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Community Banks:
The Capital Advantage
IBANYS 2018 Annual Convention
September 25 - 27, 2018
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Don't Miss Our 2018 Convention!
Your Favorite Programs RETURN!

For our 2018 Annual Convention, IBANYS is continuing with a favorite—the 6 minute drill.

This convention favorite offers our preferred providers the opportunity—from the podium—to take a brisk six minutes and showcase their firms, products and services, demonstrating what they can do to help New York community banks.

There are two 6-minute drills available for associate members to sponsor.  See Sponsorship Form on page 9  of the brochure for more information.

Begins Tuesday, September 25 at 5:30pm, concludes Thursday, September 27 at 11:00am

Want a chance to showcase your organization’s products and services? Our tradeshow is the perfect opportunity to showcase and network with attendees! Learn how to become an exhibitor on page 10 of the brochure.

Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Our PAC Silent Auction is back! This a wonderful opportunity to help our industry stay competitive in the political process in Albany by supporting IBANYS’ state political action committee. NYSIBPAC contributes to New York State candidates and officials who understand and support the vital role we play in our local and state economies, and the very fabric of New York’s communities. It is also a fantastic opportunity to showcase items from your region and communicate what makes your community, your community.

Donate a gift today! See full information on page 11 of the brochure.

Earn up to 12.5 CPE Credits. IBANYS has been authorized by the NYS Department of Education to award continuing professional education (CPE) credits.

Hotel & Booking Information

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Albany.
Refer to Group Code: 1IBANY

Contact: Hilton Albany

Arrival Date: September 25, 2018
Departure Date: September 27, 2018

Price of Rooms & Exclusive Deals: Click Here

Book By Phone: 1-866-691-1183
*Reference the Group Code: 1IBANY

Book by Web: Click Here

Room Cut-Off: September 3, 2018

*We strongly recommend you make your reservations early. The
rooms will sell quickly.

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Convention News

August 08, 2018: New Speaker! Maeve McEneny-Johnson

Albany Historian Maeve McEneny-Johnson will be our keynote dinner speaker on Tuesday, September 25.  

Maeve McEneny-Johnson is the Education and Heritage Coordinator at the Albany Visitor Center. She is a 7th generation Albany descendant and lifelong resident. She graduated from Siena College in 2006 with a degree in English-Education and received her Master’s in English at the University at Albany in 2014. She has been a tour guide of the City of Albany for 10 years and is the author of several original tours, including Albany’s first Literary Pub Crawl and The Original Albany Ghost Tour. 

July 25, 2018: Susan Powell Byrd, CEO of Westover Strategy, Inc., to be Keynote Speaker at Convention

Susan Powell Byrd, CEO of Westover Strategy, Inc., will be our Wednesday morning keynoter and will focus on “A Pragmatic Approach To Strategic Planning.” She has extensive experience in all aspects of strategy, based on many years in a wide range of roles and industries, during which she has developed and leveraged her strategic capabilities. She also has in-depth practice using various methodologies to align an organization’s strategic direction with operations. 

In 18 years at Xerox, she was General Manager of two successful businesses, Vice President of Strategy, Vice President of Alliances, Vice President of Customer Insight, Vice President of Strategy and Operations, and Chief of Staff to the company’s President. She also has over 25 years of not-for-profit and for-profit board experience, as Chair and Vice Chair. She has also been a member of various board committees, including Executive, Long Range Planning, Resource Development, Nominating, Program and Planning, and Governance.

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June 20, 2018: DFS Superintendent Maria Vullo to Speak at Annual Convention

New York State Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo will address IBANYS’ Annual Convention as our luncheon speaker on Wednesday, September 26.  

The Banking Division of DFS supervises — through chartering, licensing, registering, and examining safety & soundness, among other actions — nearly 1,900 banking and other financial institutions with assets of more than $2.9 trillion. 

The division is composed of the following groups: Foreign & Wholesale Banks, Community Banks & Regional Banks, Licensed Financial Services, and Mortgage Banking.

Convention Venue

Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY

Host Hotel

Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY


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 Limited sponsorships available
call now to reserve yours!
(518) 436-4646

Contact Information

Linda Gregware,
Director of Administration & Membership Services
19 Dove St., Suite 101, Albany, NY 12210

(518) 436-4646

Fax (518) 436-4648

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