Pre-Conference Events | Monday | June 10

Bank Audit & Risk Peer Exchanges
Bank Director hosts its popular peer exchanges the day prior to our annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference. Small groups of experienced audit and risk committee members, senior bank executives and outside advisors meet in meet in closed-door, off-the-record peer groups for candid discussions about various issues and challenges facing officers and directors.

Bank Director Certification Workshop
Bank Director’s Editor-at-Large developed the curriculum for the Bank Director Certification Program and the Bank Director Workshop. Participants receive training materials and a syllabus to support the onsite learning activities during this in-person course.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Networking Peer + Guest Reception

To cap off the day, we invite all participants – and their guests – to join us for refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres.

Conference Day One | Tuesday | June 11

Today’s sessions touch on governance, enterprise risk management, accounting issues, regulation,
cybersecurity, tax planning, cannabis banking, ESG issues, strategic planning and more. Day One of the Bank Audit & Risk Conference covers a great deal of ground in a short time to help participants understand the complexities of the financial sector regarding audit and risk.

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast & Registration

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
Welcoming Remarks
Michelle King, President, Bank Director
Laura Schield, Chief Operating Officer, Bank Director

8:10 AM – 8:50 AM
Banking in the Current Environment
In this opening session, hear what factors currently affect the banking industry and how bankers should respond and plan for the future.

8:50 AM – 9:30 AM
The Regulatory Landscape
This session focuses on the regulatory, examination and enforcement issues that bank audit and risk committees must manage.

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Refreshment Break

9:45 AM – 10:25 AM
What’s New on the Horizon
Banking is a risk-mitigation business. Learn about the new risks facing banks and their boards today and how financial institutions can best manage them.

10:25 AM – 11:05 AM
A New Look At Your Balance Sheet
Hear from experts in the field on what practices are best for your bank’s Audit Committee.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions (select one)
Participants have the opportunity to select from one of three breakout sessions to attend, all of which are high-level in focus.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Breakout Sessions (select one)

1:55 PM – 2:40 PM
Breakout Sessions (select one)

2:40 PM – 2:55 PM
Refreshment Break

2:55 PM – 3:10 PM
What Your Peers Think
Emily McCormick, Vice President of Editorial & Research, Bank Director
In this session, we share key findings from our Bank Director research, our members Board Performance Surveys and our insight studies.

3:10 PM – 3:50 PM
Highlights from Our 2024 Risk Survey
Moderated by: Emily McCormick, Vice President of Editorial & Research, Bank Director
Hear about the most noteworthy results from Bank Director’s 2024 Risk Survey.

3:50 PM – 4:30 PM
Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Risks
Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence continue to be the most challenging risks a bank faces. Learn what to do and how to protect your bank.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Networking Peer + Guest Reception

Conference Day Two | Wednesday | June 12

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
Day Two Welcoming Remarks
Michelle King, President, Bank Director
Laura Schield, Chief Operating Officer, Bank Director

8:10 AM – 8:50 AM
Advice From a Former Regulator
Hear advice and lessons learned from an experienced regulator.

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Breakout Sessions (select one)

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Refreshment Break

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Breakout Sessions (select one)

10:55 AM – 11:35 AM
Banker Panel
This panel of bankers discusses the latest issues and topics surrounding audit and risk committees.

11:35 AM – 11:40 AM
Closing Remarks
Michelle King, President, Bank Director