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Tuesday, September 27

Learn how to strengthen your strategic thinking skills and encourage it in others with the Bank Management Track. These sessions will focus on building a successful company culture, and best practices to achieve growth both personally and professionally.

Who Attends: Bank Directors, Executive Management, Shareholders, Bankers who would like to further their leadership skills

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8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. Post-Pandemic Lessons Learned in the Workplace – HR Updates & More
Greg Northen

The workplace is an ever-changing landscape, and the banking industry is often on the front-edge of innovation and growth. Businesses today face new challenges with hiring, retention, and helping employees progress toward their full potential. In this interactive session, Attorney Greg Northen will discuss recent developments in Arkansas workplaces, including updates to DOL/OSHA compliance, medical marijuana cardholder protections, telework issues, and other recent challenges facing employers in a post-pandemic market. Come prepared with questions relating to your current workforce needs!

10:30 a.m. Break in Trade Show
10:45 a.m. M&A: It’s More Than the Financials!
Amy Pierce

This session will focus on areas that are impactful to a successful acquisition. Included will be topics covering systems, employment agreements, integrations, culture, and more.

12:00 p.m. Lunch Featuring:
John Iannarellil

Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness

1:45 p.m. Growth Strategies in Difficult Times
Don Musso

Due to the high industry levels of cash liquidity, banks will need to find earning asset growth strategies that accelerate loan growth in a time when loans are difficult to come. This presentation will focus bankers on the key loan growth strategies to effectively deploy excess liquidity in a potential rising rate environment and massive increased competition. The presentation will also discuss the regulatory view of increased loan growth and the correct risk management practices to ensure success.

2:45 p.m. Break in Trade Show

3:00 p.m.

Close Encounters of the Fintech Kind
Dave DeFazio

See live demonstrations of trending apps like Robinhood, Cash App, SoFi, and Affirm to better understand the new features that are increasing competitive pressures on today’s banking products. We’ll share ongoing research which explains the trends - including which mobile features matter most to each generation, from zoomers to boomers. We’ll also examine how fintech companies like Acorns are leveraging the subscription society (think Amazon Prime, Costco, Netflix, Spotify) and pioneering new recurring revenue-generating models for financial products and services.

4:00 p.m. Break in Trade Show
4:15 p.m. Important Updates to the Uniform Commercial Code
Cliff McKinney

In the summer of 2022, the Uniform Law Commission is expected to adopt the most comprehensive changes to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) since the adoption of the Revised Article 9 twenty years ago. The changes are aimed at addressing new and emerging technologies that have challenged traditional notions of money and assets. The changes to the UCC include the creation of a brand-new Article 12, which will provide the legal framework for assets created through distributed ledger or blockchain technology. But, the changes do not stop there and include revisions to Article 1’s definition of “money” to include electronic currencies and revisions to Article 9 to address security interests in electronic assets. The amendment will change Articles 2 and 2A to address new hybrid categories of products blending contracts and services. The amendment will also make changes to Article 3 to harmonize with recent federal banking regulations that deal with electronic images of negotiable instruments. Our speaker will guide you through these changes so you can be prepared for the changes that are expected to become law in 2023.

5:15 p.m. Trade Show Reception

Dave DeFazio
Cliff McKinney
Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull, PLLC
Don Musso
President & CEO
FinPro, Inc
Greg Northen
Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.
Amy Pierce
Bank Strategic Solutions