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2024 IBA Bank Management and Policy Conference

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Feb. 6-7, 2024 • Embassy Suites Des Moines

Join us for the 2024 Bank Management and Policy Conference. This annual event brings together the best minds in the financial services industry to explore key areas influencing the industry. Sessions include asset liability management, recruiting and retaining employees, and AI use in the financial services. You will also hear from Iowa leaders about the current financial landscape so you can make informed decisions for your bank. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend IBA’s annual Legislative Reception and the IBA/IBIS Annual Meeting.

Agenda with Handouts
Tuesday, February 6

8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am IBA/IBIS Annual Meeting
John Sorensen, President & CEO, IBA; Chad Ellsworth, President, IBIS; Robert Hartwig, President, IBMC; Sharon Presnall, Sr. Vice President, IBA
A review of the past year for IBA and IBIS, and a panel discussion industry update.

9:45 am Refreshment Break

10:00 am Economic Update and Forecast 
Sean Snaith, University of Central Florida
Sponsored by MIB
Dive into the specifics of national and state economic indicators and learn how they influence your banking operations. The session will cover current economic landscape, providing key insights to help banks thrive in an ever-evolving financial ecosystem. Mr. Snaith has “an uncanny knack of making economics not only understandable but interesting.”
Snaith presentation

11:15 am Break

11:30 am FHLB Update
Kris Williams, President and CEO; Federal Home Loan Bank, Des Moines

12:00 pm Lunch
Sponsored by S&P Global and Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

1:15 pm Updates from Key Leaders in Iowa
Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority; Kraig Paulsen, Director, Iowa Department of Management; James Johnson, Iowa Superintendent of Banking
Listen as key leaders from the banking industry share their perspectives on the current state and future trends in Iowa and banking. These influential leaders will provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities shaping the industry landscape.
IDOB Presentation
IDEA Presentation
Dept. of Management Presentation

2:45 pm Break

3:15 p.m. Demystifying AI: A Guide for Bank Leaders
Jack Vonder Heide, Technology Briefing Center 
Sponsored by BHG Financial
This informative session is designed to educate bank executives and managers about the potential benefits and inherent risks of incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into their business strategies. Attendees will discover how AI can drive cost efficiencies, enable more informed decision-making, enhance customer satisfaction, and lead to innovative banking products and services. However, alongside these benefits, the session will critically examine the risks and challenges associated with AI adoption in banking. Topics such as data privacy, security concerns, regulatory compliance and potential job displacement will be addressed.
Session Handout

4:30 p.m. Legislative Update
What are the issues in the Iowa legislature this year. IBA staff will provide a briefing, answer questions, and prepare you with the information you need for the evening’s reception with legislators.

5:00 p.m. Legislative Reception
Sponsored by SHAZAM, Commerce Bank
Engage with Iowa legislators at this casual event following the conference. This event aims to foster meaningful conversations between bankers and policy makers who shape the regulatory landscape.

6:30 p.m. Reception ends

Wednesday, February 7

7:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast 
Sponsored by Country Club Bank Capital Markets Group and Godfrey Kahn Law

8:30 am Asset Liability Management 
Dave Koch, Abrigo 
In an era of dynamic market conditions, regulatory changes, and evolving customer expectations, the significance of effective ALM strategies cannot be overstated. This session is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of ALM, exploring key principles, challenges, and emerging trends within the banking sector. Delve into the intricacies of balancing assets and liabilities to optimize financial performance, mitigate risk, and ensure long-term stability.
Session Handout

9:45 am Break

10:00 am Retention Reinvention: Unleashing Leaders Who Connect 
Mike Wagner, White Rabbit Group, Des Moines 
What has worked in the past won’t always work today. Gallup research continues to support the often repeated phrase, “people don’t quit companies, they quit managers and leaders.” For that reason, this message focuses on the often neglected space between leaders and their direct reports. Leading people doesn’t have to be so hard, but it does take a bit of determination and discipline.  The good news is every leader can learn what it takes to connect with each contributor on their team. This session will introduce the 4 highest impact leadership practices that lead to improved retention and engagement while illustrating what those practices look like in the workplace.
Session Handout

11:30 am Conference adjourns

Conference Sponsors

Questions – Contact IBA’s Darcy Burnett