Our Educational Programs
The Association schedules educational programs of a timely nature which are held in conjunction with its Annual Convention in September, as well as its Mid-Winter seminar. The MIBA has conducted a series of Basic Banking seminars throughout the state at geographical locations convenient to the majority of its member banks. These seminars are designed to limit bank’s expense of training employees as well as for the convenience of the attendees. Seminars are held at locations statewide limiting travel and overnight expenses. Cost effective and convenient educational programs are essential to the success and effectiveness of the operation of community banks, and the Association will continue to offer its educational seminars in a convenient and cost effective manner allowing greater access to quality educational programs for its member bank’s employees at affordable fees.
The Association sponsors two annual meetings for its membership each year providing a forum for both social and educational interchange.
ANNUAL CONVENTION AND EXHIBITS
An Annual Convention is held in September each year. This Annual Convention creates an atmosphere to socialize, discuss problems, exchange new ideas, and participate in programs featuring both state and elected officials and regulators of the banking industry in Missouri. Bank related businesses providing products and services are encouraged to participate in the exhibit and trade show at the Annual Convention. Special informational and educational programs are held in conjunction with this annual meeting. The MIBA’s Annual Convention ranks as one of the best state community banking conventions in the country.
MIBA MID-WINTER SEMINAR
The Association holds a mid-winter seminar each year in January at a location selected by the Board of Directors. The seminar locations are selected for their resort appeal and may be either domestic or foreign. Group travel and hotel accommodations at special rates are made available to seminar registrants. Seminar topics related to issues of importance to the banking industry are presented in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
MIBA WINTER SUMMIT (SKIMINAR)
February is prime ski time in the Rockies! The MIBA leads a hearty group of outdoor enthusiasts to the snow covered runs in Breckenridge, Colorado. With morning breakfasts and evening receptions, take in the educational programs before and after the lifts take you to the top of the beautiful slopes. The MIBA secures educational presenters offering pertinent and relevant updates on topics of interest to the banking industry. Don’t ski? There is always dog sledding, snowmobiling and taking in one of the most beautiful views in America!
EXECUTIVE NETWORKING SEMINAR
In the spring each year, the MIBA “fisherman” bankers and associates travel to far-north fishing in Canada for a special networking seminar, complete with luxury accommodations, abundant Canadian wildlife and camaraderie. Enjoy the best in educational updates on various topics. This guided fishing trip is an excellent opportunity to “get away from it all” with fellow bankers and associates in the beautiful wild of North America.