The BAFT North America Annual Conference continues to deliver on its strengths of quality programming, leading industry speakers and networking opportunities all in one conference!

Dedicated Bilateral Meeting Times

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.

Access to meeting rooms and suites is a benefit of sponsorship. Rooms are limited and on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested to reserve a room, please contact Nancy Monahan at or at 202-663-5530.

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

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • 8:30AM – 6:30PM
  • Monday, May 7, 2018
  • 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • 11:30AM – 5:00PM
  • Special Networking and Social Events

    We have several networking and social activities lined up throughout the conference, there’s something for everyone! Check out the Special Events page for complete list and additional details on each.

  • Class of 2018 Future Leaders Graduation – on its third year, celebrate the graduation of the new Future Leaders during the opening dinner on Sunday.
  • New! Outdoor Wellness Activity – join a small group private yoga class, and or kayak around the lake on Sunday, to kick off the conference.
  • Annual Golf Shotgun Tournament – a conference favorite, reserve your spot today!
  • Annual 5K Run/1K Walk – now on it’s 5th year, this event is growing in popularity each year. Invite your colleagues and form a team for more fun.
  • Post-Conference Workshop: Financial Crime Compliance Workshop 2.0
  • Wednesday, May 9 11:30AM – 5:00PM

    Building on the success of the the Financial Crime Compliance Workshops we offered in 2017, the Financial Crime Compliance Workshop returns to North America with deeper dive discussions on two key areas of financial crime – Trade Based Money Laundering and Correspondent Banking. A detailed discussion on the new Wolfsberg Customer Due Diligence Questionnaire will also be covered.

    Plan to stay the full day of Wednesday to join this special workshop. Annual Conference attendees just add $250 to your registration fee, up to $300 discount off regular workshop rate.