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BAFT Launches New Transaction Banking Networking Club

BAFT CONNECT, a subscription-based virtual networking community, will open October 20, 2021.

WASHINGTON — BAFT, the leading global financial services association for international transaction banking, today announced a new, virtual transaction-banking networking club set to launch October 20. BAFT CONNECT will be a subscription-only service open to members of the transaction banking community for networking, shared problem solving and content exchange.

BAFT CONNECT networking sessions will be held on the third Wednesday of every month and will include presentations from expert speakers, as well as small group roundtable discussions on developing industry issues. Members will have the ability to network via video and message chat with other subscribers and guests similar to an in-person networking reception.

Each monthly session will be two hours long and offered at two different times to accommodate different time zones and the global nature of the transaction banking community.

“With the absence of in-person networking throughout the last year, we saw a real need to help connect those within the transaction banking industry,” said Tod Burwell, President & CEO, BAFT. “BAFT CONNECT will be a great conduit for collaboration and will allow professionals around the globe to participate in a way that is both convenient and engaging, even after in-person meetings resume.”

To participate in BAFT CONNECT, individuals must register for a subscription and complete a member profile on the platform that includes their title, organizational details, and can include a photo and connectivity to LinkedIn and other social media accounts. BAFT members will receive a special member subscription rate and can invite guests to the club for free to an individual session. Non-BAFT members are also welcome to join.

Industry professionals interested in learning more about BAFT CONNECT are invited to participate in an open house on its launch day, October 20, but must register by October 15.

BAFT Media Contact:
Blair Bernstein
Director, Public Relations
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+ 1 (202) 663-5468