*agenda subject to change1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Industry Overview and Potential M&A Opportunities
Steven D. Hovde, President & CEO, Hovde Group, LLC
New regulations, lower growth rates, higher capital & reserve requirements and lower long-term margins & returns… all foreshadow a new round of M&A activity.  So what’s in store for banks west of the Mississippi? To open the Peer Exchange, we review the operating environment for the U.S. banking industry.  Hear insights to help you make informed decisions on the strategic challenges ahead.

2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Peer Exchange Instructions
To ensure attendees are not with their competition and to allow for a candid, open exchange – attendees will be placed in peer groups based on their respective title, bank asset size and state/region location.  Participants will remain in their peer group throughout the event to cover all four topic areas – M&A, Managing Risks, Addressing Legal Risks and Challenges and Developing Fair and Effective Compensation Plans.
Peer Exchange Advisors Include:
Gordon Bava,
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
John Hancock, Partner, Moss Adams LLP
Steven Korff, Analyst, Hovde Group, LLC
Daniel L. Pake, Managing Director, Hovde Group, LLC
Barbara Polsky, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Greg Swanson, Vice President, Pearl Meyer & Partners

2:15 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Peer Exchange I

3:50 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Linking ERM to the Strategic Plan
Gabe Nachand, Partner, Moss Adams LLP
Community banks must account for numerous elements of risk – credit, IRR, liquidity, operational, IT, compliance, legal, strategic and reputation risk – just to name a few.  Frequent management issues include whether the various risk managers are communicating appropriately across the organization, and whether the most critical risks are being appropriately filtered to the board.  The words “Enterprise Risk Management” make a number of bank executives and board members cringe, often over concern about implementation costs far exceeding the benefits to the organization.  With a myriad of assessment methodologies, processes and systems available to assess a bank’s risk universe, this session and the Managing Risk Peer Exchange will focus on how a Chairman and CEO might determine and set an overall planning process that incorporates a consistent practice for identifying risks, defining risk appetite, focusing on the risks that matter and leveraging growth from the risk management process.

4:15 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
Peer Exchange II

5:40 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m.
Attendee Dinner
sponsored by:
Hovde Group, LLC
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Moss Adams LLP
Pearl Meyer & Partners

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast + Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Welcome Day Two

8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
The Need to Build a High Performance Board
Craig D. Miller, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
With new and constantly evolving laws and regulations impacting community banks, directors and officers are under unprecedented pressure to perform.  The board, while carrying out traditional fiduciary duties, now have added regulatory mandates in areas as diverse as compensation and risk.  This session provides a legal overview of the key issues, policies and regulations community bankers need to be aware of when putting together a high performance board, as well as practical suggestions for finding qualified candidates in an increasingly competitive environment.

8:35 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Peer Exchange III

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Navigating Compensation Challenges
Daniel M. Wetzel, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer & Partners
Bank directors and executives are facing some of the toughest operating issues in generations and well-informed executives are looking for guidance on the best ways to navigate through these challenges.  From new rules on compensation risk to the difficulty of designing effective incentive programs in today’s market, this session opens the second day of our peer exchange by reviewing what makes for fair and effective compensation plans.

10:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Peer Exchange IV

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.