Several major events are sponsored each year to bring together bankers to discuss important issues, network with their peers, interact with policy makers, and hear renowned speakers.
Annual Meeting (June)
The yearly gathering of the state's top banking leaders. The GBA installs officers and board members during the meeting, and programs cover the latest trends and hot topics for the industry.
Leadership Conference (July)
Modeled after the Annual Meeting format, the Leadership Conference supports the next generation of Georgia's C-suite bankers. The goals of the Leadership Conference are to promote leadership development, encourage public awareness of the banking industry, create networking opportunities, and educate colleagues about the legislative process.
Legislative Reception & Legislative/ Economic Forum (January)
Hosted by the Public Affairs Committee and the GBA Board of Directors, these events are held in honor of members of the Georgia General Assembly as GBA's way of showing the industry's appreciation for these elected official's commitment to our state. Bankers from across Georgia participate in this, the largest one-day event sponsored by the Association. Constitutional Officers and members of Georgia's Congressional Delegation are also invited to attend.
Georgia BankPAC Golf Classic (October) and Clay Shooting Tournament (February)
Leadership GBA hosts a two-person scramble golf tournament in fall and a four-man team clay shooting tournament in spring annually. Both events are a great opportunity to invite legislators and directors to meet and play golf or shoot a round of clays with your colleagues in the banking industry. The proceeds from the tournaments are donated to the GBA StatePAC.*
Regional Bank Symposiums (Spring and Fall)
GBA partners with Georgia Southern University and Valdosta State University to host two regional symposiums annually, the Southeast Georgia Community Bank Symposium in Statesboro in the fall and the South Georgia Community Bank Symposium in the spring. The events feature leading speakers who focus on the important issues facing the banking industry with a focus on south and southeast Georgia.
* The GBA StatePAC contributes only to candidates running for state-level office such as the Georgia General Assembly, the Governor’s office and the Lieutenant Governor’s office. Contributions can be made from an individual, from bank funds if you are a state chartered bank or from a national bank holding company if the contribution is made from funds other than those resulting from the operations of the national bank.