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Global CUs gear up for WOCCU Barcelona conference
MADISON, Wis. (7/22/09)--More than 1,100 credit union executives, officials and supporters are expected to attend the World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) World Credit Union Conference in Barcelona, Spain, next week. Attendees at the July 26-29 event represent 62 countries--the most diverse crowd to ever attend a Europe-based WOCCU conference. Speakers at the conference include Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico and a credit union supporter; Luis Pastor, president/CEO of Latino Community CU, Durham, N.C.; Eric Dillon, chief operating officer of Servus CU, Alberta, Canada; and Pete Crear, WOCCU president/CEO. Special events include: a day-long workshop for African savings and credit cooperative executives and officials; the international Regulators’ Roundtable; and the Global Women’s Leadership Forum. Distinguished Service Awards and the WOCCU Young Credit Union People scholarship also will be presented. The conference is co-hosted by WOCCU, the Spanish Cooperative Bank, and Spain’s National Union of Credit Cooperatives.
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