The annual Bank Executives Conference will feature informative speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, and entertainment. The conference will focus on strategies and tools to prepare Wisconsin’s banking industry for disruption, because—as we all know—change is unavoidable


Monday, February 5, 2018 - Wednesday, February 7, 2018. A full schedule is available below.


Monona Terrace Convention Center | Madison, Wisconsin

What’s Included:

  • $1,500 - one 6'x10' booth or 6' table top booth (booths 37-40) and Includes one registration to the entire conference

  • Your booth location will be determined once your payment has been received.

  • Additional booth registrations may be purchased for $500 each. Marketplace badges are limited to four individuals per company/firm.

  • Each 6'x10' booth will include one 6' table (cloth covered and skirted), two chairs, wastebasket and booth identification sign.


Contact WBA's Nick Loppnow via email. 

WBA Associate Member Registration (as an attendee)

WBA Associate Members* can register to attend the full conference for $695 each. Exhibit booth spaces are also available as space allows. An exhibit booth with one attendee is $1500 and includes all conference sessions and meals for one attendee. Additional booth attendees can be registered for $500 each, including all conference sessions and meals.

Payment for booth registrations must be received prior to your booth space being assigned.


General Sessions


The WBA Update
ROSE OSWALD POELS, DARYLL LUND and MIKE SEMMANN, Wisconsin Bankers Association

State of Banking in Wisconsin
JAY RISCH, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

JP NICOLS, Managing Director, FinTech Forge and Founder, Bank Innovators Council

Disruptive Leadership: Thriving in an Era of Constant Change
LUKE WILLIAMS, The Berkley Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, NYU's Stern School of Business

Change the Story: Making Technology and Social Media Work at Your Bank
JILL CASTILLA, President, CEO and Vice Chairman, Citizens Bank of Edmund

An Update from the American Bankers Association
ROB NICHOLS, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

American Politics in a Time of Disruption
DR. STEFFEN SCHMIDT, Professor, Department of Political Science, Iowa State University

The Future of Work Today: Insights from the New World of Work
SETH MATTISON, Workforce Strategist and Trendspotter, FutureSight Labs

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Update
MICHAEL ERICSON, Executive Vice President, Members and Markets, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

The Amazon Prime Effect: What Customers Want and What Banks Must Do to Survive in the New Subscription Society
DAVE DEFAZIO, Partner, StrategyCorps

The Economic Update
DR. LINDSEY PIEGZA, Chief Economist, Stifel Nicolaus & Company

Turning Boos into Cheers: How Good Are You?

Tuesday Breakout Sessions

Real World Experience in Branch Transformation: A Panel Discussion of Wisconsin Bankers
Moderated by DAN PETERSON, President & CEO,Stephenson National Bank & Trust, Marinette

Funding in Focus: How Community Banks Stack Up Against Competition
NATHAN STOVALL, Senior Research Analyst, FIG Research, S&P Global Market Intelligence