What Not to Miss: Previewing Day 2 of Convention

Almost as quickly as it had begun, the first day of the Northwest Credit Union Association’s (NWCUA’s) Convention was in the books. As attendees plan for the hustle and bustle of the first full day of Convention, several can’t-miss events jump off the page.

Though some attendees’ days will begin bright and early with the Emerging Leaders Networking Breakfast, the day’s events will kick off in earnest with a keynote address from Rabobank’s Arnold Kuijpers and the presentation of the Chapter Excellence Awards beginning at 9 a.m.

From there, attendees will look to hit a number of attractions, including the tradeshow, which opens to the public for the first time at 10:30 a.m. The first breakout sessions of Convention are then scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m., including a presentation from John Lass, senior vice president of strategy and business development; for CUNA Mutual Group, entitled, “Building the Credit Union of the Future,” which will address the myriad possibilities, challenges and opportunities facing credit unions, and how they can respond to those to create a more sustainable future for the entire industry.

The afternoon general session will feature a panel discussion moderated by Lass that will include Brigette Goulard, vice president of Credit Union Central Canada, and Dominic Vinci, Interior Savings Credit Union senior vice president and COO. The panel will outline their perspectives on capital alternatives, operational efficiency and international North American collaborative opportunities now available to all credit unions.

The full day is capped with the “Denim and Diamonds” Credit Union for Kids Auction from 6:30-9 p.m. The fundraising event will put the final touches on Miracle Jeans Day at Convention while keeping attendees focused on the outward-facing nature of the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People.”


Questions? Contact Training Programs Coordinator Yuri Jung: 206.340.4817, yjung@nwcua.org.

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