Illinois Bankers Association

Annual Conference

June 20-22, 2018 | Hilton Chicago

We invite you, your bank leaders and directors to join us for the IBA’s Annual Conference. In honor of the state of Illinois’ 200th anniversary, we’ve chosen “Celebrating Illinois” for the theme of this year’s event and will be showcasing our great state and all it has to offer during this monumental bicentennial year.

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Schedule of Events

 Wednesday, June 20  
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PAC Crawls (optional tours)
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Information Desk Open
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Opening General Session
Parting Address by IBA Chairman Daniel G. Watts, President, Forest Park National Bank and Trust Company
  What Happens Next? Looking Backwards to See into the Future
Mark Zinder, Speaker, Consultant and Writer, Mark Zinder and Associates
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception with Exhibitors
  Dinner on Your Own 
9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hospitality Suite 
   
Thursday, June 21  
7:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Registration/Information Desk Open 
7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.  Power Hour Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  General Session 
Illinois Bankers PAC Bank of the Year Announcement
  Economic Update
Jim Glassman, Ph.D., Senior Economist, Commercial Banking, Chase 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Frank Lloyd Wright Excursion and Lunch (optional) 
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Break with Exhibitors 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Lunch with Exhibitors 
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. General Session
Community Service Awards Announcement 
  From Janitor to the Boardroom
Richard Montañez, Executive Vice President, PepsiCo North America 
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.  Chairman’s Reception with Exhibitors 
7:15 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Dinner, Banker of the Year Award, Illinois Bankers PAC Silent Auction, Entertainment by Craig Karges and Becca Kaufman Orchestra 
   
Friday, June 22   
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Registration/Information Desk Open 
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast Buffet 
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Salute to IBA Leadership
Election and Induction of Directors and Officers
Inaugural Address by IBA Chairman Daniel P. Daly, President and CEO, SENB Bank 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions 
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 
11:45 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch Buffet 
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Closing General Session
Strategic Agility
Kathy Pearson, Ph.D., Founder and President, Enterprise Learning Solutions, Inc 

General Sessions & Keynote Speakers

What Happens Next? Looking Backward to See into the Future

Wednesday, June 20 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Mark Zinder is a leading financial expert, trend forecaster and seasoned keynote speaker who has traveled the globe delivering more than 2,000 presentations to hundreds of thousands of people. He is a regular guest on Fox Business and CNBC, sharing his expertise and positive outlook while tackling tough questions on the economy. His extensive background spans 33 years and includes being the national spokesman for Franklin Templeton. During that time, he worked sidebyside with Sir John Templeton, Dr. Mark Mobius and Mr. Michael Price to hone his ability to spot trends before they become obvious. 

Laughing is the key to learning, and connecting with your customers is the key to success. This high-energy presentation focuses on these elements and motivates you to think differently to achieve success in today’s constantly changing world. Headlines are screaming that robots and artificial intelligence are going to eliminate workers’ jobs. What if they are all wrong? What if we are merely extrapolating the present and ignoring the possibilities of the future? History books are full of examples of previous revolutions that came and went: the industrial revolution, the railroad revolution, electrification, mass production, and now, quite possibly, the information technology revolution. Discover how we are nearing the end of this revolution while another is just beginning, providing a fresh wave of prosperity. Now is the time to ask yourself, “what happens next”? 

Economic Update 

Thursday, June 21 | 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Jim Glassman, Ph.D., is Chase Commercial Banking's senior economist and provides market insights to help clients better understand the changing economy and its impact on their business. He also works closely with the firm's corporate sector, including the Chief Investment Office and Investor Relations as well as the Investment Bank and Government Relations groups, providing financial analysis and research. 

A publisher of independent research on the principal forces shaping the economy and financial markets, Glassman is regularly cited in the financial media, where he is also a frequent commentator on economic policy issues. Additionally, he is a long-standing participant in the widely-followed Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Survey of Professional Forecasters and the National Association of Business Economists’ panel of macro-economic forecasters. 

From 1979 through 1988, Glassman served as a senior economist in the Research & Statistics and Monetary Affairs departments at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC. He joined Morgan Guaranty in 1988 and Chemical Bank in 1993, which, through a combination of mergers, became JPMorgan Chase & Co. Glassman earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was awarded a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University. 

In this presentation, Glassman shares his insights on the state of the banking industry including domestic and global economic trends, monetary and fiscal policy updates and the impact of administration changes. 

From Janitor to the Boardroom

Thursday, June 21 | 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Richard Montañez is an executive leading multicultural sales and community promotions across PepsiCo's North American divisions, leveraging best practices to develop community partnerships. He started his PepsiCo career at Frito-Lay in 1976 as a janitor in its Rancho Cucamonga plant. Montañez is recognized as the creator of the Flamin' hot line of products, including Flamin' Hot Cheetos, which influenced future ethnic products and the first Frito-Lay Hispanic marketing team. In 1990 he helped write and launch the Continuous Improvement Initiative. Montañez was instrumental in creating the first operation cost improvement team. In addition, he helped influence Hispanic products and marketing promotions for KFC and Taco Bell.

Montañez is known for his visionary leadership and ability to develop new systems and products. He sits on numerous non-profit boards and was recruited to the California Workforce Investment board for his business experience. Both state and federal government officials have honored him with numerous commendations for his work around education and leading economic growth. He was recognized by Hispanic Lifestyle magazine as one of the most influential Hispanics in corporate America and has been featured in Newsweek and Fortune 500 magazines.

In this presentation, Montañez tells the inspiring story that led to the creation of a game-changing product and how an unforeseen career path has allowed him to positively impact his team and the community.

Strategic Agility

Friday, June 22 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Kathy Pearson, Ph.D., is founder and president of Enterprise Learning Solutions, a firm focused on executive development and learning across industries. She is a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and has also served as an adjunct associate professor in the Operations and Information Management Department at the Wharton School. An award-winning educator, Pearson works extensively with mid- to senior-level executives, including high potentials and executive teams, and she teaches on a variety of topics such as complex decision making, strategic agility, the enterprise mindset, stakeholder management, operational excellence and strategic execution. 

Pearson’s work with executives spans a wide variety of industries, including financial services and her clients include Coca-Cola, Bank of America, India Ministry of Finance, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Royal Bank of Scotland and the World Bank. She is also an instructor at the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

In this closing presentation, Pearson asserts that today’s business environment is no longer described as having an “ebb and flow,” but rather a permanent “whitewater” condition. This increased speed of change has caused a movement from discrete-event strategic planning to more dynamic planning. However, many organizations struggle with the ability to stay nimble to respond to rapid market changes. Pearson explores the common barriers to agility, provides tools to overcome these barriers and describes three concrete actions in achieving strategic agility.

Concurrent Sessions

Thursday, June 21 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Regulators’ Perspective: Navigating the Supervisory Landscape
Moderator
Bruce Jay Baker, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, IBA

Panelists
Richard C. Brunskill, Assistant Vice President, FRB Chicago
John P. Conneely, Regional Director, FDIC
Blake Paulson, Deputy Comptroller, Central District, OCC
Bryan A. Schneider, Secretary, IDFPR


Anticipating, planning for and complying with evolving regulations and supervisory expectations require significant commitments of time, resources and perseverance from senior management and their directors. A distinguished panel of senior regulators will cover a range of the latest supervisory developments affecting the industry today, with an emphasis on emerging enforcement issues and trends, plus how they see banks reshaping themselves and restructuring their businesses to adapt to new market and regulatory realities.

Ways Banks are Improving Efficiency and Performance
Timothy Reimink, Managing Director, Crowe Horwath LLP

Trends in customer behavior, technology, products, economic conditions and competition are changing the efficiency and costs of many bank functions. With continued pressure on profit growth, it is increasingly important for banks to operate more effectively. This presentation identifies ways that financial institutions are improving operational efficiency and the best approach for improving future performance.

Career Management for the Next Generation of Bankers
Tom Blackwell and Greg McLogan, Directors, Financial Services, Angott Search Group

This session guides the next generation of bankers as it relates to 10-year-out career goals, résumé management and centers-of-influence types that should be built into a financial institution’s network. Realistic and unrealistic situations will be discussed to set right expectations and the steps necessary to be on the optimal career track including benefits of a mentor and the best utilization of social media and technology as it relates to candidates’ career direction.

Thursday, June 21 | 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Understanding Today’s Threat Landscape + Threat & Vulnerability Management = A Winning Security Combination for Banks
Alex Hernandez, Vice President of Customer Solutions, DefenseStorm

This session identifies current IT threats, issues and trends that financial institutions face today, including the rise of C-suite and board of directors’ liability. Prepare to answer the all-important question: “Does your bank have a robust threat and vulnerability program in place?” Learn why such a program is paramount to your institution’s security and the real-world consequences when such a program is not in place.

Community Bank Performance and Value Trends
John Adams, Managing Director of M&A, Sheshunoff & Co Investment Banking

Tax reform, higher interest rates and meaningful regulatory relief are creating value and optimism unseen in over a decade. Meanwhile, the rapid consolidation of the community bank industry is simultaneously creating new opportunities and challenges. Banks of all sizes are reevaluating their strategic plans to determine how they fit into the changing environment. This session explores the many facets of these changes and how your bank can maximize value for shareholders.

Risk Management, ALCO and the Economy: The Predictability of Chaos
Jim Nowak, Vice President, Risk Management, United Bankers’ Bank

This session provides community banks with an opportunity to reassess interest rate risk (IRR) and simplify the ALCO process by avoiding speculation and focusing on predictable cash flow management in a variety of economic environments. After nearly a decade of no interest rate changes and the anticipated return to a “more normal” cyclical interest rate environment, it is now important to revisit effective IRR and ALCO planning. The session concentrates on factors that community banks can control and avoid tendencies to forecast and plan on factors that are not known and outside one’s control.

Friday, June 22 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Executive Briefing on Current Issues and Opportunities for Banks
Robert M. Fleetwood, Partner, Securities Law Practice Section Leader, and John M. Geiringer, Partner, Regulatory Section Leader, Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group

The past year has been a busy one for financial institutions. With the economic environment, stock market, the Trump administration, bank M&A trends, and regulatory initiatives, just to name a few, there have been plenty of issues for bankers and bank directors to consider. This session features an executive briefing on current legal and regulatory issues and trends affecting financial institutions. The focus will be on practical suggestions and best practices taken from longtime experience in representing a large and diverse banking practice.

Attack Surface Management: Cybersecurity Defense in an Assumed Breach World
Chris Tait, Principal, and Al Sweeny, Director, Baker Tilly

Far too frequently, there are new stories about cybersecurity data breaches affecting millions of customer records, payment card data, personal health information and/or loss of intellectual property or trade secrets. Organizations dealing with cybersecurity must understand their attack surface, potential vulnerabilities and how to not only thwart hackers to prevent disruptions, but adapt to evolving cybersecurity risks. This presentation identifies what it takes to strengthen your institution’s attack surface management capabilities.

Social Selling: Persuasive Profiling & Social Engagement
Joe Micallef, President, Sales Strategist & Sales Coach, Grow UP Sales
Mark McInnes, Executive Sales Coach and Trainer, SalesITV


In today’s sales market, there is an ever-increasing pressure to leverage social media to raise an institution’s profile and build the contact base. Many bankers make limited effort that proves to be futile, while other bankers make exhaustive efforts that may be counter-productive and time consuming. With over 75% of buyers researching online before making purchase decisions, it has become essential to embrace this medium to promote your brand and services. It is important, however, to invest time wisely and engage prospects more effectively in order to turn social into sales.

Friday, June 22 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.

Executive Compensation Trends and Best Practices
Matt Brei, President, Blanchard Consulting Group

This presentation focuses on the total compensation package provided to bank executives. Salaries, cash incentives/bonuses, equity-based programs and executive benefits and perquisites will be discussed. For each compensation component, current market trends in banking will be explored based on compensation-related surveys and databases. The session dives into all areas of the total compensation package for executives and help directors strategize as to the best ways to attract and retain top executives.

How CEOs Can Maintain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of Integrating Stress Testing, Strategic Planning, CECL and M&A
Adam Mustafa, President, Invictus Group

There are many challenges facing community banks ranging from implementation of the new current expected credit loss (CECL) model and industry consolidation to slowing loan growth, rising interest rates and regulatory pressure on commercial real estate concentrations. The combination of these unique challenges warrants an analytical approach that is not only capable of recognizing, but also capitalizing on a rapidly-changing banking environment. In other words, how banks get ready for CECL can have a significant impact on other challenges being faced. CECL goes hand in hand with strategic and capital planning as well as stress testing. This presentation explores the best way to implement CECL to help bank maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Fintech and Banking: A Welcome Partnership?
Marc P. Franson, Scott R. Fryzel, John J. Martin and Eric J. Wood, Partners, Chapman and Cutler LLP

This session covers the landscape of fintech and the impacts and opportunities for banks working with these companies. A regulatory update will examine the current status for fintech lenders and regulatory positions on new charters. The presentation will also review partnerships and the opportunities for banks in both lending and other lines of business. Learn where opportunities may present themselves for banks to work with fintech companies and related technologies, such as blockchains, that might be impactful to their business.

Directors' Track

Thursday, June 21 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Regulators’ Perspective: Navigating the Supervisory Landscape
Moderator

Bruce Jay Baker, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, IBA

Panelists
Richard C. Brunskill, Assistant Vice President, FRB Chicago
John P. Conneely, Regional Director, FDIC
Blake Paulson, Deputy Comptroller, Central District, OCC
Bryan A. Schneider, Secretary, IDFPR


Anticipating, planning for and complying with evolving regulations and supervisory expectations require significant commitments of time, resources and perseverance from senior management and their directors. A distinguished panel of senior regulators will cover a range of the latest supervisory developments affecting the industry today, with an emphasis on emerging enforcement issues and trends, plus how they see banks reshaping themselves and restructuring their businesses to adapt to new market and regulatory realities.

Thursday, June 21 | 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Understanding Today’s Threat Landscape + Threat & Vulnerability Management = A Winning Security Combination for Banks
Alex Hernandez, Vice President of Customer Solutions, DefenseStorm

This session identifies current IT threats, issues and trends that financial institutions face today, including the rise of C-suite and board of directors’ liability. Prepare to answer the all-important question: “Does your bank have a robust threat and vulnerability program in place?” Learn why such a program is paramount to your institution’s security and the real-world consequences when such a program is not in place.

Friday, June 22 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Executive Briefing on Current Issues and Opportunities for Banks
Robert M. Fleetwood, Partner, Securities Law Practice Section Leader, and John M. Geiringer, Partner, Regulatory Section Leader, Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group

The past year has been a busy one for financial institutions. With the economic environment, stock market, the Trump administration, bank M&A trends, and regulatory initiatives, just to name a few, there have been plenty of issues for bankers and bank directors to consider. This session features an executive briefing on current legal and regulatory issues and trends affecting financial institutions. The focus will be on practical suggestions and best practices taken from longtime experience in representing a large and diverse banking practice.

Friday, June 22 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Executive Compensation Trends and Best Practices
Matt Brei, President, Blanchard Consulting Group

This presentation focuses on the total compensation package provided to bank executives. Salaries, cash incentives/bonuses, equity-based programs and executive benefits and perquisites will be discussed. For each compensation component, current market trends in banking will be explored based on compensation-related surveys and databases. The session dives into all areas of the total compensation package for executives and help directors strategize as to the best ways to attract and retain top executives.

Trade Show & Sponsors

Trade Show

The Trade Show is always the center of activity during the Annual Conference. Network with conference attendees while visiting with exhibitors and discovering opportunities for growth and improvement at your institution. As always, our trend-setting exhibitors will have plenty to share, including many fantastic prizes – so make sure you get registered at individual booths. Your first opportunity to meet with exhibitors will be at the opening reception on Wednesday, June 20. Three more opportunities to visit the trade show are built into the schedule on Thursday. To secure a booth and/or a sponsor an event, connect with the Tessa White.

ABG Retirement Plan Services
AKT Peerless Environmental & Energy Services
All Covered Finance Practice
Allied Solutions
Bank Compensation Consulting
Bankers' Bank
Bankers Healthcare Group, LLC
BankTalentHQ
BOK Financial Institutional Advisors
Charles Vincent George Architects
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Comptroller of the Currency
Computer Services, Inc. (CSI)
Deluxe Financial Services
Duncan-Williams, Inc.
Equias Alliance
Emfluence Digital Marketing
First Bankers' Banc Securities, Inc.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
FF&S, Inc.
Fiserv. Inc.
Floodplain Consultants, Inc.
Graduate School of Banking
Incapital LLC
Info-Pro Lender Services, Inc.
Investors Title Insurance Company
Midwest Independent Bank
NewGround
Northland Securities
Payment Alliance International
Plante Moran
Plansmith Corporation
PrintMail Solutions
PULSE, a Discover Company
SBS CyberSecurity
Thillens, Inc.
TraceSecurity
United Bankers' Bank
Vining Sparks
Visible Equity
Welch Systems, Inc.

SPONSORS
Thank you for your valued sponsors. Check back for a full listing.

About the Hotel, Continuing Education & Mobile App

Hilton Chicago

Close to everything; Far from ordinary
A magnificent location – overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and the Museum Campus home of the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium – is just the beginning at the Hilton Chicago. A proud member of the Historic Hotels of America, this downtown hotel offers warm service and a full menu of amenities to make for an enjoyable stay. The Hilton offers authentic Irish cuisine at Kitty O' Sheas and classic American fare at 720 South Bar & Grill as well as an indoor running track, pool, whirlpool, cardio zone, weight zone and Crossfit at its expansive Athletic Club.

Reservations
A special room rate of $259 plus tax has been arranged for conference attendees. Reserve online or call 877-865-5320 and mention the Illinois Bankers AssociationBooking deadline is Friday, May 25.

Parking Per Day
Self-Parking $62 / Valet $75

Continuing Legal Education

The Illinois Bankers Association is recognized as an accredited CLE provider by the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Attorneys licensed in the state of Illinois will earn 4.00 hours of MCLE credit for attending the following sessions constituting this course:

The Regulators’ Perspective: Navigating the Examination Landscape (1.00 hour)
Understanding Today’s Threat Landscape + Threat & Vulnerability Management = A Winning Security Combination for Banks (1.00 hour)
Executive Briefing on Current Issues and Opportunities for Banks (1.00 hour)
Fintech and Banking: A Welcome Partnership? (1.00 hour)

Continuing Professional Education
The Illinois Bankers Association is recognized as a public accountant continuing professional education sponsor by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Public accountants licensed in the state of Illinois will earn up to 8 credits of continuing professional education credit for attending this conference.

IBA Mobile App

Stay informed of conference happenings with our easy-to-use mobile app featuring details on sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and much more. Visit your preferred app store and search for “Illinois Bankers Association.” Wireless Internet access will be available free of charge in designated meeting rooms and public spaces at the Hilton Chicago.

Special Events

Wednesday, June 20

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | PAC Crawls (Space is Limited)

Join us for two unique PAC Crawls where you will have the opportunity to experience either a tour of historic Wrigley Field, home of the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs, or sample the signature items at some of the top foodie destinations in the city on a progressive food tour.  Afterward, both tours will meet up at ch Distillery for lunch and a tour of what has become a top producer of homemade spirits in the Midwest.  Experience “The Tradition,” ch’s take on the classic way to drink vodka – ice cold with rye bread and pickles! All proceeds benefit Illinois Bankers PAC.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Opening Reception with Exhibitors

This evening’s reception offers the first opportunity to visit our extensive Exhibitor Showcase and learn about the latest products and services to help increase your bank’s bottom line. There will be plenty of hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

9:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. | Hospitality Suite
Nobody does hospitality like the IBA! After enjoying dinner in the Windy City, gather in the Hilton’s Normandie Lounge for a nightcap and dessert in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Thursday, June 21

7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. | Power Hour Breakfast
Add a little punch to your morning! This jam-packed Power Hour showcases presentations from some of our top industry providers and how they can add value to your institution.

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Frank Lloyd Wright Excursion and Lunch (Spouse/Guest Tour)
Hear insights into Frank Lloyd Wright's family life and architectural career as you tour his historic first home and studio, known for where he and his associates developed a new American architecture - the Prairie style. Follow up with a Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour of Oak Park, home to the world’s largest collection of Wright-designed buildings. Enjoy lunch at Winberie’s, one of the few examples of Prairie-style architecture applied to commercial buildings and the cornerstone of Oak Park’s Hemingway District’s Commercial Center. Finish the day with a tour of Unity Temple, considered a defining moment in Wright’s early architectural career. It is one of the first public buildings in America to feature exposed concrete and is Wright’s greatest public building of his Prairie era. 

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Chairman’s Reception with Exhibitors
After a busy day hearing the latest from industry experts, join your friends and colleagues in offering congratulations to outgoing Chairman Daniel Watts and extending a friendly welcome to incoming Chairman Daniel Daly. Enjoy a variety of tasty hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.

7:15 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Dinner, Banker of the Year Award, Illinois Bankers PAC Silent Auction, Entertainment by Craig Karges and Becca Kaufman Orchestra
The evening continues with a delicious dinner and the announcement of the prestigious Banker of the Year Award. Before placing closing bids in the Illinois Bankers PAC silent auction, enjoy spellbinding entertainment as Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. His program, “Experience the Extraordinary,” is business theatre and motivational entertainment at its best! Karges is a recipient of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® Award and has made over 5,000 appearances around the world challenging the minds of audience members. The Becca Kaufman Orchestra closes the evening with a high energy performance featuring genres ranging from Top 40 and the ’80s to R&B, Motown and Jazz. We’ll see you on the dance floor!

Illinois Bankers PAC Silent Auction
Mobile bidding for silent auction items will begin on Monday, June 11, and end at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22. The success of this event is largely dependent upon your prize contributions as well as bidding on items. “Bid early and bid often” is the auction mantra! Please consider donating an auction item. This is one way to help Illinois Bankers PAC even if you aren’t able to attend the conference – although we hope you will! Your personal and/or bank contribution to this year’s auction increases our ability to support state and federal office holders and candidates with views and positions that support our industry.

Donation Ideas
Vacation Rentals
Autographed Memorabilia
Adventure Activities (think hot air balloon rides or zip-lining)
Luxury Sporting Event Suites or Tickets
Gift Baskets (wine, chocolate, pasta)
Electronics (iPad, Apple Watch, Amazon Echo)
Jewelry (local artist or jeweler)
Artwork (local artists)
Cash - Let Us Do the Shopping!

All proceeds from this fundraising event go directly to Illinois Bankers PAC, the Political Action Committee of the Illinois Bankers Association.

To identify your contribution, connect with Aimee Winebaugh at 217-789-9340.

Continuing Education Credits

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

The IBA is recognized as an accredited CLE provider by the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Attorneys licensed in the state of Illinois will earn 4.00 hours of MCLE credit for attending the
following sessions constituting this course - 1 hour each:

  • The Regulators’ Perspective: Navigating the Examination Landscape
  • Understanding Today’s Threat Landscape + Threat & Vulnerability Management = A Winning Security Combination for Banks
  • Executive Briefing on Current Issues and Opportunities for Banks
  • Fintech and Banking: A Welcome Partnership?

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

The IBA is recognized as a public accountant continuing professional education sponsor by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Public accountants licensed in the state of Illinois will earn up to 8 credits of continuing professional education credit for attending this conference.