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ABA Annual Convention

October 21-23, 2018  •  New York Hilton Midtown  •  New York, New York


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Knowledge Sessions

Get an in-depth look at trends, best practices and innovative concepts with these shorter sessions. You’ll be able to explore twice the cutting-edge content available in previous years.

  • Overview and Implementation of S. 2155
    The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act is the first bipartisan banking law to be enacted in a decade. Discuss implementation of the commonsense fixes to rules the bill provides and hear what regulatory challenges still remain from ABA's policy and regulatory leadership team.

  • How Company Culture Attracts (and Keeps) the Best Talent
    Dive into how and why company culture should be a top priority in your organization with an organization who went from the bottom to being on Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Company Culture list. You'll also have a chance to discuss how results can lead to finding and retaining top talent and a stronger bottom line.

  • Why CEOs and Directors Must Understand the Rising Rate Environment
    Rising interest rates will dramatically change the community banking landscape. Traditional management approaches and analytics will be unable to quantify—or even accurately reveal—new challenges, making solutions difficult to identify. Hear new strategies for maximizing shareholder value and helping your bank get ahead.

  • Connecting with Today's Customer: The Amazon Prime Effect
    More than half of American households now subscribe to services like Amazon Prime, and 200 million+ people have dramatically shifted the way they buy retail services. Find out how banks can move beyond simply transactions to better connect with today's modern consumers.

  • How Fintech and Techfin are Changing the Bank M&A's
    Fintech and techfin have significantly affected the banking landscape through new bank formation and bank M&A. Learn ways banks can adapt, innovate and look to the future in the face of these changes.

  • Increasing Fee Income Without Raising Fees
    Many financial institutions are raising their fees. Should you? As fee revenue becomes an increasingly important component of profitability, it is easily misunderstood. Learn to maximize your fee revenue—and keep your customers longer—by charging the right amount, adopting the right collections policies and knowing which customers generate the most revenue.

  • How Partnerships with Federal Home Loan Banks Can Enhance Business Drivers for Financial Institutions
    Learn how to take fully leverage your FHLB membership from the experts. The FHLBs offer far more than just advances. This panel will help you understand the many products and services that can benefit your bank.

  • From LIBOR to SOFR: What Banks Need to Do to Prepare for 2021
    The fate of LIBOR—the rate underpinning more than $240 trillion of contacts, including loans, mortgages, floating rate notes and derivatives—is uncertain past 2021. What does this mean for existing contracts, and what should your bank be doing today to manage risk in new contracts? Learn more about the recommended replacement rate SOFR and hear from industry experts about what your bank should be doing to plan for the transition.

  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: What Community Banks and Mutuals Need to Know
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 represents one of the most significant revisions to the Internal Revenue Tax Code in more than 30 years. Discuss the provisions most critical to the banking industry, including tax planning opportunities that lie ahead for community banks and their shareholders.

  • The Ins and Outs of Bank/Fintech Partnerships
    To succeed in a fintech partnership, and to increase customer engagement, you need to navigate what works and what doesn’t. This discussion will focus on insights and learnings from early stage discussions, to implementation, to ROI. Learn what to consider when evaluating fintech technology, engaging with fintech companies, entering into partnerships and putting it all into practice.

  • Alternative Capital Sources for Banks of All Sizes
    Come hear stories and creative options fo rmanaging and attracting capital. Panelists include a community bank investor, a stock and mutual CEO.

  • Meet the Challenges of a Flattening Yield Curve Head On
    Disucss how rising rates and a flattening yield curve impact your bank. You'll hear recommendations on deposit pricing, retention strategies, loan pricing and liquidity management.

  • Changing Views on Board of Directors and Governance
    Discuss trends in corporate governance shaped by recent regulatory guidance, and how banks can alter their governance structure in a way that better manages risk and positions your bank for future growth.

  • Real-Time Payments Beyond P2P
    RTP, the first new payments system in 40 years, combines the real-time movement of funds between financial institutions with enhanced messaging and data handling capabilities. Learn how this service launched by The Clearing House can benefit your customers and your bank from three community bankers close to the process.

  • Stonier Capstone Presentation: Utilizing Insurance Products to Increase Bank Profitability
    Stonier Graduate School of Banking alum Danny Edgecomb, class of 2017, will present the results of his Capstone presentation. Hear how the bank utilized insurance products to provide a continuous stream of non-interest income revenue and increase profitability.

  • Leveraging Community Engagement to Acquire, Develop and Compensate Talent
    Attracting and retaining talent remains a top challenge for the banking industry. And in today’s job market, a bank must show the employee/prospect how their career can make a positive daily impact. See the data behind this approach and learn to implement it with positive results.

Questions? Contact Lauren Dwyer for more information.