Abrigo, a technology provider of compliance, credit risk and lending solutions for community financial institutions, has opened registration for its inaugural ThinkBIG Conference, set for Sept. 24-26 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando.
Per a release from the company, “The ThinkBIG Conference will bring together the nation’s leading conference on the transition to the new current expected credit loss standard and the premier U.S. on lending, credit and portfolio risk best practices as it combines two conferences previously hosted by Abrigo legacy companies: Mainstreet Technologies’ National CECL Conference and Sageworks’ Lending & Risk Summit.”
The conference will feature two tracks, the Lending + Credit Risk track and the CECL + Portfolio Risk track. The former will provide best practices on driving growth, and the latter will deepen financial institutions’ expertise in risk management. The three-day conference will feature presentations from industry leaders, panels and roundtable discussions, as well as networking opportunities with financial institutions peers and face-to-face interaction with Abrigo teams.
“[ThinkBIG] is a great opportunity to gather perspective from individuals from similar sized institutions,” said Josh Combs, assistant vice president at MidFirst Bank, a former Sageworks Summit attendee. “It is too easy to get buried in your financial institution’s work and not open yourself to other ideas and best practices.”
Over the past eight years of MainStreet Technologies National CECL Conference and Sageworks’ Lending & Risk Summit the conferences have attracted more than 1,900 attendees from more than 1,050 financial institutions across 48 states, Puerto Rico and Guam. Ninety-eight percent of past attendees surveyed said that they would recommend the conferences to a colleague.
“This is going to be a great opportunity for community financial institutions to get the latest information on the topics significantly impacting them today and help them thrive despite the headwinds and challenges they face,” said Wayne Roberts, Abrigo’s CEO. “Big ideas, big expertise and big collaboration with our own experts, as well as networking with their peers, makes this the pre-eminent conference in our industry, and we look forward to the ThinkBIG conference.”
The conference is open to both Abrigo clients and prospects and is best suited for chief financial offers, controllers, vice presidents of finance, credit analysts, chief lending officers, chief compliance officers, chief revenue officers, credit administrators and loan administrators at U.S. community financial institutions.
For a limited time, bankers can take advantage of early bird savings on registration. Register by May 31 to save as much as $300 per person. For registration and additional 2019 ThinkBIG Conference information, visit www.thinkbigconference.com.