League, 300+ prepare for LAUNCH in Charlotte next week
Thursday, January 23, 2020
More than 300 credit union professionals are ready to gather January 30-31 at the Sheraton / Le Méridien in Charlotte for LAUNCH, the Carolinas Credit Union League annual trade show and conference. Anchored by the title event on Friday, LAUNCH 2020 is a customizable experience accompanied by Thursday roundtables and workshops, the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Awards Gala, and new Gatsby Casino Afterparty hosted by young professionals of the Carolinas.
Registration for LAUNCH and companion events is still open, but only through tomorrow, January 24.
LAUNCH 2020 is a unique expo designed to join credit union professionals and service providers in exchange of expertise, products, services, and strategies for future success. LAUNCH features a trade show and twenty (20) breakout sessions over five educational periods on topics that relate to innovation, operations, and leadership.
Recent additions to the agenda include:
- Predictive Analytics and Credit Unions: Fact vs. Fiction!
- Getting the Most Value from Your Statement Processing Partner
- Don’t Fall Victim: Loan Fraud & Scams
- TalentGuided Panel: The Value of Coaching
- The Significance of Building a Partnership with Your Vehicle Warranty Provider
Thursday begins with the Small CU Roundtable and new Young Professional Workshop, which invites professionals ages 40 and under to discuss soft skills and leadership development. The afternoon features the Mentor Workshop and Mid-Size CU Roundtable, Mentor Meet & Greet.
That same evening, a record number will celebrate award-winning work in the Carolinas Foundation Awards Gala. Then in the Gatsby Casino Afterparty, young professionals host live-dealer casino games for $20, a cash bar, and photo booth. Admission is free for conference attendees, and proceeds will benefit the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation.
“I love the networking opportunity that LAUNCH provides and the breakout sessions have been awesome and really relevant,” said SC Telco FCU's Jessica Baker during LAUNCH 2019.
“I’ve enjoyed [LAUNCH] every year the past couple of years," adds LAUNCH participant Deb McLean of Nova Credit Union. "I have always taken away at least three takeaways from each session to implement back into my credit union.”
See more on the positive, energizing experiences that await in these remarks by prior LAUNCH participants. To learn more or register visit the LAUNCH event page.