We have six true visionaries lined-up to speak on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20 and 21. At THINK 2010, we are focusing on doing more with less. How can we remove the “recession negativity” that we’ve all been sucked into and recognize the great opportunities for credit unions? We are on the precipice of a financial renaissance. Now is the time to learn from leaders who can teach us how to exploit our greatest strengths and lift our memberships to their greatest potential.
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The headliners are definitely these six fine speakers. Yet, there’s more! We want to make sure you are also aware of our industry speakers for Sunday and Monday, April 18 and 19.
Our six industry sessions are being led by experts with specific experience in the credit union industry, in disciplines that include technology, marketing, social media, member relations and regulatory issues. Every speaker has at least 20 years of experience in the movement. Combined, literally centuries worth of knowledge will be available to you.
We are repeating our six industry sessions both days. Depending on your other commitments or day of arrival, you can conveniently attend any of the sessions you are interested in.
And, the industry topics are important, indeed, for anyone in the credit union industry. They include:
- “Payment Trends – What’s Next in CU Payments Technologies,” presented by Terence Roche, principal, Cornerstone Advisors, Inc., a strategy and technology consultancy to the financial services industry.
- “Understanding the Consumer: CU Marketing Best Practices,” a panel moderated by Dave Robinson, CEO of Newport Beach, Calif.-based public relations and advertising firm O’Leary and Partners. The panel features Brad Stothkamp, principal analyst, Forrester Research, and author of the May 2009 study, “”What Makes Credit Union Customers Different.”
- “CO-OP Product Strategy: What You Need to Know Now,” presented by Kathy Herziger-Snider, vice president, product development, for CO-OP.
- “The Best Members Use Shared Branching – 2010 Raddon Study Review,” presented by Craig Beach, senior vice president, marketing and business development, CO-OP Shared Branching. The Raddon Financial Group of Lombard, Ill. studied the profitability of shared branching over the course of two years. They found that credit unions using shared branching are more profitable than non-users and the convenience offered through shared branching is significant in terms of retaining members.
- “Credit Union Revenue Sources – Interchange Update Panel,” moderated by Lynn Kneebone, regional sales director, and Caroline Lane, senior vice president, marketing and business development, CO-OP Financial Services.
- “Social Media 101 – Real World Solutions to Help You Maximize the Medium, Connect and Grow,” presented by Uwe Hook, Geyrhalter Design, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based social media consultancy; and Tom Woerner, a marketing consultant and former publisher of BrandWeek magazine.
So, here are six more very good reasons for you to not only attend THINK 2010, but get there right at the beginning of things. Besides, we would hate for you to miss Sunday night’s Shared Branching Reception and Monday morning’s Children’s Miracle Network Charity Golf Tournament!