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2022 Program

  • Sun, Feb 20

  • Mon, Feb 21

  • Tues, Feb 22

Sun, Feb 20

7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Registration

7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Golf Outing – 8:00 AM Shotgun Start
The Desert Springs Golf Club has delighted players of all levels for over 30 years. Challenge yourself on the Palms Course, known for strategically placed sand traps and multi-tiered greens. This 6,761-yard course, par 72 from the back tees, is located conveniently on site at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Destination Tours

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

First-Time Attendee Orientation and Reception

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CoreConnection
Core providers are central to a bank’s ability to serve customers, offer products, innovate and compete. CoreConnection is a one-stop venue where bankers can meet with, and gain insights into numerous core providers and solutions—with providers on hand for 1:1 discussion.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Opening Reception in the Marketplace

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception: Fire and Ice
Join us as we fuse the red desert sunset with a blue, glacial shine. This reception will feature live music, crackling flames, ice sculptures and food that represents the best of both elements. Meet new friends and greet old ones—all where fire meets ice. 

Mon, Feb 21

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Power Breakfasts
Connect with community banking colleagues from across the country while learning about innovative new products and services that can take your bank to the next level. 

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

General Session
The Experiential Organization: How the Best Organizations are Winning the War for Talent  
Instead of forcing people into outdated workplace practices, the world’s top companies are redesigning work around their people by focusing on three environments: culture, technology and physical workspace. In this session, learn why employee experience is the next big area of investment, what the top companies are doing and how you can go about creating an experiential organization. 

  • Jacob Morgan, 4x best-selling author, founder of FutureofWorkUniversity.com

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break in the Marketplace

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Educational Sessions
These sessions have distinct focus areas—leadership, operations and finance, technology and innovation, CRE lending and payments. Choose a focused session to attend live, and view the rest on-demand at your leisure. All sessions can be viewed later, via the virtual event platform, up to 30 days after the event on March 2. 

The Total Bank Makeover: A Proven Plan for Growth and Profitability
If your organization is struggling to grow retail, business and customer relationships, you might need a bank makeover. Your entire organization must focus on a new strategy in order to improve. In this thought-provoking session, explore the changes necessary for growth.

How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement
Organizations with engaged employees outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share, and have a 90% better growth trend than their competition. However, engaged employees only make up 36% of the workforce. Learn a proven strategy to turn disengaged workers into a unified, high-performing team—resulting in increased revenue, customer satisfaction, productivity, loyalty and retention.

A Conversation with the Federal Regulators – Emerging Risks in CRE Portfolio
This panel of federal regulators from the OCC, Federal Reserve Board, and the FDIC will provide clarification on pressing issues, and risk management tips regarding expectations for your CRE portfolio as borrowers continue experiencing pandemic-related challenges.

Fintech Landscape and Digital Trends
Fintech companies are targeting your payments margins, and digital migration is giving them a head start. Learn how to protect your payments business and stay competitive in a digital-first future.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Dessert in the Marketplace

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Educational Sessions
These sessions have distinct focus areas—leadership, operations and finance, technology and innovation, CRE lending and payments. Choose a focused session to attend live, and view the rest on-demand at your leisure. All sessions can be viewed later, via the virtual event platform, up to 30 days after the event on March 2. 

Bank On and Financial Inclusion for Justice-Involved Populations
This session highlights community banks that have collaborated with prisons and nonprofits to integrate or reintegrate justice-involved individuals into the community. Discover the impact of expanding your bank’s financial education and product offerings to this customer segment, and learn how Bank On certification has enabled your peers to champion financial inclusion in their communities.

Ransomware: Prevention and Protection
The reality of a remote workforce has made financial institutions more vulnerable to ransomware and phishing attacks. Learn from cybersecurity and insurance experts how to monitor threats, educate employees and customers and safeguard systems to combat these cyber thieves.

Integrating Technology into Your Core System
For the past two years, many banks have accelerated their digital offerings in order to best serve customers. Learn ways to work closely with your core provider to do just that. Then, get insights on how to add ancillary services, not offered by your provider, that complement your existing system.

State of the CRE Industry Markets
Get an economic overview of commercial real estate markets including vacancy, occupancy, rent growth, appreciation, over build, cap rates, and supply and demand. Gain insight that is essential to managing your CRE portfolio, bank and business models and the impact in your regional markets.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Innovation Showcase
Hear directly from industry providers in this fast-paced networking session. Get five-minute overviews of their top-tier solutions. 

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Peer Exchange Sessions By Asset Size
Discuss industry issues, solutions and strategies with your colleagues during these facilitated sessions. Share what has and has not worked for your bank, and hear the same from your peers. Exchanges will be grouped by bank asset size. 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Reception in the Marketplace: Winter Olympics
We’re bringing the fun of the Winter Olympics to our desert oasis. Together, we’ll support unity and excellence in sport, and in community banking. Join us for décor and food of Olympic proportions, and compete in games to win coveted prizes. Mingle with peers and exhibitors in our own Olympic village, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Tues, Feb 22

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Innovation Showcase with Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break in the Marketplace

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Guest Breakfast

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

GENERAL SESSION
Economic Forecast
In this entertaining and informative presentation on the economy to come, Dr. Eisenberg will discuss how GDP will perform, what interest rates will do and how the labor market will behave. Learn how much firms will spend, how the residential housing sector and overall real estate will perform and how a whole host of other economic variables are bound to impact the economy this year—and why. Delve into how to keep the (economic) forest in view, without losing sight of the (data) trees.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Educational Sessions
These sessions have distinct focus areas—leadership, operations and finance, technology and innovation, CRE lending and payments. Choose a focused session to attend live, and view the rest on-demand at your leisure. All sessions can be viewed later, via the virtual event platform, up to 30 days after the event on March 2. 

Focusing on ESG
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues continue to gain the attention of customers, investors and community leaders. Discover the most important ESG efforts on which community banks should focus. Learn to integrate these efforts into your bank’s strategic plans and initiatives based on your bank’s mission and priorities, and the expectations of key stakeholders, including regulators.

Managing Assets Out of the Pandemic into 2022
This session will address how banks are managing the credits that continue to struggle into 2022, and are not performing at pre-pandemic levels. Learn how to work with your borrower, and rely on techniques accepted by the Federal Regulators.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Power Lunches (RSVP Required) or Lunch on Your Own

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Spark!
Spark! is your chance to enjoy heartfelt stories from your peers that are fast, fun and focused. These five-minute presentations will surely ignite your inner leader, and inspire you in your career.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Educational and Peer Exchange Sessions By Topic
These sessions have distinct focus areas—leadership, operations and finance, technology and innovation, CRE lending and payments. Choose a focused session to attend live, and view the rest on-demand at your leisure. All sessions can be viewed later, via the virtual event platform, up to 30 days after the event on March 2. 

DEI and Community Banks: Values, Commitment and Conversations
Join a riveting session on how values, commitment and authentic conversations have a role in diversity, equity and inclusion for community banks.

Devising an Innovation Strategy
An innovation strategy will help your bank implement new ideas and technologies that align with your business objectives. Learn how to devise the right strategy, and how to define and measure progress. Hear from community bankers who have successfully done so, and see how you can do the same.

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Closing General Session
Paying it Forward: The Return is Priceless 
All of us have the power to make an impact on someone’s life, positively or negatively. Our words and our actions are powerful. How we treat others not only affects them, but also shapes us. When you use your unique power to help others, they benefit, and you end up learning about yourself. Join this session to learn more about this incredible phenomenon. 

  • J.R. Martinez, New York Times best-selling author, wounded U.S. Army veteran

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Closing Reception: Mix, Mingle and Reconnect

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