Join Us at the Bank Executives Conference in February
By Daniel J. Peterson
I would like to formally invite all WBA-member banking executives and leaders in Wisconsin to join me at WBA’s Bank Executives Conference. As Wisconsin’s largest gathering of bank executives, this premier event offers nationally recognized speakers, expert knowledge on relevant leadership and banking topics, and various opportunities to network among peers.
This year’s conference will be held February 8–10 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Featuring several general and breakout sessions, banker-only peer groups, and recognition of several prestigious awards — there will no doubt be something of interest for every leader in your bank.
The unifying theme of the 2023 Bank Executives Conference will be “All In.” As many of us reflect upon the unpredictability of the past several years, I encourage you and your executive team to identify the ways in which your bank has demonstrated its commitment to the industry and communities you serve.
Although the banking industry continues to evolve, Wisconsin bankers have time and time again proven themselves vital to the prosperity and success of their neighborhoods — as the cornerstones of our state. I look forward to reconvening in the Dells to celebrate these accomplishments and the dedication WBA members have shown no matter the circumstance.
As innovation and technology remains a focal point in our society, this year’s event will also include a FinTech Showcase. The showcase will feature live demonstrations of eight FinTech products. Following the short presentations, bankers will have the opportunity to connect with the exhibitors and learn more about their products.
Our Association stands ready to arm bankers with the resources and knowledge to stay relevant and resilient for years to come. With over ten hours of general and breakout sessions spread across the three days and networking opportunities around every corner — bank executives will leave this year’s event motivated to take action in 2023 and beyond.
I challenge each WBA-member bank to be “All In” this year, and attending the WBA Bank Executives Conference is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, make connections, and take charge of your bank’s next challenge. Registration is open now at wisbank.com/BEC — I look forward to seeing you soon!
Peterson is president and CEO of The Stephenson National Bank & Trust, Marinette, and the 2022–2023 WBA Chair.