Events : Acquire or Be Acquired Conference

Who should attend the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference?
With over 1,300 industry leaders joining us in 2020 this annual event is created specifically for those executives leading U.S. financial institutions, specifically; Chief Executive Officers, Chair of the Board, Board Members, Presidents, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Heads of Retail, Heads of Lending, Heads of Strategy and Senior Management of financial institutions.

Why should I attend the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference?
Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired Conference has been widely regarded as the financial industry’s premier bank M&A and growth event since 1995. Both bankers and financial executives have attended the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference for the past 26 years to get advice from knowledgeable speakers through no-nonsense interactive sessions that help them explore a variety of growth options. Year after year, this conference addresses the most critical and timely issues facing banks.

Is there an online option to attend Acquire or Be Acquired?
Yes. Ensuring production quality standards are met, instead of a Sunday kickoff of Acquire or Be Acquired, online registrants receive access to event materials and presentations on Thursday, February 4 – Friday, February 16, 2021. This also provides an opportunity to meet as a team on specific days and times to watch and engage in the content during committee, executive and/or board meetings.  In addition, unlike a digital conference, this board-level intelligence package does not require daily log-ins or excessive time in front of a computer monitor.  By aggregating the type of leadership issues one would find at a conference like Acquire or Be Acquired into short-form segments, we clearly (and concisely) bring the best of the professional services world to life in a format both familiar and respectful to our audience.  

What Health & Safety Guidelines are you following?
Like most companies, Bank Director tracks the COVID-19 situation in a number of ways; for instance, we are keeping up-to-date with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health authorities and federal agencies. We want to give you the utmost assurance that all measures are in place for our Acquire or Be Acquired Conference to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our participants. 

We are also caping the attendance this year to 500 participants during the in person conference to ensure proper social distancing measures can be put into place. Here is a short video of a recent event the JW Marriott Desert Ridge hosted in October of this year – click here.  For additional information, please view our Health & Safety Guidelines. To review our in person event waiver, please click HERE.

How much does the in person conference cost, and what does this fee cover?
The standard individual in-person registration rate for bankers is $2,195. This fee includes all conference activities, materials, meals and beverages at the event site. This price does not include travel or hotel accommodations.

The standard individual online registration rate for bankers is $1,595. This includes access to all conference presentations and materials.

Do in person attendees gain access to the online business intelligence package?
Yes.  All registered attendees of the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference will receive access to the online content on Thursday, February 4 – Friday, February 19. For more information about the online content, please click here.

Where can I register for the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference?
You may register online or call our events department at 877-397-7595.

Where can I find more hotel information?
There is a discounted hotel room rate available for conference attendees at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge until Wednesday, January 13, 2021 or until all rooms are reserved. To reserve a room, please contact the hotel directly at (800) 835-6206 and mention “Bank Director” to receive the discounted rate of $395/night for a standard room. Should you need to cancel your hotel reservations, you must do so 7 days prior to your scheduled check-in date to avoid a one-night room and tax fee. Rooms are limited, so please book early!

What if I need to cancel my in-person reservation at the conference?
Due to commitments and expenses, all cancellations after December 11, 2020 will be subject to a $300 processing fee. We regret that no refunds will be given after January 8, 2021; however, substitute participants are welcomed. DirectorCorps, Inc. assumes no liability for any nonrefundable travel, hotel or related expenses incurred by registrants.

For more information regarding refunds, to register, concerns and/or program cancellation policies, please email events@bankdirector.com or call our events department at 877-397-7595.

Is there a guest program?
Yes. The guest rate of $395 covers Sunday lunch and all receptions. If a guest would like to attend the sessions, please register them as an attendee. A guest is a spouse, significant other or friend who is not in a financial services occupation. A co-worker (even a spouse co-worker) or an associate within the financial services industry is not considered a guest and should register as an attendee.

The guest program fee does not include participation in Tuesday’s golf tournament. Guests interested in playing with attendees in the golf tournament can sign up based on space availability. The additional fee for guests to play golf is $205 and includes a boxed lunch; however, it does not include rental clubs or other expenses.

How can I sign up for the golf tournament on Tuesday, February 2?
To enroll in the golf tournament, contact the Bank Director conference department by calling 877-397-7595 or emailing events@bankdirector.com. Golf clubs and shoes can be reserved for an additional fee at the attendee’s expense. Clubs rent for $65 plus tax and shoes rent for $25 plus tax.

Is CPE credit available for this conference?
DirectorCorps, Inc., the parent company of Bank Director, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. Visit their information page for CPE learning objectives, program levels, prerequisites, recommended credits and complaint resolutions.

All of Bank Director’s education programs are classified as “Basic” program level with no pre-requisites or advance preparation required for participation in these events. All events fall under “Group-Live” delivery method. At the event, attendees will be required to keep a time sheet, and attendance at sessions will be monitored in order for attendees to receive the appropriate number of credits and a certificate of completion following the event.

Please contact Bank Director at events@bankdirector.com for more information regarding this program and on the number of credits awarded for this event.