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.