Events : Acquire or Be Acquired Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference?
With over 1,500 industry leaders joining us in 2022, 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 28 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.

How much does the in person conference cost, and what does this fee cover?
The standard individual registration rate for bankers is $2,295. This fee includes all conference activities, materials, meals and beverages at the event site. This price does not include travel or hotel accommodations.

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?

Below is a list of nearby hotels that have availability:

All registered attendees of the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference and their guests have access to the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge amenities.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Phoenix North – Scottsdale
4575 East Irma Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85054
1.1 miles away
877-570-9579

Cambria Hotel – Phoenix
4425 East Irma Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85054
1.1 miles away
480-585-6644

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
3.9 miles away
480-585-4848

SpringHill Suites Scottsdale North
17020 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
3.7 miles away
480-922-8700

What if I need to cancel my in-person reservation at the conference?
Due to commitments and expenses, all cancellations after December 9, 2022 will be subject to a $300 processing fee. We regret that no refunds will be given after January 6, 2023; 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, January 31?
The golf tournament is free to all registered conference attendees, but pre-registration is required. Rental clubs and shoes are available to participants at their expense through the Wildfire Golf Club. The cost is $65 plus tax for rental clubs and rental shoes cost $25 plus tax. Please indicate your club and shoe needs when registering for the conference online. To register for the golf tournament, contact our events 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.

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.

For more information, please email events@bankdirector.com or call our events department at 877-397-7595.