‘Tradition of Innovation’: 1,200 Gather in L.A. for ABA Convention

This morning in Los Angeles, ABA Chairman John Ikard, President and CEO Frank Keating and incoming President and CEO Rob Nichols will open ABA’s Annual Convention with a year in review, a discussion of key banking issues, challenges and recent successes. Later, political strategists Paul Begala and Mike Murphy will offer a preview of next year’s presidential election.

Speakers later in the week will include Wharton School professor and best-selling author Adam Grant, comedian Jay Leno and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, who will join Keating for a candid conversation on elder fraud and regulatory issues. General sessions will look at the future of banking, virtual currencies and today’s relationship banking trends.

Yesterday, the all-day ABA Directors’ Forum examined issues that are vitally important to community bank boards of directors. The forum’s sessions explored board best practices, emerging risks, strategic thinking and IT governance.

ABA encourages bankers to follow the ABA Annual Convention on Twitter, using the Twitter handle @ABAConvention. Convention attendees who plan to tweet should include the official hashtag #ABAConv15 in their messages.