Depending on the work you do at your credit union, you might attend a number of different events hosted by Central 1 each year. Hosting events like these allows us to engage with our members and receive valuable feedback in order to inform our service offerings. It’s also an opportunity for everyone to share and gain knowledge from one another and participate in peer-to-peer networking. We wanted to find ways to make your attendance at these events more valuable and, where possible, more efficient.
To that end, we’re excited to announce some restructuring changes to the events Central 1 runs annually on behalf of our members.
Starting this year, Central 1 will host two annual events:
1. Member Forum and AGM in the Spring for our member credit union’s top senior executives and Directors. This year’s event will be held in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre on May 2 and 3, 2018.
2. Momentum Conference & Trade Show in the Fall for our customer/client CEOs, executives, and operational and management staff. This year’s event will be held in Vancouver at Parq Vancouver October 28 to 30, 2018.
Think of the Member Forum & AGM as a large business meeting for credit union CEOs, other senior executives and Directors. The event will continue to rotate between Vancouver and Toronto and will last 1 to 2 days. Content themes and sessions will include system issues and opportunities, AGM matters, economic outlook and leadership. It will be held in conjunction with other system meetings and updates such as DICO, FICOM, Stabilization Central AGM and Credit Union Foundation AGMs.
Momentum 2018 will expand to include the User Sessions (previously held in the Spring) and content themes will be organized into streams related to digital, payments, treasury, lending, human resources, risk and more. We’ll bring in high profile keynote speakers, Central 1 speakers and other leading industry experts. Our focus will be to educate and inform our customers, connect and network to better understand their needs, seek feedback and establish dialogue on specific topics. We also want to provide our attendees with opportunities to share experiences and ask questions to help improve their business.
This is a 3-day event that we’ll host in the Fall but the location of this conference will be more flexible and may be held in cities other than Vancouver and Toronto. The Momentum Trade Show will also be held in conjunction with this event.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll post more updates on each event as they come.