TORONTO, July 12, 2013 /CNW/ -
World Council of Credit Unions - the global trade association and development agency for credit unions - is hosting an international conference in Ottawa that will feature industry experts who will focus on five key topics from a variety of perspectives and experiences: Leadership & Strategy; Technology; International Credit Union Experience; Advocacy and Governmental Affairs; and Innovation. Over 2,300 credit union leaders from around the world - including over 1,000 Canadians - will have a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight into game-changing ideas on leadership, business operations, mobile banking, social media and the global financial services sector in general.
In addition to the following three keynote speakers, there will be almost 90 internationally-based speakers - many credit union leaders - who will participate in over 30 break-out sessions over a three day period; all with the goal of helping credit union leaders better prepare for the shifting credit union landscape, and gain practical insight on new ways of doing business.
- Ian Shelley, Mobile Technology Expert, Former Partner KPMG.
- Monday, July 25, 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
- Ian has 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, providing management consulting services including extensive IT system, operations and mobile payment advice. His experience covers credit unions, banks, insurers, regulators and infrastructure providers in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Bermuda. Shelley has been published in Globe and Mail, National Credit Union Magazine, Payment Innovations and Lexpert.
- Charlene Li, Founder, Altimeter Group, LLC, and Author of Groundswell and Open Leadership
- July 16, 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
- Charlene is one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies. She is an independent thought leader on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Formerly, Li was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research and a consultant with Monitor Group. She was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010 and one of the most influential women in technology 2009. Li has appeared on 60 Minutes, The PBS News Hour, ABC News and CNN. Follow her blog at charleneli.com/blog or at twitter.com/charleneli.
- Simon Sinek, Author of Start With Why, Simon Sinek Inc., LLC
- July 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
- Simon is best known for his theory of the "Golden Circle"— a naturally occurring pattern, grounded in the biology of human decision making, that explains why we are inspired by some people and organizations over others. Sinek teaches graduate-level strategic communications at Columbia University. He has presented at the United Nations, to the senior leadership of the United States Air Force, and to the senior leaders of NASA.
To review the entire Conference agenda and list of speakers, click here.
Ottawa Convention Centre (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9J2)
About Credit Union Central of Canada (Canadian Central)
Credit Union Central of Canada is the national trade association for the Canadian credit union system. Canada's credit union system is a vital competitor in the financial services industry. Canadian Central represents five regional Centrals and one Federation representing 348 credit unions with more than $152.5 billion in assets and serving over 5.3 million members, outside of Quebec. For more information about Canada's credit union system and Canadian Central visit www.cucentral.ca.
For the eighth consecutive year, Canadians ranked credit unions first in overall Customer Service Excellence, among all financial institutions, surpassing all Canadian banks in Ipsos 2012 Best Banking Awards. Credit unions also took sole honours in Branch Service Excellence and Values My Business. Credit unions tied for first among all financial institutions for Financial Planning & Advice and Telephone Banking Excellence.
SOURCE: Credit Union Central of Canada
For further information:
Director, Trade Association Services
Tel: (416) 232-3417
Cell: (416) 434-8777