GSBC+Invest Economic & Investment Forum

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Strategies to Enhance Financial Performance

The Economic & Investment Forum is a two-day workshop that allows executive management and directors of community banks the opportunity to identify opportunities to enhance financial performance.


The Economic & Investment Forum is a two-day workshop designed to advise executive management and directors of community banks on key strategies and opportunities for managing a profitable investment portfolio in an everchanging economic environment. This workshop is hosted in September annually at a premiere Las Vegas destination, making it an ideal board or executive management retreat.


Key Takeaways

  • Multiple economic viewpoints with forecasts for community banks
  • Investment portfolio strategies and opportunities
  • OAS and due diligence packages
  • Regulatory perspectives
  • M&A activity and corporate governance
  • Digital assets and BaaS
  • Surprising competitive advantages in community banking
  • Historical perspectives on policy and strategy

Registration & Fees

Join your fellow community bank officers for an executive retreat. This forum offers multiple economic viewpoints designed to enhance your bank’s financial management and performance.

The Economic & Investment Forum is for executive officers who play a role in making investment decisions, such as CEOs, presidents, CFOs and directors.

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Economic & Investment Forum attendees stay and learn at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Accommodations are not included in program fees.

GSBC has secured a group rate at Caesars Palace. The room block deadline is August 23, 2023.

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Continuing Professional Education

Registrants can also count hours of their Executive Management Economic & Investment Forum coursework toward Continuing Professional Education (CPE). GSBC is registered with the NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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Speakers of this program are investments experts, a combination of seasoned bankers, academics, consultants and brokers who provide high-level, strategic insights for executives to take back to their organizations to implement.

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What People Are Saying

The GSBC+Invest Economic and Investment Forum is one of the best banking events I have attended. The topics are timely and I was able to bring home valuable information that I can implement for my bank. In a time where there is a lot of volatility and uncertainty, the presenters provided valuable insight for community bank management. I would highly recommend any CEO or CFO to attend.

GSBC’s annual workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn from thought leaders in the industry. Through this seminar you will be exposed to strategies to increase your bank’s ROA and ROE as well as possibilities for increasing the yield on your investment portfolio. The presenters will help you understand more fully the complex requirements for interest rate risk management and other pressing regulatory issues that may arise in dealing with your investment portfolio. The venue is always top notch, and Las Vegas is a great destination for a conference. As a long-time attendee, I have always left with invaluable information and new friends in the industry that I can lean on for advice.

I consider the GSBC workshop as one of the better educational events I've attended. It's focused on community banks, and the program offers a unique blend of insightful investment portfolio management topics combined with sessions on economic and industry-focused issues. Speakers are both informed and good at making presentations. Finally, the GSBC staff does a great job of incorporating time for participants to interact with one another. I highly recommend the workshop to community bank CEOs and CFOs.

Jim Kullmer
Jim Kullmer
Economic & Investment Forum
2022 Attendee
Jonathan Baird
Jonathan Baird
Economic & Investment Forum
2017 Attendee
Jim Rieniets
Jim Rieniets
Economic & Investment Forum
2018 Attendee
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GSBC+Invest is a tiered training platform that powers the community bank investment portfolio by growing the skills of the team members who affect it.

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