Midwest Bank Leaders Conference

Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL   Visit Website
Thursday, November 03, 2022 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   iCalendar Central Standard Time

This conference, held annually for Midwest Bank Leaders, addresses economic developments, government relations, and advancements in technology among other key drivers forcing change in the banking industry. Join CEOs, presidents, senior managers, and directors on November 3rd to network, exchange views amongst colleagues, and prepare for 2023. Download the Agenda


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.         
Networking Breakfast 

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. 
Welcome from Our Host
Dan Watts, President, Forest Park National Bank & Trust Company

9:05 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.         
The Behringer-Geiringer Report
John P. Behringer, CPA, Partner, National Financial Institutions Sector Leader, RSM US LLP
John M. Geiringer, Partner, Regulatory Section Leader, Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
Observations on National and Regional Economic Data & Trends
Brian Battle, Director, Performance Trust Capital Partners

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 
Five Days before the Election - Federal, State and Local Update
Randy Hultgren, President & CEO, Illinois Bankers
Ben Jackson, Executive Vice President, Government Relations

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.       
Networking Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
A More Profitable Institution – C&I Loan Growth & Diversification through Partnerships
Wayne Gore, Senior Managing Director, Alliance Partners

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.       
Close Encounters of the FinTech Kind
Dave Defazio, StrategyCorps
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.         
PANEL: State of the Economy: The Banker’s Perspective
Moderator: Dan Watts, Director and President, Forest Park National Bank & Trust 
Tim Crane, President & Treasurer, Wintrust
Van Dukeman, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of First Busey Corporation, Chairman of Busey Bank
Carolyn Jaw, Executive Vice President, Group Head, Sales, Strategy, and Solutions, FHLBank Chicago
Betsy Johnson, President & CEO, Solutions Bank, Chair of Illinois Bankers Association

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.         
Networking Reception

Hotel Information
Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk 
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1000
Rate: $239++/night *Good thru Oct. 20, 2022

Fee Per Person
IBA Member $345
Nonmember $495

Gleacher Center   Visit Website

450 Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611-5500

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