2017 GAC: Colin Powell Keynote, 2017 Outlook Sessions Tuesday

WASHINGTON – Following the first full day of 2017’s CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), Tuesday’s events include a keynote speech from a former secretary of state, as well as another slate of breakout sessions. A complete list of speakers and sessions can be found at cuna.org/gac.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will give a keynote address Tuesday morning, discussing his nearly six decades of public service, as well as themes such as leadership, confidence and American optimism.

Tuesday’s breakout sessions  include:

  • Expect the Unexpected: Washington Under President Trump. Panelists will provide their perspective on the first 2 months of the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress. The panelists will offer bipartisan views on the outlook for the 115th Congress and what credit unions can expect;
  • What Do Consumers Actually Know about Credit Unions? The Credit Union Awareness Initiative, featuring up-to-the-second consumer research on what consumers know and don’t know about credit unions, the latest trends in consumer preferences for financial services and how a group of credit union leaders is working to leverage this information to create top-of-mind consumer awareness;
  • Economic Outlook and Credit Unions. This session will cover the outlook for the U.S. economy in 2017 and 2018. Credit union economists will discuss prospects for employment, GDP growth, inflation and the timing of possible interest rate increases with particular emphasis on the impacts of last year's election;
  • The Consumer Regulation Regime for 2017. This panel will discuss how consumer financial protection laws and regulations have evolved since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, what changes are expected in 2017 and how any new developments may affect credit union operations.
  • Cybersecurity in 2017 and Beyond. Public and private sector professionals as they discuss new risks and requirements for 2017 and beyond; and
  • Bank Attacks: Pushing Back Against the Banks/Arguments that Win. In addition to some veterans of the state tax battles, experts will discuss the most effective ways to fight these tax battles; including messaging, use of coalition partners and education of state lawmakers.
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