Registration to the 2021 BAFT Virtual Global Annual Meeting is currently open. However, please note the important dates below as we transition to a new website to better serve you, our members and conference attendees.

• Registration will be unavailable from April 28 - May 3. We would like to encourage prospective attendees to process their registrations as soon as possible to mitigate any issues during this period.

• Registration re-opens at 08:00AM ET on May 3 with our new website look and functionality!

Please email us at if you require assistance with your registration or experience any issues during this transition. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to celebrating our 100th Anniversary with you in June!

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.


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