ICBA Launches National Convention: Encourages Community Bankers to Lead with Bold Vision and Clear Focus

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Lineup includes fintech innovation, education, and inspirational speakers  


Orlando, Fla. (March 8, 2020)—Starting today, community bankers, industry leaders and financial experts from across the nation will gather for the 2020 Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) national convention, ICBA LIVE®, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando. ICBA LIVE is the largest, most comprehensive educational and networking event for the nation’s community bankers. 

Attendees will take part in more than 60 learning sessions with seven different tracks, including lending and deposits; risk, regulation and exams; individual growth and leadership; and technology, payments and innovation. Attendees will kick off a new decade for community banking as they immerse themselves in innovative solutions, education, and unmatched networking opportunities with industry experts. 

ICBA LIVE® will feature general session speakers spanning diverse backgrounds, including history-making polar explorer and mountaineer Alison Levin, motivational speaker and author Kevin Brown, and New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and consultant Diana Kander. ICBA Chairman Preston Kennedy, Chairman-elect Noah Wilcox and ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey are also slated to speak.

“We’re pleased to host the nation’s community bankers as they discuss topical issues and share strategies for success while boldly planning for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead,” said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey. “The future is bright for community banks. ICBA is proud to provide forums like ICBA LIVE where they can learn and grow from shared experiences as they continue their important work supporting their customers and communities.” 

The convention will also showcase participants from the second ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, in partnership with The Venture Center in Little Rock, Ark., to help foster community bank innovation. Following product demos, attendees will vote for the Community Bankers’ Choice Award for the solution that best suits their business needs. 

Stay up to date with the ICBA 2020 Mobile App and by following #ICBALIVE2020 on Twitter. Visit the ICBA LIVE webpage to learn more.  

About ICBA 
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 760,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $4.9 trillion in assets, $3.9 trillion in deposits, and $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.  

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