Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

ABA Annual Convention: "The Next Step"

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

ABA Annual Convention: "The Next Step"

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The 2013 ABA Annual Convention, October 20-22 in New Orleans, will deliver a program designed to help bankers explore the forces challenging and reshaping financial services--and how to effectively respond and take the next step to ensure a strong future for the industry.

The convention, hosted by emcee and bestselling author Bill Press, will feature thought-provoking speakers, information-packed sessions, and an exhibit hall highlighting the latest in banking product and service offerings. With numerous hospitality and networking receptions, combined with the relaxed culture of the Big Easy and its vast array of culinary and entertainment options, this year's ABA Annual Convention is a must-attend event.

The featured speakers include:

Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, who will discuss "Leadership that Achieves Results";

Greg Ip, U.S. economics editor of The Economist, who will examine economic, demographic, and technological trends;

Richard A. Clarke, former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism for the United States, who will share his perspective on battling cyberterrorism; and

Archie Manning, father, humanitarian, and famed Ole Miss and New Orleans quarterback, who will motivate bankers on "taking the next step," with an entertaining and inspirational look at leadership in your family, your profession, and your life. …

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