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World Conference heading to Vienna


30 Mar 17

Bookings have opened for the 2017 World Credit Union Conference, which is being held in Vienna.

The premier annual international credit union education and networking event is organised by the World Council of Credit Unions, and returns to Europe for the second year in a row following last summer’s highly successful conference in Belfast.

This is the first time the World Conference has ever been held in Austria, and around 1,800 delegates from 55 different countries are expected to attend the event, which runs from 23-26 July.

Alongside a programme of plenary sessions and workshops featuring high profile speakers and key figures from the global credit union movement, female delegates will have the chance to attend the Global Women’s Leadership Network, and delegates aged 35 and under can take part in the World Council Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) programme.

ABCUL Chief Executive Mark Lyonette said: “ABCUL is proud to be the British member of the World Council of Credit Unions, and the World Conference is a tremendous opportunity for credit union staff, directors and volunteers to share experiences and learn from credit union professionals from a range of countries.

“Last year’s gathering in Belfast saw the highest ever number of British delegates to a World Credit Union Conference, and I hope our member credit unions will once more consider taking advantage of this great opportunity to engage with the global credit union movement.”

Bookings are open now, and as the only British member of the World Council, ABCUL member credit unions are eligible for a very significant saving by booking at the World Council member rate. Delegates can also take advantage of a US$100 discount if they book before 19 May.

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