DES MOINES, Iowa (9/16/13)--The annual Iowa Credit Union Convention will take place Wednesday through Friday in Des Moines at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, according to the Iowa Credit Union League.
More than 500 credit union CEOs, directors, executive staff, guests and vendors are expected to attend the conference, which is themed "New Thinking, New Possibilities" and will focus on sparking innovative change in the industry.
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will welcome attendees on Thursday. Entrepreneur Mitch Matthews, opening keynoter, will share the story behind BIG Dream Gathering and teach attendees to dream bigger and achieve more for the benefit of the credit union industry.
Terry Rich, CEO/president of the Iowa Lottery and Friday's closing keynote speaker, will discuss taking risks, the formula for successful innovation and the practical applications for success.
The convention will offer 14 breakout educational sessions covering topics such as healthcare reform, proactive lending strategies for growth, cooperative marketing, the economic outlook and more.
Proceeds from the Iowa Credit Union Foundation's Benefit Night trivia competition Thursday will be used to fulfill the foundation's mission of helping Iowans build wealth, responsibility and independence. For real-time updates, follow the convention hashtag at #IACUConv.