ABA Risk Management Conference

March 18 – 20, 2018 • Hyatt Regency Orlando • Orlando, FL



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2018 Advance Program

​​Below is the advance program for 2018. This program is subject to change. Please bookmark this page and check regularly for program and speaker updates.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
​8:00 am - 5:00 pm  ABA Model Risk Management Workshop
Sunday, March 18, 2018
7:00 am - 6:00 pm CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN
9:30 am – 11:00 am
DEEP DIVE SESSIONS - Series 1 (Select from six options.)
These deep dive sessions are designed to go a little deeper than a traditional breakout.
  • Deep Dive 1A: Three Lines of Defense: Making It Work Across the Enterprise — for Mid-Size/Large Banks (Single Session - Community Bank Session is in Deep Dive 2A)
  • Deep Dive 1B: Measuring the Effectiveness of Controls (Repeated in Deep Dive 2A)
  • Deep Dive 1C: A Case Study in Liquidity Risk (Repeated in 2C)
  • Deep Dive 1D: Case Studies in Managing Strategic risks (Repeated in 2D)
  • Deep Dive 1E: Trends and Risks in Credit Concentrations (Repeated in 2E)
  • Deep Dive 1F: Cyber Risk Hot Topics (Repeated in 2F)

11:00 am - 11:30 am ATTENDEE MEET AND GREET
11:30 am – 12:30 pm INNOVATION SHOWCASE LUNCHEON
Enjoy lunch and a rapid fire session featuring cutting edge solutions to today's risk management divisions and retail challenges. In a fast-paced format, each industry provider is limited to five minutes so they will get right to the point — without the small talk — as they highlight the benefits of their solutions.
12:45 - 2:15 pm DEEP DIVE SESSIONS - Series 2 (Select from six options.)
  • Deep Dive 2A: Three Lines of Defense - Making It Work Across the Enterprise - For Community Banks (Single Session - Mid-Size/Large Bank Session is in Deep Dive 1A)
  • Deep Dive 2B: Measuring the Effectiveness of Controls (Repeated from 1B)
  • Deep Dive 2C: A Case Study in Liquidity Risk (Repeated from 1C)
  • Deep Dive 2D: Case Studies in Managing Strategic Risks (Repeated from 1D)
  • Deep Dive 2E: Trends and Risks in Credit Concentrations (Repeated from 1E)
  • Deep Dive 2F: Cyber Risk Hot Topics (Repeated from 1F)
2:30 - 3:45 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Series 3 (Select from six options.)
  • 3A: Identifying and Measuring Reputation Risk: An Overview (Repeated in 4A)
  • 3B: Building an Effective GRC Infrastructure (Repeated in 4B)
  • 3C: Risk Assessment Approaches for Community Banks (Single Session)
  • 3D: Stress Testing Hot Topics (Single Session)
  • 3E: Key Elements of an ORM Credible Challenge Function (Repeated in 4C)
  • 3F: Physical Security Hot Topics (Single Session)
4:00 - 5:00 pm GENERAL SESSION
Innovations in Risk Management: AI for Risk Qualification
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm OPENING RECEPTION IN THE MARKETPLACE
Monday, March 19, 2018
7:00 am – 6:00 pm REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 am – 8:00 am POWER HOUR BREAKFAST SESSIONS
Take full advantage of your conference experience! Join one of our expert corporate partners for a quick-paced informative session all while enjoying breakfast. Seating is first-come, first-served - no reservations are required. A breakfast buffet will be available from 6:50 - 7:20 am for delegates attending these sessions.
8:15 am - 10:00 am GENERAL SESSION
Risk Management Roundtable: What's Hot and How to Put Out the Fire!
10:00 - 11:00 am REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE MARKETPLACE
11:00 - 12:15 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Series 4 (Select from six options.)
  • 4A: Identifying and Measuring Reputation Risk: An Overview (Repeated from 3A)
  • 4B: Building an Effective GRC Infrastructure (Repeated from 3B)
  • 4C: Key Elements of an ORM Credible Challenge Function (Repeated from 3E)
  • 4D: What's New in Scenario Analysis for Mid-Size/Large Banks (Repeated in 6F)
  • 4E: Current Issues in Interest Rate Risk Management (Single Session)
  • 4F: Key Risk Areas in Managing Third Party Risk: Evolving to the Next Level (Repeated in 7F)
12:15 - 1:45 pm SEATED LUNCHEON WITH SPEAKER
1:45 - 2:30 pm DESSERT IN THE MARKETPLACE
2:30 - 3:45 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Series 5 (Select from six options.)
  • 5A: Ensuring the Third Line is Strong (Repeated in 6A)
  • 5B: Hot Topics in Model Risk Management for Mid-Size and Large Banks (Single Session — Community Bank Session is in 6C)
  • 5C: Resiliency Risks and Disaster Preparedness (Repeated in 7A)
  • 5D: Measuring Sales and Conduct Culture Risks (Repeated in 7D)
  • 5E: Banking's Response to CECL (Repeated in 7B)
  • 5F: Risk Appetite Statement: Taking Risk Appetite Down to Actionable KRIs (Repeated in 7E)
4:00- 5:15 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Series 6 (Select from six options.)
  • 6A: Ensuring the Third Line is Strong (Repeated from 5A)
  • 6B: Digital Threats: Social Media, Web and Digital Channels (Repeated in 7C)
  • 6C: Hot Topics in Model Risk Management for Community Banks under $10B (Single Session  — Mid-Size/Large Bank Session is in 5B)
  • 6D: Hot Topics in Legal Risks (Single Session)
  • 6E: Hot Topics in Capital Management (Single Session)
  • 6F: What's New in Scenario Analysis for Mid-Size/Large Banks (Repeated from 4D)
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm RECEPTION IN THE MARKETPLACE
Tuesday, March 20, 2017
7:00 am – 8:00 am POWER HOUR BREAKFAST SESSIONS
Take full advantage of your conference experience! Join one of our expert corporate partners for a quick-paced informative session all while enjoying breakfast. Seating is first-come, first-served - no reservations are required. A breakfast buffet will be available from 6:50 - 7:20 am for delegates attending these sessions.
8:15 am – 9:15 am GENERAL SESSION
Managing the Risk of (and Response to) Cyber Threats
9:15 am – 10:15 am REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE MARKETPLACE
10:15 am - 11:30 am CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Series 7 (Select from six options.)
  • 7A: Resiliency Risks and Disaster Preparedness (Repeated from 4C)
  • 7B: Banking's Response to CECL (Repeated from 5E)
  • 7C: Digital Threats: Social Media, Web and Digital Channels (Repeated from 6B)
  • 7D: Measuring Sales and Conduct Culture Risks (Repeated from 5D)
  • 7E: Risk Appetite Statement: Taking Risk Appetite Down to Actionable KRIs (Repeated from 5F)
  • 7F: Key Risk Areas in Managing Third Party Risk: Evolving to the Next Level (Repeated from 4F)
11:45 - 12:45 pm CLOSING GENERAL SESSION
Regulators' Perspectives


Our annual regulatory review has returned! Senior regulators from the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC and CFPB will discuss potential risks for 2018 and beyond, supervisors’ evolving expectations for risk management, and their hot button issues. They will also share perspectives from their supervisory teams on emerging practices in bank risk management and reporting.

Moderator: Robert Strand, Senior Economist, Office of Chief Economist, Economic Policy & Research, American Bankers Association

Speakers: Senior representatives from the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC and CFPB
12:45 pm ADJOURNMENT

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