Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference?

Chief Executive Officers, Chairmen 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 25 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 $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.

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?
The Arizona Biltmore, The Camby and Embassy Suites are sold out. Below is a list of nearby hotels that have availability:

Hampton Inn Phoenix Biltmore
2310 E Highland Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 956-5221
1.6 miles

Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Camelback
2101 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-5200
1.7 miles

AC Hotel by Marriott Phoenix Biltmore
2811 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 852-6500
1.9 miles

The Hermosa Inn, LON’s & LON’s Last Drop
5532 N Palo Cristi Road
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(602) 955-8614
3.5 miles

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 N 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(602) 997-2626
4.1 miles

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 E Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 627-3200
5.0 miles

Regardless of where you are staying, all registered attendees of the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference may access the amenities of the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

What if I need to cancel my reservation at the conference?
Due to commitments and expenses, all cancellations after December 13, 2019 will be subject to a $300 processing fee. We regret that no refunds will be given after January 10, 2020; 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 [email protected] 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.

Waste Management Phoenix Open
Join Bank Director and Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess! The Open 1st round begins at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 30. Credentials include complimentary continental breakfast, lunch buffet and an open bar. Available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 75 registrants.

How can I sign up for the golf tournament on Tuesday, January 28?
To enroll in the golf tournament, contact the Bank Director conference department by calling 877-397-7595 or emailing [email protected]. Golf clubs can be reserved for an additional fee.

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: 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.