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AABD-SNL Bank Director Summit
Final dates available soon

NOTE: Agenda is tentative. Please check back for updates.
Day One (tentative) - December 31
1:15 pm

Registration Opens

2:00 pm

Program Begins

  • Strategic Planning
    Learn through simulation exercises how your Board can help management strengthen the performance and financial soundness of the institution through robust strategic planning.  Identification and analysis of fee income-producing activities will be included in the discussion
  • Bank Enterprise Risk Management
    Improve your ability to evaluate and manage enterprise wide risks consistent with regulatory expectations and with bank strategic objectives.  Third party vendor management issues will be included in this discussion.
  • Bank Director and Executive Compensation
    Hear the results of our latest bank director compensation survey.  Find out what your peer banks are doing – the amount of compensation, the forms of compensation, the use of deferred compensation plans, the use of stock options and other incentive pay for directors.  Learn what you and your board/Compensation Committee should be doing
  • Understanding the Bank Merger Process from a Board Perspective
    Participate as bank directors in a simulation exercise in formulating and implementing a plan to acquire banks or be acquired.  The latest information on merger transactions nationwide will be available at the Summit.
6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm


Keynote Address: Banking-Agency Interface
Day Two (tentative) - December 31
7:30 am

Continental Breakfast Opens

8:45 am

Program Begins

  • Compliance with Consumer Protection Laws: Questions that bank directors should be asking
    Simulate board discussions on how to identify compliance red flags and address them through policies, procedures and systems, taking into account Dodd-Frank changes and rules promulgated as a result of Dodd-Frank.
  • AML / BSA 
    Learn from a board perspective how to identify red flags and oversee a successful compliance program.
  • Strategies to Minimize Personal Liability 
    Learn how to obtain the best D&O coverage available for your bank, avoid D&O loopholes, add protective language to your bank’s articles or bylaws, and govern your bank in a manner that will minimize your risk of personal liability.
  • Corporate Governance

    Improve your bank’s corporate governance process to help meet regulatory expectations and your bank’s objectives.

12:00 pm


1:30 pm

Program Concludes

Event Date:
Final dates available soon
Event Location:
Washington, DC, US
This program is designed for bank board directors at US-based depository institutions of all sizes, with independent board directors particularly in mind.
Event Date:
Final dates available soon
Washington, DC, US

What is the dress code?
Please see the dress code of the historic Cosmos Club here.

What time does the conference start? What time does it end?

Registration/check-in opens at 1:15 p.m on Day One. The conference begins at 2:00 p.m.

Evening cocktail reception on Day One begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Day Two begins with continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 8:30 a.m. The conference concludes with lunch at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Are meals included?
Your registration fee includes the cocktail reception and dinner on the evening of Day One, as well as continental breakfast and lunch on Day Two.  Refreshment breaks will also be provided both days.

What do you mean when you say "speakers will not deliver canned presentations"?

Our goal is to create a closed-door forum where directors can openly and frankly discuss the challenges of stewarding a bank in today's environment. As a result, no members of the press will be admitted, and we ask that no attendees record or directly quote other attendees.

What are the terms of registration?
Cancellations for this program are eligible for a full refund, less a $150.00 administrative fee, if received at least 15 business days prior to the start of the program. Cancellations received after that date but at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program receive a credit in the amount of the registration fee, less a $150.00 administrative fee, to attend another SNL Knowledge Center program within 13 months. Cancellations received fewer than 5 business days prior to the start of the program are not eligible for a refund or credit.

Attendee substitutions from the same company may be made at any time.

In the event of a cancellation from a group discount, refunds or credits are issued beginning with the most heavily discounted price, minus a $150.00 administration fee.

"No shows" - or those who cancel within 15 days of the program - and have registered under the Invoice option, remain liable for the full program fee.

SNL Knowledge Center reserves the right to cancel/change programs, content, speakers or venue at any time. SNL Knowledge Center reserves the right to make portions of the program registration information available to program sponsors. SNL Knowledge Center will not be held liable for any costs incurred by registrant due to individual registration cancellation. In the event that a seminar is cancelled due to inclement weather, faculty cancellation or force majeure, SNL Knowledge Center will refund the registrant's tuition in full, however SNL Knowledge Center will not be liable for incidental or consequential out of pocket expenses incurred by the registrant. If you have questions regarding SNL Knowledge Center's refund, complaint or program cancellation policy, please call us at (434) 951-7786.

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