Events : Bank Audit Committee Conference

Bank Director was proud to host the 7th annual Bank Audit Committee Conference on June 6-7, 2013 at the JW Marriott in Chicago, IL.  During this two-day event respected advisers, experienced bank officers and audit committee chairs provided legitimate, practical approaches to help boards tackle critical audit committee issues. 

At our 2013 event, over 300 attendees took away new approaches for their board – on issues such as risk oversight, relations with internal auditors, new financial reporting requirements and regulatory mandates.

Bank Audit Committee Primer
Prior to the conference on Wednesday, June 5 newer audit committee members and those needing a refresher took advantage of a unique, interactive learning opportunity centered around those issues facing audit committees today – an overview of the audit committee’s role, relationships with other members of the board, the changing regulatory environment and much more was addressed during this conference add-on.  The Primer provided excellent preparation and context to enhance the learning experience for attendees at the conference. 

The Primer was led by Patricia Langiotti, Chair of the Director’s Enterprise Risk Committee and former Audit Committee Chair for National Penn Bancshares, Inc., and Lawence Schwarz, Audit Committee Member for Annapolis Bancorp Inc. and Audit Committee Chair for First Virginia Community Bank.

Bank Audit Committee Peer Exchange
Open to Bank Audit Committee Chairs only, Bank Director again hosted this popular peer exchange the day before the annual conference began.  Modeled on our annual Bank Chairman/CEO Peer Exchange, small groups of bankers —along side one or two outside advisors— met in closed-door, off-the-record peer groups for candid discussions about various hot topics facing Audit Committees.  Prior to the event, Bank Director solicited input from participants to develop the most relevant agenda.