CUANY to Hold Its First Economic Forum, Announces Keynote, Opens Registration

Bonnie Sklar, Public Relations Coordinator
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(Albany, NY) – The Credit Union Association of New York will be holding its first Economic Forum Nov. 1-2 in Albany, N.Y., at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center. The event, which is open to attendees from multiple states, aims to provide credit union leaders with information on business strategy, economics, investing and more.

Nationally acclaimed speaker Mark Sievewright, president of Credit Union Solutions at Fiserv, will provide the keynote presentation, “Credit Unions—Staying Relevant, Becoming Prevalent: A Futuristic View of the Credit Union Industry and its Potential.”

Sievewright believes there’s a transformation underway in the U.S. financial services industry that will have a dramatic effect on how credit unions do business, how they strategize about their futures and how they collaborate around products, services and information. During his presentation, Sievewright will highlight industry changes, their implications for credit union leaders and the strategies it will take to remain relevant and become prevalent.

Sievewright is one of the most sought-after speakers in the financial services industry. With 30 years of financial services industry experience, Sievewright has held senior leadership roles at HSBC in London, MasterCard International in Brussels, and Payment Systems, Inc., where he served as president and CEO. Between 1999 and 2004, he served as president and CEO at the TowerGroup, a leading technology research and advisory firm for the financial services industry.

During the past 10 years, he has spoken at more than 200 financial services events and conferences around the world including numerous bankers’ associations’ events and credit union conferences around the country. He  also chaired the Retail Financial Services Best Practices conference.

Registration for the Economic Forum is now open. Early-bird registration closes Sept. 20 and a hotel room block is available through Oct. 10.  All conference registrations close Oct. 18. For more information, visit or call the Association’s  member services team at (800) 342-9835, ext. 8546.
The Credit Union Association of New York has served as the trade association for the state’s credit unions for 95 years. New York credit unions have assets of more than $57 billion and serve 4.6 million members. To learn more about the Association, visit

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