Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)and Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) have been announced as the keynote speakers at the ABA Government Relations Summit and the American Bankers Insurance Association (ABIA) Washington Forum, to be held March 14-16 in Washington, D.C. Summit attendees will hear the two most powerful financial services lawmakers address regulatory reform and other top 2016 priorities. Hensarling and Shelby join other big names on the Summit program, including former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, Politico economics correspondent Ben White and election-watchers Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg.
In addition to hearing from top policymakers and political experts and visiting Capitol Hill offices, more than 1,000 bankers convening in D.C. will have the opportunity to register for several other ABA meetings taking place alongside the Summit. These include the Mutual Community Bank Conference, the Emerging Leaders Forum, the Women’s Leadership Forum and the ABIA Washington Forum.
The ABIA encourages all bank members and provider members to attend the largest gathering of banking industry leaders in the nation’s capital. As ABA seeks to increase the banking industry’s political muscularity in Washington, it is calling on all bankers to increase their advocacy efforts and help lawmakers and candidates for elected office understand the roles banks play in economic growth and job creation. Members who attend the Summit will gain fresh insights and valuable information that they can share with their institutions and use to encourage colleagues to participate in these efforts throughout the year.
If you are interested in joining, please register here.