2017 Banking Outlook Conference

The Graduate School of Banking at LSU, for the fourth consecutive year, is participating in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s annual Banking Outlook Conference, titled “Looking Back and Shifting Forward” to be held at the bank’s home office in Atlanta on February 23rd at 8:15 – 5:00 pm.  The program features senior FRB Atlanta officers, prominent economists from the industry, and consultants from major firms.

The school is offering a Regional Perspective on the Banking Industry by Dr. David Kohl and Dr. Tom Payne.  They will make a team presentation similar to their senior course, Interpreting Economic Change, which is a top-rated course taught in the senior year.

The link for free registration is below along with a hotel contact.  We hope to see you in Atlanta.

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Please join us on Thursday, February 23, 2017 for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Banking Outlook Conference as top industry experts share their views of the challenges, opportunities, and risks facing financial institutions in the year ahead. 

We are pleased to announce that Ed O’Boyle, Global Practice Leader, Gallup Inc., will be our keynote speaker.  He will speak about engaging customers and employees.  Additionally, as our President, Dennis Lockhart, prepares to retire, he will reflect on his career in the banking industry.  Highlights of other topics to be discussed include:

  • An Economic Update with Carl Tannenbaum, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, Northern Trust
  • Policy Updates in a New Political Environment with Wayne Abernathy, Executive Vice President, Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association
  • The Banking Outlook: A Regional Perspective: Industry panel of Dr. Dave Kohn and Dr. Tom Payne presented by the Graduate School of Banking at LSU 


The conference is free, although space is limited.  Please register at this link:  https://frbconferences.org/atlanta/17banking

Note:  some fields in the registration form, such as Title and Organization do not accept special characters like “&”.

See the agenda and other information at our official conference website:


Book a discounted room by Jan 22nd at the Midtown Hyatt hotel here.

Should circumstances require you to cancel your registration, please kindly inform our staff at BankingOutlookConference@atl.frb.org, so that a reservation slot may be utilized by the next person on the wait list.


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