ABA Annual Convention

October 15-17, 2017  •  Hyatt Regency Chicago  •  Chicago, Illinois
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General Sessions


Giving Back Through Banking and Baseball
As the new owner of the Chicago Cubs in 2009, Ricketts outlined three goals for the organization: win the World Series, preserve and improve Wrigley Field for future generations and to be good neighbors. Learn how Ricketts gives back to the city, especially the team’s North Side neighborhood.
  • Tom Ricketts, Executive Chairman, 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs; Chairman, Incapital LLC
Leading During a Crisis
As a retired four-star general who served as director of the CIA and NSA when the course of world events was changing at a rapid rate, General Hayden has been on the front lines of global change, the war on terror and the growing cyber challenge. Hear from this seasoned veteran on how to lead amidst continual change.
  • General Michael Hayden, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency
Business Success With the 3 P’s: People, Process, Product
Marcus Lemonis’ passion for business landed him to star in CNBC’s primetime reality series The Profit. In each episode, he steps in to save struggling businesses while investing his own cash in the process. Learn how to put his personal mantra of “The Three Ps” into action at your bank.
  • Marcus Lemonis, Host of CNBC’s The Profit; Chairman and CEO, Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises
Banking 2027
Bill Gates famously asserted that “we always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10.” What technologies will change the business of banking over the next decade? This session will identify five technologies that will affect banking, with live demonstrations of each.

America’s Banks and Small Businesses
Traditional banking meets non-traditional small business opportunities—and the result is a mutually beneficial relationship that is driving success in many communities today. What do our business clients say about their banking relationships? And how have banks adapted to meet the unique needs of a new breed of entrepreneur?

Second City Works
With alumni like Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Mike Myers and Steve Carell – the world famous Second City comedy company provides laughs like no other. Second City will bring 55-years of their best material to this year's Annual Convention.

Community Commitment Awards
ABA Foundation spotlights how banks connect with their customers and communities through the annual Community Commitment Awards, presented during Annual Convention.


Note: Program subject to change.

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