ABA kicks off Annual Convention in Austin

American Bankers Association President and CEO Rob Nichols will welcome more than 1,000 attendees to ABA’s Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, today and provide an industry update in his opening remarks this morning. Nichols will then be joined by Acting FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg for a conversation about FDIC priorities. Following Gruenberg will be a panel of bank CEOs sharing their perspectives on the current state of the banking industry. The opening general session will be livestreamed via Twitter beginning at 9 a.m. EDT.

Later today and tomorrow, bankers will hear from decorated Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and best-selling author and digital teamwork expert Erica Dhawan. Other general session topics will cover strategies for driving community change through meaningful partnerships, how banks are partnering with universities to cultivate the next generation of bank talent, the state of the economy and a legislative update.