Sunday, September 16
5:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Reception
Sponsored by UMB
All convention attendees and guests are invited to join us for an evening of networking, food and fun as we kick off this year’s convention with a reception at Des Moines’ new convention center hotel. Join us for a casual evening of fun and catching up with friends at the Downtown Hilton, just steps away from the convention center. Enjoy the musical stylings of blues artist Kevin B.F. Burt and the 42nd Street Quartet.
Monday, September 17
6:30 a.m. Yoga
New this year, stretch your body and calm your mind at an early morning yoga session. This session is free, and no yoga experience is necessary. Our yoga instructor will provide mats and lead you through a gentle yoga session appropriate for anyone.
7:30 a.m. Ag Breakfast & Economic Overview
Sponsored by BKD
Steve Elmore, Chief Economist, DuPont Pioneer
Steve is director of global market intelligence and chief agricultural economist at DuPont Pioneer. He joined Pioneer in January of 1998 as market economist. Since that time, his role has expanded within DuPont and he serves as the agricultural economist for DuPont and was named to his current position in June 2012. Prior to joining Pioneer, Steve worked as the U.S. agriculture market and policy analyst for the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) in Economics Department at Iowa State University.
9:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens
10:00 a.m. Opening General Session
IBA Chairman Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer
Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer, IBA Chairman and president & CEO of First Security Bank & Trust, Charles City will share his insights as this year’s IBA Chairman.
11:00 a.m. An Update from Comptroller Otting
Sponsored by Bell Bank and Fredrikson & Byron
Joseph M. Otting, Comptroller of the Currency will discuss his priorities for the federal banking system and the OCC. He will focus on risks facing the federal banking system, and work being done to provide relief from unnecessary burden, while maintaining a safe and sound banking system.
12:00 p.m. Spark! Lunch – Nice Bike
Are your people fully connected to the mission, each other and the customer? Strong connections are vital in our lives, yet in today’s “virtual world” it is often difficult to make meaningful connections. Mark Scharenbroich’s Nice Bike messages will take us on a roller coaster ride with stories that touch the heart and provide actionable strategies. Plus, it is motivating, fun and engaging. When team members are truly connected – retention improves, sales increase, customer loyalty soars and your business grows.
1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
1. Secrets Revealed: 10 Things Your Core IT Provider Will Not Tell You
Aaron Silva, Paladin
Learn about the ten critical issues and secrets you should know before you sit down at the negotiating table. Silva will discuss his latest proprietary research findings that outline the problems, pitfalls and best practices in restructuring vendor contracts. Through examples of how banks often pay in excess of $1 million more than necessary over the life of their core services contracts, learn how to dramatically improve core and IT spending efficiency.
2. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Navigating the New Landscape
Terry Merfeld and Paul Sirek, Eide Bailly
Landmark tax reform legislation was signed into law in December of 2017 – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This new law has prompted a host of tax and regulatory accounting questions for banks and regulators. In this session we’ll learn about what steps can be taken to plan for the future under this new law. Discussion will cover Subchapter S banks and their comparison to C corporation banks, the new tax rate, pass-through deductions, depreciation rule changes and more.
3. Succeeding at Succession
Cheryl Thomas, Impacting People, LLC
Succession planning is not a new concept, yet many banks still struggle with having an approach that results in the right people at the right time. The talent gap is real, and the changing workforce and aging baby boomers are leading banks to seek help in understanding who on their staff is able and willing to fill key roles. Identify practical approaches to guide succession planning and learn best practices in assessing talent and building plans that work.
4. Identifying UFOs: Unparalleled Funding Opportunities
Neil Stanley, The CorePoint
As “surge deposits” become a thing of the past, bankers are observing that more effective management of liquidity and funding are an increasingly important part of success. As interest rates and loan-to-deposit ratios increase, community bankers need an understanding of the processes, products, and analytic tools to attract and retain properly-priced, long-term funding.
5. How FinTech Can Change the Banking Landscape
Girish Ramachandra, Wipfli
There are at least ten fintech start-ups competing with every banking function, and they have the potential to disrupt. “Banking with no banks” could be the future of banking. There is even a new term coined by the social media – “GAFA” banking (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon). With technologies like AI, decision models, mobile, etc., every function of a traditional bank is being disrupted.
2:30 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
Cookies & popcorn sponsored by Kirk Gross Company
3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions Repeat
4:15 p.m. Chairman’s Reception in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Data Business Equipment, Dougherty & Company, Fiserv, IBA Securities, Turnkey Associates LC
Join your fellow bankers at a reception to honor IBA Chairman Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer. Located in the Exhibit Hall, it’s a great chance to visit with vendors in a casual setting.
5:00 p.m. Live Auction
Sponsored by SHAZAM
5:30 p.m. Silent Auction Final Bids
Tuesday, September 18
6:30 a.m. IBBP Fun Run & Walk
Sponsored by Iowa Bankers Benefit Plan
Join your fellow convention attendees for the third annual Iowa Bankers Benefit Plan (IBBP) 5K Run & Walk. Free to convention registrants, this fun event starts at the Downtown Hilton and continues along the Des Moines River. All participants will receive a swag bag and 5k shirt.
7:30 a.m. Legislative Symposium and Breakfast
Sponsored by Bankers’ Bank
Join us Tuesday morning for this engaging session on the latest issues with legislative leaders and how you can get involved with grassroots advocacy. You do not need to be registered for convention to attend.
9:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens
10:30 a.m. Closing General Session
Chairman’s Address and IBA Slate of Officers
The 2018-2019 IBA slate of officers is introduced and newly inducted IBA Chairman Peg Scott shares her goals for the year ahead. Scott is the CEO of Union State Bank in Greenfield.
James Leach Leadership Award
A distinguished Iowa banker will be awarded the nineteenth annual Iowa Bankers Association James A. Leach Leadership Award.
11:00 a.m. Leadership from the Ground Up
Sponsored by SHAZAM
Chad Greenway, Former NFL Player and ProBowl Linebacker
Join the former Minnesota Viking and Iowa Hawkeye as he shares how his life lessons learned from mentors, teammates, coaches, and his youth on the family farm shaped him into a leader; a leader that would overcome odds while remaining steadfast to his upbringing and values. His message reinforces not only the importance of leadership, but reminds us that we each have the capability of being leaders. Chad spent his entire 11 year career playing for the Vikings all the while founding his Lead the Way Foundation who gives back to kids and families in the Twin cities, South Dakota and Iowa.
12:00 p.m. Adjourn