Featuring CECL, Lending, and Risk Experts and Discussions
Austin, Texas, May 2, 2019 – Abrigo, the leading technology provider of compliance, credit risk, and lending solutions for community financial institutions, has opened registration for its inaugural ThinkBIG Conference, set for September 24-26 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando.
The ThinkBIG Conference will bring together the nation’s leading conference on the transition to the new current expected credit loss (CECL) standard and the premier U.S. conference on lending, credit, and portfolio risk best practices as it combines two conferences previously hosted by Abrigo legacy companies: MainStreet Technologies’ National CECL Conference and Sageworks’ Lending & Risk Summit.
ThinkBIG will feature two tracks, the Lending + Credit Risk track and the CECL + Portfolio Risk track. The Lending + Credit Risk track will provide best practices on driving growth, and the CECL + Portfolio Risk track will deepen financial institutions’ expertise in risk management. The three-day conference will feature presentations from industry leaders, panels, and roundtable discussions, as well as networking opportunities with financial institution peers, and face-to-face interaction with Abrigo teams.
“[The conference] is a great opportunity to gather perspective from individuals from similar sized institutions,” said Josh Combs, Assistant Vice President at MidFirst Bank, a former Sageworks Summit attendee. “It is too easy to get buried in your financial institution’s work and not open yourself to other ideas and best practices.”
Over the past eight years of MainStreet Technologies’ National CECL Conference and Sageworks’ Lending & Risk Summit, the conferences have attracted over 1,900 attendees from more than 1,050 financial institutions across 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Ninety-eight percent of past attendees surveyed said that they would recommend the conferences to a colleague.
“This is going to be a great opportunity for community financial institutions to get the latest information on the topics significantly impacting them today and help them thrive despite the headwinds and challenges they face,” said Wayne Roberts, Abrigo CEO. “Big ideas, big expertise, and big collaboration with our own experts, as well as networking with their peers, makes this the preeminent conference in our industry and we look forward to the ThinkBIG conference.”
The ThinkBIG conference is open to both Abrigo clients and prospects and is best suited for CFOs, Controllers, VPs of Finance, Credit Analysts, CLOs, CCOs, CROs, Credit Administrators, and Loan Administrators at U.S. community financial institutions.
For a limited time, bankers can take advantage of early bird savings on registration. Register by May 31 to save as much as $300 per person. For registration and additional 2019 ThinkBIG Conference information, visit www.thinkbigconference.com.
Abrigo is a leading technology provider of compliance, credit risk, lending, and asset/liability management solutions that community financial institutions use to manage risk and drive growth. Our software automates key processes – from anti-money laundering to asset liability management to fraud detection to lending solutions – empowering our customers by addressing their Enterprise Risk Management needs. Visit www.abrigo.com to learn more. Follow Abrigo on social media using @weareabrigo.