Speakers and Sessions

Regulator Roundtables
Senior banking regulators will discuss current issues and trends in their agencies.  We will have separate concurrent sessions for state banks and national banks.

The Economic Outlook for Investors and Business Decision Makers

Dr. Mark G. Dotzour is a real estate economist who served for 18 years as Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station.  He now focuses his time on analyzing current economic conditions and communicating his analysis to others.  Dotzour combines academic training in economics, real estate, finance and history to make sense of current economic trends.

Legislative and Regulatory Discussion
IBAT President and CEO Chris Williston will take the stage with Tim Zimmerman and John Ryan for what promises to be a lively and informative discussion of the key federal and legislative issues facing our industry.  Zimmerman is a community banker from Pennsylvania and the current Vice Chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America.  Ryan is President and CEO of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.

Magnetic: The Art of Attracting Business

Joe Calloway will give you actionable strategies that will help you improve performance and results with customers.  It’s about how to build your business using the power of simplicity, focus, and customer experience to attract customers, keep those customers for life, and create a never-ending stream of new customers.  Learn how to simplify the way you think about your business so that everyone in your organization shares a common focus on creating consistent customer experiences that generate customer satisfaction and grow the business.

A Conversation with Robert Kaplan

Many of you met Rob Kaplan at IBAT’s 2015 convention when he was in his third week as President and CEO of the Dallas Fed.  After serving in that position for a year, Kaplan will sit down for a candid interview to discuss the economy, monetary policy and bank regulation.

Attorney Panel
Rick Brophy, Sandy Brown, Chet Fenimore and Peter Weinstock are considered among the cream of the crop when it comes to Texas bank lawyers.  IBAT General Counsel Karen Neeley will get their input on the burning issues confronting us today.  The panel will also answer questions from the audience, so here’s your chance to ask the experts!

Political Update

Ross Ramsey, executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, is a veteran journalist and broadcaster with his finger on the pulse of state and national politics and business.  He will wrap up the convention with his wit, wisdom and insights on the world of government.

Concurrent Sessions
On Monday and Tuesday you’ll have the opportunity to attend four different educational sessions.  Choose from a wide range of topics including M&A, marketing, profitability, accounting issues and cybersecurity.