MBD17 - Scenes from Wednesday

MBD17 underway in San Antonio

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘spark.’

March 30, 2017

Marketers from around the country kicked off the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference in San Antonio on Wednesday.

With nearly 550 attendees, this year’s conference is the biggest event in the council’s history.

Inspired by the theme “spark,” attendees began introductions, participated in ice-breaking exercises, and received lessons on innovation.

Scroll through scenes from the opening day of the conference.

  • Slide 01

    Conference emcee Patrick Adams, president/CEO of St. Louis Community CU, believes this year’s event—the largest in the group’s history—will spark innovation, collaboration, and excellence among attendees.

  • Slide 02

    “Businesses are failing faster, and they’re having a hard time keeping up with the new digital age,” says former “Shark Tank” host Kevin Harrington.

  • Slide 03

    Outgoing CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Chairman Andy Reed introduces the group’s executive committee to first-time attendees.

  • Slide 04

    Some of the event’s 300 first-time attendees participate in an ice-breaking exercise.

  • Slide 05

    Nearly 550 CU marketing professionals explore the exhibit hall during the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference.

  • Slide 06

    Mark DeBellis, president of WestAmerica Communications, talks business.

  • Slide 07

    Diamond Communication Solutions's Rick Thompson shows off some materials.

  • Slide 08

    Codigo's Mike Stone networks with attendees.

  • Slide 09

    Matt Thomson, vice president of sales for Alkami Technology, discusses his company with a conference.