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ABA Conference for Community Bankers

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

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The 2020 program is not available yet. Check for schedule updates coming this fall.

2019 Program at-a-Glance

Registration General Session General Session Learning Lab Sessions
Exhibit Hall Opening Reception Educational Sessions/Peer Exchanges/CRE Educational Track Educational Sessions/CRE Educational Track Closing General Session
Welcome Reception
Innovation Showcase
Spark! Session

Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Mix, Mingle and Reconnect Reception


2019 Detailed Schedule

7:30 am – 6:30 pm Banker and Exhibitor Registration
9:30 am – 3:00 pm Preconference 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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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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          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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