CUTTING THROUGH THE NOISE: What’s Relevant in an Age of Transformation

At this year’s Global Annual Meeting – The Americas, we are cutting through the noise to help you see the opportunities and navigate through the challenges in this age of transformation. From collaborative disruption between fintechs and FIs to managing data in today’s digital age; from what the financial industry might look like in 10+ years to the impact of geopolitics and current trade dynamics, we’ll uncover what’s important to you and your customers in the face of these new realities.

More Dedicated Bilateral Meeting Times

You asked for it, you got it! 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. And this year, we’ve added more dedicated bilateral meeting times throughout the conference.

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 in reserving a room, please contact Nancy Monahan at or at +1-202-663-5530.

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

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • 8:00AM – 6:30PM
  • Monday, April 29, 2019
  • 1:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • 8:30AM – 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 2019 Future Leaders Graduation – celebrate the graduation of the new Future Leaders during the opening dinner on Sunday.
  • Outdoor Wellness Activity – a new alternative activity on Sunday, join your colleagues in a group yoga class to start the conference right!
  • Annual Golf Shotgun Tournament – a conference favorite, reserve your spot today. And this year, we are once again at a PGA course!
  • Annual 5K Run/1K Walk – now on it’s 6th year, this event is growing in popularity each year. Invite your colleagues and form a team for more fun, with new exciting awards!
  • Post-Conference Workshop: Financial Crime Compliance Workshop
    Wednesday, May 1 11:30AM – 5:00PM

    Building on the success of the Financial Crime Compliance Workshops we offered the last couple of years, the Financial Crime Compliance Workshop returns to North America with deeper dive discussions with case studies and practical examples on key financial crime compliance topics.

    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 a $275 discount off regular workshop rate.

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    Group Rate Special

    BAFT members receive USD $75 discount off each full conference member registration for 5 or more registrations received from the same institution at the same time. Please contact to receive your special group rate form. Non-members, Government and other discounted registrations do not qualify for group rate.

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