MADISON, Wis. (5/5/10)--Attendees at The 1 Credit Union Conference next month will hear from several experts from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) during breakout sessions on two of the hottest challenges facing credit unions: the economy and the growing compliance burden. The conference is set for July 11-14 in Las Vegas. It is the one-time-only combination of the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) America's Credit Union Conference and the World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) World Credit Union Conference. The Current Economy and Future Trends: An Industry Update will be provided by CUNA's economists--Bill Hampel, senior vice president of research and chief economist, and Mike Schenk, vice president of economics and statistics. The global recession, the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, has changed the political and financial landscape and has altered consumer behavior for what may be generations to come. In the session, which will be simultaneously interpreted into Spanish, Hampel and Schenk will share how the shifts and the changing economic outlook will shape credit union operations going forward. They also will look at how credit unions can continue to provide stellar member service in tomorrow's challenging environment. In another session, Coping with a Growing Compliance Burden: What Credit Unions Need to Know, Kathy Thompson, CUNA senior vice president and associate general counsel for regulatory compliance, will discuss the latest regulations' effects on day to day operations of the credit union. As an added feature, conference attendees will have the option to purchase show tickets for three special events:
* Barry Manilow, $135 per ticket; * The Beatles Love Cirque du Soleil, $135; and * Viva Elvis Cirque du Soleil, $150.
Show tickets may be purchased online through the conference registration system once the registration form is completed. For individuals who have already registered and would like to add show tickets, tours or other events, use the link and enter the confirmation number in the registration confirmation email. Use the links for more information.