Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST
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Crowne Plaza Hotel - Little Rock 
201 S Shackleford Rd
Little Rock, AR 72211

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Arkansas Community Bankers Association 
Chris Padgett

Arkansas Community Bankers 2018
Bank Management & Directors Conference

ACB's Annual Bank Management and Directors conference will be held Nov. 8 in Little Rock, AR, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. As the agenda below indicates, our lineup of presenters will provide a tremendous amount of current, cutting edge information for you to take back to your bank and use.

In keeping with our longstanding practice, there is no registration fee for ACB member bankers. And this year, ACB members can receive 6 CPE credits absolutley FREE by attending! 

So, register today to ensure your seat at the 2018 conference.  If you need a hotel room follow the Crowne Plaza Hotel link and be sure to request the $94.00 ACB room rate.

Delivery Method: Group Live
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
CPE Credits Available (2-Finance, 1-Management Services, 2-Regulatory Ethics, 1-Personal Dev.) 6 Total
Course Policies: For more information on refunds, concerns and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 501-246-4975 or at info@arcommunitybankers.com. 

Arkansas Community Bankers is a member of the Arkansas State Roster program. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE sponsors through its website

Bank Management and Directors Conference
November 8, 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel

201 S Shackleford Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome and Greetings

9:10 – 10:00 Rex Nelson – Arkansas Democrat Gazette
The Two States of Arkansas: The Demographic Changes That Are Transforming A State."

 10:00 – 10:50 Amy Pierce - Bank Strategic Solutions - ALLL and Preparing for CECL

This session will focus on the different models and the impact CECL will all have on a bank’s balance sheet and capital.  What are your Current Reserve levels compared to CECL expectations? Which CECL model is best for your bank? How to document CECL with an Excel spreadsheet? What are Regulator and Auditor expectations? Learn the Qualitative factors and economic forecasts under CECL

10:50 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Michael Erhardt – Vining Sparks Portfolio Strategies for an Evolving Market

Recent tax reform is expected to provide upside opportunities for both personal consumption and business investment, supporting a continuation of higher GDP growth. The FOMC is poised to tighten further, while the bond market has responded to higher projected growth and rising inflation expectations, with a fairly substantial sell-off. The environment has created robust loan demand that, in many cases, has outstripped deposit growth. Higher rates and competition will likely create increasing pressure on raising deposit rates. During this session, we will discuss some strategies that can create improved results from both income and risk management standpoints, while allowing institutions to be well-positioned for the near future.  
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

 1:00 – 1:50 Steve Otto -  FHLB

A regional economic update, insights into bank balance sheet trends, and a high-level overview of new FHLB secondary market mortgage offerings.

 1:50 – 2:40 Phillip Smith – Gerrish Smith and Tuck

The changing and evolving role for boards and senior management from a fiduciary standpoint; how boards govern themselves, how you structure your board meetings, how you plan for board succession, the key topics you need to address such as liquidity for the shares, strategic planning and other similar factors. A must attend event for all C-Suite employees and Board members.

 2:40 – 2:50 Break

2:50 – 4:00 Panel Discussion - Banking Marijuana Related Businesses, Their Customers and Employees. – AR State Bank Dept., FDIC, Federal Reserve

This will be a free and open discussion about banking Marijuana Related Businesses, their customers and third-party relationships. Whether you were a proponent of the medical marijuana legislation or not, the fact is, every bank will be affected by this legislation – and you need to be prepared.


  Thanks to the generousity of our sponsors there is

no registration fee for this event!

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