January 31 - February 2, 2016
Phoenix, AZ | Arizona Biltmore Spa & Resort
Join the BFKN Financial Institutions Group for BankDirector's 22nd annual Acquire or Be Acquired conference. This year, the Financial Institutions Group's Upper Midwest Leader Joseph Ceithaml will be a featured panelist on Does It Make Sense to Go Public?, a breakout session focusing on the decision making process of going public. Also, Financial Institutions Group Chair John Freechack will continue his popular "Need to Know" series for 2016. Widely regarded as the premier M&A event in the financial industry, Acquire or Be Acquired provides practical insight on financial development strategies and offers solutions for thriving in challenging economic conditions.
Does It Make Sense to Go Public?
Tuesday, February 2
9:50 - 10:40 a.m.
Joseph T. Ceithaml
During this breakout session and panel discussion, participants walk through the decision making process about going public. Hear directly from bank executives and their advisors as they tackle the pros and cons of going public. What are some of the advantages of having publicly traded stock? What are some of the risks private banks should consider? How can an illiquid, tightly held stock hurt the bank?
What You & Your Board Need to Know for 2016
Monday, February 1
9:20 - 10:10 a.m.
John E. Freechack
This year's edition of the "Need to Know" series, a popular highlight of the conference for the past few years.