Events

2022 International Trade Conference

Overview
Sponsorship

Overview

Call for Session Proposals

Do you have a compelling hot topic, a forward-looking initiative or a recent industry study to share? We are soliciting a call for session proposals for BAFT’s 2022 International Trade Conference hosted November 2 – 4, 2022 in Houston, Texas + Virtual. Session proposals are due August 1, 2022.

BAFT’s  32nd annual international trade conference, specifically designed for international trade practitioners and others involved in the industry, is focused on the key issues that enhance and impact the growth of trade and trade finance, and their role within the global economy.

Proposal Guidelines

  • All session proposals should fall under one of the main theme categories below which will be covered during the conference program:
  • All sessions should be between 25 – 40 minutes in length, depending on format.
  • Thought leadership and forward-looking type session proposals are encouraged. Proposals with intent or perceived to sell a specific product or service will not be accepted.
  • We encourage a diverse group of speakers – expertise, organization, regional representation, etc. for all sessions.
  • Although this is a hybrid event, preference will be given to sessions whose speakers can attend in-person as chosen proposals will be included in the general session of the conference.

Proposals will be reviewed by an esteemed group of trade experts. Session and/or speaker proposals could be adjusted by the program planning committee to fit within the overall conference program. Submitters of selected proposals will be contacted no later than September 23, 2022.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL HERE >

For inquiries or additional information, please contact [email protected].

FAQ's

Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2022 BAFT International Trade Conference, specifically designed for international trade practitioners, is focused on the key issues that enhance the growth and impact of trade finance on the economy. Network and learn from industry thought leaders, clients, and peers at this premier conference for trade finance professionals.

Premier Options


Platinum Sponsor2 available

  • Speaking opportunity in the conference program (subject to planning committee approval)
  • 4 complimentary in-person and 3 complimentary virtual conference registrations
  • Bi-lateral meeting space
  • In-person table-top display
  • Pull-up banner in registration area (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Recognition as Platinum Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Gold Sponsor4 available

  • Speaking opportunity in the conference program (subject to planning committee approval)
  • 2 complimentary in-person and 2 complimentary virtual conference registrations
  • Option to add bi-lateral meeting space for additional $1000
  • In-person table-top display
  • Pull-up banner in registration area (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Silver Sponsor3 available

  • 2 complimentary in-person and 1 complimentary virtual conference registrations
  • Pull-up banner in registration area (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Option to add bi-lateral meeting space for additional $2000
  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Featured Event Options


 Wednesday Opening Welcome Reception1 available

  • Sponsor provides welcome remarks at the Wednesday Opening Welcome Reception
  • 2 complimentary in-person conference registrations and 2 complimentary virtual registrations
  • In-person table-top display
  • Pull-up banner at Opening Welcome Reception (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Thursday Evening Reception1 available

  • Sponsor provides welcome remarks at the Thursday Evening Reception
  • 2 complimentary in-person conference registrations and 2 complimentary virtual registrations
  • In-person table-top display
  • Pull-up banner at Thursday Evening Reception (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Thursday Networking Lunch1 available

  • Sponsor provides welcome remarks at the Thursday Networking Lunch
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration and 2 complimentary virtual registrations
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Pull-up banner at Thursday Networking Lunch (sponsor provides banner)
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Thursday/Friday Networking Breakfast2 available

  • Sponsor provides welcome remarks at the Networking Breakfast
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration and 2 complimentary virtual registrations
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Pull-up banner at Networking Breakfast (sponsor provides banner)
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Morning Coffee Breaks2 available

  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Pull-up banner displayed during break (sponsor provides banner)
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities


Conference Wi-Fi

  • Sponsor logo on WiFi password cards provided to all attendees
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration
  • Pull-up banner in registration area (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Recognition as Conference WiFi Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Conference Notepads

  • Sponsor supplies logo conference notepads
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration
  • Virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Bi-Lateral Meeting Rooms 6 available

  • Bi-lateral meeting space
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Table-Top Display4 available

  • Table-top display
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Conference Bags

  • Sponsor supplies logo bags
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Conference Lanyards

  • Sponsor supplies logo lanyards
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Testimonials

“I really enjoyed the virtual aspect of the conference, and in particular the social and networking opportunities it provided.”

Conference Attendee

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“The sessions were informative and the variety of content available was useful to my position. ”

Conference Attendee

Singapore

“Had useful discussions with both speakers and participants about practical trade issues. ”

Conference Attendee

London, United Kingdom


Sponsors


Interested in sponsoring the 2022 International Trade Conference? We can tailor your sponsorship package to meet your goals.

To discuss your sponsorship options, please contact:

Matthew Kaitz
Director, Business Development
[email protected]
+1 (703) 200-9071