Bryan Cave is once again sponsoring the Annual Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference, organized by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.  This year’s program, the 17th Annual, is titled “The Future of Community Banking in the Southeast” and will feature a keynote address by Federal Reserve Governor, Elizabeth Duke.

Mark your calendar to attend the South’s leading community banking forum and learn about what the future holds for your industry. Banking Leaders from across the Southeast will gather at the Gwinnett Center on February 5, 2013, to discuss the future of their industry. For additional information, and to register online, please visit the Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference.

This year’s program brings together banking leaders, executives from industry-leading companies, high-level regulatory officials and top outside counsel, who take a fresh look at the issues unique to community banks and what is required to position these institutions for the future.

“We will explore how community banking leaders can position their bank going forward in this unknown environment in which the strategies from the last decade are no longer relevant,” says James A. Verbrugge, PhD, Professor of Finance and Chair of Banking Emeritus at the Terry College of Business, and former Georgia Bankers Association Chair of Banking.

UGA’s Terry College of Business has brought together a cross-section of industry leaders to explore:

  • How will community banks compete in a world where big financial institutions are getting bigger and technology more sophisticated?
  • What are the key regulatory challenges facing these banks as they seek to balance regulation requirements with the need to focus on customers?
  • What does the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau mean for community banks?
  • What are the next growth opportunities for community banks, now that the real estate and home mortgage lending bubble has burst?
  • What questions do leaders need to ask as they begin developing their bank’s strategic plan heading into the next decade?
  • How can banking leaders leverage technology today to give them competitive advantage tomorrow?

This year’s banking conference brings together banking leaders, executives from industry-leading companies, high-level regulatory officials and top outside counsel, who take a fresh look at the issues unique to community banks and what is required to position these institutions for the future.

For additional information, and to register online, please visit the Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference.  We hope to see you there!