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For Immediate Release
March 1, 2017
ABA Media Contact: Sarah Grano
(202) 663-5470
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ABA Conference: Bankers Explore Cutting-Edge Solutions to Today’s Risk Management Challenges

Conference set for March 26-28 in Indianapolis

​WASHINGTON — Bank risk professionals will explore a full range of bank risk concerns and explore leading trends, tactics and solutions for managing these risks at the American Bankers Association’s Risk Management Conference, March 26-28 in Indianapolis.
The conference will feature more than 30 sessions on a range of risk management topics, including enterprise risk governance, operational risk, market risk, credit risk, cyber vulnerability, and fraud.
During the conference, keynote speaker Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust Corporation will offer insight on the economy’s impact on risk management. In addition, Kathy Pearson, Ph.D., president and founder of Enterprise Learning Solutions, Inc., will lead a session titled “Strategic Approaches to Risk Management Decision Making,” offering attendees an in-depth look into managing risk tolerance and establishing practical strategies to help identify, monitor and measure risks.  
Attendees will also hear from regulators and examiners about regulatory expectations for strong risk management programs and gain a unique perspective on the industry’s current and future regulatory environment.
Other sessions will feature topics including:
  • Cybersecurity and the Financial Stability Implications of a Significant Cyber Incident;
  • Managing Liquidity Risk and Performance in the Current Interest Rate Environment;
  • Enhanced Risk Management Reporting and Analysis for Managing Concentration Risks;
  • The Next Generation of Developing Key Risk Measures; and
  • Embracing the Risks and Rewards of Fintech and Innovative Payments.
On March 25, ABA will host a full-day, in-depth workshop on model risk management for bank risk managers directly or indirectly responsible for model risk management. During the pre-conference workshop, attendees will learn ways to develop a strong model risk management program and gain insight into topics such as model risk governance structure and reporting, model inventory management and supervisory expectations.
Registration for the ABA Risk Management Conference is $1,490 for ABA members, $1,890 for non-members.
For more information, please call ABA at 1-800-BANKERS or register online at
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend more than $9 trillion in loans.
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NOTE TO REPORTERS: Complimentary registration is available for qualified members of the press. For press credentials, contact Sarah Grano, ABA Public Relations, (202) 663-5470 or