Custom Conference


MBA Custom Conference

March 9-18, 2021

Back by popular demand!  Bigger and Better!

The Mississippi Bankers Association is excited to present the 2021 Custom Conference! This virtual conference combines FIVE conferences into one amazing professional development and educational program!  Now with 18 sessions on varying topics such as human resources, security, ISO, bank management and retail banking - PLUS the FREE opening convocation - this conference addresses non-competitive areas of the bank and gives YOU the opportunity to CUSTOMIZE a conference to fit your bank’s specific needs! 

This extraordinary conference kicks off at 1:30 pm on March 9 with a FREE Convocation for EVERY REGISTRANT.  Dr. Thomas Dobbs will be with us to discuss COVID-19 data and share information on the vaccines.  We know this session will be of interest and importance to all bankers.  Make sure to attend this timely, informative and FREE session!  (To attend this free session, bankers must be registered for at least one additional Custom Conference session.)

Beginning on Wednesday, March 10, at least two virtual sessions will be held each day with most days consisting of THREE sessions!  Daily agenda and a list of conference sessions by topic is below. 


Virtual conferences allow for BANKS to register by location (device) instead of by individual banker. Want your branches to participate?  Facilities within your organization will be able to participate without the travel costs of coming to one location. Pricing for a single session is $65.  Discounts are given on blocks of 6, 12 and 18 sessions.  (See grid below for pricing and discount information.) A bank can purchase a block of sessions for a variety of employees.  (Call Amy Davis or Lori Richardson for more information.)  REMINDER:  The convocation session on Tuesday, March 9 is FREE TO ALL REGISTRANTS.


Enrollment Bundle






1 Session

 $   65.00        

Per session rate



6 Sessions

 $  335.00  

14 %

off the per session base rate

12 Sessions

 $  599.00


off the per session base rate

18 Sessions

 $  795.00

32 %

off the per session base rate



CPE and CLE credits will be available for these sessions – one credit per 50-minute session.  You will receive a certificate of completion via email following the 2-week event for the sessions you attended.  For more information, please contact Lori Richardson at

Click here for Registration Form. 

Click here for detailed bios on our expert presenters. 



Click here for the daily detailed agenda. This agenda will help you quickly find what sessions are provided on what dates and details about each one!  

Questions, call Amy Davis, MBA Senior Vice President at 601-709-3733 or email



What’s a track?  The Custom Conference tracks are designed to help bankers quickly identify their topics of interest over the two-week period.  Find your specialty in the list below and see what is being offered just for you!

Convocation – Tuesday, March 9 @ 1:30 pm

Bank Management
Hedging Strategies for Community Banks – Wednesday, March 10 @ 10:45 am
The Community Bank Ecosystem – Monday, March 15 @ 1:30 pm
Leading Through Crisis – Wednesday, March 17 @ 1:30 pm

Storytelling – Content Driven Marketing – Tuesday, March 16 @ 9 am
Winning with the Media – Tuesday, March 16 @ 10:45 am
5 Ways to Destroy Your Brand and How to Avoid Them – Tuesday, March 16 @ 1:30 pm
Getting in the Game:  Aligning Marketing and Execution – Wednesday, March 17 @ 9 am

Human Resources
Crafting a DEI Strategy – Wednesday, March 10 @ 9 am
Owning Our Seat at the Table – Wednesday, March 10 @ 1:30 pm
Managing Remote Teams – Wednesday, March 17 @ 10:45 am

Retail Banking
Lessons Learned from the Pandemic – Thursday, March 11 @ 1:30 pm
Stop Selling and Start Connecting – Friday, March 12 @ 9 am
Budgeting Loan/Deposit Production and General Overhead to Pay for A New Branch or Transformation – Friday, March 12 @ 10:45 am

Security/Information Security Officer
Security Action Plans: 3G to LTE and Emergency Preparedness – Thursday, March 11 @ 9 am
Security Considerations During a Pandemic – Thursday, March 11 @ 10:45 am
Vendor Management: How to Assess and Manage the Risk of Your Supply-Chain – Thursday, March 18 @ 9 am
The Evolving Role of the Information Security Officer:  Lesson on Crisis Management from the Pandemic and from Recent High Profile Breaches – Thursday, March 18 @ 10:45 am
The Changing Cybersecurity Landscape:  new Regulatory Requirements and Expectations – Thursday, March 18 @ 1:30 pm

Click here to register. Questions? Contact Amy Davis at or 601.948.6366.