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2017 BAFT North America Annual Conference - Registration
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 to Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Venue: Turnberry Isle Miami  Aventura, FL United States   Get Directions

Global Annual Meeting – The Americas
Rise to A New Era
April 30 – May 3, 2017
Turnberry Isle Miami
Miami, FL

The BAFT Global Annual Meeting – The Americas continues to deliver on its strengths of quality programming, leading industry speakers and networking opportunities all in one conference! The Annual Meeting attracts 400+ senior transaction bankers, consulting and technology firms, corporates, government and other stakeholders from over 100+ organizations. The audience will be diverse in geographic scope as well as executive portfolio.

We are once again carving out dedicated times throughout the conference for networking and bilateral meetings with your peers, colleagues and clients. This allows attendees to attend the educational programs and still meet with clients/prospects during the conference.

Plus, we are introducing our new Financial Crime Compliance Workshop on Wednesday, May 3. This is a separate event and registration from the Global Annual Meeting, which takes place immediately after the Wednesday sessions of the Annual Meeting. It will cover topics such as customer due diligence, transaction monitoring, correspondent banking and sanctions. So plan ahead to stay the full day of Wednesday to also include this in your travel schedule.

Keynote Speakers

Monday, May 1

  Patrick Burke
  President and Chief Executive
  HSBC North America Holdings Inc.

Tuesday, May 2

  Rob Nichols
  President and CEO
  American Bankers Association

  Patrick Davies
  Deputy British Ambassador to the USA

Wednesday, May 3

  Daniel D. Soto
  Chief Compliance Officer
  Ally Financial Inc.

Special Annual Meeting Events

Make the most of your Annual Meeting experience. Join us for additional workshops and special interest topic discussions, bilateral meetings and fun sporting events.

  • Lunch and Learn

    Back by popular demand, we invite you to discuss hot topics in the industry with experts in the field in an informal setting during lunch. Each table will cover one industry topic of interest. Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

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    to see details and reserve your spot.

  • Special Interest Workshops

    Join subject-matter experts during these special interest topics affecting the industry today. Workshops are smaller in size for an interactive dialogue between the speakers and attendees.

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    to see details and reserve your spot.

  • Dedicated Networking Time Throughout the Conference

    The Annual Meeting has always been known as an excellent venue to network with peers, colleagues and clients. We recognize this need and have exclusive times during the conference dedicated for bilateral and small group meetings.

    Schedule of dedicated meeting times (outside of networking breakfasts, lunches, receptions and dinners)

    Sunday, April 30, 2017
    1:30PM – 6:30PM
    Monday, May 1, 2017
    2:00PM – 5:30PM
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017
    2:00PM – 6:00PM
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    8:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Future Leaders Ceremony and Presentation
    We are celebrating the 2nd annual graduating class of the Future Leaders Program – class of 2017. This is a select group of up and rising young professionals in transaction banking who have been mentored by seasoned executives in the industry. Their capstone project will be presented during Tuesday’s general session, and their graduation ceremony will be held during the opening dinner on Sunday, April 30.
    Annual Golf and Run/Walk Events
    Treat yourself or your favorite golfer/client to a memorable conference. Golf enthusiasts will be thrilled with the resort’s 18-hole championship course. Last time we were at the Miller Course, this time, test out the Soffer course, designed by Raymond Floyd.

    At the time anyone who is registered or will register for the BAFT Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 30 – it is no longer possible to receive a refund for canceling your golf registration.  You are welcome to provide a substitute.

    GAM Walk
    Not a golfer? Kick off the conference with a 5K Run/1K Walk instead. It’s a great way to start off your day and conference as well!

    Awards will be given for Fastest Man, Fastest Woman, Biggest Team, and Best (most creatively) Dressed.

    You can register for either or both of these events as part of your conference registration.

  • Featured Workshop
    New! Financial Crime Compliance – North America
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Immediately after the Global Annual Meeting, we will offer a Financial Crime Compliance workshop from 11:30AM – 5:00PM. The workshop will be taught by Alma Angotti, a widely recognized anti-money laundering expert, formerly from FinCEN, SEC and FINRA and now serves as Managing Director for Global Investigations & Compliance with Navigant. Workshop will cover topics such as Customer Due Diligence, Trade Based Money Laundering, Transaction Monitoring, Correspondent Banking and Sanctions.

    This is a separate event and registration from the Global Annual Meeting. Those attending the Workshop ONLY are invited to join the Wednesday morning sessions during the Global Annual Meeting. Special bundled pricing available, a $250 discount, for those interested to attend both the Global Annual Meeting and the Financial Crime Compliance Workshop. Members already registered for the Global Annual Meeting only add $200 to attend the workshop.

    Register for the Financial Crime Compliance Today.

    What Attendees Said About Previous Annual Meetings

    "Format of the event was great. Informative and practical. Environment very conducive (captive audience) to facilitating networking opportunities. Easiest and most efficient and cost effective way for me (from Australia) to cover the Americas over a few days.

    "Programming and networking were excellent. They were exactly what I was looking for."

    "The program was excellent. The speakers were engaging. The atmosphere was positive and enthusiastic. "

    “Pleased with the mix of industry forums and networking time/opportunities available. I believe this to be the best conference on the banking calendar.”

    “Nice balance between meaningful presentations; good client meetings; broader networking opportunities and fine venue. Some good golf opportunities didn't hurt either.”

    Hotel Reservation

    Turnberry Hotel rooms are now SOLD OUT.

    Rooms are available at the Marriott Residence Inn, Adventura Mall across the street from the Turnberry.

    Rooms are available at the rate of $179 + Tax. Reservations can be made by calling Marriott Reservations at  (800) 331-3131 and asking for the BAFT block of rooms.

    Registration Information

    Register online or download and complete the registration form here. Full conference registration fees include admission to all three days of the education sessions and all networking events and meals. There are no one day rates available. However, group rates apply for 5 or more attendees from the same institution/company registering at full conference rate at the same time. Contact to receive the special group pricing.

    Early Bird Rate 
    Ending Friday, March 17
    Regular Rate 
    After Friday, March 17
       Member - Team
       NonMember - Team
       GAM + FCC Workshop Member
       GAM + FCC Workshop NonMember


    Contact to register for the Financial Crime Compliance Workshop.
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    Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite.