Directors Conference


2019 Directors Conference
Monarch Beach Resort • Dana Point, CA
October 9-11, 2019

The Currency of Governance

With regulators expecting more oversight from board members in areas such as strategic planning, risk mitigation, and company culture, it is increasingly essential for both seasoned and new directors to remain ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving and complex industry. From corporate governance to value drivers, WBA’s 2019 Directors Conference is designed to address the internal and external factors which impact organizational strength through peer connections and by offering sessions led by industry experts and thought leaders.

The Directors Conference serves to approach the directors’ role holistically, identifying the full responsibilities of this important role by offering real strategies to get and keep banks on track for success. Like all WBA programs, the always popular peer exchange sessions allow attendees to ask questions and discuss hot topics with fellow executives and directors from across the Western United States.

The Directors Conference welcomes CEOs, presidents, senior officers, and bank directors to a comprehensive three-day event created to identify and explore issues important to shareholders and depositors alike. Join us to evaluate industry challenges, develop new insights, and engage with a network of like-minded executives.

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Hotel and Accommodations

Monarch Beach Resort
One Monarch Beach Resort 
Dana Point, CA 92629
(800) 722-1543
(949) 234-3900

Hotel accommodations can be made online here or by calling the Monarch Beach Resort reservations department at (949) 234-3460. Please mention Western Independent Bankers, WIB to receive the special group rate. The WBA rate is starting at $279/night, single or double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. Rooms are limited, please make your reservations as soon as possible. The hotel room block cut-off date is Monday, September 9, 2019. If the room block reaches capacity, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.



Wednesday, October 9
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Welcome Refreshments
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Opening Remarks & General Session
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Dessert Break
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Peer Exchange Sessions
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception                                         
Thursday, October 10
7:30 AM – 6:30 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Marketplace Open
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM General Session
9:40 AM – 10:40 AM Learning Sessions
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learning Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Peer Exchange Sessions
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Dessert Break
2:50 PM – 3:50 PM Learning Sessions
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM General Session
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception
Friday, October 11
7:00 AM – 11:45 AM Registration Open
7:00 AM – 9:30 AM Marketplace Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Learning Sessions
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Refreshment Break
9:30 AM – 11:45 AM General Sessions & Closing Remarks
11:45 AM Boxed Lunches To Go


Pricing For Through 9/9/2019 After 9/9/2019
WBA Bank  Member $995 $1,095
Bank Non-member $1,595 $1,595
WBA Associate Member $2,500 $2,500
WBA Season Pass Holder $995 $995
Spouse Fee $395 $395

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Wednesday, September 25, 2019. No refund if cancellations are received after Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Substitutions welcomed.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Rosemary Mignano, Senior Manager of Sponsor, Exhibitor & Affiliate Member Development at or (916) 438-4435.

Why sponsor:

  • Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position
  • Gain direct access to WBA member banks and institutions in an exclusive environment
  • Raise your profile above your competitors
  • Learn about the issues confronting today’s financial service leaders and gain valuable insight into potential solutions
  • Match your exposure needs, regardless of your budget
  • Shape or reinforce a positive perception of your company with bank executives
  • Support the Western Bankers Association, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the West Coast financial services industry