Audience

Where bankers and vendors meet and connect

Our unique platform enables bankers and vendors to

connect through targeted industry education. 

Thought Leadership Starts Here

Trusted by over 50 state banking associations to provide thought

leadership speaking opportunities to their members.

250

PEER GROUPS
FACILITATED

1,000

SPEAKERS
PLACED

30,000

BANKERS IN
ATTENDANCE

700

CONFERENCES
CONDUCTED

We approach every partner with complete attentiveness. As the only speaker placement firm dedicated exclusively to the community banking industry, we know the landscape better than anyone and the unique challenges faced by community banks, vendors, and banking associations.

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Vendors

Looking for a better way to get in front of c-level decision makers? We cut out the middleman and connect you directly to the industry speaking opportunities you are looking for.

Becoming known as the industry expert in your field is a surefire way to stand out among your competitors. The result is the opportunity to develop and nurture relationships in a neutral, non-sales environment. In addition to building brand awareness, this tactic creates an unmatched level of trust in potential clients which leads to a loyal following of customers and drives valuable future business opportunities.

How We Help

KPN membership is designed for firms serving the financial industry who need another method to share their solutions with bank decision makers. Your membership and affiliation with KPN provide you the ability to share your expertise and solutions with bankers through our banking association speaker placement model. We currently partner with over 50 state banking associations around the country.

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Associations

Looking for speakers for your next event? Our customized education solutions help make your life easier.

From keynotes and breakouts to peer group facilitators and training seminars, KPN connects you with the country's top banking experts, accomplished executives, and thought leaders who can speak on the key issues impacting your bankers and event participants.

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Speaker Supply

Let KPN help you secure the right speakers to ensure your next event is a success. Simply contact us with your speaker request - either a topic from our speaker guide or a topic you already have in mind. We will identify qualified speakers from our database based on your criteria and send you our recommendations. You select the speaker and we connect you to work out the logistics. We provide speakers for the following events:

  • Annual Conventions

  • CEO/Executive Management

  • CFO/Risk Management

  • Compliance

  • Credit/Lending

  • Director

  • HR/Leadership

  • Retail Banking/Marketing

  • Technology/Operations

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Turnkey Events

We provide a full range of conferences and seminars tailored to your specific needs. KPN and our speaker partners are with you every step of the way, from inception and theme development to ensuring presentation deadlines are met. We provide the following turnkey events:

  • CEO/Executive Management

  • CFO/Risk Management

  • Credit/Lending

  • Director

  • Retail Banking/Marketing

  • Technology/Operations

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Peer Groups & Executive Forums

In the ever-changing world of banking, peer groups are a great way to provide your members the opportunity to keep up-to-date on regulatory changes, discuss how peers are reducing risk and enhancing profitability, and form lasting relationships. We currently facilitate the following peer groups:

  • Chief Executive Officer

  • Chief Financial Officer

  • Chief Risk Officer

  • Senior Lender

  • Treasury Management

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Banks

Do you have a vision for your bank, but struggle to execute?  We assist community banks develop a strategic roadmap to better results.

Perhaps you are so focused on addressing the challenges of today that you can’t think about next year? Or maybe you’re simply evaluating new facilitators for your Board or executive planning retreat. Regardless of the motivation, we know that while most bank Chairs and CEOs are eager to update their strategic plan many worry about using outside facilitators.  At KPN, we understand this and we believe our approach makes more sense.

Strategic Planning Services

Most often our clients request a strategic planning retreat - a session away from the demands of daily business - to focus on the bank’s future. As such, we have developed a unique approach that starts with the template and is adjusted based on the culture and objectives of your organization and leadership.

Much of the planning document itself will be completed prior to the meeting so that discussions will focus on the bank’s performance and feasibility of future initiatives. KPN will act as the facilitator for the day with the additional purpose of obtaining the information needed to complete the planning document.

Upon completion of the retreat, we will develop a preliminary strategic plan for the Board and management to review. Once final input has been provided, KPN will deliver the final strategic plan including the board and senior management succession plans.

Giving Back

We believe in a commitment is to pay it forward and focus on others first, and we invite our partners and clients to help us continue to make a difference. KPN Consulting will donate 10% of all profits from speaker placements during 2022 to the following charities.

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CURE is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families devastated by a childhood cancer diagnosis.