119th MBA Annual Convention

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Gronbach_webKen Gronbach of KCG Direct LLC, shown in the photo, was the closing speaker at the 119th Annual Convention of the Maine Bankers Association on September 15. His presentation, “The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm” painted a positive future for the U.S. economy based on its demographics. Contact Pam Green for a copy of his slides.

Guest speaker John Mahon of the University of Maine exhorted the audience to seize a leadership role in attracting industries to Maine that will better position our economy. Technology consultant Trent Fleming outlined how banks must position themselves to meet the demands of the wireless generation. Enterprise risk management consultant Mike Cohn of Wolf and Company outlined the finance, governance and operations of enterprise risk management. Bob Davis of ABA discussed housing stability and the impact of federal policy.  Chris Pinkham of MBA encouraged banks to take part in the political process.  And Tom Caron, Maine native, NESN commentator and Red Sox studio host, gave an enjoyable and purely non-banking presentation on the Red Sox and their prospects going forward after their landmark trade.  See speaker presentations below:

John Mahon, University of Maine   
Trent Fleming, New Tech Trends   
Michael Cohn, Wolf and Company   
Bob Davis, ABA