Dear Colleague:

Ben Hoffman

Thomas K. Brown
Founder & CEO

I can’t remember a time in my career when the banking business has faced so much change and so many challenges—which is one reason why I’m excited to be chairing next year’s Retail Banking Conference, hosted by American Banker, set for April 6-8, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will be a great opportunity for you—for all of us--to learn ways to best cope with the changes roiling the industry, and even ways to turn them to our advantage.

So I hope you’ll be able to join us. We’ll have presentations on everything from the rise of non-bank competitors, to the impact of changing delivery networks on consumer behaviors, to the growing challenge of cyber-security. Also, look for sessions on topics ranging from the ongoing talent shortage in banking to how to address to the impact of faster payments processing. In all it’s shaping up to be three days of highly productive learning, listening, and networking with your peers.

As I say, the financial services business is changing rapidly. A great way for you to keep up with it all (and to stay ahead of your competitors!) will be by attending next year’s American Banker Retail Banking Conference. So please plan to be in Las Vegas next April!


Thomas K. Brown