March Dinner Meeting

6:00-7:00 pm: Check-in and Networking
6:30-8:00 pm: Dinner and Dessert Buffet
7:00-7:30 pm: Chapter Meeting and Announcements
7:30-8:30 pm: Main Presentation


Main Presentation:

Title: The Art of Digital M&A Deal

Speaker: Hector Del Castillo

70% to 90% of of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) fail. So why do companies spend more than $2 trillion worldwide on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) every year? Selling or merging a business is not like selling a house. There are many obstacles to a successful business sale or merger. Much planning is needed to identify the obstacles faced by business owners and overcome or minimize the effect of the obstacles.

We will identify the trends of the M&A market and focus specifically on opportunities for the digital M&A market. We will discuss why mergers and acquisitions are so attractive to business owners, executives and investors, why digital M&A matters, why it is important to ensure your company is prepared to succeed, and how to prepare to survive a digital merger or acquisition.


About the Speaker:


Hector has over 15 years of experience collaborating with executives and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. He’s passionate about working with executives to achieve business growth by guiding mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Byond, Hector led acquisition and integration efforts at Nextone Communications, Smith Micro Software and MEITechnologies.

At Byond, he’s busy creating content to share actionable information with midmarket executives and entrepreneurs who want to grow their business and significantly improve the value they deliver to customers, while reducing operational costs to increase their company’s financial performance.

As a consultant and coach, he ensures organizations achieve a competitive advantage from M&A deals by guiding executives, building capacity and capability, improving processes and deploying best in class tools.


Meeting Location:

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910

Free Parking - Park in the garage under the hotel and get your parking ticket validated at the front desk before leaving.


Professional Development Units:
Quantity: 1.5 PDUs

CCR PDU Category:
1.5 - Strategic and Business Management

Registration Information:
Regular Price: $50 ($30 for students)

*Note: Students must enter the code STUDENT in the Coupon field when registering, and must show their student ID at the registration desk the day of the meeting.

Pre-register and pay online during the early bird registration period to receive a $10 discount on registration.  That is, students will only pay $20; non-students pay only $40.

Early bird registration ends at midnight on Wednesday, March 7. Online registration closes at 7:30 pm on Monday, March 12.

Benefits of registering in advance

  1. You receive a discount on registration if you register early enough
  2. You receive a pre-printed name badge at the meeting (makes networking easier)
  3. You are automatically entered into a drawing for a coupon for a free dinner meeting
  4. You can pay with a credit/debit card or PayPal account (only cash or check accepted at the door)

Cancellation Policy
There are no transfers or refunds for no shows. If you contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the Sunday before registration closes, you can receive a full refund. If you contact programs after Sunday and before registration closes on Tuesday, you can request a transfer to another dinner meeting.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-14-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-14-2018 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-14-2018
Cut off date 03-12-2018 7:30 pm
Individual Price $50 ($40 for early bird registration)
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