Where Transaction Banking Meets

You are invited to join BAFT for our 2021 Virtual Global Annual Meeting, where the international transaction banking community meets. Hosted from June 7 -10, 2021, we have combined our traditional in-person events including the 2021 Global Annual Meeting - The Americas, the 2021 Europe Bank to Bank Forum and the 2021 MENA Bank to Bank Forum, into one global virtual conference. Join us for this special event commemorating the association’s centennial anniversary as we celebrate 100 years of leadership in finance and trade. Register here to secure early access to the platform.


Spotlight Sessions

Monday, June 7

China, Globalization & the World Order

  • The Honorable Kevin Rudd
  • Former Prime Minister, Australia
  • President & CEO, Asia Society
  • Mark Borton
  • Head, Transactional and Trade Asia & Head, Trade and Working Capital Asia
  • National Australia Bank


    Tuesday, June8

    Opening Keynote:
    One on One with HSBC US & Americas CEO

  • Michael Roberts
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • HSBC USA and Americas
  • Rob Nichols
  • President & CEO
  • American Bankers Association (ABA)


    Transaction Banking Global Leaders: View From the Top

  • Diane Reyes
  • Group General Manager, & Global Head, Liquidity &
    Cash Management
  • HSBC
  • Michael Spiegel
  • Global Head Transaction Banking
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Andy Kollegger
  • Group Managing Director & Head Corporate and Institutional Clients International
  • UBS
  • Karin Walchshöfer
  • MD, and Head EMEA, Global Financial Institutional Group
  • BMO Capital Markets


    Wednesday, June 9

    Women Leaders at the Banking Helm in MENA

  • Rola Abu Manneh
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Standard Chartered Bank UAE
  • Elham Mahfouz
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Commercial Bank of Kuwait
  • Mervat Soltan
  • Chairperson
  • Export Development Bank of Egypt
  • Maram Al-Jazireh
  • Senior Vice President & Global Head of Financial Institutions
  • Arab Bank


    Liquidity Management: A View from the Top with Marc Bayle de Jesse, CLS Group CEO

  • Marc Bayle De Jesse
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • CLS Bank


    Champions for Equality: How to be an Agent of Change

  • Nick Smit
  • Head, Financial Institutions Americas
  • ING
  • Emma Loftus
  • Executive Vice President & Head of Treasury Management
  • PNC
  • Michaela Ludbrook
  • Head of Corporate Banking Americas and Corporate Coverage
  • Deutsche Bank


    Thursday, June 10 

    Business Transformation: One on One with Bain & Company Worldwide Managing Partner

    Closing Keynote: One of One with Bank of America CEO

  • Manny Maceda
  • Worldwide Managing Partner
  • Bain & Company
  • Todd Burwell
  • President & CEO
  • BAFT
  • Brian Moynihan
  • Chairman of the Board & CEO
  • Bank of America
  • Rob Nichols
  • President & CEO
  • American Bankers Association (ABA)



    Virtual Conference Features & Programming

    • Three days of plenary programming covering the most important global topics for transaction banking, trade, payments, and innovation
    • A bonus programming day featuring presentations from the BAFT Future Leaders Program Class of 2021 covering faster payments, trade commodity finance, sustainable finance, transaction banking, and DE&I
    • Specialty tracks highlighting key issues per region - Asia, Africa, Europe, MENA and North America
    • Open Discussion Forums and Ask The Expert Forums with no pre-set agendas, so you can ask questions on your own time
    • Spotlight sessions and thought leadership workshops built throughout the agenda for deeper dives
    • Social activities including multiple wine-tastings, a musical happy hour, a virtual art exhibition and more
    • 100th Anniversary celebration activities including several rounds of trivia, a conversation with a historian and a look back at the association’s major milestones over the past century
    What to Expect at BAFT's 2021 Virtual Global Annual Meeting