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Past Events

Bank Audit & Risk Committees Conference

June 10-11, 2014 | The Palmer House | Chicago, IL For the past seven years, Bank Director has hosted its Bank Audit Committee Conference for officers and directors of financial institutions. Now, as a growing number of bank boards establish separate risk committees and implement new governance structures, we have expanded the focus and format of this program. We do so to better focus on issues specific to a Chairman of the Board, Audit Committee OR a Risk Committee Chairs and Members, Internal Auditor, CFO and CRO.

The Growth Conference

May 1-2, 2014 | The Ritz-Carlton | New Orleans, LA Bank Director developed The Growth Conference for a bank’s CEO, board and executive team. Throughout the two-day event, attendees learned how their peers are setting directions for real growth and profitability. From new concepts that are moving the needle to innovative products putting profits on the bottom line, attendees had the opportunity to hear from outside consultants and third party product suppliers on how their services and tools benefit their financial clients.

Bank Chairman/CEO Peer Exchange 2014

March 31-April 1, 2014 | The Four Seasons | Chicago, IL Specifically developed for bank CEOs, independent chairmen and lead directors, the Bank Chairman/CEO Peer Exchange offered an in-depth discussion of critical, and sometimes sensitive, issues. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with a mix of banks from across the country and of various asset sizes which allowed attendees to exchange ideas, share best practices and take away new initiatives to improve their bank's performance.

Bank Board Training Forum

March 6-7, 2014 | The Hermitage Hotel | Nashville, TN Through a curriculum developed by the Board Training Program’s faculty of industry experts, this one and a half day event provided attendees with both foundational knowledge and the latest information on best practices in all the critical areas that directors must understand, including risk management and auditing issues, compensation, corporate governance, regulation and strategic planning.

Acquire Or Be Acquired 2014

January 26-28, 2014 | Arizona Biltmore Spa & Resort | Phoenix, AZ Widely regarded as the financial industry's premier M&A event, Bank Director's Acquire or Be Acquired conference attracted bank CEOs, CFOs, Chairmen and outside directors. As many continue to predict a wave of acquisitions, we designed the 2014 agenda to explore various acquisition strategies and financial growth options available to banks through interactive sessions and presentations.

Bank Executive & Board Compensation Conference

November 4-5, 2013 | JW Marriott | Chicago, IL This two-day conference focused on the recruitment, development and compensation of your most essential talent. Leading advisers and experienced board members shared their perspectives on building and supporting the best teams by providing firsthand information on the strategies and plans being used by successful banks today.

Western Peer Exchange

October 24-25, 2013 | The Ritz-Carlton | San Francisco, CA Bank Director’s Western Peer Exchange was designed for bank directors and officers from institutions west of the Mississippi. During this event, attendees were involved in an in-depth discussion of critical, and sometimes sensitive, issues like M&A opportunities, developing plans to grow while managing risk, compensation trends and governance challenges.