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GAC attendance, exhibitors reaching records this year
MADISON, Wis. (2/14/14)--With the Credit Union National Association's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference a little more than a week away, an expected record attendance of over 4,300 people will be convening in Washington D.C.  Additionally, attendees will experience an exhibit hall that will be the largest in the conference's history with over 230 companies represented in the 360 booths on display.
 
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"The combination of great attendance, a sold-out exhibit hall and an incomparable speaker line-up makes the 2014 CUNA GAC a must-attend event," said Todd Spiczenski, senior vice president, Center for Professional Development at CUNA.  "The spirit of cooperation among credit unions will truly make an impact in Washington, D.C. next week."
 
The conference, to be held Feb. 23-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, will include a power-packed list of distinguished speakers, including members of Congress, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
 
Earlier this week, CUNA announced a new media panel featuring journalists who will discuss in-depth how credit unions can better communicate their message to the media. The panel, to be moderated by former Washington, D.C. anchorman Paul Berry, showcases Fox News' Tucker Carlson, the Washington Post's Ylan Mui, and Politico's Lauren French.
 
During the conference, CUNA will showcase the progress of "Unite for Good," CUNA's shared strategic vision, which was unveiled at the 2013 GAC, in which Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner. "Unite for Good" stories from nearly 100 credit unions will be on display throughout the convention center.
 
A social media hub will provide attendees with an opportunity to share ideas from the conference on social media. Attendees should use and follow Twitter hashtags: #CUNAGAC #UniteforGood #DontTaxMyCU #CrashtheGAC14.
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