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Bryan Cave Proudly Sponsors Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference

Bryan Cave is once again sponsoring the Annual Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference, organized by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.  This year’s program, the 17th Annual, is titled “The Future of Community Banking in the Southeast” and will feature a keynote address by Federal Reserve Governor, Elizabeth Duke.

Mark your calendar to attend the South’s leading community banking forum and learn about what the future holds for your industry. Banking Leaders from across the Southeast will gather at the Gwinnett Center on February 5, 2013, to discuss the future of their industry. For additional information, and to register online, please visit the Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference.

This year’s program brings together banking leaders, executives from industry-leading companies, high-level regulatory officials and top outside counsel, who take a fresh look at the issues unique to community banks and what is required to position these institutions for the future.

“We will explore how community banking leaders can position their bank going forward in this unknown environment in which the strategies from the last decade are no longer relevant,” says James A. Verbrugge, PhD, Professor of Finance and Chair of Banking Emeritus at the Terry College of Business, and former Georgia Bankers Association Chair of Banking.

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Bryan Cave Sponsors 16th Annual Southeastern Bank Management & Directors Conference

Bryan Cave is pleased to once again serve as a sponsor of 16th Annual Southeastern Bank Management & Directors Conference, hosted by UGA’s Terry College of Business on February 9, 2012.  The conference’s theme for this year is “Banks & Emerging Retail Payments Systems: Opportunity or Threat?” and this year’s keynote speaker will be E. Robinson McCraw, CEO and Chairman of Renasant Bank.

Topics will include Regulations in Payment Systems, Monetizing Payments and Non-Lending Activities, the Retail Landscape, Getting Management and Your Board to think about Payments, and Evolving Accounting Standards and Compensation Policies.  Download the conference agenda or information sheet.

The long-term impact of payment systems on community banks remains unpredictable, but one fact is indisputable – change is coming and banks need to be nimble, embrace technology and understand their customers’ preferences if they want to thrive in the new environment.  This conference addresses an approach to extending the vitality of your bank.

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2011 Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference – February 1 (Savannah) & February 10 (Atlanta)

Bryan Cave is a co-sponsor of a one-day seminar for bank management and directors on “Overcoming Challenges in Uncertain Times.”  This seminar is the 2011 Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference and is being presented twice:  February 1, 2011, at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia, and February 10, 2011, at the Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  For more information and to register, please visit the program’s website.

As the industry emerges from the recent acute credit and liquidity crisis, financial service organizations now face the challenges of evolving customer needs, ongoing changes in the economic landscape and the impact of new regulatory requirements.  The 2011 Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference will address the following critical questions and more as senior banking executives from across the southeast join forces to develop business strategies for the future:

  • A strong community banking system is critical to the health of our country’s local economy. But what does the future hold?
  • How will Dodd-Frank and other financial reform measures impact the regulatory environment facing community banks?
  • How long will the economic recovery continue at a snail’s pace?
  • Will we see deflation or inflation in the near-term?
  • How will community banks build a business model that does not rely so heavily on real estate?
  • When will our business customers come back in substantial numbers to request loans?

This one-day conference is organized and directed by James A. Verbrugge, Emeritus Professor of Finance and Chair of Banking at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, who is involved in executive education and the EMBA program at the Terry College and serves on several corporate boards of directors.

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