Frequently Asked Questions

2015 Title Breakdown




Other C-Suite Officers

Who should attend the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference?
Bank Chief Executive Officers, Chairmen of the Board, Chief Operating Officers, Presidents, Board Members, Chief Financial Officers 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 21 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 this conference cost and what does this fee cover?
The standard individual registration rate is $1,895.  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.

How can I pay?
Payment will be accepted by check, VISA, MasterCard, AmericanExpress or Discover.  Checks should be made payable to DirectorCorps, Inc., and include the attendees name(s) and/or a copy of the registration form, and mailed to the address below.

Bank Director
201 Summit View Drive, Suite 250
Brentwood, TN 37027

What if I need to cancel my reservation at the conference?
Due to commitments and expenses, all cancellations after December 16, 2015 are subject to a $200 processing fee.  We regret that no refunds will be given after January 14, 2016; however, substitute participants were welcomed.  Bank Director assumes no liability for any nonrefundable travel, hotel, or related expenses incurred by registrants.  For more information regarding refunds, concerns and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our events department at (877) 397-7595. 

Is there a guest program?
Yes, we do have a guest program.  The standard guest fee is $295 and includes Sunday lunch and all receptions.  Guests cannot attend sessions.  If a guest would like to attend sessions, they will need to 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 boxed lunch; however, it does not include rental clubs or other expenses.

Attendees and their guests can receive a 15% discount at the Arizona Biltmore Spa & Resort.  Simply mention “Bank Director” when making your treatment reservations by calling (602) 381-7656.

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 [email protected].  The green fee is waived for the first 85 attendees who register. Golf clubs and shoes can be reserved for an additional fee, golf club rentals are $70 and shoe rentals are $15.

Is CLE or CPE credit available for this conference?
State CLE Accreditation for each conference is based on individual attendee requests.  Credit hours may vary by state.  Credit hours are not guaranteed.  All CLE requests must be received prior to the event. Please contact Bank Director at (877) 397-7595 or [email protected]. Many states have minimum deadlines for applications or credits may be denied, so requests should be submitted to us in a timely manner.  Requests received at or following the event for states not previously submitted for credit may not be processed.  You may, however, be eligible for credit hours by applying to your state on an individual basis where applicable.  Please contact your state bar for more information.  Visit their website for more information.

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:  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 [email protected] for more information regarding this program and on the number of credits awarded for this event.