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, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Heads of Retail, 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 24 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 $1,995. 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.

Hotel Options
Conference attendees will be staying at the following properties. All discounted rates have expired but please contact the hotel directly for availability.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge:
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Reservation Line: 800-835-6206

Courtyard Marriott:
17010 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Reservation Line: 800-309-8547

SpringHill Suites:
17020 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Reservation Line: 800-859-0709

Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic:
5665 E. Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Reservation Line: 800-331-3131 or 480-563-1500

There will be a complimentary shuttle service that runs to and from the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge to all offsite properties during the conference.  In addition, all Acquire or Be Acquired Conference attendees and their guests staying at these properties will be allowed to use the amenities, including the pools, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge.

How can I pay?
Payment will be accepted by check, VISA, MasterCard, AmericanExpress or Discover. Checks should be made payable to DirectorCorps, Inc., include the attendees name(s) and/or a copy of the registration form, and mail 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 14, 2018 will be subject to a $200 processing fee. We regret that no refunds will be given after January 11, 2019; 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, registration, concerns and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our events department at 877-397-7595.

How do I sign up for the Branch Transformation Experience on Saturday, January 26 and what does it include?
Join Bank Director as we visit DBSI’s Ideation Center to explore new ideas in branch design and transformation – a place where nearly 900 financial institutions have started their efforts! Spend your time there learning and interacting with designs, sensory experiences and technologies that align with where the branch is headed, along with research-based advice, trends and insight into how your peers are doing with their branch strategies.  The Branch Transformation Experience is located off-site and is exclusive to the first 100 bank attendees who register to participate in this experience. Lunch and transportation will be provided to and from DBSI’s Ideation Center. Registration may be completed online or by calling our events department at
(877) 397-7595.

Is there a guest program?
The guest rate of $295 covers entrance to the Sunday lunch and all evening receptions. Guests are not allowed to attend sessions. 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 29?
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: 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 [email protected] for more information regarding this program and on the number of credits awarded for this event.