognize each country in attendance. The audience, with impressive Australian and New Zealand representation, also received performances from Aboriginal dance troupe Nunukul Yuggera and Australian tall tale teller and singer Errol Gray.

World Council Chair Grzegorz Bierecki, president of NACSCU, Poland’s national trade association for savings and credit unions, welcomed attendees to the event.

“It is meetings such as these that make us better, that help us serve our members better, that make us try to help others: People helping people,” Bierecki said. “During this conference, ideas will be born and linkages will be formed that will bring tangible results — if not today, then tomorrow.”

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