Credit Union Lenders Association (CULA) 2020 Conference and AGM

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Pomeroy Inn & Suites at Olds College

4601 46 Avenue

Olds, AB T4H 1P5


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The 2020 CULA Conference — ”All-Stars Edition” — will be held May 28 & 29 in Olds, Alberta at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites.

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Gather with colleagues from across the credit union lending profession for two exciting days of learning, networking and innovation at the 2020 CULA Conference. Back in Olds, Alberta at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites, this year's event promises to be a celebration of the industry's "All-Stars" and an opportunity for all attendees to learn more about the changing face of financial services and what it means to be a leader in the world of lending.

To book a room at the Pomeroy and take advantage of the discounted event rate, call 403-556-8815 or click here to visit the Pomeroy site and use the group code CULA20 (register by April 28, 2020 for the reduced rate).

Alberta credit union employees are free of charge to attend.

PLEASE NOTE: To avoid paying processing fees, the site indicates that attendees from outside Alberta are free. However out of province credit union employees are being asked to pay $250.00 per person or $2000 for a maximum of 10 attendees to attend. Payments can be made via cheque in advance or at the door (see registration form for payment details).

Registration closes on May 20, 2020.

Draft agenda outlined below (subject to change). All conference events will take place in the Centennial Suite. Select speaker bios can be found below the agenda.

Conference & AGM Agenda

Thursday, May 28, 2020


8:45 - 9:00 a.m.: Registration

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.: Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.: Craig Klemmer— FCC

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.: Networking Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Cannabis Panel


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Networking Lunch—Sponsored by Valeyo

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Imran Thaver— Genworth Canada

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.: Networking Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Tristan Goodman—EPAC

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.: Networking Break

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.: Ernie Louttit— “A Lifetime of Leadership”

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Host Bar Networking Reception—Sponsored by Concentra and Alberta Central

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Reception Dinner & Entertainment—Presented and Sponsored by CULA

Friday, May 29, 2020


7:30 - 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast Buffet—Sponsored by Genworth

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.: AGM Business Meeting

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.: Special Loans University—Panel

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.: Stephanie Barcham—CMHC

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.: Networking Break

10:30 - 11:20 a.m.: Jeremy Nichols— Servus Credit Union

11:20 - 11:35 a.m.: Networking Break

11:35 a.m - 12:25 p.m.: Ian Glassford

12:25 - 12:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks

12:30 p.m.: Adjourn


Ernie Louttit - author, speaker

Ernie was born in Northern Ontario. A member of the Missanabie Cree First Nation raised off reserve in a small hamlet called Oba on the CNR mainline, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1978 at 17 years of age. Ernie served with the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry and the Military Police until joining the Saskatoon Police Service in 1987.

Ernie was the third First Nations Officer hired by the Saskatoon Police and he came to the Saskatoon Police Service at a time when policing, race relations and public expectations were changing in Western Canada. During his 27-year career in one of the most violent cities in Canada, Ernie became known on the streets as “Indian Ernie”. He was involved many cases where leading by example changed the way policing was conducted not only in Saskatoon but across Canada.

Ernie retired in 2013 and has written three best selling books about his career and what he learned, experienced and practiced, including: “Indian Ernie” Perspectives on Policing and Leadership, “More Indian Ernie” Insights from the Streets and “The Unexpected Cop” Indian Ernie on a Lifetime of Leadership. For the past seven years Ernie has been speaking to diverse audiences ranging from students, police officers, medical professionals to corporate leaders.

Imran Thaver - Vice President Prairies Region, Genworth Canada

Imran has more than 17 years’ experience in the Financial Industry in Alberta. Since joining the Genworth in 2009, Imran has held Account Manager and Business Development Positions in Calgary, Southern Alberta and Edmonton and is now Vice President Sales for the Prairies Region. Imran has astute understanding of the mortgage default market, instituting affordable housing projects and equity land lending.

Craig Klemmer - Principal Agricultural Economist, Farm Credit Canada (FCC)

Craig’s job at FCC is to monitor what’s happening in the economy and in agriculture and to evaluate the risks and opportunities for FCC, ag producers and FCC customers. Craig joined FCC in 2009 as a member of the Portfolio Analysis and Modelling team. Prior to that, he worked with the Canadian Wheat Board and as a Livestock Specialist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. In 2010, Craig earned a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Saskatchewan.

Tristan Goodman - President, EPAC (Explorers and Producers Association of Canada)

Tristan joined EPAC in November 2018 and manages the day to day affairs of EPAC and implements the strategic directions of the Board of Governors. He is a leading advocate for industry interests to government, regulators, the news media and general public. Previously, Tristan was Senior Vice President, Industry Operations Branch at the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) where he played a key role in leading a number of major projects over the past decade. The AER is one of the world’s most important energy regulators and Tristan’s experience gained there and his deep familiarity with regulatory and policy issues affecting our industry will be a strong asset for EPAC and the Canadian upstream sector.

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