Credit union experts: Report to Spring Training!

Watch out Washington, D.C., the credit union movement has taken over! The recent annual CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference was the beginning of the year in a way; it marked the first big credit union conference of 2017.

The political landscape and economic outlook was the buzz. Not to mention the impressive keynote speech delivered flawlessly by Former Secretary of State, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.). But after jamming at “Late Night at the GAC” and Sound Nation’s performance, what’s next?

As a career tradeshow attendee, here are four credit union events you must attend in the next few months to get ready for the season:

1. April: GonzoBanker Chief Executive Officer Spring Roundtable

Cornerstone Advisors has a unique series of credit union roundtables each year that provides credit union executives unique opportunities to collaborate and share best practices with their peers in an intimate setting.

Led by the experienced experts at Cornerstone, this is a must-attend event for CEOs. The event kicks off on April 19 at the picturesque Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.

2. May: 2017 National Conference for Canada’s Credit Unions

The credit union movement is strong across the entirety of North America. The National Conference for Canada’s Credit Unions is built on innovation and diversity. New to this year’s event is the Innovation Session Series and a Regulatory Compliance Forum.

Halifax is the perfect place to experience the credit union movement and the beauty of Nova Scotia. The conference is encouraging attendees to come early and stay late this May to discover this magnificent province.

3. May: Corelation Client Conference

Corelation is taking the core banking space by storm with its new Keystone core platform. With Keystone continuing its steady tide of signing credit unions and seeing significant conversions, any credit union saddled with a legacy system or in the process of re-evaluating its core needs to pencil in this event for June.

The annual conference is in Corelation’s San Diego backyard and kicks off May 16. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to check out a Padres game!

4. June: CU Tech Talk Info Security Conference

June 14 kicks off the 15th annual Credit Union InfoSecurity Conference. This is the only security conference for, by and about credit unions. It is also one of the least-expensive events on my annual list.

Block chain security, cybercrime trends and even biometric authentication technologies will be covered during this three-day event. See you in San Diego!

There you go. Four great shows and four great reasons to rack up some frequent flyer miles in the next few months. See you there!

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Michelle has expertise in the financial services industry and has been a contributor to the Hyland blog.
Michelle Harbinak Shapiro

Michelle Harbinak Shapiro

Michelle has expertise in the financial services industry and has been a contributor to the Hyland blog.

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