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ICBA Kicks Off 2018 National Convention

Mar 13, 2018
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Thousands gather in Las Vegas for largest community banking conference in the U.S. 

Las Vegas (March 13, 2018)—Beginning today, nearly 3,000 community bankers, industry leaders and financial experts will gather together for the 2018 Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) national convention, ICBA Community Banking LIVE®, at the Venetian Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas.

This conference, which runs through Saturday, March 17, is the largest, most comprehensive educational event for community bankers in the country. Attendees will learn about the latest top-of-mind community banking issues from more than 60 educational workshops and explore state-of-the-art technology and product solutions from hundreds of community bank-focused service providers. This year’s event will also include a special tribute to ICBA President and CEO Camden Fine in recognition of his leadership over the last 15 years and numerous contributions to the community banking industry.

“ICBA Community Banking LIVE is the premier event for community bankers across our nation,” said ICBA Chairman Scott Heitkamp, president and CEO of ValueBank Texas in Corpus Christi. “Our community banker attendees can expect the very best learning and networking opportunities as they hear from leading industry experts and exciting general session speakers. They will also have excellent opportunities to engage with industry partners that provide the latest business and fintech solutions for community banks and their customers.”  

Providing inspiring industry remarks and perspective at this year’s convention are Scott Heitkamp; ICBA Chairman-elect Timothy Zimmerman, CEO of Standard Bank in Monroeville, Pa; ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine; and ICBA President and CEO-Elect Rebeca Romero Rainey. Other exciting and inspiring convention speakers include Robbie Bach, innovation expert and former chief Xbox officer for Microsoft; Gretchen Carlson, acclaimed broadcast news anchor and journalist; and Erik Qualman, digital media expert, professor and author.

Attendees can receive up-to-the-minute convention information with the ICBA 2018 Mobile App and by following #ICBALive18 on Twitter.

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About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for nearly 5,700 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit

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