The Only Conference for ELITE, RESULTS-ORIENTED Bankers
Aspiring to Get to and Stay in the TOP 5%

Best Banks in America Super Conference Dates: September 10-11, 2024 
Banky Awards Ceremony: Evening of September 11 

Location: Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort  | Atlanta, Georgia

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Unlock Your Bank’s Full Potential:

Discover the Irresistible Benefits of Attending

Prepare to be astounded as we reveal game-changing strategies that leave your competitors in the dust!

Skyrocket Your Deposits

Unlock the secrets to securing and maintaining a steady stream of low-cost deposits, even in a highly competitive market.

Crush Deposit Costs

Master innovative tactics to slash your funding costs, paving the way for a more efficient and profitable banking operation.

Turbocharge Your NIM

Discover powerful strategies for growing your net interest margin (NIM) in the face of fluctuating interest rates and aggressive competitor pricing.

Outsmart the Competition

Stay ahead of the game with cutting-edge techniques that’ll keep your bank thriving regardless of the interest rate landscape.

Command Premium Pricing

Unleash the power of premium pricing on your loans, attracting the highest caliber clients and boosting your bottom line.

Bulletproof Your Bank

Equip your institution with the tools to navigate economic uncertainties and interest rate fluctuations easily.

Network with the Elite

Mingle with the best in the business and forge valuable connections that will propel your bank to new heights.

Reveal Insider Secrets

Gain exclusive access to the strategies and practices that have catapulted top-performing banks to the forefront of the industry.

Unleash Deposit Growth

Supercharge your deposit growth with foolproof tactics that’ll have clients flocking to your bank regardless of market trends.

Transform Your Banking Future

Revitalize your institution by implementing proven methods that guarantee long-lasting success and growth in any interest rate environment.



  1. Proven strategies to protect and grow your deposits in a fiercely competitive market.
  2. Cutting-edge techniques to keep the cost of your deposits low even as  interest rates fluctuate.
  3. Innovative methods to expand your net interest margin (NIM) in spite of competitor  pricing and market trends.
  4. Insider insights into the latest financial trends  shaping the world of banking.
  5. A powerful network of like-minded professionals to help propel your bank to new heights.

At the Best Banks in America Super Conference You Will:

Surge Beyond the Norm

Tired of being swept along by market forces and competitive undercurrents? Ready to flip the script and set the tone for your industry? Discover how to unleash your institution’s potential and catapult yourself to the forefront of America’s banking industry.

Immerse yourself in an unprecedented research treasure trove that reveals how the country’s top-performing banks are outpacing their rivals. Benefit from a first look at the latest national insights into crafting a profit-driven culture. Don’t follow the pack — outpace it!

DAY 1 – Tuesday, September 10, 2024 - 12:30 – 5:00 pm ET

Event Keynotes and Presenters:

NEVER FLY SOLO® Inspiring Collaborative Cultures of Courage & Trust

Presented by: Lt. Col. Waldo (The Wingman) Waldman

A real-world Top Gun, Waldo is an Inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame, executive coach & expert on resilience, overcoming adversity, & managing change. He leverages his real-world business acumen & experience leading diverse teams in combat to help leaders Overcome Obstacles, Build High-Performance Mindsets, & Grow Cohesive, Loyal teams. His focus on building “One Team, One Mission” cultures of trust is a perfect way to kick off or close your annual sales meeting or leadership conference.

Navigating the Road to High Performance – Bob Walters Unleashed

Presented by: Robert L. Walters,
Chairman, The Bank Advisory Group, LLC

Bob Walters established The Bank Advisory Group in 1989. For ten years prior to that, Mr. Walters formed and headed the community bank merger & acquisitions and bank stock valuation advisory services of Sheshunoff & Company.

As a result, Mr. Walters has represented hundreds of banks through brokering and selling banks, developing negotiating strategies, formulating pricing and transaction structure alternatives, and determining pro forma financial performance opportunities for bank buyers and bank merger partners. By representing selling banks, buyers of banks, and partners in “merger-of-equals” transactions for over three decades, Mr. Walters has compiled a depth and breadth of experience unparalleled in the community bank M&A advisory business.

Capitalize on Chaos: How Smart Bankers Dominate Deposits Amid the NIM Squeeze

Presented by: Roxanne Emmerich

Introducing Roxanne Emmerich, a woman hailed by bank CEOs as a “One-Woman Economic Recovery Program” and an undisputed titan in the banking industry.

Nobody has helped more community banks get to and stay at top-five-percent performance.

Roxanne Emmerich is undeniably the leading voice on performance culture in the banking industry, and her clients tell a compelling story: More than 70% have doubled their profitability in the first three years of working with her. They highlight the “miracle” of a sustainable performance culture shift.

A prolific New York Times bestselling author, Roxanne has written six books, including Profit-Growth Banking, The Breakthrough Banking Blueprint, and Thank God It’s Monday!

She was also recognized as the top speaker in the country on organizational change by Successful Meetings magazine and has been inducted into the National Speaker Hall of Fame.

A Visionary Voyage into the Banking Reset

While some banks falter, battling diminishing deposits and intolerable NIM pressures, a select few are riding the waves of adversity to unprecedented success, witnessing upward trends in every significant KPI. The difference? A paradigm shift in transformation strategy.

Dive deep into the techniques and tactics employed by these banking outliers. Understand the strategies that they’ve fine-tuned to not just weather the storm but harness it for their success. It’s a tale of evolution and survival, and you have a front-row seat!

DAY 2 – Wednesday, September 11, 2024 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm ET

Event Keynotes and Presenters:

Elevating Sales with AI-Actionable Intelligence

Presented by: Sam Richter

Bestselling author and Hall of Fame speaker Sam Richter, CSP, CPAE delivers his top-rated, incredibly dynamic, highly entertaining, and extremely high-content keynote presentations and workshop sessions to audiences worldwide. Sam was named one of the World’s Top 50 Sales Keynote Speakers, one of the Top 100 Motivational Speakers, and one of the Top 25 Most Influential Sales Leaders. In addition to his speaking, Sam is a technology entrepreneur, and he has developed numerous AI-powered programs used by thousands of top organizations around the globe. For his work, Sam has won numerous awards including a Gold Award at the International Film Festival and a Codie Award, the ‘Oscars’ of the software industry. Sam has been featured in thousands of news programs and publications including CNN, USA Today, and Forbes. He serves on the Board of Directors for numerous technology companies, and he is a past finalist for Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Learn more about Sam at:

The Mind Types

Presented by: Ridgely Goldsborough,
Founder of Mind Types

Ridgely is the founder of Mind Types, a cutting program based on limbic messaging and gamification that develops inspired cultures through playing games. In addition, he is the co-author of Wealth Kryptonite, a revolutionary new approach to wealth accumulation that focuses on the relationship with each individual and their Avatar to money.

Strategic Foresight: Anticipating Trends to Maximize Bank Performance

Presented By: Adam Mustafa,
President & CEO, The Invictus Group

Adam Mustafa is a co-founder of the Invictus Group. He has overseen the design and implementation of fully-customized capital stress testing, capital management, CECL, and strategic planning systems. He has also advised acquisitive and high growth banks, banks under enforcement actions, and de novos. Prior to joining Invictus, he had senior-level experience as a banker, financial services consultant and corporate CFO, working at companies such as Secure Symbology Inc., BlueStone Capital and Deloitte and Touche. He is frequently invited to speak on regulatory panels about CECL, CRE concentration risk management and M&A. He has a BA from Syracuse University and an MBA from Georgetown University.

The Star-Studded Banky™ Awards

Get a ringside seat to the most inspiring tales of banking brilliance as our finalists vie for the coveted title of “The Extraordinary Bank of the Year.” Hear from the industry leaders themselves: Most banks build their strategic plans for the coming year based on the wisdom gleaned from these riveting stories.

Why would you want to be anywhere else when the blueprints of tomorrow’s banking success stories are unveiled? If you care about your institution’s future, you’ll want to be in that room — listening, learning, and leveling up.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the banking elite? Sign up today, and set the wheels in motion for a tomorrow dominated by success. You’re one step away from reshaping your banking destiny. Take that leap.

September 11, 2024
6:00 - 7:00 pm ET

Banker’s, Bubbles & Brilliance
Red Carpet Reception starts.

September 11, 2024
7:00 - 9:30 pm ET

Banky Awards

An Unrivalled Roster of Visionaries and Industry Titans

Each year, we orchestrate a symphony of world-renowned experts and speakers, all masters in their domains, presenting a powerhouse of sales-amplifying blueprints, profit-maximizing strategies, and personal development insights to energize and inspire you. They deliver proven growth-igniting ideas, vivid case studies of successful banks, and a wealth of additional wisdom. Our attendees consistently express awe at the exceptional caliber of speakers we assemble for this event, lauding the transformative impact their takeaways have on their businesses.

Celebrating Excellence and Impact:
The Extraordinary Bank of the Year™ Award Presentation

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience that marries prestige with purpose: the unveiling of The Extraordinary Bank of the Year Award, and the Banky™ Awards, which takes center stage during the inaugural evening of our conference. This is more than just an award: It’s a declaration of excellence, much like a Grammy or a Tony, that empowers banks to differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace, attract new customers, and command premium prices.

The top three finalists for The Extraordinary Bank of the Year Award will share their exceptional, revenue-amplifying strategies, providing you with an incredible reservoir of ideas that could propel your bank to new heights.

Every year, The Institute undertakes a comprehensive evaluation to identify the best banks in America. This process has led to hundreds of banks being distinguished with the Banky Award, but only one can be named the Best Bank in America. The prestigious winner not only basks in this recognition but is also rewarded with… a brand new car!

And the honors don’t stop there. The Institute will generously provide $25,000 in the winning bank’s name to The Unstoppable Foundation. This contribution will go toward building a school in Africa, allowing the victorious bank to make a profound impact beyond banking by empowering education and transforming lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rest assured, this isn’t another pitch-fest like you see at most banking conferences. This conference brings together the most elite and ambitious bank executives from across the country, focusing purely on the exchange of insights, strategies, and success stories in banking.

Absolutely. Nobody is born an elite banker, and no bank starts as a top performer. If you have the sincere, burning desire to reach the pinnacle, regardless of where you stand right now, this conference is the platform you need to be on, surrounded by those who have achieved that to which you aspire.
Success in banking requires constant vigilance and humility. Top banks are always on the lookout for the next growth opportunity, constantly improving to stay ahead of the competition. If you’re at the top of your game, we believe you already understand this. You’ll find the Super Conference the perfect venue to discover that “one thing” that could significantly transform your bank’s future.
Being too busy is often a symptom of a deeper problem: a lack of a systematic approach to success. The question isn’t whether you can afford to spend the time to attend, but rather, can you afford not to? This conference could be your pathway from firefighting to becoming elite, results-oriented bankers.
Life indeed happens. But it’s critical to ask yourself: When will you make time for transforming your profit equation, for growth, for finally getting your bank to perform at its potential? This conference is an opportunity to choose growth over distractions.
While your team’s presence is beneficial, your attendance as a leader is highly recommended. Your vision and commitment are crucial to putting everything they gain from this conference into the context of your bank’s objectives.
We stand by the value our conference provides. If it doesn’t meet your expectations, you will receive a full refund.
Absolutely. Many of the bankers in the room are masters of low-cost deposit gathering. They have risen far above their peers and have exacting systems that they are happy to share. You don’t want to miss this.
Just ask the hundreds of bank CEOs who have come in the past. These are extraordinary times, and the bar must be raised. This is the only conference designed for high-performing banks and those committed to getting to the top and staying there. The real question is: Can you afford to miss it?

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who are aspiring to reach new heights of success. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to join the
Best Banks in America Super Conference.

Secure your spot now or call our dedicated team at (952) 737-6700, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CT, Monday to Friday.

Elevate your performance, connect with like-minded professionals, and unlock the strategies to propel your bank to extraordinary achievements. Act now and be part of this transformative experience!

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*Additional executives attend at a reduced price of $500 below the first executive rate. Take advantage of this special pricing and bring 3-5 executives or directors to accelerate your implementation after the conference. Executive admission pricing is available for eligible bank executives and directors only.

*Additional executives attend at a reduced price of $500 below the first executive rate. Take advantage of this special pricing and bring 3-5 executives or directors to accelerate your implementation after the conference. Executive admission pricing is available for eligible bank executives and directors only.

Or call us at 952-737-6700 if you prefer to talk right now.

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