Bryan Cave is a co-sponsor of a one-day seminar for bank management and directors on “Overcoming Challenges in Uncertain Times.”  This seminar is the 2011 Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference and is being presented twice:  February 1, 2011, at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia, and February 10, 2011, at the Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  For more information and to register, please visit the program’s website.

As the industry emerges from the recent acute credit and liquidity crisis, financial service organizations now face the challenges of evolving customer needs, ongoing changes in the economic landscape and the impact of new regulatory requirements.  The 2011 Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference will address the following critical questions and more as senior banking executives from across the southeast join forces to develop business strategies for the future:

  • A strong community banking system is critical to the health of our country’s local economy. But what does the future hold?
  • How will Dodd-Frank and other financial reform measures impact the regulatory environment facing community banks?
  • How long will the economic recovery continue at a snail’s pace?
  • Will we see deflation or inflation in the near-term?
  • How will community banks build a business model that does not rely so heavily on real estate?
  • When will our business customers come back in substantial numbers to request loans?

This one-day conference is organized and directed by James A. Verbrugge, Emeritus Professor of Finance and Chair of Banking at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, who is involved in executive education and the EMBA program at the Terry College and serves on several corporate boards of directors.