May 15, 2015 – According to the 2015 Banking Outlook by the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, strengthening both risk compliance and risk management is one of the biggest challenges facing American banks this year. To show our commitment to managing risks at the boardroom level for financial institutions, Convene is honored to join as a member of the US banking associations listed below.
American Bankers Association
ABA serves as the united voice of America’s hometown bankers — small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, hold more than $15 trillion in assets, safeguard $11 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.
Community Bankers Association of Illinois
CBAI represents approximately 400 Illinois financial institutions and 150 associate members. The Association creates money-saving opportunities for its members and provides first-class educational seminars and schools. Moreover, CBAI professionally lobbies for the Illinois community banker.
Community Bankers Association of Ohio
CBAO is organized to establish and maintain an informed network of independent community banks in the state of Ohio that will have the influence and commitment to effectively serve, protect and promote the interests of its members.
Florida Bankers Association
FBA serves as the primary resource through which Florida financial service providers work in unity to influence the state and federal legal regulatory environment in which they serve their customers. FBA also helps maximize the ability of members to compete effectively and profitably while being a positive influence on the economic well being of all Floridians.
Idaho Bankers Association
IBA is Idaho’s only full-service trade association representing commercial banks of all sizes and charters that operate in the state. The mission of the IBA is to meet the changing and growing needs of Idaho banks through governmental affairs advocacy, information dissemination, education, and promoting the interests of the banking industry in all forums
Independent Community Banks of North Dakota
ICBND is the only statewide association exclusively representing the independent community banks of North Dakota. We enable our independent member banks to provide competitive, profitable, high-quality financial services to their communities.
Michigan Bankers Association
MBA advances a positive environment for Michigan banking and fosters safe, profitable and successful banks that promote strong communities and a vibrant Michigan economy.
Montana Independent Bankers
MIB has served Montana’s community banks for over 45 years. MIB provides these banks with the multilevel support they need to function at their optimum. After all, healthy banks mean prosperous communities.
In order to understand the challenges faced by banks in the present economic climate, Azeus is planning to attend the conferences of the above associations. Ultimately Azeus will use the knowledge in improving Convene to better suit their needs.
The conference, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) Live at the Gaylord Convention Center in Florida is just the beginning for Azeus, After attending the first ever conference in the United States, Azeus will grab the chances to attend more conferences in the near future.