Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Program Takes Shape for ABA Annual

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Program Takes Shape for ABA Annual

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With Disney World nearby and George Bums and Art Buchwald on the scene, things are guaranteed not to be dull at this year's ABA Annual Convention.

But there will also be serious banking business going on as well. Regulators will talk about what's happening in Washington, bankers and other industry experts will share experiences and offer advice in presentations, new ABA officers will be sworn in, and bankers will get to compare notes with their peers on common problems.

This year the conference will be held Oct. 20-24 at the new Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman, and Robert Clarke, Comptroller of the Currency, are both scheduled to speak to bankers at the meeting. So are news correspondents Tom Brokaw of NBC News and Sam Donaldson of ABC News, and Hedrick Smith, Washington editor of the New York Times Magazine.

Here's how the action shapes up day by day. The convention gets rolling on Saturday with the opening of exhibitors' booths in the Exposition Center. There will also be several banking industry sessions and spouse sessions that day. On Sunday, a government relations forum, banking industry sessions, and spouse sessions will be held after a musical fellowship gathering. After a free afternoon, ABA will host a reception and The Kirchman Corporation will host a performance by George Bums.

At the general session on Monday, columnist Art Buchwald, Tom Brokaw, and Alan Greenspan will speak. There will be two sets of banking industry sessions that afternoon.

Sam Donaldson, Hedrick Smith, and Robert L. Clarke will address the general session on Tuesday. After the banking industry sessions are over in the early afternoon, bankers will have free time until the ABA reception that evening. Spouse program. In addition to the general sessions, spouses and relatives can attend special sessions each day except Wednesday. Former Reagan Press Secretary James Brady and his wife Sarah will be among the speakers. Jim Brady, who was shot in the attempt on Reagan's life in 1981, is now an advocate for rights for the disabled, as is his wife. …

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