Annual Conference


Hotel & Travel

Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
1 North Kaniku Drive Kohala Coast
Hawaii – Hawaii 96743
Check-In Time: 4:00 PM | Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM

Hotel accommodations can be made online here. The WBA negotiated room rate starts at $409/night single or double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. An earlier departure or later stay may be subject to an increased room rate.

Resort Fee: Please note the $20 resort fee per room, per night, plus tax (discounted from $35) is not included in the above room rate. The following amenities are bundled into this fee:

  • Unlimited basic internet access in guest rooms and resort public areas – wireless
  • Self-Parking for one vehicle per room (Fairmont Gold guests receive valet parking for 1 vehicle per room)
  • Local, domestic, long distance and 1-800 access calls from guest room
  • Shuttle transportation within the Mauna Lani Resort
  • Snorkel equipment rental (based on two sets per room, one hour per day – resort use only)
  • 45 minute photo shoot on the scenic grounds of the Fairmont Orchid with Pacific Dream Photography (subject to space availability)
  • 10% discount on Keiki Aloha Full Day Adventure
  • Selected Hui Holokai Activities (subject to change based on the time and day) including hula lessons, petroglyph hikes, turtle talk session, ti leaf lei making, ‘ukulele lessons, introduction to Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddling and coconut palm frond weaving
  • Stargazing sessions offering you a personal guided tour of the constellation (weekly)
  • Exclusive storytelling sessions at Coconut Grove sharing legends and lore unique to the island of Hawaii (weekly)


Thursday, September 9, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM WBA Executive Committee Meeting (Invite Only)
(Breakfast Included)
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM WBA Board & Banker Benefits Board Meeting (Invite Only)
(Lunch Included)
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Registration Open
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM WBA Board Reception & Dinner (Invite Only)
Friday, September 10, 2021
7:00 AM – 5:30 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Golf Tournament
 (Mauna Lani North Course)
 - Shotgun Start: 8:00 AM
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Exhibitor Setup
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Guest & Spouse Welcome Reception
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
Saturday, September 11, 2021
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Registration Open                                                          
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Marketplace Open
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM One-on-One Meetings with Regulators 
(By Appointment Only)
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM Welcome & Opening General Session
10:30 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 General Session
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM One-on-One Meetings with Regulators 
(By Appointment Only)
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM General Session
  Evening Open for Vendor Dinners
Sunday, September 12, 2021
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM Registration Open                                                          
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM Marketplace Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM General Session
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Refreshment Break
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM One-on-One Meetings with Regulators 
(By Appointment Only)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Learning Sessions
11:10 AM – 12:15 PM General Session
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM One-on-One Meetings with Regulators 
(By Appointment Only)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Learning Sessions
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Dedicated Marketplace Time
With Games, Snacks, & Beverages
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Midsized Bank Council Meeting
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Community Bank Council Meeting
  Evening Open for Vendor Dinners
Monday, September 13, 2021
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Open                                                          
7:30 AM – 1:30 PM Marketplace Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM General Session
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Refreshment Break
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Peer Exchange Sessions – Bankers & Directors Only
11:10 AM – 12:15 PM Learning Sessions
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch & Exhibitor Prize Drawings in Marketplace
1:30 PM Exhibitor Tear Down
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM General Session
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Refreshment Break
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Closing General Session
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Leisure Time
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Farewell Reception & Dinner
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  Optional Activity


Pricing For Price
WBA Bank Member $1,895
Bank Non-Member $2,795
Guest Registration  Price
Guest Registration  $800
Golf Registration Price
Golf Registration  $300
Guest Registration Includes the Following:

Friday, September 10: Guest & Spouse Welcome Reception, Welcome Reception

Saturday, September 11: Breakfast, Lunch, Lei making

Sunday, September 12: Breakfast, Lunch

Monday, September 13: Breakfast, Lunch, and Farewell Reception & Dinner


Register Online

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Thursday, August 26, 2021. No refund if cancellations are received after Thursday, August 26, 2021. Substitutions allowed.



This year’s golf tournament will be held at the beautiful Mauna Lani Golf Course on Friday, September 10. You are invited to Experience Mauna Lani. Mauna Lani, meaning “mountain reaching heaven” is a tropical resort oasis set upon the famed Kohala Coast on Hawaii Island. Located north of the Kona International Airport, Mauna Lani Resort features 45 holes of golf including Mauna Lani’s famed North and South golf courses, along with the WikiWiki short course. Since opening in 1981, the Mauna Lani Courses have collected numerous Best Courses You Can Play awards from Golfweek, Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine and was a 10 year host venue of the Senior Skins Game hosting many of golf’s greats, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Gary Player.

Your round of golf includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and (2) drink tickets. A shared golf cart is also included.

Friday, September 10, 2021
8:00 AM Shotgun Start

The cost to play in this year’s tournament is $300.



Mobile App

Mobile App

We will be utilizing the new WBA app at our 2021 Annual Conference. Download the new app today in order to access the agenda, view the presentations, engage with other attendees, learn about event sponsors, get updates throughout the conference, and much more. Simply search “WBA” in either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store to download today. Once you are registered for the conference you will receive log-in instructions with the access code at a later date.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact:

Jennifer Benson
VP, Conferences 
(916) 438-4416 or

A few reasons your organization should sponsor and/or exhibit:

  • 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