Regardless of an institution’s growth plans, Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired Conference serves as a meeting ground for key leaders in the financial industry to engage with each other and plan for what’s ahead. To celebrate our 25th anniversary event, we have scheduled a lineup of incredible speakers and greatly expanded the agenda with your entire senior team in mind. From strategic discussions around successful mergers, organic growth and building your bank’s value to in-depth examinations of digital strategies and innovations, this conference was created for ALL banks – no matter their size – looking to grow.


CEOs/Presidents/Chairs – 51%
CFOs – 12%
Directors – 21%
Other C-Suite Executives Responsible for Growing the Bank – 16%


While this event always has a focus on M&A, organic growth and building value, those executives leading their institution’s digital, technology and innovation strategies will find dedicated technology sessions to help them explore the latest products and bring back new ideas to grow their institutions. In addition, participants benefit from conversation with vetted technology leaders who have extensive experience working with banks.

Conference Highlights Include

Workshop Sessions Focusing on Growing and Expanding Your Bank
Breakout Sessions Aimed at Building Your Bank’s Value
M&A Simulation Allowing Participants to Work Through A Deal
FinXTech Sessions Examining Opportunities To Expand Market Share + New Digital Strategies
Discussion Groups Bringing Together Peers Around a Shared Area of Interest
FinXTech Simulation Creating A Due Diligence Framework
Branch Transformation Experience Exploring New Ideas in Branch Strategy


For many banks, this annual conference provides the perfect opportunity to take time away for a board and executive retreat. With such a variety of discussion groups, breakout sessions and workshops, there is plenty for each team member to explore. By the end of the event, senior teams return to their institutions with new ideas and all the information they need to grow strategically in 2019 and beyond.


There’s a reason Phoenix has always served as the home base for the Acquire or Be Acquired Conference. January in Arizona provides the perfect weather for our multiple outdoor networking events and the L. William Seidman Annual Golf Tournament. In addition, all registered attendees have access to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa facilities. With five sparkling pools, a lazy river and the Revive Spa, attendees will find plenty of opportunities to relax after a day of strategic meetings.