2019 Diversity & Inclusion Forum (Formerly Women in Banking)
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa • Anaheim, CA
April 29-30, 2019
Creating a Culture of Equity & Opportunity
The Diversity & Inclusion Forum is a unique conference focused on promoting workplace diversity, developing inclusive leadership, encouraging mentorship, and advancing conscious engagement. The event is ideal for professionals from all key areas of banking who are responsible for talent acquisition and retention, team development, and who play a direct role in positively impacting the expression and clarity of company’s culture. The Diversity & Inclusion Forum supports innovative diversity strategies and offers solutions for organizational change while addressing the best practices to succeed in today’s marketplace.
A Gathering of Rising Stars
The Emerging Leaders Conference is designed for up-and-coming industry leaders as they continue to build strong foundations for personal and professional success. Talent management is a business issue, and the ELC is here to help bridge the gap in support of ongoing business vitality. High-performing employees will learn important skills on their journey to the top such as building successful teams, identifying industry trends, and how to build and develop a positive company culture.
2019 Education Summit & Regulatory Compliance Conference
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach • Huntington Beach, CA
August 25-28, 2019
With more learning opportunities and access to industry leaders than any other banking conference on the West Coast, the WBA Education Summit & Regulatory Compliance Conference sets the standard in banker education.
This event delivers the most current information in the six distinct learning areas of technology and operations, HR and training, CFO and finance, marketing and sales, and new for 2019, regulatory compliance and risk, and provides a showcase of the best and most innovative industry products and services.
2019 Lenders & Chief Credit Officers Conference
Monarch Beach Resort • Dana Point, CA
October 6-9, 2019
Driving Growth, Sustaining Performance
The 2019 Lenders & Chief Credit Officers Conference brings together lending professionals from across the West Coast for four days of premier education and networking opportunities. Hear from business leaders, strategists, and peers during interactive sessions designed to explore shared opportunities and challenges, discuss examiner expectations, and develop a greater understanding of today’s marketplace.
Conference topics include commercial and consumer lending trends, credit culture, risk management, loan growth, and legislative updates. In this collaborate and informative environment, attendees can look forward to confirming or changing their perspective on today’s most pressing issues and returning to their banks with actionable insights critical to organizational performance.
Register by September 9 to receive the early-bird rate. All hotel reservations must also be made by September 9 to take advantage of the conference group rate.
The Currency of Governance
With regulators expecting more oversight from board members in areas such as strategic planning, risk mitigation, and company culture, it is increasingly essential for both seasoned and new directors to remain ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving and complex industry. From corporate governance to value drivers, WBA’s 2019 Directors Conference is designed to address the internal and external factors which impact organizational strength through peer connections and by offering sessions led by industry experts and thought leaders.
The Directors Conference serves to approach the directors’ role holistically, identifying the full responsibilities of this important role by offering real strategies to get and keep banks on track for success. Like all WBA programs, the always popular peer exchange sessions allow attendees to ask questions and discuss hot topics with fellow executives and directors from across the Western United States.
The Directors Conference welcomes CEOs, presidents, senior officers, and bank directors to a comprehensive three-day event created to identify and explore issues important to shareholders and depositors alike. Join us to evaluate industry challenges, develop new insights, and engage with a network of like-minded executives.
The only Western Bankers Association program exclusively for member bank presidents and CEOs.
Senior leaders of western region banks are invited to attend this premier event which delivers informative sessions and powerful networking opportunities at the luxurious Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara.
2020 Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch • Scottsdale, AZ
February 29 - March 4, 2020
An event focused on guiding bank executives through the industry’s greatest
challenges to achieve short- and long-term initiatives. This signature WBA event will be held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. With more than 500 attendees in 2019 this conference is one you will not want to miss.