FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Community Bankers Gather for 2011 ICBA National Convention and Techworld
Gathering Is the Largest and Most Influential for Community Banking
San Diego, Calif. (March 21, 2011)-Yesterday nearly 3,000 community bankers and industry leaders gathered for the opening of the 2011 Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) National Convention and Techworld at the San Diego Convention Center. The conference, which is the world's largest and most influential community banking industry event of its kind, runs through March 23.
"The ICBA National Convention and Techworld is a tremendous forum for community bankers and industry leaders to exchange ideas, discover the latest trends and learn about new developments," said ICBA Chairman Jim MacPhee, CEO of Kalamazoo County State Bank, Schoolcraft, Mich. "As America's financial foundation, community banks play a vital role in supporting their local community. This year's convention is a perfect time for Main Street community bankers to find ways to continue to empower their towns and cities across the country."
Highlights of the convention include remarks from national newsmakers, including Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Sheila Bair, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, Acting Comptroller of the Currency John Walsh and Assistant to the President and Special Adviser to the Secretary of Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Elizabeth Warren.
Other featured speakers include Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski, co-hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," and Marcus Luttrell, author of The New York Times best-selling book, Lone Survivor.
Attendees can choose from more than 60 educational seminars on all facets of the community banking industry and a variety of networking events.
One of the premier community banking industry trade shows, ICBA Techworld features 220 exhibitors, whose comprehensive community bank-tailored products and services reflect the dynamic innovation and change continually occurring within the community banking industry.
For more information and a schedule, visit http://www.icba.org/convention.