2020 Financial Institutions Conference (FIC20) – Livestream CPE
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2020 Financial Institutions Conference (FIC20) – Livestream CPE

When: September 22, 2020
8:00 AM until 4:20 PM
Where: Livestream Event
United States
Presenter: Various
Contact: 2020 Financial Institutions Conference

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2020 Financial Institutions Conference

September 22 • A Livestream CPE Event

Perform at full stretch.

The COVID-19 pandemic created a deep recession none of us anticipated. Suddenly, the sustainability of tens of thousands of businesses was placed in the care of financial institutions through the CARES Act and subsequent PPP loans. The frenzy of activity — managing the applications, disbursements, tracking repayment requirements, etc. — has created next-level challenges and forced banks of all sizes to think differently, stay flexible, and adapt quickly. This conference will go through these new challenges with information you need to know in order to stay strong at the core while performing at full stretch.

We're bringing the conference to you!

The conference will look a little different this year, but you’ll get the same great content you’ve come to expect from LCPA events. Here’s how it will work:

  • The speakers will be “live” from their location, so you’ll see them on-screen next to their presentation.
  • All materials will be distributed electronically, ensuring you have the most up-to-date information that you can easily save for future reference.
  • The platform is interactive – you’ll have to ability to ask questions of the speaker.
  • You'll have the opportunity to "chat" with other attendees.
  • The CPE verification process is simple and we’ve built in breaks so you can take a stretch

So make plans to join us from the comfort of your favorite wifi-enabled location. Register today!

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Financial Institutions Conference will be offered as a livestream event this year. The format may be different but rest assured, you’ll get the same great content delivered by some of our most popular speakers — all from the comfort of your home or office.

The health of our members, speakers, and staff is always top of mind as we find innovative ways to bring you the most relevant information as safely as possible at the same quality as you have come to expect.

–The LCPA Team


7:30 – 7:55 am Livestream Access Opens
Please log in early to test audio and video settings.
7:55 – 8:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:00 – 9:30 am

Impact of COVID 19 on the Louisiana Economy

Loren Scott, PhD • Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc. • Baton Rouge, LA
  • I. What was the status of the economy pre-COVID?
  • II. What do the employment & UI data tell us about COVID's impact?
  • III. Two major blows to the oil market
    • a. The mother of all demand drops
    • b. The worst possible time for a supply increase & the storage issue
      • i. Impact on refineries
      • ii. Louisiana's role in refining
    • c. The supply cut
      • i. the role of OPEC+
      • ii. The role of the U.S.
    • d. The demand recovery
  • IV. The chemicals impact
  • V. The outlook for Louisiana's recovery
    • a. The drag of the exploration sector
    • b. An extension of the construction lull
9:30 – 9:50 am Break
9:50 – 10:40 am

GAAP Update

Amanda Strebeck, CPA • Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC • Baton Rouge, LA

This session reviews the latest developments on new accounting guidance and the impacts to your financial institution.

10:40 am – 12:00 pm

Technology and Remote Work Considerations

Thomas Tyler, Jr., CISA • CapinTech, a CapinCrouse Company • Baton Rouge, LA

Financial institutions face numerous challenges relating to technology that require resources and expertise from the highest levels of management. Lately, complexity has been added because of pandemic concerns. This session will describe what stakeholders need to know regarding cybersecurity threats and remote workforce concerns within banking environments to ensure practical and secure solutions are in place.

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Driving With a Blindfold: Evaluating Performance and Strategic Planning in Uncertain Times

Julie Laperouse • Emergent Method • Baton Rouge, LA

With employees and organizations undergoing so much change this year, the traditional approach to annual evaluations and planning is all but obsolete. How do you even assess performance over a year when no one was able to perform their job conventionally? How on earth are we as leaders supposed to motivate our teams when we ourselves are a little uncertain about what’s in front of us? How can we use this time to plan for the complete unknown that is 2021 on the organizational, team, and individual level? Join Julie Laperouse of Emergent Method in this discussion on quick tips and tricks to set your team up for success as you conclude the wild ride that is 2020.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Asset/Liability Management and Mergers & Acquisitions

T. Jefferson “Jeff” Fair, CVA • American Planning Corporation • Baton Rouge, LA

Banks’ Asset/Liability Management processes and assumptions were given a good stress test during the first half of 2020. During this session, we will explore the major events of 2020 and their impact on short- and long-term ALM. We will also examine the impact of COVID-19 on bank stock valuations, previously announced mergers and acquisitions, and the future of the M&A market.

3:00 – 3:20 pm Break
3:20 – 4:20 pm

Pandemic Fallout: A New Era in Banking

Joe Zanco, CPA, CIA • President/CEO – St. Landry Homestead • Lafayette, LA

The COVID-19 response created a deep recession none of us anticipated. What will be the ultimate impact on loan losses? What tripwires exist for PPP loan forgiveness and guarantees? Where will the regulators focus? How will branch banking change? This session will address these questions and more.

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Registration Information

Members: $299

Non-Members: $399

CPE: Up to 8 CPE credits

Acronym: FIC20

Non-CPA staff of LCPA members may attend at the member rate.


To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
To register by mail, fill out our Individual Registration Form and mail it to 2400 Veterans Blvd., Suite 500, Kenner, LA 70062.
Need to register more than one person? Fill out our Group Registration Form and email it to register@lcpa.org.