April 24, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington – Minneapolis South | 7800 Normandale Blvd | Bloomington MN 55439



8:00 a.m. – Expo Hall Opens

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – Education Sessions 

Session 1: Vendor Management

Session 2: Branch Transformation

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Education Sessions 

Session 3: Lending Strategies

Session 4: IT Security – Part 1

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Education Sessions 

Session 5: Lending Strategies

Session 6: IT Security – Part 2

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  – Education Sessions 

Session 7: Vendor Management

Session 8: Branch Transformation

3:30 p.m. – Vendor Prize Drawings (Visit the ICBM Services Booth to see if you’ve won a prize!)

4:00 p.m. – Expo Ends

Education Sessions:

Title: Purple Network Eaters: Live IT Security Attack and Defense

This is a two-part series!

Presenter: CliftonLarsenAllen

Room: Bloomington

Overview: This session will demonstrate “live” network attacks from two perspectives: The attacker and the defender. The attacker will show the steps they go through to from targeting to exfiltration. The defender will demonstrate how to defend against these attacks. Attendees will leave the presentation equipped with free solutions and configurations that they can take back to their bank.  

CliftonLarsenAllen is a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s CONNECT Expo. 

Title: Branch Transformation

Presenter: Banker’s Equipment Service and HTG Architects 

Room: Bloomington

Overview: Utilize ‘Branch Transformation Systems’ to help optimize branch costs, increase efficiencies using technology and improve the customer experience through multi-channel deliveries. 

Branch transformation does not mean that your branches are 100 percent technology driven and automated. A branch transformation strategy can be as simple as changing the experience of banking for your customers. Allow technology to eliminate the mundane and traditional methods of banking for your staff, so that they can concentrate on the customers’ needs and provide an exceptional customer experience. 

Banker’s Equipment is a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s CONNECT Expo. 

Title: Lending Strategies - Loan Participations and the State of Correspondent Lending

Presenter: United Bankers’ Bank 

Room: Edina 

Overview: In this session, Jack Youngberg, UBB’s Vice President of Lending, discusses the increasing competition from non-banks with an emphasis on the FinTech influence. Due the challenges posed from FinTechs, as well as other factors, the banking industry has seen a decline in the number of commercial bank charters. To resolve this challenge, Jack will present strategies to effectively manage loan participations and thereby increase profits and diversify loan portfolios.

Title: Vendor Management Programs for the Community Bank

Presenter: Winthrop & Weinstine, PA

Room: Edina 

Overview: An effective vendor contract management system will save you money, make your bank more productive and improve that tricky enterprise risk management score on your exam. This presentation will outline a comprehensive vendor management system you can implement at your community bank. We will discuss vendor selection and negotiation processes, outline review protocols and risk assessment, and conclude by walking through a dynamic inventory you can use to provide senior management instant visibility into the bank’s core agreements. The presentation will also touch on some highlevel vendor negotiation tips and discuss the vendor management system’s application to your bank’s treasury agreements. 

CONNECT Expo Register
A low-stakes, low-pressure opportunity to research and find new solutions.

Last Day to reserve Exhibit Space is April 1st!

Showcase your solution at the premier community banking

expo in the Midwest.

Doubletree Bloomington

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington – Minneapolis South 

7800 Normandale Blvd | Bloomington MN 55439

CONNECT Expo Room Block Rate $139 per night. 


The Platinum Sponsors of this year’s CONNECT Expo are Banker’s Equipment Service, CliftonLarsenAllen, NuSource Financial and Edge One. 


The Gold Sponsor of this year’s CONNECT Expo is SHAZAM.

About CONNECT Community Banking Expo:

Today’s bankers face a wide range of challenges from the ever-changing landscape of regulation, technology, and competition. So, we’re expanding the focus on our bi-annual expo to bring community bankers together with a broader range of solution providers.  

While the expo will still offer opportunities to meet with technology-focused companies, we’ve designed CONNECT to be your low-stakes, high-return-on-investment opportunity to interact with companies that can solve any of your community bank’s pain points. 

The show is open to bankers in Minnesota and surrounding states. Companies that deliver products and services to banks are encouraged to exhibit at the show.

Known as the TechXpo in 2017, the event brought together more than 70 banks and over 250 bankers. We featured 50 exhibitors at the event.

Questions? Contact Emmy Ross at eross@icbm.org or 651-789-3987.

7900 International Drive, Suite 685,

Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: 651.687.9080

Fax: 651.687.9387


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