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For Immediate Release
September 12, 2016
ABA Media Contact: John Hall
(202) 663-5473
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Technology and Community Engagement to Take Center Stage at ABA’s Annual Convention


​WASHINGTON — Tennessee’s Music City Center will set the stage for the American Bankers Association’s Annual Convention, October 16-18 in Nashville. Bank CEOs from across the country will gather to explore the various ways in which community engagement, technology and bank advocacy take on a central role in strengthening the financial industry and revolutionizing the way banks do business.
This year’s convention will feature a series of sessions focusing on emerging technologies, big data in banking, branch optimization and employee engagement. Noted futurist and TED speaker Josh Klein will kick off a special fintech series on leveraging potentially disruptive technology from a business and personal level.
Other featured keynote speakers include political economist, author and journalist Andrew Busch; Medal of Honor recipient and retired U.S. Army captain Florent Groberg; and political analyst Mark Halperin. Former NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly will close Monday’s sessions, offering his insight on leadership and overcoming adversity.
For the first time, bankers will have the opportunity to participate in peer exchange sessions moderated exclusively by bankers and industry experts. During these fast-paced sessions, bankers can exchange information and share best practices on issues affecting their banks.
ABA will also host a community development tour of the Rolling Mill Hill neighborhood, which provides affordable housing for local artists, and the Wedgewood Houston neighborhood, which serves as a prime location for small businesses. This year's tour will showcase the contributions of America’s banks and highlight their on-going commitment to developing thriving small business communities.
Registration for the convention is $1,395 for ABA members and $2,495 for non-members. For special team discounts, more information or to register, call 1-800-BANKERS or visit
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $16 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $12 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.
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