The 2023 BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum will be held January 24 – 25 in London, UK. BAFT’s Europe Bank to Bank Forum is the premier event in the region specifically designed for transaction banking executives and others involved in international trade, payments, cash management, innovation, and sustainability.
The importance and impact of trade to everyone’s daily lives has never been more relevant than now. The 2022 International Trade Conference program will focus on key topical themes including supply chain, trade digitization, sustainability/ESG, geopolitics, regulatory and compliance, and other key issues that enhance and impact the growth of trade and trade finance, and their role within the global economy.
The BAFT Regional Bank Conference is open to financial institutions with an asset size of $250 bn. USD or less, regardless of geographic location. This special conference, designed by fellow regional bankers, will cover topics of interest to this group of banks. The 2022 Regional Bank Conference is hosted in-person on November 2 in Houston, Texas.
The BAFT Global Councils Forum serves as the leading international forum bringing the financial community, its partners, and providers together. The forum’s aim is to foster collaboration to shape market practice, influence regulation and legislation through advocacy, develop new industry capabilities, and provide education and training that contribute to the safety and soundness of the global financial system.
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.