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2024 Bankers Summit

October 1 – 4, 2024 | Caesars Palace

About this Event

CBA is pleased to announce a new collaboration with PCBS to enhance Bankers Summit with curated content and exclusive sessions featuring PCBS educators.

Join us for the upcoming Bankers Summit in Las Vegas at the iconic Caesars Palace! This premier event promises an enriching experience with education tracks that delve into crucial aspects of the banking industry. Explore sessions on risk management, regulatory compliance and lending and credit to stay ahead in the dynamic financial landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights, network with industry experts, and elevate your understanding of the latest trends shaping the banking sector. Secure your spot today!

*Special Offer*

Participants of the Bankers Summit program can enjoy an exclusive 15% discount off their registration for the Women in Banking Forum. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join us at Caesars Palace from September 30th to October 1st. Simply utilize code WIB15 during checkout when securing your spot at the Women in Banking Forum.

Questions? Please contact Gina Titus at gtitus@calbankers.com.

Event Details

CBA Bank Member Price: $1,195

Non-Member Bank Price: $1,395

Guest Price: $450

Tuesday October 01, 2024 - Friday October 04, 2024

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Hotel

Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109-8933

Hotel accommodations can be made by clicking here to book your room through our hotel room block or by calling Caesars Palace at 1-866-227-5938. Please mention the California Bankers Association (CBA) to receive the special group rate. The group rate is starting at $239/night, single or double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. Rooms are limited, please make your reservations as soon as possible. The hotel room block cut-off date is Friday, August 30, 2024. If the room block reaches capacity, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.

Resort Fee: A daily resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night plus the current occupancy room tax will be charged in addition to the room rates set forth above.

Agenda

Tuesday, October 1

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception

  • Kick off the conference with light refreshments and networking opportunities.

Wednesday, October 2

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration Open

  • Attendees can check in, receive materials, and get badges for event access.
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast & Dedicated Marketplace Time

  • Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast and explore the marketplace to connect with vendors and industry experts.
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | Welcome & Opening General Session

Opportunities, Risks, and the Future of Generative AI in the Financial Services Industry

Ryan McManus | Founder | techtonic.io (PCBS Faculty)

  • The emergence of generative AI, arriving with unprecedented speed, caught many leaders by surprise. FS leaders need to understand how AI will change their businesses and grasp this change much faster than many did in the previous era of digital transformation. Speed and scale win in the digital economy, and AI drives both at supersonic levels. It’s very simple: AI enables firms to deliver what was previously impossible, as well as previously unimaginable risks.
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Morning Break & Dedicated Marketplace Time

  • Take a refreshing break, visit the marketplace, and engage with exhibitors to discover innovative banking solutions.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM | Learning Sessions

Risk Management Track

Payment Trends and Disruptors

Tony DeSanctis | Senior Director | Cornerstone Advisors (PCBS Faculty)

  • An effective Payments program represents a huge opportunity for most banks, but the risks are significant. The regulatory environment, the fintech disruptors and other headwinds make it critical that you manage your payments business proactively. PCBS instructor, Tony DeSanctis, will lead you through the risks and rewards of an effective Payments program.
Regulatory Compliance Track

The CFPB’s Section 1071 Rule is Back in the Spotlight – Are You Ready?

Joel Cook | Principal | Aldrich & Bonnefin

  • After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the CFPB’s funding structure in May 2024, the CFPB extended the compliance dates for the CFPB’s Section 1071 rule addressing small business lending data collection requirements. This puts the Section 1071 rule back in the spotlight, and institutions subject to the rule will need to work towards complying with the rule. In this session, we will discuss which institutions are subject to the Section 1071 rule, the new extended compliance dates, and we'll provide an overview of the rule. We will also discuss potential pitfalls and concerns for lenders, such as fair lending issues, reputational concerns, changes to the application process for small business loans, and training staff. We will also cover some examples and case studies.
Lending & Credit Track

How Are Banks Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Commercial Banking?

  • Discover how banks are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize commercial banking. This session will delve into real-world applications, from enhancing customer experiences to optimizing risk management and streamlining operations. Learn from industry experts about the latest AI-driven innovations, challenges faced, and strategies for successful implementation. Equip your institution with the knowledge to leverage AI for improved efficiency, competitiveness, and growth in the commercial banking sector.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | General Session

Regulator Panel

Paul Worthing | Regional Director, San Francisco Region | FDIC
Karen Boehler | Deputy Comptroller for the West and Midwest Regions | OCC
Keith Dudley |
AVP, Community & Regional Institutions, Supervision + Credit | FRBSF

  • Engage with key regulators in this dynamic panel session at the Bankers Summit. Gain insights into the latest regulatory developments, compliance expectations, and policy changes impacting the banking industry. Hear directly from top regulators about current priorities, enforcement trends, and future initiatives. This session provides a unique opportunity to ask questions, share concerns, and understand how to navigate the evolving regulatory landscape. Stay informed and ensure your institution remains compliant and prepared for upcoming challenges.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Dedicated Marketplace Time

  • Enjoy a delicious lunch while networking and exploring the marketplace for more business opportunities.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Peer Networking

  • Engage with fellow bankers to share experiences, discuss challenges, and build professional networks.
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Afternoon Break & Dedicated Marketplace Time

  • Unwind during the afternoon break, visit the marketplace, and deepen your connections with vendors.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Learning Sessions

Risk Management Track

Cyber/Fraud/AI/Elder Financial Abuse - Panel

Laurel Sykes | EVP, Chief Risk Officer | American Riviera Bank
Todd Rovak | Co-CEO/Founder | Carefull

  • Join our expert panel as they discuss critical issues in banking: cybersecurity, fraud prevention, AI advancements, and elder financial abuse. Learn about the latest threats, cutting-edge technologies, and best practices to protect your institution and customers. Gain insights into AI's role in fraud detection and prevention, and understand the unique challenges of safeguarding elder clients. This session offers a comprehensive overview of strategies to enhance security and trust in today's complex financial landscape.
Regulatory Compliance Track

CFPB's Focus on Junk Fees

Carl Pry

  • Explore the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) intensified scrutiny on junk fees within the banking industry. This session will provide an in-depth analysis of current regulations, enforcement actions, and best practices for compliance. Understand the implications for your institution and strategies to mitigate risks while maintaining profitability. Gain valuable insights from industry experts to ensure your bank is prepared for regulatory challenges and equipped to foster customer trust.
Lending & Credit Track

Stress Testing

  • Discover the latest methodologies and regulatory requirements for assessing the resilience of your financial institution under adverse conditions. Learn how to design and implement effective stress tests to evaluate credit risk, identify vulnerabilities, and strengthen your lending portfolio. Gain practical knowledge from industry experts to enhance your institution's risk management strategies and ensure robust financial stability.
4:00 PM

Evening Open for Vendor Dinners

  • Relax and network over dinner at vendor-hosted events, fostering valuable connections in a cordial atmosphere.

Thursday, October 3

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration Open

  • Attendees can check in, receive materials, and get badges for event access.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Dedicated Marketplace Time

  • Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast and explore the marketplace to connect with vendors and industry experts.
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM | General Session

A Road Less Traveled: Economic Insights for Success

Anne Macy, Ph.D. | Professor of Finance | West Texas A & M University (PCBS Faculty)

  • Households, firms, and countries make a lot of decisions. Some of the decisions have temporary effects while others move us along a different path. What are the current decisions we need to make and where will they lead us? Are we taking the road less traveled or the familiar road?
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Morning Break & Dedicated Marketplace Time

  • Take a refreshing break, visit the marketplace, and engage with exhibitors to discover innovative banking solutions.

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM | Learning Sessions

Risk Management Track

Emerging Risks Panel

  • This session will highlight the latest risks facing the banking industry, from economic uncertainties and regulatory changes to technological advancements and cybersecurity threats and many more. Expert panelists will share insights on identifying, assessing, and mitigating these emerging risks to protect your institution and maintain resilience. Join us for a forward-looking discussion that will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to navigate an ever-evolving risk landscape.
Regulatory Compliance Track

Privacy/Cybersecurity Panel

  • Join our expert panel at the Bankers Summit to explore the critical issues of privacy and cybersecurity in the banking sector. Discover the latest trends, regulatory requirements, and best practices for protecting sensitive data and ensuring customer trust. Learn from industry leaders about effective strategies to mitigate cyber threats, manage data breaches, and comply with evolving privacy laws. This session offers valuable insights to enhance your institution's security posture and safeguard against emerging risks in today's digital landscape.
Lending & Credit Track

Empowering the Future: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Commercial Lending Decisions with Insights and Inclusivity

Lori Shao | Founder & CEO | Finli

  • Step into the future of banking where technology not only transforms lending decisions but also champions inclusivity and insightful strategies. This dynamic session will explore how cutting-edge technological advancements are reshaping business and commercial banking lending, making it smarter, more inclusive, and deeply insightful. Join us to discover how you can lead this transformative wave in your institution.
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Dedicated Marketplace Time

  • Enjoy a delicious lunch while networking and exploring the marketplace for more business opportunities.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Peer Networking

  • Engage with fellow bankers to share experiences, discuss challenges, and build professional networks.
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Afternoon Break & Dedicated Marketplace Time

  • Unwind during the afternoon break, visit the marketplace, and deepen your connections with vendors.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Learning Sessions

Risk Management Track

Risk’s Role at the ALCO Table

Mark Haberland | Managing Director | Darling Consulting Group (PCBS Faculty)

  • Becoming a “high performing” organization starts with turning your ALCO into a “Profit Center” by making better use of the models, data, assumptions and reporting you have at your disposal, and including the right people in the decision making process to turn that information into strategic benefit! The environment has made it more important than ever to review the assumptions that go into your models, analyze the right scenarios, get a better understanding of customer behavior patterns and most critically take the right action for your institution. Now is the time to make sure everyone and everything is working as intended and heading in the right direction. During this session, participants will gain valuable insights through discussion and case studies of how detrimental some practices can be to your bottom line and the success many institutions are having by promoting a collaborative culture at ALCO, improving the quality of risk model inputs and outputs to make the best decisions for their institutions.
Regulatory Compliance Track

Compliance Update

Yves Mombeleur | Managing Director & Fund Manager | FVLCRUM (PCBS Faculty)

  • Join us for an essential Compliance Update focusing on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. The speaker will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest compliance requirements, regulatory trends, and best practices in the ESG space. Learn how to navigate the evolving landscape of ESG reporting, risk management, and compliance to ensure your institution meets regulatory expectations and stakeholder demands. Gain valuable insights into integrating ESG considerations into your compliance framework, driving sustainable growth, and enhancing your institution’s reputation. Don't miss this critical session to stay ahead in the compliance arena.
Lending & Credit Track

CECL Update

Anthony Porter | Partner | Moss Adams

  • This session will cover recent updates, implementation challenges, and best practices for compliance. Learn how CECL impacts loan loss reserves and financial reporting, and gain insights from industry experts on effective strategies for managing these changes. Ensure your institution is prepared for the ongoing requirements and understands the broader implications of CECL on risk management and financial stability.
3:40 PM – 4:40 PM | General Session

Third Party Risk Management Panel

Deb Thoren-Peden | Partner | Pillsbury
Brian Montgomery | Senior Counsel | Pillsbury

  • Join our Third Party Risk Management Panel to explore the complexities of managing third-party risks in the banking industry. Gain insights from industry experts on identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks associated with third-party vendors and partners. Learn about regulatory expectations, best practices for due diligence, and strategies for maintaining robust oversight and control. This session will equip you with the knowledge to strengthen your institution's third-party risk management framework and ensure compliance with evolving regulatory requirements.
4:40 PM – 5:40 PM

Reception

  • Join us for an evening reception to unwind, socialize, and celebrate the day's achievements with peers.

Friday, October 4

8:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Registration Open

  • Attendees can check in, receive materials, and get badges for event access.
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Breakfast and Exhibitor Prize Drawings

  • Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast and explore the marketplace to connect with vendors and industry experts.
9:15 AM

Exhibitor Tear Down

  • Exhibitors pack up their booths as we conclude the marketplace activities.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM | Learning Sessions

Risk Management Track

BaaS Recent Enforcement Actions and Issues

Konrad Alt | Partner and Co-Founder | Klaros Group

  • Join us for an in-depth look at recent enforcement actions and emerging issues in Banking as a Service (BaaS). This session will cover key regulatory developments, compliance challenges, and the implications of recent enforcement cases. Gain insights from industry experts on navigating the evolving BaaS landscape, managing risks, and ensuring regulatory adherence. Equip your institution with the knowledge to address current issues, avoid potential pitfalls, and leverage BaaS opportunities while staying compliant.
Regulatory Compliance Track

The Critical Role of Risk Assessments in Strengthening Internal Audits

Stephanie Lyon | Vice President of Compliance & Regulatory Content Strategy | Ncontracts
Meredith Piotti | Principal | Wolf & Company
Laurel Sykes | EVP, Chief Risk Officer | American Riviera Bank

  • Discover how robust risk assessments can enhance your internal audit processes. This session will explore the integral role of risk assessments in identifying vulnerabilities, prioritizing audit efforts, and ensuring comprehensive oversight. Learn best practices for conducting effective risk assessments and integrating findings into your audit strategy. Gain insights from industry experts on improving risk management, enhancing compliance, and bolstering your institution’s overall resilience. Equip your audit team with the tools and knowledge to strengthen internal controls and drive continuous improvement.
Lending & Credit Track

Real Estate Credit Appetite

Mike Hendren | Retired | Pinnacle Financial (PCBS Faculty)

  • A discussion of real estate credit appetite given changing space market fundamentals and the uncertain economy.
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Break

  • Take a short break to recharge with refreshments, connect with peers, and prepare for the final session.
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Closing General Session

Legislative Update

Jason Lane | SVP, Director of Government Relations | California Bankers Association
Melanie Cuevas | VP, Associate Director of Government Relations | California Bankers Association
Vanessa Lugo | Senior Legislative Advocate | California Bankers Association

  • Stay informed with the latest legislative developments impacting the banking industry at Bankers Summit. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of recent and upcoming legislative changes, regulatory updates, and policy trends affecting financial institutions. Hear from legislative experts about key issues such as banking regulations, consumer privacy and protection laws, and economic policy impacts. Gain valuable insights into navigating legislative challenges, compliance requirements, and strategic opportunities in an evolving regulatory environment. Join us for essential updates to shape your institution's advocacy and operational strategies effectively.
11:30 AM

Bankers Summit Concludes

  • Wrap up the summit with final remarks, reflecting on key insights and looking forward to implementing new strategies.

Event Speakers

Ryan McManus | PCBS

Founder

techtonic.io

Anne Macy, Ph.D. | PCBS

Professor of Finance

West Texas A & M University

Tony DeSanctis | PCBS

Senior Director

Cornerstone Advisors

Mark Haberland | PCBS

Managing Director

Darling Consulting Group

Yves Mombeleur | PCBS

Managing Director & Fund Manager

FVLCRUM

Mike Hendren | PCBS

Retired

Pinnacle Financial

Joel Cook

Principal

Aldrich & Bonnefin

Laurel Sykes

EVP, Chief Risk Officer

American Riviera Bank

Todd Rovak

Co-CEO/Founder

Carefull

Carl Pry

Paul Worthing

Regional Director, San Francisco Region

FDIC

Karen Boehler

Deputy Comptroller for the West and Midwest Regions

OCC

Keith Dudley

AVP | Community & Regional Institutions | Supervision + Credit

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Lori Shao

CEO & Founder

Finli

Anthony Porter

Partner

Moss Adams

Deb Thoren-Peden

Partner

Pillsbury

Brian Montgomery

Senior Counsel

Pillsbury

Konrad Alt

Partner and Co-Founder

Klaros Group

Stephanie Lyon

Vice President of Compliance & Regulatory Content Strategy

Ncontracts

Meredith Piotti

Principal

Wolf & Company

Jason Lane

Senior Vice President, Director of Government Relations

California Bankers Association

Melanie Cuevas

Vice President, Associate Director of Government Relations

California Bankers Association

Vanessa Lugo

Senior Legislative Advocate

California Bankers Association

Additional Event Details

The 2024 Bankers Summit will be offering a wide variety of credits from CPE to CRCM, to many more. We will provide those credits once we receive final credit approvals.

For reference, here is the credit breakdown below from the 2023 Bankers Summit: An educational conference for Compliance, Finance, Lending and Risk Management Professionals:

- 12 CPE credits
- 10.25 CRCM credits
- 8.75 CERP credits
- 5 CTFA credits
- 5 CAFP credits​

The California Bankers Association is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

We will be utilizing the California Bankers Association app at our 2024 Bankers Summit. Download the app today in order to access the agenda, view the presentations, engage with other attendees, learn about event sponsors, get updates throughout the conference, and much more. Simply search “California Bankers Association” in either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store to download today. As we approach the conference you will receive log-in instructions.

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If you are interested or would like more information, please contact:

Gina Titus
Manager, Events & Marketing
(916) 438-4417 or gtitus@calbankers.com

A few reasons your organization should sponsor and/or exhibit:

  • Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position
  • Gain direct access to CBA member banks and institutions in an exclusive environment
  • Raise your profile above your competitors
  • Learn about the issues confronting today’s financial service leaders and gain valuable insight into potential solutions
  • Match your exposure needs, regardless of your budget
  • Shape or reinforce a positive perception of your company with bank executives
  • Support the California Bankers Association, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the California financial services industry

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Questions for the team?

Please send an email to:
registrations@calbankers.com

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