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Annual Conference bookings open


03 Jan 17

Bookings are now open for ABCUL’s 2017 Annual Conference, which is being held at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 March.

The event will include the Association’s Annual General Meeting on the afternoon of Saturday 11 March.

ABCUL’s Annual Conference is the largest event in the British credit union calendar, with delegates from across England, Scotland and Wales representing credit unions of all types and all sizes gathering to share their experiences and learn together.

Over 350 people attended the 2016 ABCUL Annual Conference, making it the Association's largest and most successful event in years.

This year, delegates will hear from a series of expert speakers incuding HM Treasury's Director of Financial Services Gwyneth Nurse, the Financial Conduct Authority's Head of Mortgages and Mutuals Alison Carpenter, and the Prudential Regulation Authority's Technical Specialist Roger Marsh. Speakers will share their views on the current and future environment for credit unions, and there will also be an international perspective from the American credit union movement.

Plenary sessions will be facilitated by the broadcaster, journalist and writer Liz Barclay.

The right to attend Annual Conference is an exclusive benefit for ABCUL members, and all affiliated credit unions are encouraged to send at least one representative to take advantage of the unique learning and networking opportunities over the weekend.

ABCUL Chief Executive Mark Lyonette said: “It has been an eventful year in so many ways, and our conference will focus on thinking through the ways in which credit unions can continue to afford their growth aspirations. Innovations in lending, channels and operations will be at the heart of the agenda.

“Our aim is that participation in the annual conference will add value to our members as they plan for their credit union’s future – both with stimulating speakers, and debate and discussion with peers.”

Bookings are now open, and members can reserve their delegate places here. Bookings made by Monday 30 January will have access to the Early Bird Rate and save £100 on a full weekend delegate place. Full details of the conference programme will be published soon.

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