National Meetings

Bankers take lesson from expert on digital experience

Urging bankers to find their space somewhere “between The Jetsons and The Flintstones,” digital media expert Erik Qualman gave bankers a road map for becoming digital leaders. Qualman, the author of several books, was the keynote speaker March 15 at the annual convention of the Independent Community Bankers of America. Using the acronym STAMP, he encouraged bankers to keep in mind five words: Simple, True, Act, Map and People. [Continue]

CBA head urges banks to make most of current political climate

Richard Hunt, president and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association, told bankers their industry stands to benefit from the current political environment, but warned favorable conditions may not last through this fall’s elections. The Consumer Bankers Association represents the retail banking industry, including large community banks, regionals and the nation’s largest banks. Hunt spoke Jan. 28 at the Acquire or Be Acquired conference in Phoenix. [Continue]

The Super Conference formula: Culture plus strategy equals success

The “Best Banks in America Super Conference” hosted by The Emmerich Group on Sept. 11-13 in Minneapolis did not follow the conventional industry meeting script. There were no vendor pitches, no exhibit hall, no breakout sessions that sent groups of bankers into separate rooms. Instead, energetic music opened each session; people clapped along like they do during a time-out at an NBA game. [Continue]