Washington, D.C. (March 9, 2021) — Starting today, community bankers and industry leaders from across the nation will convene for the 2021 Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) national convention. ICBA Connect, an interactive, two-day event (March 9-10), is designed to invigorate and inspire community bank leaders to tackle challenges and seize opportunities for the benefit of their customers and communities.
“We’re proud to provide this unique forum for community banking teams across the nation to network, learn from one another, and chart their individual and collective paths forward,” said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey. “During what has been an extremely challenging year for all due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICBA is pleased to offer our members a forum to reconnect, recharge, and find new innovative ways to serve their customers and their communities.”
This first-of-its-kind team-focused virtual banking conference features seven keynote speakers from the world of sports, business and entertainment. ICBA Chairman Noah Wilcox, ICBA Chairman-elect Robert Fisher, and ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey are also slated to speak.
ICBA Connect offers educational and teambuilding programming developed to help community banking teams navigate today’s shifting landscape with equal doses of innovation, efficiency and creativity through five fast-paced, hard-hitting game-changer sessions offering key insights that can be immediately implemented bank-wide.
Attendees will also get access to more than 20 hours of post-ICBA Connect events, including the ICBA ThinkTECH Innovation Showcase on March 16 and the Solutions Showcase on May 12-13.
The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA 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.
With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, over $4.4 trillion in deposits, and more than $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.