Nichols, Ricketts, Cohn Remarks at Annual Convention to be Livestreamed

Today in Chicago, American Bankers Association President and CEO Rob Nichols will welcome 1,300 attendees to ABA’s Annual Convention with an outline of several industry initiatives. Next, Chicago Cubs co-owner Tom Ricketts will discuss how the Ricketts family invested in both the Cubs and the city of Chicago and built a World Series-winning team, and Nichols will sit down with top Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn for a discussion of tax reform, regulatory reform and the economic outlook.

For the first time ever at an ABA Annual Convention, these three sessions will be available via a livestream. The live event will start at 9 a.m. EDT this morning. Tomorrow will feature two livestreamed general sessions on the future of banking and on small business lending, starting at 9 a.m. EDT and 2:30 p.m. EDT respectively.

Later today and tomorrow, bankers will hear a discussion of hot spots at home and abroad with retired Air Force general and former CIA and National Security Agency director Michael Hayden, a presentation on women in banking by Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis and a talk by entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s The Profit.

ABA encourages bankers to follow the ABA Annual Convention on Twitter via @ababankers. Convention attendees who plan to tweet should include the official hashtag #ABAAnnual in their messages. Watch the livestream.