Events

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 2020 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 January 2021 to virtual events.

For questions on event updates, please email events@baft.org.  

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    Cloud-Based Payments: Looking Beyond Efficiency (Registration Open Soon)
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BAFT Reschedules North America Annual Meeting and Regional Bank Conference

by Gregory Kramer | Mar 20, 2020
We have chosen to postpone our planned North America Annual Meeting, scheduled for May 3-6, and our Regional Bank Conference, scheduled for June 15-16. Both conferences will be rescheduled for November 2020 and consolidated with the 30th Annual Conference on International Trade.

To help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), BAFT is following the Center for Disease Control’s guidance and recommendations. We have chosen to postpone our planned North America Annual Meeting, scheduled for May 3-6, and our Regional Bank Conference, scheduled for June 15-16. The health and well-being of our members, conference attendees, speakers, sponsors and employees is a top priority for BAFT and we believe this is the best way to ensure their safety at this time.

Both conferences will be rescheduled for November 2020 and consolidated with the 30th Annual Conference on International Trade. We are working closely with BAFT’s Board of Directors and the various Conference Planning Committees to deliver these programs in unison to maximize the value for attendees, speakers and sponsors. We will be in touch with the specific dates and hotel location once they are available.

We would like to thank the relevant committees and individuals who have dedicated their time and resources thus far to helping plan these events, and we remain committed to delivering these programs when it is safe and practical to do so.

We look forward to welcoming you later this year as your continued support is paramount to our joint success.

If you have any questions, please contact us at events@baft.org. We appreciate your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.