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.

2017 – 2018 Event Schedule


2017 – 18 Event Schedule
Asia Briefing June 8, 2017 (Invitation Only) Singapore
(at the 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 - India August 8, 2017 Mumbai, India
India Trade Finance Workshops August 9, 2017 Mumbai, India
Financial Crime Compliance Workshop – Asia August 15, 2017 Hong Kong
27th Annual Conference on International Trade September 11 – 13, 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
Global Annual Meeting – Europe January 15 – 17, 2018 London, UK
MENA Forum March, 2018 Dubai, UAE
North American Annual Conference May 6 – 9, 2018 Orlando, FL

For conference updates and additional information, please email events@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

27th Annual Conference on International Trade

September 11 – 13, 2017
Chicago, IL

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.

For Sponsorship Information for the 27th Annual Conference on International Trade Click Here


2018 Europe Bank to Bank Forum

January 15 – 17, 2018
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.


Sponsorship Information for Europe Bank to Bank Forum Coming Soon


BAFT MENA Bank to Bank Forum

March, 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.

Sponsorship Information for MENA Bank to Bank Forum Coming Soon


North American Annual Meeting

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.


Sponsorship Information for the North America Annual Meeting Coming Soon