The VBAConnect Conference brings together bankers from retail banking, marketing, human resources and training. Through a combination of general sessions, concurrent breakout sessions for each functional area and numerous opportunities to network with other bankers from around the state, this two-day conference will keep you abreast of the latest developments and trends within your functional area to help you make a meaningful impact on the organization you serve.
Recent Congressional focus and well-publicized BSA enforcement actions and fines continue to support a climate proving BSA compliance remains of paramount importance to all financial institutions. Treasury continues to rely on financial institutions to serve as the “front-line gatekeepers” for law enforcement efforts to safeguard the U.S. financial system from the abuses of financial crimes, including money laundering and terrorist financing. The federal regulatory agencies continue to rely on financial institutions to take “every reasonable step” to identify, minimize, and manage any risks that illicit financial activity may pose to the individual institution and the industry. Ongoing initiatives by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and continued expansions of the federal examination procedures, reinforce the need to have a strong BSA program at your institution.
The VBA is committed to providing banks with the resources needed
to build and develop strong teams of banking professionals. This
past summer, eleven banks participated in the VBA Internship
Program across the Commonwealth, hosting 34 students
from different colleges and universities. Based on the
feedback we received from the interns at the end of the summer,
100% said that the internship made them more interested in the
This conference is designed for emerging banking leaders and members of the Virginia Bankers Association Emerging Bank Leaders (EBL) group. This conference will give Emerging Bank Leaders the opportunity to share ideas and network with peers from across the state. You do not have to be an EBL member to attend.