Conference Circuit: Risk Management

The Risk Management Association’s 2019 Annual Conference begins next week in New Orleans. Attendance is expected to top 700.

Hundreds of  bankers from large, regional, and community banks are headed to New Orleans to get the latest information on risk management and specialized lending and to learn how to deal with regulatory issues the industry is currently facing.

Organization: Risk Management Association

Meeting: Annual Risk Management Conference

Venue: Hyatt Regency

City: New Orleans

Following an opening reception on Sunday evening, the 2019 RMA Annual Conference starts Monday morning with a keynote by William C. Taylor. The founding editor of Fast Company and author of Leadership in an Age of Disruption: Don’t Let What You Know Limit What You Can Imagine will outline the best ways for attendees to manage disruption trends in the banking industry. Also on the agenda:

Face time. During the “Time With Your Regulator” session, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with regulators from the FDIC, Federal Reserve Board, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency about issues they’re worried about. Plus, the regulators will share some emerging risks.

Recession risks. With concerns of a looming recession on the minds of financial institution risk managers, a number of sessions and keynotes will hit on the topic. Keynoter Victor Calanog will speak on the state of the economy at a time of market volatility, and a breakout session will discuss how to prepare for a downturn while positioning for recovery at the same time.

Lunch—with a side of innovation. Led by industry partners, three lunchtime innovation sessions will tackle topics and technologies that attendees may not actively be pursuing yet but that they should know about. Among them: how to use artificial intelligence to strengthen an organization’s capability to make better and faster risk-based decisions.

For other details, check out Instagram and Twitter (#RMAAnnual19).

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

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