Management & Strategy Track

Updates focused on the key trends, disruptive opportunities and proven business strategies for today’s experienced community bank leaders.

(Sessions are subject to change)

You Can Profit in the Current Farm Economy

Net farm income declined by more than 50 percent between 2013 and 2018, threatening the profitability of many producers. Are we now at a point where commodity prices will begin to increase or are we headed for several years of dire prices? Hear predictions for where the ag economy is headed and learn about techniques that can help you profitably support your customers.

Crop Marketing Strategies to Survive the Current Farm Economy

Many producers are having a difficult time with their cash flows and balance sheets in what is now a treacherous farm economy. See how the right crop marketing strategies can make the difference between success and failure for your bank and your customers’ long-term survival.

Current M&A Environment, Community Bank Valuation and Capital Markets Update

Learn about the current merger and acquisition environment, the key factors that contribute to your bank’s value and get an update on community bank access to the capital markets.

Mergers and Acquisitions: You’re Doing It Wrong!

The merger and acquisition process is very complex and requires precision. Gain insights from the hard-learned lessons of your peers and examine common M&A mistakes and myths.

A Current View on the Future of Community Banking

Long-time community banking experts provide fascinating insight into the minds of today’s younger bankers. This one-of-a-kind presentation dissects a survey about the current and future state of community banking as answered by approximately 200 young bankers who attended ICBA’s 2018 LEAD FWD Summit.

Should've, Could've, Would've: 30 Years of Lessons Learned

You won't want to miss this valuable retelling of the lessons and wisdom learned from more than 30 years of working with bank boards and management from more than 2,000 financial institutions. Grab a front row seat and hear about the thinking, strategies, and outcomes (both good and bad) of financial institutions that faced challenges related to organizational structure, capital, regulatory relations, and mergers and acquisitions.


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