NAFCU's 33rd Annual Conference goes Hawaiian
HONOLULU, Hawaii - What more appropriate setting for NAFCU's 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibition, "Oceans of Opportunity" than on the island of Hawaii surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the paradise of the Hawaiian Islands? Attendees at this year's NAFCU conference who have also attended previous annual conferences for the association will notice some interesting changes in this year's schedule. Most noticeable - NAFCU has merged the Credit Union Technology Forum and Trade Show-"CU Tech"-with the Annual Conference and Exhibition. The new format, says NAFCU, allows for an expanded exhibition with a dedicated technology area and an in-depth technology education track. Among the topics that will be covered are call center technology, small cards, biometrics, browser technology, frame-relay technologies and online bill payment and presentment. Advances in technology are just some of the issues on federal credit unions' plate these days. New financial, e-commerce, management and privacy regulatory changes are revolutionizing the way credit unions do business. The ramifications of prompt corrective action, "complex" credit unions, and charter conversions are also on everyone's mind. Attendees will be able to network and share ideas on these and other timely issues with other credit union representatives. They'll also have the opportunity to participate in NAFCU's business affairs during the annual business meeting on July 21. At last year's conference, NAFCU welcomed its new president Fred Becker. This year it says good-bye to its chairman Ron Keeler, president/CEO, Lockheed FCU. Given all that's in store for this year's conference attendees, it promises to be an exciting event. Aloha!