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 events around the globe, these events focus on information, education, and networking. If you are interested in becoming involved as a sponsor or exhibitor, or if you would like additional information, please contact Nancy Monahan at nmonahan@baft.org or (202) 663-5530.

2018 Event Schedule


2018 Events*
January 15 – 17 Global Annual Meeting – Europe London, United Kingdom
January 25 – 26 Canada Trade Finance Workshop Toronto, Canada
February 15 – 16 Southeast Trade Finance Workshop Tampa, Florida
March 7 – 8 MENA Bank to Bank Forum Dubai, UAE
March Financial Crime Compliance – Asia TBD
May 6 – 9 North America Annual Conference Orlando, Florida
May 9 Financial Crime Compliance Workshiop – North America Orlando, Florida
June New York Trade Finance Workshop New York, NY
July Global Payments Symposium New York, NY
July 19 – 20 West Coast Trade Finance Workshop Los Angeles, CA
September 26 – 28 28th Annual Conference on International Trade Chicago, IL
September 26 Supply Chain Finance Bootcamp Chicago, IL
October 21 10th Annual Global Councils Forum Sydney, Australia
*Dates/Location subject to change.

For conference updates and additional information, please email events@baft.org or visit www.baft.org then click on the Events tab.


2018 Global Annual Meeting – Europe

January 15 – 17
London, UK

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 7 – 8, 2018
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.

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North America Annual Conference

May 6 – 9, 2018
Orlando, 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.

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