Rural Development & Lending Conference

Planned by the GBA Security Committee, this conference provides outstanding speakers and timely topics concerning community, economic and agribusiness development with an overall emphasis on more jobs for our state, particularly for non-urban communities.


Conference Agenda


Conference Highlights

  • Technology Trends Shaping Agribusiness, Brian Kelley, Ag Technologies
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Forestry from a Banker’s Perspective, Chuck Williams, Director, State Forester, Georgia Forestry Commission
  • Update from Washington, D.C. on Agricultural Finance Policy, Edwin Elfmann, Senior Vice President, Agricultural and Rural Banking Policy, American Bankers Association
  • Market Trends and Economic Overview, Dr. John C. McKissick, University of Georgia.

Sponsorship and Exhibitors

Associate Members are eligible to serve as sponsors and/or exhibitors to maximize the conference experience of the bankers attending. Click here to view sponsor information, and click here to view exhibitor information.


Registration Price and How to Register

The per-person registration price is $395 for registrations received through May 4; $445 for registrations received beginning May 5. You may register online by clicking on the link below. GBA will send your bank an invoice.


Register Here


Hotel Information

To reserve a room at The King and Prince, call 800.342.0212 and be sure to mention that you are with the Georgia Bankers Association to receive GBA’s special nightly rates: $219 (Resort View – Historical Building); $234 (Partial Oceanview); or $249 (Oceanfront).

Rates are available three days before and after the conference dates based on availability. Room rate includes wi-fi in guest room, complimentary daily fitness center usage, and complimentary self-parking. The cut-off for reservations is April 20 and rooms in the GBA block may sell out before that date. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. A one-night charge will result for failure to show up for a confirmed reservation or for cancellation within 72 hours before arrival. Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and submitted to events@gabankers.com by Monday, May 11 to receive a refund. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Contact GBA’s Alison Moreau at 404.420.2034 or amoreau@gabankers.com with questions.


GBA Contact

Alison Moreau
Professional Development Manager
404.420.2034
amoreau@gabankers.com