Bank Holding Company Association

“Buy, Sell or Hold: Strategies for Success” 

October 2-3, 2017
   Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis

“Buy, Sell or Hold: Strategies for Success,” brings together leading experts on community bank merger and acquisition transactions for a two-day seminar you won’t want to miss. There are other bank M&A conferences, but this is the only one focused on community banks in the Midwest. Our presenters are well-versed in issues unique to community banks, including family-owned banks, subchapter S corporations, smaller banks, rural banks, and banks owned by a small number of shareholders.

Whether you plan to buy a bank, sell a bank, or simply hold onto the bank you’ve got, no banker can afford to be uninformed about the trends and developments taking place in the mergers and acquisitions arena. Unsolicited offers can come and unique opportunities can appear when you aren’t expecting them. You owe it to yourself, your shareholders, your staff and your customers to be prepared.

The Bank Holding Company Association has been presenting quality seminars for decades and we are pleased to invite you to attend our seminar, Oct. 2-3, 2017, to be conducted at the brand new Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis, located next to the Mall of America, minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Our opening day schedule, Monday, Oct. 2, is jammed with eight presentations on M&A topics ranging from trends in the Midwest to regulatory considerations, from indemnification to bank valuation, and from alternative capital raising strategies to non-traditional buyers such as credit unions. Our presenters are from the leading legal, accounting and investment banking firms in the region who have decades of experience helping community bankers conduct bank acquisitions and sales. This is the most comprehensive presentation of community bank M&A issues available anywhere in the country.

The day includes breaks, lunch and a pre-dinner reception so you have plenty of time to network with other bank owners, bankers, presenters and industry experts. Day One concludes with an inspirational look at leadership using art and perspective in ways you’ve likely never seen before. Our presenter, Bob Upgren, will challenge you to look for opportunities where you haven’t looked before, to see challenges in a new way.

After a buffet breakfast, Day Two gets underway with a presentation on board and risk governance. Bill Bojan will moderate a panel of bankers and experts who live risk management in the community banking world. They will share experiences that show governance can be a strategic advantage, not just a “check-the-box” compliance exercise.

Roxanne Emmerich will super-charge the morning when she shares the secrets to maximizing return on investment. Post-merger integration issues have a notorious record of dashing earnings expectations, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Emmerich has made a career of helping bankers develop a system that aligns strategy, marketing, sales, service and culture in a way that maximizes the potential of any bank. She has worked with hundreds of banks across the country, turning mediocre performers into peer-group leaders.

KC Mathews, executive vice president and chief investment officer at UMB, addresses the seminar at lunch. Mathews is a sought-after commentator on all matters relating to the economy. He will offer insight that puts key economic indicators into perspective relevant to community bankers.

The seminar includes four breakout sessions covering topics such as enterprise risk management, trends in Federal Reserve applications, estate planning and more.

Due to strong support from our sponsors, we are able to offer this highly informative seminar for just $550. You are unlikely to find a similar rate for such a useful two-day industry event anywhere in the country. If you are a BHCA member, you’ll get a $175 discount off this already tremendous rate.

And, we have worked out a special deal with the Hyatt Regency to get a very favorable rate of $152 per night at the seminar hotel. The BHCA staff has worked hard to keep the cost of the seminar modest so this event works with your budget.

If your schedule permits, plan to stay through Tuesday evening so you can be a part of our a la carte dinner-and-a-show event, designed to offer even more opportunity to get to know your industry colleagues. We will be taking in the touring Broadway production of Aladdin at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis after a wonderful meal at The Capital Grille. We provide the transportation.

“Buy, Sell or Hold: Strategies for Success,” is the BHCA Fall Seminar that everyone will be talking about; be a part of it and register today!





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