Wednesday, December 9
A Message from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Esther George, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, is the region’s representative on the FOMC in Washington. In this role, she participates in monetary policy deliberations and leads a workforce of nearly 2,000 based in offices in Kansas City, Omaha, Denver, and Oklahoma City. She brings a perspective based on three decades of experience as a banking supervisor and leader in the Federal Reserve System. George will share her insight and thoughts on the banking industry and payments system.
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Balance Sheet Strategies for a Challenging 2021
Darling Consulting Group
9:25 - 10:25 a.m.
Our industry is facing some of the greatest challenges in our lifetimes. That is not hyperbole. Margins are nearing all-time lows and likely headed lower in 2021 as cash levels are accumulating at a record pace. Loan demand is weakening while credit concern is lingering over us like a dark cloud. How we plan for and respond to these challenges will shape the future of our balance sheet, our earnings and, ultimately, our destiny.
We are facing tough decisions, but they are decisions we must face head-on today. Joe Kennerson will look to every corner of the balance sheet for strategy ideas to stave off margin pressure while closely managing our risk profile. He will start with your core business: lending and deposits and share case studies accumulated from hundreds of quarterly ALCO meetings and support from data analytics. The ultimate goal will be to provide your ALCO with a framework to develop and execute balance sheet strategies. The time is now.
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A Conversation with the Missouri Commissioner of Finance
Missouri Division of Finance
10:40 - 11:15 a.m.
Beyond the Pandemic & After the Elections: Issues, Challenges and Strategies to Grow Your Business Over the Next Two Years
Author and Columnist
11:25 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
If you’re running a business, then no doubt 2020 has turned into a very challenging year for you. You’re faced with many obstacles that are not only impacting your current cash flow but your longer term strategies for growth. What decisions should you be making now? What are smart leaders around the country doing to navigate their companies, their employees and their partners toward growth and profitability over the next two years? Join nationally recognized journalist, certified public accountant and business owner Gene Marks for a fast-paced, entertaining and data-filled presentation where he will share with you the thoughts, lessons and actions his audience of more than half a million business owners, managers and leaders are taking to survive 2020 and thrive in the years to come. He will discuss government, state, local grant and lending programs; take a deep dive into the best workplace practices and legislation; and analyze how the next president’s economic policies will affect businesses throughout the next two years.
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