Tennessee Bankers

Credit Conference

February 5 & 6: Omni Nashville Hotel

Early Registration Deadline: January 22, 2019

Hotel Deadline: January 14, 2019

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As one of Tennessee Bankers Association’s most anticipated events, Credit Conference annually attracts more than 600 commercial loan officers, loan support personnel, and both senior and executive-level management. Here are a few reasons why you should join us.

Hear from the experts.
Our speakers are proven business leaders, strategists, practitioners, and peers.

Learn skills and stay up-to-date.
Trends, new strategies, and innovations in the credit arena happen all the time; to stay up-to-date you need an educational opportunity that equips you with the full range of credit knowledge. This is that opportunity.

Meet and connect with peers from around the state.
When you meet with your peers, you have an opportunity to collaborate, hear new ideas, and validate or change your perspectives.

Team discounts are available for multiple registrations from the same institution.


Hotel Information

This year’s conference is held at the Omni Nashville Hotel (250 5th Avenue South, 37203). A variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options are within the hotel and right outside the hotel’s front door.

The Omni Hotel block of rooms is sold out. To make reservations at full price, contact Omni Reservations at 800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664).

Overflow rooms can be booked at the Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Downtown (310 4th Avenue South, 37201). The Hampton is holding a block of rooms on a first-come, first-served basis at a special group rate of $229 single/double per night. To make reservations, click here or contact Hampton Reservations at 615-277-5000 and request the Tennessee Bankers Association Credit Conference to receive the special group rate. The deadline for the Hampton room block is January 4, 2019. When the allotted room block is sold, room rates will return to standard prices on a space-available basis, even if it is BEFORE the January 4 deadline. Please make your reservations early.



Tuesday, February 5
8:00 a.m. – Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Session begins
Noon – Lunch
12:45 – Lunch Speaker
1:45 p.m. – Workshops begin
5:00 p.m. – Reception

Wednesday, February 6
7:30 a.m. – Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Session begins
11:00 a.m. – Adjourn


Topics and Speakers

Acclaimed economist Anirban Basu breaks down the critical elements of economic life, including the performance of financial, labor, and real estate markets. 

Dave DeFazio details the latest marketing trends for banks and the importance of driving business beyond just transactions to connect better with the lifestyles of today’s modern consumers. 

Col. Mark Tillman will keep you on the edge of your seat as he shares his first-hand account of piloting President George W. Bush on September 11, 2001.

Want to mitigate tomorrow’s loan problems today? John Barrickman offers his advice so you can make the best credit decisions.


Exhibit Show

TBA is including an exhibit show with this year's conference. Space is limited, and must be reserved by December 19. Click here for more information on reserving your exhibit booth.

As an exhibitor, this is your chance to share your products and ideas with CEOs, senior department heads, commercial loan officers, and loan support personnel who have strategic planning responsibilities within the banking industry through an informal exchange at this annual event. Make contact with the decision-makers as they search for newer, faster, and more accurate solutions to improve services and client efficiency. Meet your market, make new markets, and introduce your new and innovative technologies. 


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Bankers Healthcare Group, LLC, Syracuse, N.Y.—Afternoon Coffee Station
Bankpak Security, Morrison, Tenn.—General Sponsor
Crowe LLP, Franklin, Tenn.—Mobile Event App
CRS Data, Knoxville, Tenn.—Reception Cosponsor
Elliott Davis, LLC, Franklin, Tenn.—WIFI
Financial PSI, Nashville, Tenn.—Reception Cosponsor
FNBB and FNBB Capital Markets, Birmingham, Ala.—Pocket Agendas
Kirkland Group, Goodlettsville, Tenn.—Notepads and Pens
KraftCPAs, PLLC, Nashville, Tenn.—Mid-Morning Coffee Station
Mauldin & Jenkins CPA, LLC, Chattanooga, Tenn.—Morning Coffee Station
PNC Capital Markets, LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa.—Attendee Registration Lists
ServisFirst Bank, Birmingham, Ala.—Hotel Key Cards
Southeastern Commercial Finance, LLC, Memphis, Tenn.—Afternoon Snacks


Who Should Attend

This program is designed for executive and senior management, commercial loan officers, and loan support personnel.


Continuing Education Credit

Attendees qualify for 9 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the area of Specialized Knowledge and Application.


Program Fees

TBA Members / Associate MembersMember SpouseNonmembersNonmember Spouse
Early Registration $525$50$1050$100
Early registration deadline is January 22, 2019
Registration $575$50$1100$100
Day-of-Program $625$75$1150$125

Team Discount

A discount of $25 per person is available for multiple registrations from the same institution, after the initial registration. Only the first registrant from your institution pays the full fee. To be eligible for the team discount, you must register all your attendants at the same time in advance.

TBA Contact

Monique White - mwhite@TNBankers.org
Director of Education
Tennessee Bankers Association
211 Athens Way, Ste 100 • Nashville, TN 37228-1381
800/964-5525 or 615/244-4871 or www.TNBankers.org

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