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Acquire or Be Acquired 2018 FAQ

Acquire or Be Acquired

January 28-30, 2018
Arizona Biltmore Resort
Phoenix, AZ

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 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.

Is there a discounted room rate for the Biltmore?
The Arizona Biltmore Resort is currently sold out - however we do have a waiting list. To be added to the wait list, please contact us at events@bankdirector.com.

There is a discounted hotel room rate available for conference attendees at The Camby until January 12, 2018 or until all rooms are reserved. For room availability, please contact the hotel directly at 888-236-2427 and mention "Bank Director" to receive the discounted rate of $279/night. Rooms are limited, so please book early!

There will be a shuttle service that runs from the Arizona Biltmore Resort to The Camby during the conference. All Acquire or Be Acquired Conference attendees staying at The Camby will be allowed to use the amenities, including the pools, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

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.

Conferences
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, 2017 are subject to a $200 processing fee. We regret that no refunds will be given after January 11, 2018; 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 guest rate of $295 includes the Sunday lunch and all 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 30?
To enroll in the golf tournament, contact the Bank Director conference department by calling (877) 397-7595 or emailing events@bankdirector.com. Golf clubs can be reserved for an additional fee; golf club rentals are $76.02 per set inclusive of tax.

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.learningmarket.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 events@bankdirector.com for more information regarding this program and on the number of credits awarded for this event.