2023 LBA Convention & Exposition


Make plans to join us for the 123rd Annual Convention & Exposition April 25-27, 2023 at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina! The convention includes education sessions, an exhibit hall and the opportunity to network with fellow bankers and vendors.  

Click here for brochure and agenda (last updated 1/11/23)
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Convention Fees *Please note: New Early Bird Pricing!

  • Registration Fee:  Register by February 10, 2023 to get the Early Bird Registration Fee of $649 per person. After February 10, registration fee is $699 per person. 
  • Spouse/Guest Registration Fee - Register by February 10, 2023 to get the Early Bird Registration Fee of $375 per person. After February 10, registration fee is $399 per person. 
  • Golf Scramble - April 25, 2022 - 7:30am-1:30pm - $275 per person (includes continental breakfast, box lunch, and refreshments)
  • Biltmore Estate Tour (2 Options) - April 25, 2022 - Choose one of the follow options: Tour 1 from 9:15am-2:30pm or Tour 2 from 11:45am-4:30pm - $250 per person (includes transportation, lunch, and self-guided audio tour). Please note: If you want to attend either Biltmore Tour with a group from your bank/company, we encourage you to register all together so that you are assured to be on the same tour. 
  • Spouse/Guest Tours (2 Options) - April 26, 2022 - Choose one of the following options: Tour 1 (Chocolate, Art & Beverage Tour) from 9:30am-3:00pm or Tour 2 (Blue Ridge History & Shopping Tour) from 10:00am-3:30pm. Cost for each tour is $250 per person (includes transportation, lunch, admission fees to venues)

Instructions for Additional Activities and to Register Spouse/Guests on our website: 

1. Sign in to register below.
2. Select Register Myself or Register Someone Else (choose the individual).
3. Select whether you are a banker or non-banker. If you want to register for Golf or Biltmore Tour (April 25), click add next to the activity you would like to add.
4. To add a spouse/guest, select the "+ Add a Guest" above the registration options. 
5. Fill in the Guest First and Last Name and Company/Organization Name.
6. If you want to register the guest for Golf or Biltmore Tour (April 25) and/or Spouse/Guest Tour Options (April 26), click add next to the activity you would like to add.

To view the attendee list, click on the attendee list tab above (next to registration). 
When
4/25/2023 7:30 AM - 4/27/2023 11:30 AM
Where
Omni Grove Park Inn 290 Macon Avenue Asheville, NC 28804 UNITED STATES
 

Program

   
Description
Swing into a round of golf on the legendary 18-hole course at The Omni Grove Park Inn. Registration Fee includes green fee, continental breakfast, refreshments and box lunch.
Time
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4/25/2023 7:30 AM

America's largest private home is the centerpiece of Biltmore Estate. Tour includes transportation, Biltmore Admission, self-guided audio tour through Biltmore House, self-guided visit to Biltmore Gardens. It also includes lunch at Stable Loft Cafe (approximately 12pm) with free time to shop. Registered tour guests should meet in the Vanderbilt Wing Atrium of the hotel (7th level) at 9am. Bus will leave at 9:15am. *Please note: If you would like to attend the Biltmore Tour with a group from your bank/company, we encourage you to register your group all together to ensure you are on the same tour.
Time
9:15 AM - 2:30 PM
4/25/2023 9:15 AM

America's largest private home is the centerpiece of Biltmore Estate. Tour includes transportation, Biltmore Admission, self-guided audio tour through Biltmore House, self-guided visit to Biltmore Gardens. It also includes lunch at Stable Loft Cafe (approximately 1pm) with free time to shop. Registered tour guests should meet in the Vanderbilt Wing Atrium of the hotel (7th level) at 9:45am. Bus will leave at 10am. *Please note: If you would like to attend the Biltmore Tour with a group from your bank/company, we encourage you to register your group all together to ensure you are on the same tour.
Time
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4/25/2023 10:00 AM

America's largest private home is the centerpiece of Biltmore Estate. Tour includes transportation, Biltmore Admission, self-guided audio tour through Biltmore House, self-guided visit to Biltmore Gardens. It also includes lunch at Stable Loft Cafe (approximately 2pm)  with free time to shop. Registered tour guests should meet in the Vanderbilt Wing Atrium of the hotel (7th level) at 11:15am. Bus will leave at 11:30am. *Please note: If you would like to attend the Biltmore Tour with a group from your bank/company, we encourage you to register your group all together to ensure you are on the same tour.
Time
11:30 AM - 4:45 PM
4/25/2023 11:30 AM

America's largest private home is the centerpiece of Biltmore Estate. Tour includes transportation, Biltmore Admission, self-guided audio tour through Biltmore House, self-guided visit to Biltmore Gardens. It also includes lunch at Stable Loft Cafe (approximately 12:30pm) with free time to shop. Registered tour guests should meet in the Vanderbilt Wing Atrium of the hotel (7th level) at 11:30am. Bus will leave at 11:45am. *Please note: If you would like to attend the Biltmore Tour with a group from your bank/company, we encourage you to register your group all together to ensure you are on the same tour.
Time
11:45 AM - 4:30 PM
4/25/2023 11:45 AM

You’ll be wowed in this taste sensation tour! Included is a 45 minute guided tour of one of Asheville’s local chocolatiers while they sort, roast, crack, winnow, grind, conche and temper chocolate in small batches at the factory. You’ll have backstage access to the facility, and an in-depth tasting of their chocolate. Then we are off to watch amazing artists as they create a beautiful works of art. You’ll meet the artists, watch the processes and have plenty of time for questions and answers. Also included is winery tour with tasting of 3 wines. Registration fee includes transportation, lunch, and admission to venues.
Time
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4/26/2023 9:30 AM

This tour will highlight Asheville’s most noted histories, shopping, arts & crafts, architecture and historic venues. Tour will visit The Folk Art Center, which features the Southern Highland Craft Guild Artists’ works which represents the finest in traditional mountain and contemporary American crafts. The upper level features a revolving exhibit of local and regional collections. This tour will also visit Biltmore Village, which is a community of unique architecture designed by Richard Sharp Smith, the onsite Architect for Biltmore House. The homes were commissioned by George Vanderbilt and built to provide a community for his estate workers. It is now a collection of shops, restaurants & galleries offering a diverse selection of merchandise from one-of-a-kind decorative and functional craft items, to original artwork, limited edition prints, art glass, custom designed jewelry, clothing, home accessories and more.  The tour will also stop in downtown Asheville at The Grove Arcade, a beautiful Neo-Gothic architectural masterpiece, planned by E.W. Grove, designed by Charles N. Parker, and completed in 1929. The 269,000 square foot building housed one of the country’s first indoor public markets. There are dozens of unique shops for you to peruse in Asheville’s most beautiful building. Registration fee includes transportation, lunch and admission to venues.
Time
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4/26/2023 10:00 AM

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