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

September 10-11, 2024 | Atlanta, GA

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Unlock Your Bank’s Full Potential:

Discover the Irresistible Benefits of Attending

Even if you think you’ve exhausted all options for differentiating yourself, your prospects might still perceive you as indistinguishable from the bank next door. Prepare to be astounded as we reveal game-changing strategies that will set you apart and leave your competitors in the dust.

Reveal winning strategies to outpace and outsmart the potential pitfalls that threaten those who choose to remain oblivious.

In an ever-changing and cutthroat banking landscape, attending the conference could mean the difference between thriving and merely surviving.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Your Banking

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


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


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



  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 - 12:30 – 5:00 pm ET

Welcome, Roxanne Emmerich, Chairman & Founder, Institute for Extraordinary Banking™

Event Keynotes and Presenters:

  • Navigating the Road to High Performance – Bob Walters Unleashed” 

     Presented by: Bob Walters, Chairman, The Bank Advisory Group, LLC

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A Glimpse Behind the Velvet Rope: Elite Banking’s Results Revelations

Schedule subject to change

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 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm ET

Event Keynotes and Presenters:

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A Glimpse Behind the Velvet Rope: Elite Banking’s Results Revelations

Open Space

Schedule subject to change

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:

The Banky Awards


“If you’re serious about being the best in banking, then the Super Conference is the place to be. The conversations that take place here are visionary, the strategies are potent, and the focus on results is unrelenting. It’s an experience that no ambitious banking executive can afford to miss.”

P. Steele, President & CEO
 Builtwell Bank
 2014 Extraordinary Bank of the Year™ Award Winner
 2015 Institute for Extraordinary Banking™ Hall of Fame Inductee


“The transformative impact of the Super Conference is indisputable. Our robust progress in deposit margins has propelled us to boast the second-lowest cost of funds among community banks in Utah. Even in the face of rising rates, our client retention remains unshaken.

The insights, strategies, and visionary ideas we’ve garnered from the conference are truly unparalleled. In my view, every bank that’s serious about its future success cannot afford to miss what this conference offers.”

J. Jones, President & CEO
 First National Bank of Layton


“This isn’t just a conference, it’s a masterclass in banking excellence. The speakers are top-notch, and the strategies shared are transformative.

Just two months after attending, we were able to reach our loan growth targets for the entire next year.”

C. Floyd, President & CEO
Dream First Bank
#2 on the 2016 SNL Top 100 Under $1 Billion
2019 Extraordinary Bank of the Year™ Award Winner
2022 Institute for Extraordinary Banking™ Hall of Fame Inductee


“[The] Best Banks in America™ Super Conference truly exceeded my expectations!  It was excellent!

It provided the audience with actionable steps to perform at a higher level, both personally and professionally.”

S. Stem, Vice President 

1st Summit Bank


“In just a short time since attending the Super Conference, we’ve seen a remarkable turnaround in our sales culture and cross-selling efficiency, something we’ve been aspiring to achieve for decades. In merely two months, our mystery shopping scores have surged from a modest 7.5 to an impressive 9.3.

More remarkably, our average cross-sales ratio soared from 2.9 to 5.1 in just seven weeks. The strategies and insights provided at the conference have been a 
game-changer for Security Bank.”

K. Knudsen, CEO
 Security Bank
 2017 Extraordinary Bank of the Year™ Award Winner
 2018 Institute for Extraordinary Banking™ Hall of Fame Inductee

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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.

Meet Our Distinguished Headline Keynote Speakers

The Reinvention Guru

Nadya Zhexembayeva, Ph.D.

Don’t miss the extraordinary opportunity to rethink your
strategy with Nadya Zhexembayeva, globally renowned as “The Reinvention Guru.”

Known for her transformative work with industry giants such as The Coca-Cola Company, IBM, Cisco, Erste Bank, and Henkel, Nadya has turned many businesses around, revitalizing their products, processes, and leadership practices.

Over her distinguished career, Nadya has empowered over 5,000 executives from more than 60 countries across 20 different industries, instilling them with the skills they need to thrive during times of change. Her unique expertise lies in guiding individuals and organizations to harness the power of disruption and turn challenges into competitive advantages.

Discover how to transform your bank’s future and turn
disruption into your secret weapon for success.

Titanic Syndrome: Transforming Disruption into Opportunity

In today’s rapidly evolving banking landscape, Titanic Syndrome refers to the scenario where organizations, regardless of size and stature, bring about their own collapse by refusing to adapt to emerging realities. Nadya will reveal the early signs of this syndrome and how it can be prevented.

She inquires: “How does a massive, unsinkable, unbreakable organization such as the Silicon Valley Bank collapse overnight? What are the early signs—and can it be prevented? For years, I have been studying the phenomenon of ‘Titanic Syndrome,’ where ‘companies and individuals bring about their own collapse by refusing to adapt to a new and emerging reality.’”

Through her expertise and experience working with global business giants, she will guide you on how to turn challenges and disruptions into opportunities. She will delve into how change can be embraced as a potent source of competitive advantage, which is especially crucial for community banks grappling with
escalating challenges.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify the signs of “Titanic Syndrome” and
    implement strategies to avoid it.
  • Transform disruptions and challenges into a potent source of competitive advantage.
  • Leverage the power of reinvention in the areas of products, processes, and leadership practices.
  • Turn the pressures of the banking landscape into opportunities for growth and success.

In an era where change is the only constant, Nadya’s insights will be instrumental in creating the strategies to thrive regardless of challenging economic, political, and competitive forces.

“One-Woman Economic Recovery Program”

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 performance.

Roxanne Emmerich is undeniably the leading voice on performance culture in the banking industry—working with her team, nobody has helped more banks get to top 5% performance and stay there. With a formidable reputation for delivering revolutionary results, Roxanne, as CEO of The Emmerich Group and Founder and Chair of the Institute for Extraordinary Banking™, has become a beacon of transformation in banking performance.

Roxanne’s 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.

Singled out as the 2013 Distinguished Alumna of the University of Wisconsin, she has also served as editor-in-chief of Extraordinary Banker® magazine for over 20 years. Roxanne’s contributions extend beyond her professional accomplishments: She has received the esteemed Nido Qubein Philanthropist of the Year Award for her contributions.

Profit by People:
A Transformational Culture
Map to Top-Tier Performance

What would happen to your bank’s performance if your people really understood how they tie to prot and could perform at a level multiples beyond their current performance?

During this highly anticipated keynote, Roxanne will reveal the results of a new groundbreaking nationwide study on performance culture in banking. You’ll be the first to explore the compelling correlations between performance culture practices and financial success while discovering the innovative strategies used by top-performing banks to achieve stellar results.

In this program, you’ll discover:

  • Why almost 90 percent of your team believe they perform in the top 10 percent, and why that is keeping your bank from performing
  • How to tie each team member to profit on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis
  • What to do next to create an elite-performing, results-oriented bank (it’s not what you think)
  • How you can retain top talent and attract the industry’s best and brightest
  • How to pull ahead during disruptive times

With an impressive portfolio of clients that are the “who’s who” of the best banks to work for, Roxanne is a proven expert in how to create a culture that catapults a bank to the highest levels of performance.

A Few of Our

Featured Speakers

Jeff K. Davis, CFA

Jeff K. Davis, CFA is the Managing Director of Mercer Capital’s Financial Institutions Group and is a member of the firm’s Transaction Advisory & Restructuring Group. The Financial Institutions Group provides valuation, M&A and other financial advisory services to banks, private equity & credit funds, asset managers, insurance companies and agencies, BDCs, REITs, broker-dealers, and Fintech companies. Jeff is a registered representative (Series 7, 63, 79 & 82) with StillPoint Capital, LLC. through which securities-related services are provided.

His work covering commercial banks was recognized for earnings accuracy and stock picking by Starmine/Forbes in 2005, 2007 and 2009, while his stock selection was ranked second for commercial banks in 2007 by the Wall Street Journal as part of its “Best on the Street” annual ranking of sell-side analysts. While at Mercer Capital in the 1990s, Jeff led the firm’s financial institutions practice, providing valuation and transaction advisory services.

Jeff is a speaker at industry gatherings and to corporate boards on banking and corporate finance matters. He is regularly quoted in various media outlets. Presently, he is an editorial contributor to S&P Global Market Intelligence (previously SNL Financial) via a blog entitled “Nashville Notes.”

Adam Mustafa, President & CEO

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. 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.

Why the Current Turmoil in the Banking Industry is also a Golden Opportunity

The banking industry is fraught with risk at the moment. For the first time in recent memory, liquidity, interest rate, and credit risks are all elevated and converging. While many banks will have to fight to survive and justify their independence if they do survive, other banks are very well positioned to absorb these risks and take advantage of their weaker competitors. Tomorrow’s winners of the next cycle in banking will be born today. This discussion will include an assessment of the banking industry and will focus on how the best positioned banks can prepare strategically to exploit the opportunities that will inevitably present themselves to them.

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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.

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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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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

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