September 24-26, 2019 

Client Day September 23, 2019 

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™
Orlando, Florida

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September 24-26, 2019

Add to My Calendar 2019-09-24 08:00:00 2019-09-26 12:00:00 America/Chicago 2019 ThinkBIG Conference The ThinkBIG Conference will help you to Drive Growth and Manage Risk in your financial institution. Join industry thought leaders and experts, financial institution peers, CPAs, auditors and regulators for three days of compelling educational content and networking exploring CECL, lending, and credit risk. If you have responsibilities related to the ALLL at your institution or lending and credit, this is the one conference you should attend this year. Orlando, FL Presented by Abrigo info@mainstreet-gov.com

Learn more about Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal OrlandoTM, our host property.

We help community financial institutions manage risk and drive growth. 

Are you managing risk and driving growth at your financial institution? Do you need ideas to think bigger about portfolio risk, CECL, or lending and credit? The ThinkBIG Conference presented by Abrigo was created to give you the educational tools and concrete ideas to Manage Risk. Drive Growth.  

Abrigo may be new to you, but this conference and company is comprised of two well-known entities and conferences. ThinkBIG is the combination of the MST National CECL Conference and the Sageworks Lending & Risk Summit. These conferences have been educating lenders and risk professionals for 16 years combined. For 2019 we will have two learning tracks: CECL + Portfolio Risk and Lending + Credit Risk. 

The Conference brings together industry thought leaders and experts, financial institution peers, CPAs, auditors and regulators for three days of compelling educational content and networking. Be prepared to Think Bigger with insights and information critical to your lending strategies, mitigating credit risk, and the transition to and implementation of the new allowance accounting standard.  

If you have responsibilities related to CECL and the ALLL at your institution, or if you want to know more about how CECL will impact your institution or you want to grow your loan portfolio quicker and more efficiently while driving profitability, this is the one conference this year you cannot afford to miss.  

Who Attends?

For the combined conferences (MST National CECL Conference and Sageworks Lending & Risk Summit) . . .  

  • Over 1,500 attendees, many have attended multiple times  
  • From more than 900 financial institutions   
  • Of asset sizes ranging from under $100 million to $1.5 trillion  
  • From 48 states and Puerto Rico & Guam
  • Common titles include CFO, Controller, VP of Finance, Credit Analyst, CCO, CRO, Credit Admin and Loan Admin 

Of 2018 combined MST National CECL Conference and Sageworks Lending & Risk Summit attendees…  

  • 50% were customers; 50% were non-customers.  
  • Nearly 700 attended  
  • 99% said they would recommend the MST National CECL Conference or Sageworks Lending & Risk Summit to a colleague

Bank Departments represented:

Financial Institutions with Differing Regulators:

Agenda at a Glance

Abrigo Client User Groups and Lunch

(Additional fee)

Agenda coming soon

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Early Conference Registration

1:00 - 5:30 PM

Abrigo Client Roadmap Discussions

For Abrigo Clients only. As Abrigo, we have enhanced our services and software solutions. Many of our product enhancements come directly from client conversations. Join us to see the exciting Abrigo roadmap, discuss enhancements, and share your feedback.

3:30-5:45 PM

Abrigo Client Event

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Breakfast

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration Open

7:00-8:30 AM

General Sessions

8:30-10:00 AM

CECL + Portfolio Risk General Sessions

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Lending + Credit Risk Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Networking Lunch

12:30-1:30 PM

CECL + Portfolio Risk General Sessions

1:30-3:30 PM

Lending + Credit Risk Breakout Sessions

1:30-3:30 PM

Solution Demonstrations

(optional)

3:45-4:35 PM

Welcome Cocktail Reception

5:30-6:30 PM

Breakfast

7:30-8:30 AM

General Sessions

8:30-10:00 AM

CECL + Portfolio Risk General Sessions

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lending + Credit Risk Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Networking Lunch

12:30-1:30 PM

CECL + Portfolio Risk General Sessions

1:30-3:30 PM

Lending + Credit Risk Breakout Sessions

1:30-3:30 PM

Solution Demonstrations

(optional)

3:45-4:35 PM

Taste of the Islands Dinner Event

Enjoy a steel drum band, culinary delights from the islands and networking.

6:30-9:30 PM

Breakfast

7:30-8:30 AM

General Sessions

8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Adjourn

12:30 PM
SPEAKERS AND SESSIONS

Consistently rated a top industry event by attendees, the Conference brings together industry thought leaders and experts, financial institution peers, CPAs, auditors and regulators for three days of compelling educational content and networking. 

  • Hear the most current, accurate and insightful information on CECL from the leading authorities on CECL, including former members of  FASB staff, the FASB Transition Resource Group, and the leading bank auditing and accounting firms. 
  • Hear from the CECL pacesetters, your peers who have been the most proactive in their CECL planning and preparation. 
  • Learn insights and strategies on how to make better loans, faster from lending & credit risk experts   
  • Three days of education and networking 
  • Interactive sessions with polling and open discussion 
  • Networking with banking professionals, auditors and regulators 

And enough time to enjoy the energy of Orlando within walking distance or boat from the hotel to Universal City Walk and Universal Studios.

In the community and regional banking space, the conference provides more, deeper and better information on the allowance than any other I know of. Attendees get a breadth of perspectives from professionals at the leading edge of thinking about all things related to the allowance. But I also see the tremendous benefit they get from networking. They’re in the real world dealing with real problems and they can talk with other professionals dealing with the same problems.

Graham Dyer
Partner Grant Thornton LLP

CECL + Portfolio Risk Track 

As CECL looms on your horizon, the ThinkBIG Conference will deliver insights and information critical to your transition to and implementation of the new allowance accounting standard. If you have responsibilities related to CECL and the ALLL at your institution, or if you want to know more about how CECL will impact your institution, this track is for you. 

Lending + Credit Risk Track 

In today’s competitive landscape, it is important that banks and credit unions alike make smarter loans, faster. At the ThinkBIG Conference, attendees will participate in sessions surrounding lending and credit risk and network with peers who face similar challenges when it comes to loan growth and risk. 

Check the Speakers and Sessions page for more details.

What Attendees Say

Excellent speakers with a good balance among CECL, technology, business development and personal motivation.

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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
6601 Adventure Way
Orlando, FL USA 32819

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