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2012 World Credit Union Conference
7/15/2012 - 7/18/2012
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Tuesday,  10 July 2012
Times TBD Pre-Tour Krakow to Gdansk (additional registration and fee)


Saturday,  14 July 2012
07:00 - 17:00
Sierra Club, Sierra Club 
Worldwide Foundation Golf Tournament
08:00 - 12:00 Westerplatte and Oliwa Tour
08:00 - 15:00 Kaszuby - The Polish Switzerland Tour
08:00 - 17:00
Philharmonic Hall, Ground Floor / Foyer 
Internet Cafe
08:00 - 17:00
Philharmonic Hall, Ground Floor / Foyer 
Silent Auction Collection
13:00 - 15:00 Gdansk Old Town & Amber Walking Tour
18:00 - 19:30
Philharmonic Hall, Restaurant / Ground Floor 
Global Woman's Leadership Networking Reception


Sunday,  15 July 2012
08:00 - 010:00 Gdansk Old Town & Amber Walking Tour
08:00 - 15:00 Malbork Castle
08:00 - 17:00
Philharmonic Hall, Ground Floor / Foyer 
Internet Cafe
08:00 - 17:00
Philharmonic Hall, Ground Floor / Foyer 
Silent Auction
08:30 - 15:00
Philharmonic Hall, Restaurant / Ground Floor 
WOCCU's Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) Networking Session
08:30 - 15:30
Philharmonic Hall, Oak Room 
Global Women's Leadership Forum
011:00 - 15:00 Where Solidarity Began Tour
17:00 - 18:15
Philharmonic Hall, Main Hall 
Opening Ceremony & International Flag Parade

Speakers:
Grzegorz Bierecki (MC), WOCCU 2nd Vice Chair - Poland

Lech Walesa, Former President, Republic of Poland, Poland (Invited)
18:15 - 20:00
Philharmonic Hall, 1st Level / Hall Foyer 
Welcome Reception (Silent Auction Open)


Monday,  16 July 2012
08:00 - 010:00 Gdansk Old Town & Amber Walking Tour
08:00 - 15:00 Malbork Castle Tour
08:00 - 17:00
Philharmonic Hall, Ground Floor / Foyer 
Internet Cafe
08:00 - 17:00
Philharmonic Hall, Ground Floor / Foyer 
Silent Auction
09:00 - 010:45
Philharmonic Hall, Main Hall 
General Session: DIFFERENT - Separating Credit Unions from the Competitive Herd

Speakers:
Brian Branch, President & CEO, World Council of Credit Unions, USA

Daniel Burns (MC), WOCCU Director, Canada

Youngme Moon, Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University, USA
010:45 - 011:15
Philharmonic Hall, 1st Level / Hall Foyer 
Networking Break & Trade Show
011:00 - 15:00 Where Solidarity Began Tour
011:15 - 12:45
Philharmonic Hall, Jazz Room 
[M01] Increasing Voluntary Risk - Redefining the Role Board Members Play in the Changing Credit Union Environment

Speakers:
Cheryl Bowe-Moss (Moderator), The Bahamas Cooperative League Ltd., Bahamas

Mark Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, Filene Research Institute, USA
011:15 - 12:45
Philharmonic Hall, Main Hall 
[M02] Innovation in the Payment Systems Environment - Understanding & Leveraging Opportunities

Speakers:
Sarah Canepa-Bang, President, FSCC, LLC, USA

Teresa Freeborn (Moderator), President/Chief Executive, Xceed Financial Credit Union

Fredda McDonald, EVP Credit Union Experience, PSCU, USA

Jeff Russell, CEO, TMG Financial Services, USA
011:15 - 12:45
Philharmonic Hall, Green Room 
[M03] Creating the Mobile Wallet - Introducing financial services to the rural poor and putting financial access into members' hands

Speakers:
Bruce Foulke (Moderator), President/CEO, American Heritage Federal Credit Union, USA

Carlos Moya, Bancoldex, Columbia

George Ototo, Managing Director, KUSCCO Ltd.

Barry Ryan, CEO, FINTEC, Kenya
011:15 - 12:45
Philharmonic Hall, Oak Room 
[M04] Managing Compliance Costs – Meeting New Standards

Speakers:
Sharon Angus-Crawshaw (Moderator), Director, Association of British Credit Unions Ltd., UK

Claire Byrne, CEO, St. Raphael's Garda Credit Union, Ireland

Doug Fecher, President/CEO, Wright-Patt Credit Union, USA

Julianne Plath, President/CEO, Railways Credit Union, Australia
12:45 - 14:00
Philharmonic Hall 
Luncheon & Tradeshow
14:00 - 15:30
Philharmonic Hall, Green Room 
[M05] Size Matters - Building a Business Case for Merging Credit Unions

Speakers:
Don Ariss, Board Chairperson, Meridian Credit Union, Canada

Kieron Brennan (Moderator), CEO, Irish League of Credit Unions, Ireland

Sean Jackson, President and CEO, Meridian Credit Union, Canada

David Matthews, Business Unit Manager, Irish League of Credit Union, Ireland
14:00 - 15:30
Philharmonic Hall, Jazz Room 
[M06] Cultivating Exceptional Growth – Strategies for Credit Union Success

Speakers:
Maurice Simard (Moderator), President, Triangle Credit Union, USA

Steven M. Stapp, President and CEO, San Francisco Federal Credit Union, USA

Jiao Zhang, Managing Partner, Attune, LLC, USA
14:00 - 15:30
Philharmonic Hall, Oak Room 
[M07] Cultivating Cooperation – An Educational Panel on Cooperative Banks and Mutual Banks

Speakers:
Michael Edwards, Chief Counsel and VP for Advocacy & Government Affairs, World Council of Credit Unions, USA

John Radebaugh (Moderator), President & CEO, North Carolina Credit Union League, USA

Pierre van Hedel, Managing Director Rabobank Foundation, Rabobank Foundation, Netherlands

William Wolke, President/CEO, Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank
14:00 - 15:30
Philharmonic Hall, Main Hall 
[M08] Going Global with Regulations – Basel III and its Impact on Credit Unions

Speakers:
Manfred Dasenbrock (Moderator), WOCCU Director, Brazil, Confederacao Interestadual das Cooperativas Ligadas ao Sicredi

Volker Heegemann, Head of Legal Department, European Association of Cooperative Banks, Belgium

Don Magin, President/CEO, Greater Building Society

Joao Tavares, Planning Manager, Banco Cooperativo Sicredi, Brazil
15:30 - 16:30
Philharmonic Hall, 1st Level / Hall Foyer 
Networking Break & Trade Show
16:30 - 17:30
Philharmonic Hall, Main Hall 
WOCCU Annual General Meeting
19:00 - 22:00
Oliwa Cathedral, Oliwa Cathedral 
WOCCU Supporters' Reception (by invitation only)


Tuesday,  17 July 2012
07:30 - 08:30
Philharmonic Hall, Restaurant / Ground Floor 
Separate Registration Required
Bacon, Eggs & Business Experts - Networking with the New Technology: Expanding Your Reach Through Social Media

Speakers:
Patrick Jury (Moderator), WOCCU Director, USA

Heather Townsend, Speaker, Business Coach, Social Media Consultant, The Excedia Group Ltd, UK
08:00 - 15:00 Kaszuby-The Polish Switzerland
08:00 - 15:55
Philharmonic Hall, Ground Floor / Foyer 
Silent Auction
08:00 - 17:00
Philharmonic Hall, Ground Floor / Foyer 
Internet Cafe
09:00 - 010:45
Philharmonic Hall, Main Hall 
General Session: Point Counterpoint - Finding Regulatory Balance in the Era of International Standardization, A Dialogue Between Regulators and Industry Officials

Speakers:
Bill Cheney, President/CEO, Credit Union National Association, USA

Barry Jolette, WOCCU Director, USA

John Kutchey, Deputy Executive Director, National Credit Union Administration, USA

Mark Lyonette, Chief Executive, Association of British Credit Unions (ABCUL), UK

Louise Petschler (Moderator), WOCCU Director - Australia

David Phillips, President/CEO, Credit Union Central of Canada, Canada

Andy Poprawa, President/CEO, Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario, Canada

Margaret Shine, Global Head for Advisors' Local Bank and Credit Union Segment, MasterCard Advisors, USA

Martin Stewart, Head of UK Banks & Mutuals, Financial Services Authority, UK
09:00 - 16:00 The Best of Gdansk Region Tour
010:45 - 011:15
Philharmonic Hall, 1st Level / Hall Foyer 
Networking Break & Trade Show
011:15 - 12:45
Philharmonic Hall, Main Hall 
[T01] Doing the Right Thing for the Right Reasons – A Panel Discussion on Ethical Investing

Speakers:
Leszek Dudzin, Vice President, TFI SKOK, Poland

Cezary Mech, President, Agencja Ratingu Społecznego, Poland

Pawel Pelc (Moderator), Vice President, Social Rating Agency/ Agencja Ratingu Spolecznego

Paolo Sardi, Chief Executive Officer, ECP International S.A. - ECPI Group, Italy
011:15 - 12:45
Philharmonic Hall, Jazz Room 
[T02] Going Social – Using Social Media to Attract and Connect with Members

Speakers:
Tom Candell (Moderator), Deputy Executive Director, National Credit Union Foundation

Heather Townsend, Speaker, Business Coach, Social Media Consultant, The Excedia Group Ltd, UK
011:15 - 12:45
Philharmonic Hall, Green Room 
[T03] Mobile Technology - Integrating payment services and increasing points of access

Speakers:
Benjamin Bernal, Managing Director Operational and Technology Risk Supervision, CNBV, Mexico

Miriam De Dios (Moderator), President/CEO, Coopera Consulting

Amolo Ng'weno, Managing Director, Digital Divide Data Kenya

Gabriela Zapata, Independent Consultant - Financial Inclusion, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Mexico
011:15 - 12:45
Philharmonic Hall, Oak Room 
[T04] Member Business Lending – A Credit Union Approach

Speakers:
David Dickman, Board Chair, The Cooperative Credit Union

Diana Dykstra, President/CEO, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

Keith Hughes, SVP Business Services, Servus Credit Union, Canada

John Magill (Moderator), Executive Vice President, Credit Union National Association, USA
12:45 - 14:00
Philharmonic Hall 
Luncheon & Tradeshow
14:00 - 15:30
Philharmonic Hall, Green Room 
[T05] Building the Brand: Refreshing the Credit Union Difference Message

Speakers:
Mark Degotardi, Head of Public Affairs, Abacus - Australian Mutuals

Tiffany Litscher (Moderator), Research and Communication Manager, World Council of Credit Unions, USA

Paula Martin, Advisor to the CEO, Vancity Credit Union, Canada

Trish Shermot, Marketing & Planning Manager, CTCE Federal Credit Union, USA

Jiao Zhang, Managing Partner, Attune, LLC, USA
14:00 - 15:30
Philharmonic Hall, Jazz Room 
[T06] Malice from Near and Far -- The New Face of Information Technology Fraud

Speakers:
Todd Keil, Senior Advisor, TorchStone Global, LLC, USA

Anthony Pilgrim (Moderator), General Manager, Barbados Co-operative & Credit Union League Ltd., Barbados
14:00 - 15:30
Philharmonic Hall, Main Hall 
[T07] Collaboration is Key – Creating Integrated Credit Union System Business Models

Speakers:
Lucy Ito (Moderator), SVP, Credit Union Growth and Development, California & Nevada Credit Union League, USA

Wiktor Kamiński, Vice President, National Association of Cooperative Savings and Credit Unions, Poland

Henry Lynch, President/CEO, New Zealand Association of Credit Unions, New Zealand

Tae Jong Zhang, Chairman and President, National Credit Union Federation of Korea, (NACUFOK), South Korea
14:00 - 15:30
Philharmonic Hall, Oak Room 
[T08] Leaving Nothing to Chance – Lessons in Mitigating Credit Union Risk

Speakers:
Robert Allen, General Manage of Operations & Risk, MECU, Ltd., Australia

Andre Goindoo, CEO, CUNA Mutual Group, Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago

Jerry Neeman, Executive Vice President, CU Direct Corporation, USA

Orla Beth Peck (Moderator), Chairman, National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS), USA
15:30 - 16:00
Philharmonic Hall, 1st Level / Hall Foyer 
Networking Break & Trade Show
16:30 - 19:00 Credit Union Visits


Wednesday,  18 July 2012
07:30 - 08:30
Philharmonic Hall, Restaurant / Ground Floor 
Separate Registration Required
Bacon, Eggs & Business Experts - Branch Today, Gone Tomorrow

Speakers:
Brett King, Founder, Movenbank, UK

Yvonne Ridguard Harris (Moderator), WOCCU Director, Caribbean
08:00 - 12:00
Philharmonic Hall, Ground Floor / Foyer 
Silent Auction Item Pick Up
08:00 - 12:00 Westerplatte and Oliwa Tour
08:00 - 15:00 The Best of Gdansk Region Tour
08:00 - 17:00
Philharmonic Hall, Ground Floor / Foyer 
Internet Cafe
09:00 - 010:30
Philharmonic Hall, Jazz Room 
[W01] A New Leadership Perspective – Cultivating Social Responsibility as Part of Sustainability

Speakers:
John Dundas, SVP Strategy and Operations, First Calgary Financial Credit Union, Canada

Peter Mason, Executive Officer, Credit Union Foundation Australia (CUFA), Australia

Edgar G. Wilson, Director/Trustee, First Credit Union (NZ)
09:00 - 010:30
Philharmonic Hall, Green Room 
[W02] Life in the Digital Age

Speakers:
Mark Sievewright, President, Credit Union Solutions, Fiserv, Inc., USA

Ralph Wharton (Moderator), President/CEO, Caribbean Federation of Credit Unions, Caribbean
09:00 - 010:30
Philharmonic Hall, Oak Room 
[W03] Anti-money Laundering, Anti-terrorism and FATCA – More reporting requirements for credit unions

Speakers:
Michael Edwards (Moderator), Chief Counsel and VP for Advocacy & Government Affairs, World Council of Credit Unions, USA

Glenworth Francis, CEO, Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union league Ltd, Jamaica

Eric Richard, EVP and General Counsel, Credit Union National Association, USA

Gary Rogers, Vice President, Financial Policy, Credit Union Central of Canada, Canada
09:00 - 010:30
Philharmonic Hall, Main Hall 
[W04] Gaining Influence – Lessons in Credit Union Lobbying

Speakers:
Mark Degotardi, Head of Public Affairs, Abacus - Australian Mutuals

Ryan Donovan, SVP - Legislative Affairs, Credit Union National Association, USA

Ryan Donovan, SVP Legislative Affairs, Credit Union National Association

Pawel Grzesik, National Association of Cooperative Savings and Credit Unions, Poland

Brian McCrory (Moderator), WOCCU Director, Ireland

Anne Schneider, Senior Account Manager, Policy Action LTD, Belgium
09:00 - 13:00 Where Solidarity Began Tour
010:30 - 011:00
Philharmonic Hall, 1st Level / Hall Foyer 
Networking Break & Trade Show
011:00 - 12:45
Philharmonic Hall, Main Hall 
General Session: Point of Impact

Speakers:
Stephane Bertrand, Executive Director, 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives

Sylvester Kadzola (MC), WOCCU Director, Malawi

Brett King, Founder, Movenbank, UK
17:30 - 18:45
Philharmonic Hall, Main Hall 
Awards Ceremony & Closing Session

Speakers:
Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor, City of Gdańsk, Poland

Ron Hance (DSA Awards Presenter), WOCCU Director, USA

Adam Jedliński, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, National Association of the Co-operative Savings and Credit Unions, Poland

Scott Kennedy (MC), WOCCU Director, Canada
18:45 - 00:00
Gdansk Shipyard 
Closing Celebration


Thursday,  19 July 2012
09:00 - 010:00 The Best of St. Petersburg, Russia