BAFT offers various in-person and virtual conferences, forums, workshops, briefings and webinars throughout the year to keep the financial services community informed on the latest updates related to international transaction banking.

We have a mainstay of large-scale industry wide conferences hosted annually each in the Americas, Europe and MENA; in addition to annual conferences focused specifically on trade and payments. BAFT also offers ad-hoc workshops globally covering a number areas including financial crime compliance, trade finance, supply chain finance and innovation.

We aim to create an optimal platform for networking with colleagues, clients (current and prospective) and peers, while also providing educational opportunities for continuing professional development to earn CPDs for numerous certifications including CDCS®.

BAFT 2021 Q1 & Q2 In-Person Events Pivot to Virtual

BAFT has continued to monitor the impact of COVID-19 globally, as well as solicit feedback from various members across different regions. Although some countries have started lifting restrictions, several have not, and some cities that started to ease restrictions have delayed further phased re-openings. Policies on travel vary by country and each institution.

The health and safety of our members, attendees, and other stakeholders have always been our primary concern. Given the levels of uncertainty, and with input from our regional councils, the BAFT Board of Directors has approved the recommendation to pivot all planned BAFT in-person events through July 2021 to virtual events.

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  • 2020 In-Person Events Pivot to Virtual
    On July 10, BAFT announced that all scheduled in-person events through January 2021 will be offered as virtual events in light of global uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.
    Jul 10, 2020