The 2022 BAFT Asia Bank to Bank Forum is a gathering of 100+ senior-level executives and heads of transaction banking, trade, compliance, payments and/or innovation and other thought leaders in the industry who are located in or have responsibilities for the Asian market.
BAFT’s second Virtual Trade Finance Workshop of 2022 was held August 16 – 18. The workshop delved into the latest developments in the documentary credit world. The program covered the latest updates in the Letters of Credit space in relation to the rapidly developing environment in our industry and the transaction banking community more broadly.
BAFT’s Virtual Sustainability Workshop provides various viewpoints from leading sustainability experts and speakers including government representatives, regulators, banks, financial institutions, and corporates. Learn standard definitions of sustainability, sustainable finance, applications of sustainability in transaction banking, and differences in E-S-G verticals and taxonomies. Additionally, the program covers trends in both product offerings and strategies utilized by financial institutions in relation to the incorporation of sustainability internally.
The payments landscape has historically been at the forefront of technological advances in the banking industry. From Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and stable coins to real-time faster payments, ISO 20022, and Banking as a Service (BaaS); this year’s program will cover the latest in payments both from a cross-border and retail lens. Register to join us June 8 – 9, 2022 in New York City during this pivotal shift as the industry relinquishes the past and adapts to the future.
At this year’s BAFT MENA Bank to Bank Forum, we will rebuild connections as we return in-person to Dubai, UAE on May 24 – 25, 2022. A virtual offering is available for those who cannot join us in-person. The forum is a unique opportunity to discuss pressing industry issues with a regional focus, share insights, and network with senior transaction banking, trade and payments executives, subject matter experts, and other industry leaders within the wider Middle East and North Africa region.
The 2022 BAFT Global Annual Meeting, where the international transaction banking community meets, was held as a hybrid event May 1 – 4 in Washington, DC + virtually. This special occasion kicked off with a gala dinner commemorating the association’s centennial anniversary as we celebrate 100 years of leadership in finance and trade. This conference for transaction bankers and other trade, cash management and treasury executives, returned with much-anticipated dedicated bilateral meetings and networking sessions balanced with thought provoking and topical sessions the industry faces in this ever-changing world.
Hosted from February 15 – 17, BAFT’s 2022 Virtual Trade Finance Workshop will address the changing environment for trade finance products, including letters of credit (LCs), standby letters of credit (SBLCs), demand guarantees, counter standby letters of credit, and more. Hosted over three four-hour modules, the program is tailored to cover a number of larger themed areas daily, including – regulatory updates, business impacts from external events, and the changing environment for trade finance documentation.
The BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum is a signature regional event in the international banking calendar , which sets the stage for what to expect in the coming year with market insights and thought-provoking discussions led by industry experts and C-level executives.
The past several months have put supply chain front and center, now more than ever. The pandemic has added additional strain to the global supply chain, yet the industry has endeavored to remain resilient against these challenges and external events. During this two-day virtual forum, we will take a deeper dive into the nuances of supply chain finance and the changing environment’s potential impact on current programs.