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ABA Conference for Community Bankers

February 9-12, 2020 • Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate • Orlando,FL

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2020 Program

The 2020 program is not available yet. Check for schedule updates coming this fall. In the meantime, review the 2019 program for insights into topics covered at the conference.

Look Back: 2019 Program

Speakers  |  Educational Sessions  |  CRE Educational Track

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
7:30 am – 6:30 pm Banker and Exhibitor Registration
9:30 am – 3:00 pm Pre-Conference Tours
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm ​​First-Time Attendee Reception
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Welcome Reception

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
6:30 am - 7:00 am
Coffee and Conversation with Exhibitors
7:00 am – 6:30 pm Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Power Breakfasts
  • Be Indispensable to Your Customers, Hosted by Money Concepts
  • Keys to Portfolio Growth & Diversification, Hosted by Alliance Partners
  • An Innovative New Ag Lending Tool for ABA Community Bankers, Hosted by Farmer Mac
8:00 am – 10:00 am General Session
  • Conference Chairman’s Welcome, Charles Schmalz, Chairman, ABA Community Bankers Council President and Chief Executive Officer East Wisconsin Savings Bank SA Kaukauna, Wisconsin
  • ABA Leadership Speaks, Rob Nichols, President and Chief Executive Officer
    American Bankers Association
  • A Conversation with Governor Michelle Bowman, Federal Reserve System Board of Governors
  • How to Iterate, Adapt and Succeed Faster, Kate Cole Chief Operating Officer and President, North America, FOCUS Brands, Inc.
10:00 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Guest Brunch Seminar
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Educational Sessions
  • CRE Economic Market Overview (CRE Lending Track)
  • The Changing Landscape of Liquidity
  • Digital Transformation and Sustaining the Customer Experience
  • Should Your Savings Association Take Advantage of HOLA Flexibility?
  • Addressing Legal Clarity on Cannabis Banking
  • Change is Coming
  • AI: The Benefits of a GRC Platform
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Dessert in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Educational Sessions
  • Meet With the Regulators: Commercial Credit Risk and Commercial Concentration Criterion (CRE Lending Track)
  • Funding Your FI in the New Age
  • Addressing Core System Challenges
  • Banking on Insurance
  • Staying Relevant in an Evolving Landscape
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Innovation Showcase
  • LendingFront
  • Optum
  • Pannos
  • Promontory Fulfillment Services
  • ServisFirst and Strunk LLC
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm CEO and Board Member Peer Exchange
  • CRE Lending Peer Exchange (Bankers Only)
  • CEO PEER EXCHANGE BY ASSET SIZE (Bankers Only)
    • Less than $250 Million
    • $250 Million – $499 Million
    • $500 Million – $999 Million
    • $1 Billion and More
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Reception in the Exhibit Hall

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
6:30 am - 7:00 am Coffee and Conversation with Exhibitors
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 am – 9:00 am ​​Innovation Showcase
9:00 am – 10:00 am Educational Sessions
  • Documenting Covenants and Terms Pertinent to Today’s CRE Deals
  • Building a Robust Ethics Culture
  • Benefits Programs that Engage the Best Employees
  • Benefitting from SBA’s Small Business Investment Companies Program
  • Digital Lending: Risks and Opportunities
  • High-Performing Banks: You Won’t Believe Their Numbers
  • Have We Got Contact? What’s Next in Tap-to-Pay?
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Guest Tour
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 12:30 pm General Session
  • Conference Vice Chairman’s Introduction
  • Nothing Changes Until You Do: Navigate Change and Enhance Resilience by Taking Ownership, Mike Robbins, Author and Former Professional Baseball Player
  • Stay Humble and Kind, Colonel Arthur Athens, USMCR (Ret.)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Power Lunches (Bankers only; RSVP required)
  • Attracting & Retaining Key Talent, Hosted by Equias Alliance
  • Putting the "Community" Back in Community Banking, Hosted by Discover Financial Services
  • Too Close for Comfort: Anatomy of a Cyberattack, Hosted by Fiserv
  • Ten More Secrets Revealed that Core and IT Supplier Won’t Tell You, Hosted by Paladin
  • Real-Time Payments Discussion, Hosted by Zelle
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch on Your Own
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Educational Sessions
  • Commercial Lending Hot Topics
Peer Exchanges
  • Board Management and Strategic Planning
  • Shared Services and Collaboration
  • Weathering the Next Recession
  • Ways to Drive Improved Profitability
  • Digital Banking and the Customer Financial Journey
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Spark! Sessions
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Mix, Mingle and Reconnect Reception

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019
7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am Power Breakfast
  • Unlocking the Credit Card Mystery: Exploring Direct vs. Agent Card Issuance, Hosted by ServisFirst Bank
  • The Future of Mortgage Lending is Here. Are You Ready?, Hosted by Promontory Fulfillment Services LLC
7:00 am – 8:00 am ​​Coffee and Pastries
8:15 am – 9:45 am Educational Sessions
  • Your Balance Sheet and CRE Portfolio: Concentrations, CECL and Credit Risk Management
  • Cybersecurity Response Program: Are You Responding or Reacting?
  • How to ‘Make Banking Cool’ and Attract, Retain and Engage Top Talent
  • Teams and Teams of Teams
10:00 am – 11:30 am Closing General Session
  • Harnessing Your Power to Create Change, Derreck Kayongo Former Refugee, Global Rights Activist and Founder of the Global Soap Project
11:30 am
Conference Adjourns

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