Event Sponsorship

Who We Are

BAFT is the association for organizations actively engaged in international transaction banking. It serves as the leading forum for bringing the financial community and its suppliers together to collaborate on shaping market practices, influencing regulation and legislation through global advocacy, developing and adapting new and existing instruments that facilitate the settlements of products and service offerings for clients, providing education and training, and contributing to the safety and soundness of the global financial system.

BAFT hosts a large number of events throughout the globe each year, focusing on information, education and networking for our members. If you are interested in becoming involved as a sponsor, an exhibitor or simply receiving more information about any specific event, please contact: Nancy Monahan at nmonahan@baft.org or (202) 663-5530.


If you are not currently a member of BAFT, consider the benefits of membership - you are a part of a group of internationally active financial institutions, suppliers and other organizations forming a network of executives, operational, and technical experts in the global transaction industry space. As a BAFT member, a financial institution, government or other organizations and their staff will receive the following benefits:

Insights and Access to Global Markets
"Through BAFT Councils in North America, Europe, Asia & MENA
Advocating for the Industry
We serve as the industry’s voice before multilateral agencies, export credit agencies, finance ministries, central banks and legislative bodies.
Global Networking
Throughout the year, BAFT offers face-to-face networking opportunities. The North America Annual Meeting has been a premier meeting place.
Member-only Savings and Access
Receive substantial discounts off non-member registration pricing for conferences and workshops.
Industry Informational Resources
Access to compliance resources, issue-focused webinars and conference calls, email bulletins, and more to keep informed about events in the transaction banking industry.
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2016 – 2017 Event Schedule

2017 Event Schedule

Europe Bank to Bank Forum
Jan 16 - 28, 2017
Madrid, Spain
SE Trade Finance Workshop
February 16-17, 2017
Tampa, Florida
India Executive Forum
March 15, 2017
Mumbai, India
MENA Forum
March 22-23, 2017
Dubai, UAE
Financial Crime Compliance Workshop - Europe
April 11, 2017
London, United Kingdom
Global Annual Meeting - The Americas
April 30 - May 3, 2017
Miami, Florida
Financial Crime Compliance Workshop - N.A.
May 3, 2017
Miami, Florida
BAFT Asia Briefing
June 7, 2017 (Invitation Only)
Singapore (at Future of Finance Asia)
New York Trade Finance Workshop
June 22 – 23, 2017
New York, NY 
Global Payments Symposium
July 19-20, 2017
New York, NY
West Coast Trade Finance Workshop
July 20-21, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
Financial Crime Compliance Workshop – Asia
August, 2017
Hong Kong
Financial Crime Compliance Workshop - India
August, 2017
Mumbai, India
India Trade Finance Workshops
August, 2017
Mumbai, India
27th Annual Conference on International Trade
September, 2017
Chicago, IL
9th Annual Global Councils Forum
October 15, 2017 (Invitation only)
Toronto, Canada (at SIBOS)
Canada Trade Finance Workshop
November, 2017
Toronto, Canada

For past attendee lists, please contact khoch@baft.org
For conference updates and additional information, please email events@baft.org.


Trade Finance Workshops

BAFT Trade Finance Workshops bring together bankers to learn from case studies and from the group’s extensive experience. These workshops focus on the complex issues facing the transaction banking industry and offer ample opportunities for education and networking.

Do you have office conference space for approximately 80 to 100 bankers? We are seeking hosts for the following events. Don’t have the office space, but would like to support a Workshop? Sponsorships are available. Please contact Nancy Monahan, nmonahan@baft.org.

Canada Trade Finance Workshop, Toronto, Canada, November 3-4, 2016
Southeast Trade Finance Workshop, Tampa, Florida, February 16-17, 2017
New York Trade Finance Workshop, New York City, New York, June 22-23, 2017
West Coast Trade Finance Workshop, Los Angeles, California, July 2017
Indonesia Trade Finance Workshop, July 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
India Trade Finance Workshops, August 2017, India

Invitation Only Events

Each year BAFT hosts 100 senior transaction bankers and key industry leaders for invitation-only, half-day events in advance of the Asian Banker Summit and SIBOS. Please contact Nancy Monahan, nmonahan@baft.org.

Exclusive and shared sponsorships are available. The BAFT event occurs from 8:30am to 1:30pm and includes breakfast and lunch.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Speaking opportunity
  • Six registrations for colleagues and clients
  • Logo displayed on the conference webpage, event emails and printed program
  • Logo displayed on a slide at the event
  • Acknowledgement from the podium
  • Sponsor flyer/insert included with the registration materials
  • Registration mailing list at the end of early registration
3rd Asia Briefing at Asian Banker Summit, May 2017
9th Annual BAFT Global Councils Forum at SIBOS, Toronto, Canada, October 15, 2017


2017 Europe Bank to Bank Forum

January 16-18, 2017
Madrid, Spain

Also known as the Europe Bank to Bank Forum, this event brings together a broad representation of members and industry stakeholders to provide educational programing on issues affecting the transaction banking industry, with special emphasis on the European market.

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BAFT MENA Bank to Bank Forum

March 22, 2017 - March 23, 2017
Dubai, UAE

Join transaction bankers and others involved in cross border payments and trade as they gather to discuss key issues and best practices at the MENA Forum. The Forum will focus on correspondent banking with topics such as de-risking, Islamic banking challenges and opportunities, the evolving trade and payment landscapes, and regulatory reform for transaction banking. Plus, dedicated bilateral meeting times are included in the program for you to have uninterrupted meetings with prospective and future clients.

For Sponsorship Information for the MENA Forum Click Here

Nancy Monahan
Senior Manager, Business Development
P: +1-202-663-5530
E: nmonahan@baft.org

Global Annual Meeting - The Americas

April 30, 2017 - May 3, 2017
Turnberry Isle, Florida

BAFT’s largest event of the year, brings together over 400 senior executive bankers, suppliers, and stakeholders from over 100 global organizations. There will be opportunities for networking and bilateral meetings in addition to meetings that feature dynamic, expert speakers addressing topical issues impacting the industry across the globe. This is a must attend event.

For Sponsorship Information for the North America Annual Meeting Click Here

Nancy Monahan
Senior Manager, Business Development
P: +1-202-663-5530
E: nmonahan@baft.org

Global Payments Symposium

July 19-20, 2017
New York, NY

The BAFT Global Payments Symposium is the must attend event for transaction banking professionals. The conference program will feature sessions on innovations in payments, cybersecurity, emerging technology, and cross-border payments.

For Sponsorship Information for the Global Payments Symposium Click Here

Nancy Monahan
Senior Manager, Business Development
P: +1-202-663-5530
E: nmonahan@baft.org

26th Annual Conference on International Trade

September, 2017

The Annual Trade Conference is the association’s premier gathering of trade finance professionals in the United States. Attended by over 200 senior bankers, corporate executives, and government agency executives; the conference is specifically designed for international trade practitioners and is focused on the key issues that enhance the growth and impact of trade finance on the economy. The conference program features leading industry bankers, heads of government agencies, and corporate executives speaking on the hot topics of the industry.