Banking conferences always feature an "Early Bird" special to give you an incentive to sign up early. Our Executive Management Conference (EMC), however, is the only one we know of that extends the idea with a "Tardy Bird" special. After all, this is the good old USA and everyone procrastinates, so we added one more bird to help you out.
We know times are tough right now for community bankers, and you need to stretch your conference dollars. That is why the Tardy Bird cost to attend is only $549 (with an additional $89 for the pre-conference banking simulation). If you are only going to attend a few conferences this year and are seeking to get the most bang for your buck, might we recommend you come to our EMC at about 60% to 75% LESS than the cost of other large conferences. To help, we will hold the Tardy Bird rate for a few more days to the end of this week. Don't delay and register now.
When thinking of conferences, we know price is important, but content matters more. If you have already been to our conference, you know this is one of the most exciting and thought provoking ones you can attend every year. Golfing doesn't happen here and the information flow is fast and furious. While the glowing lights of the conference will give you a strange tan you cannot easily get rid of, the trade off is that you will learn many new ideas and immediate opportunities that you can use to assist your bank in enhancing performance. Our intensive approach to this conference, combined with banker-to-banker interaction, will leave you overflowing with solutions and a new perspective. Here are just some of the subjects we will be covering this year: what opportunities lie within Dodd Frank and how you can produce a strong return even with limited loan growth; lessons from other community bankers that have been able to consistently improve their core deposit balances; what to expect in M&A from the experts in the field; the theory and practical application behind balancing risk and reward when it comes to credit, interest rates and liquidity; key strategies to beat the larger banks at their own game; new products you should know about and consider to enhance your franchise value; a specific regulatory checklist of things to watch out for in the next year and interactive sessions to gain feedback in real-time. You will be certainly be tired when you leave, but you will also be fully informed and educated.
Finally, to entice you just a bit more, consider the location - San Francisco. After all, who doesn't like to eat sourdough bread, ride the cable cars and shop in Union Square during conference breaks? San Francisco is known for its Golden Gate Bridge; Victorian architecture, scenic views, steep and sometimes curvy streets; the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and the oldest in the US; a chocolate factory; Fisherman's Wharf and of course fog. As if that weren't enough, in 2010, Conde' Nast rated San Francisco the #1 US city to visit in their Readers' Choice Awards. So, if you haven't visited San Francisco in awhile, pack your bags and come to the conference.
The clock is ticking, so register now to get the Tardy Bird discount and still catch the worm. Join us at the landmark Palace Hotel May 18 through 21. We are sure you will not only enjoy the conference, but learn plenty of new ideas to help your bank in this very critical time in the banking industry.