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Agenda

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM WBA Board of Directors Meetings (Invite Only)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Opening Welcome Reception (All Attendees)
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote Introduction

Steve Andrews 
President & CEO
Western Bankers Association
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Opening Keynote Address
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learning Sessions – Series 1
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Luncheon
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM General Session

U.S. and California Economic Outlook​

Chris Thornberg
Founder 
Beacon Economics
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Refreshment Break
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Peer Networking Exchange
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner/Entertainment
Thursday, January 9, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Learning Sessions – Series 2
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Refreshment Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Closing Keynote Speaker
12:00 PM Conference Adjourns
Pricing

Pricing

Pricing For Through 10/13/2020 After 10/13/2020
WBA Bank Member $845 $1,045
Bank Non-member $1,345 $1,345
WBA Associate Member $2,500 $2,500
WBA Member Season Pass Holder $845 $845
Guest Fee $395 $395

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by October 20, 2020. No refund if cancellations are received after October 20, 2020. Substitutions welcomed.

Hotel

Hotel and Travel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629

Hotel accommodations can be made by calling The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel reservations department at (949) 240-2000 or toll free at 1-877-266-6065. Please mention Western Bankers Association (WBA) to receive the special group rate. The WBA rate is starting at $289/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 Sunday, October 4, 2020. If the room block reaches capacity, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.

Hotel

Hotel and Accommodations

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(866) 227-5938

Hotel accommodations can be made by calling the Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino at (866) 227-5938. Please mention Western Bankers Association 2020 Regulatory Compliance to receive the special group rate. The WBA rate is starting at $219/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 Friday, September 4, 2020. If the room block reaches capacity, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.

Hotel

Hotel and Accommodations

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(866) 227-5938

Hotel accommodations can be made by calling the Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino at (866) 227-5938. Please mention Western Bankers Association 2020 Regulatory Compliance to receive the special group rate. The WBA rate is starting at $219/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 Friday, September 4, 2020. If the room block reaches capacity, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.

Overview

Webinars

Webinars, offered through Western Bankers Association, are an extensive suite of online webinar training that enable bankers to enjoy flexible and cost-effective education across all critical areas of banking. Webinar topics such as payments, retail banking, compliance, fi­nance, lending, technology, HR, M&A, compensation, directors issues and more, are covered in a comprehensive, and easily accessible format.

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Registration Information

Register Today!

Pricing For Through 4/8/2020 After 4/8/2020
WBA Bank Member $395 $495
Bank Non-member $695 $695
Law Firm Member $695 $695
Law Firm Non-Member $1,000 $1,000
WBA Member Season Pass Holder $395 $395
WBA Non-Member Season Pass Holder $695 $695
WBA Associate Member $1,000 $1,000
Table of 10 (Bank Member) $2,950 $2,950
Table of 10 (Bank Non-Member) $4,950 $4,950

For Table of 10 or more registrations, please contact Erin Ravenscraft, Membership Relations Manager, at eravenscraft@westernbankers.com.  

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by April 15, 2020. No refund if cancellations are received after April 15, 2020. Substitutions welcomed.

Overview

2020 Bank Presidents Seminar
Four Seasons Biltmore • Santa Barbara, CA
January 7-9, 2020

The only Western Bankers Association program exclusively for member bank presidents and CEOs.

Senior leaders of western region banks are invited to attend this premier event which delivers informative sessions and powerful networking opportunities at the luxurious Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara.

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Pricing For

Through 2/7/2020 After 2/7/2020
WBA Bank Member $1,195 $1,395
WBA Season Pass Holder $1,195 $1,195
Bank Non-Member $1,995 $1,995
WBA Associate Member $2,500 $2,500
Guest Registration   
Guest Registration  $600
Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Friday, February 14, 2020. No refund if cancellations are received after Friday, February 14, 2020.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

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

Rosemary Mignano
Senior Manager, Strategic Partners
(916) 438-4435 or rmignano@westernbankers.com.

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
Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Rosemary Mignano, Senior Manager, Strategic Partners at rmignano@westernbankers.com or (916) 438-4435.

Why sponsor:

  • Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position
  • Gain direct access to 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
Pricing

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Pricing For

Through 12/17/2019 After 12/17/2019
WBA Bank Member $995 $1,345
WBA Season Pass Holder $995 $995
Bank Non-Member N/A N/A
WBA Associate Member N/A N/A
Guest Registration   
Guest Registration  $495
Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Monday, December 23, 2019. No refund if cancellations are received after Monday, December 23, 2019.

Hotel

Hotel & Travel

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85258
1 (800) 233-1234
Check-In Time: 4:00 PM | Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM

You can either reserve your room online here or by calling Hyatt at 1 (800) 233-1234 to reserve your room today. Please mention the Western Bankers Association while booking your room over the phone in order to receive the discounted rate. The WBA negotiated room rate starts at $399/night single or double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. An earlier departure or later stay may be subject to an increased room rate. Please book your room before the hotel room rate expires on Friday, January 24, 2020.

Set amidst flowering cactus and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains lies a resort of stunning beauty, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. From your private balcony or patio, look out to breathtaking sunsets or magnificent golf course views.

Rates: The WBA negotiated room rate starts at $399/night single or double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. All rates are based on Single/Double occupancy and are exclusive of tax, which is currently at 13.92%. 

Parking:

Self Parking 0-4 hours $8
  4-8 hours $14
  Over 8 hours $21
Valet Parking 0-4 hours $10
  4-8 hours $16
  Over 8 hours $33

Resort Fee: The $40 resort fee per room, per night, plus tax has been waived by the hotel. Enjoy exclusive benefits at our hotel, including self-parking, poolside activities, bicycle rentals, and more.

Transportation: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa is located only 18 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport. Please contact the hotel to arrange your transportation to the hotel with either a private car or the Super Shuttle. If you choose to drive, the hotel offers both valet and self-parking options.

Agenda

Agenda

Saturday, February 29, 2020
7:00 AM – 2:00 PM Golf Tournament
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM One-on-One Meetings with Regulators 
(By Appointment Only)                  
TBD Registration
TBD Welcome Reception/Activity (TBD)
Sunday, March 1, 2020
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Open                                                          
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM One-on-One Meetings with Regulators 
(By Appointment Only)
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Welcome & Opening General Session
10:30 AM – 2:45 PM Marketplace Open
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learning Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM One-on-One Meetings with Regulators 
(By Appointment Only)
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM General Session
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM One-on-One Meetings with Regulators 
(By Appointment Only)
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Refreshment Break in Marketplace
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Peer Exchange Session
  Evening Open For Vendor Dinners
Monday, March 2, 2020
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM Registration Open                                                          
7:30 AM – 3:15 PM Marketplace Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast in Marketplace
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM General Session
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Refreshment Break
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Learning Sessions
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM Optional Activity: A Taste of Scottsdale Food Tour
& Old Town Scottsdale Exploration
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Learning Sessions
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Dedicated Marketplace Time
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Mid-Sized Bank Council Meeting
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Community Bank Council Meeting
  Evening Open for Vendor Dinners
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM Registration Open                                                          
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM AMAC Meeting
7:30 AM – 1:30 PM Marketplace Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registered Guests Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM General Session
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Refreshment Break
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Session
  Guest Activity
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learning Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch & Exhibitor Prize Drawings in Marketplace
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Peer Exchange Sessions – Bankers & Directors Only
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
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
TBD Optional Activity: Salt River Rafting Tour    
Agenda

Agenda

Wednesday, October 9
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Opening Remarks & General Session

Winning Through Change:
How to See Change as an Opportunity


Roger Crawford
Athlete, Speaker, Author
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Refreshment Break
2:30 PM – 6:00 PM Marketplace Open
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Peer Exchange Sessions
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception                                         
Thursday, October 10
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM Marketplace Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM General Session

Planet of the Apps: The Evolving Battle for Customers and Cross-Selling in a Mobile World

David DeFazio
Partner
Strategy Corps., LLC
9:40 AM – 10:40 AM Learning Session

Best Practices for Boards Managing Crisis

Christopher Landon Brown
Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting

Jaco Sadie, CPA, CA(SA), CFF, CFE
Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting
  Learning Session

How to Comply with a Women on Board Mandate and Improve Director/Board Effectiveness

Larry Cabaldon
Chief Executive Officer
Board Performance Group
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learning Session

Navigating Today’s Environment: What Directors Need to Know About Corporate Governance, Pitfalls, Best Practices, and Shareholder Expectations

Gayle Appelbaum
Partner
McLagan
  Learning Session

Anatomy of a Cyber Attack: Vulnerabilities, Hackers, and the Dark Web

Mike Kirby
Head of Managed Risk and Security Services 
FIS
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM General Session

Economic Update

Dr. Robert Kleinhenz
Economist, Executive Director of Research
Beacon Economics, LLC
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Afternoon Break
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM General Session

Solving the Deposit Dilemma and Maximizing Shareholder Value With M&A

Adam Mustafa
President & CEO
Invictus Group
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Reception
Friday, October 11
7:00 AM – 11:30 AM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Marketplace Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Learning Session

Balance Sheet Strategy: What Board Members & Senior Management Should Know in Any Environment

Scott Hildenbrand
Principal & Balance Sheet Strategist
Sandler O’Neill + Partners, LP
  Learning Session

Capitalizing on the Green Rush: Effectively Banking MRBs

Ernie Panasci
Partner
Stinson LLP
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Refreshment Break
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM General Session

The Evolution of the Branch in Today’s Digital World

Joe Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer
Market Insights, Inc.
Pricing

Registration Information

Register Today!

Pricing For Through 9/14/2020 After 9/14/2020
WBA Bank Member  $995  $1,095
Bank Non-Member $1,595 $1,595
WBA Member Season Pass Holder $995 $995
WBA Non-Member Season Pass Holder $1,595 $1,595
WBA Associate Member $2,500 $2,500
Guest $495 $495

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Monday, September 21, 2020. No refund if cancellations are received after Monday, September 21, 2020. 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 rmignano@westernbankers.com or (916) 438-4435.

Why sponsor:

  • Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position
  • Gain direct access to 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
Pricing

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Register Today!

Pricing For Through 8/11/2020 After 8/11/2020
WBA Bank Member $995 $1,095
Bank Non-Member $1,595 $1,595
WBA Member Season Pass Holder $995 $995
WBA Non-Member Season Pass Holder $1,595 $1,595
WBA Associate Member $2,500 $2,500
Guest $495 $495

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Tuesday, August 18, 2020. No refund if cancellations are received after Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Hotel

Hotel and Travel

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-1234

Hotel accommodations can be made by calling the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego reservations department at (619) 232-1234. Please mention Western Bankers Association to receive the special group rate. The WBA rate is $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, August 10, 2020. If the room block reaches capacity, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.

RENTAL CAR ACCOMMODATIONS

Budget Rental Car: Book Your Budget Car Rental Here using Discount Code U002337 or Call 1800-842-5628 and Provide the Reservation Agent the Discount Code

Avis Rental Car: Book Your Avis Car Rental Here using Discount Code D340745 or Call 1800-331-1600 and Provide the Reservation Agent the Discount Code

Destination Fee

The Destination Fee of $25.00 per room per day plus applicable tax provides for use of resort activities and amenities. These activities and amenities include:

  • $10.00 nightly F&B credit valid at Top of the Hyatt and Grand Lobby Bar
  • Complimentary local, long distance and international calls
  • Complimentary High speed premium internet in guest room
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (two per day)
  • Access to daily New York Times & Financial Times via in-room app
  • Access to Grand Experiences powered by ELM
  • Complimentary basic wireless internet in the meeting space for attendee web browsing and email purposes (restrictions apply)
  • Complimentary shoe shine per stay
  • 24-hour Fitness Center access
  • Complimentary recreation equipment, children’s pool toys and activities
  • 10% Discount on Marilyn Monroe Spa services
  • Complimentary VIP Shopping Pass from The Headquarters offering discounts and complimentary inclusions at local shops & restaurants
  • One (1) Hour complimentary standard bike rental per day with Wheel Fun Rentals
  • One (1) Hour complimentary kayak rental per stay with Seaforth Rentals
Hotel

Hotel Information

Balboa Bay Resort
1221 West Coast Hwy 
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 645-5000
Hotel check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

WBA has arranged a special room rate of $259 per room per night plus taxes and other fees.

To reserve your room, please contact the hotel’s reservations department at (949) 645-5000. In order to receive the special group guestroom rate, please mention the 2020 Women in Banking Forum. 

Please Note: Reservations must be made prior to the “cut-off” date of Monday, March 30, 2020.​ Reservation requests received after March 30, 2020 will be accepted on a space available basis, at the higher of the contract rate or rate available at that time.

Parking

Rates reflected are per car per day/night

  • Overnight Valet: $25.00
  • Day Valet: $20.00
Agenda

Agenda

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception
Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM General Session
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Morning Refreshment Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM General Session
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch & Presentation
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM General Session
1:30 PM – 1:50 PM Afternoon Refreshment Break
1:50 PM – 2:50 PM Peer Exchange Session
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM General Session
4:00 PM Program Adjourns