Early Bird Deadline Approaching for World Credit Union Conference

Attendees from more than 20 countries already registered

MADISON, Wis. — Time is running out to take advantage of the “early bird” deadline for World Council of Credit Unions’ 2012 World Credit Union Conference in Gdańsk, Poland, July 15-18, 2012. On May 10 the registration fee will increase US$200 per attendee.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to connect with peers from around the world; hear from leading business minds Youngme Moon, Harvard University professor, and mobile banking guru Brett King, who are driving change in and outside the credit union industry; and take in a history-buffs paradise with sightseeing tours that will leave attendees in awe of the beauty and historical significance of Gdańsk.
“This summer we also have the pleasure of joining Poland’s credit unions, Spoldzielcze kasy oszczędnościowo-kredytowe or better known as SKOKs, in celebrating their 20th anniversary,” said World Council President and CEO Brian Branch. “What started as a small grassroots effort has grown to become one of the most successful and respected credit union systems in the world and attendees will have the chance to see this amazing transformation firsthand and celebrate its success.”

In addition, this year’s conference features local credit union visits, compelling breakout sessions packed with field-tested solutions, The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ charity golf tournament, the third annual Global Women’s Leadership Forum and countless opportunities to network and build a strong professional network that will continue long after attendees leave Gdańsk.
A companion program and wide variety of sightseeing tours are also scheduled for guests to join in this year’s activities and spaces are still available on the pre-tour, July 10-14, from Kraków to Gdańsk and the post-tour which will head to St. Petersburg, Russia, July 19-22, after the conference. Tours are filling quickly so early registration is recommended.

Register on or before May 10 to take advantage of discounted registration fees. Visit for more information about the conference and to register for the event. Hotel space is limited and early registration is encouraged.
World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. WOCCU 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. WOCCU 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.
WOCCU has implemented more than 275 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 53,000 credit unions in 100 countries serve 188 million people. Learn more about WOCCU’s impact around the world at

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