Wednesday, February 5

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. IBA/IBIS Annual Meetings
A review of the past year for IBA, IBIS and IBMC. Membership attendance is encouraged. Conference registration is not required to attend.

9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break

10:00 a.m. Welcome

IBA Management Committee Chair, Kevin Black, Heartland Bank, Gowrie.

10:10 a.m. Being Prepared for Economic Uncertainty
Don Musso, President, Finpro, Inc.
While the country remains in its longest economic expansion, headwinds are starting to appear. Preparing for economic uncertainty is critical. This session will provide strategies to preserve value during periods of stagnant economic growth. The session will also focus on lessons learned from mistakes banks made in past economic slowdowns.

11:10 a.m. Refreshment & Networking Break

11:30 a.m.  Iowa Agriculture Industry Update
Craig Hill, President, Iowa Farm Bureau
President Hill will provide an update on Iowa’s Ag Economy. Hill was elected president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation in December 2011. As president, Craig serves as chairman of the board of FBL Financial Group, Inc., and Farm Bureau Life Companies. In addition, he serves on the American Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

12:00 a.m. Legislative Luncheon & Speaker 
Legislative Leadership Panel

1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  1. Social Media Best Practices
    Drew Harden, Blue Compass
    This session will explore the latest strategies for a successful social media presence for your bank. Drew will share insight into the current state of digital media, share best practices and give actionable advice you can implement for your bank’s social media footprint.
  1. Cloud Computing and Next Gen Technology
    As banks are entering the cloud computing arena, many advantages arise, such as; cost savings, business continuity and business agility. This session will cover issues around data confidentiality, security, regulatory compliance, and interoperability of standards.
  1. Succession Planning for Your Bank’s Success
    Succession planning is not a new concept, yet many banks struggle at creating a process and a robust approach that moves beyond a static list of names kept in a file. This session will talk about the challenges of succession in today’s workplace and provide practical approaches and tools to guide effective planning.

2:45 p.m. Refreshment & Networking Break

3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions Repeat

4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions Adjourn

4:30 p.m. Legislative Reception
Please take this opportunity to network with your legislators and to discuss issues of concern.

6:30 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, February 6

7:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast & Speaker – Iowa’s Economy: Strengths, Concerns, and Outlook
Dave Swenson, Associate Scientist in the Department of Economics, Iowa State University
Swenson is a community economics research and education specialist where his work centers on regional and statewide economic analysis, technical assistance, and projects that support university-sponsored efforts in community development. He studies a wide range of mostly Iowa-specific topics, including; biofuels, local foods assessments, industrial and occupational change, and the demographic and economic consequences of rural transformation in the Midwest.

9:15 a.m. The Growth Challenge: Strategies to Drive Results
Sean Payant, Chief Consulting Officer, Haberfeld
As the race for core customer relationships, core deposits and talent intensifies, it is imperative to have your financial institution positioned for growth if you want to survive… and thrive. During this session, Sean will explore specific and actionable strategies to (1) grow core customers, (2) increase core deposits, (3) develop your team and (4) improve overall financial performance.

10:15 a.m. Refreshment & Networking Break

Five Essentials Strategies for the Internet of Everything
Randy Harrington, Extreme Arts & Sciences 
We are at the end of the beginning, and the real changes are still in front of us. The next step is the “Internet of Things”; our cars, appliances, clothes, roads, walls, windows, and carpets will be sensing, reporting, and making changes—to make life “better.” Many of us already feel overwhelmed, and the real tsunami of data is still to come. Join Randy Harrington as he explores what we will lose and what is to be gained as the Internet of Everything takes hold. This is not a techie presentation, nor is it a dire look at all that is wrong with the world. Every business, every mom and pop shop, every major corporation, is going to be fundamentally and inexorably transformed by the changes in the next ten years. The question is are you ready?”

11:30 a.m. Adjourn