BAFT has continued to monitor the impact of COVID-19 globally, as well as solicit feedback from various members across different regions. Although some countries have started lifting restrictions, serveral have not, and some cities that started to ease restrictions have delayed futher phased re-openings. Policies on travel vary by country and each institution.

The health and safety of our members, attendees, and other stakeholders have always been out primary concern. Give the levels of uncertainty, and with input form our regional councils, the BAFT Board Directors has approved the recommendation to pivot all planned BAFT in-person events through January 2021 to virtual events.

We are working with our various planning committees to offer you the same quality of conference programming you have come to expect from BAFT while optimizing digital channels to facilitate networking and breakouts sessions. Through digital channel delivery, we hotp that individuals that may have previously been restricted by travel cost will be able to participate in these BAFT programs. We will provide additional updates on each event as our virtual offerings develop.

For those who already registered for the in-person event, there is no action required from you. We will fully refund your registration and cancel your hotel room reservations at our event locations. However, if you reserved a room outside of our official hotels, you will need to cancel your bookking. We appreciate your patience as we work through all the refunds and room cancellations during the next couple of weeks.

Please check back later for further details on the 2020 Virtual International Convention.

Given the unprecedented issues impacting our industry in 2020, BAFT will bring its entire community together under one roof to discuss the challenges of tomorrow and address today’s most pressing topics. Attendees from our North America Annual Meeting, Annual Conference on International Trade and the Regional Bank Conference will all gather for this unique, one-time BAFT Convention in Orlando, Florida. Join global heads, senior bankers and financial services professionals representing banks and providers of all sizes and geographic scope as we come together to discuss tomorrow’s challenges, today.

Register today for 2020’s premier financial services convention to network, socialize and participate in bilateral meetings with the industry’s leading banks and services providers.

Program Highlights

The program for the 2020 International Convention is a novel approach taken by BAFT to feature event and session highlights from both the North America Annual Meeting and the Annual Conference on International Trade over a three-day period. We have created a unique joint-planning committee that is committed to delivering a program that offers tailored content for all of our attendees whether you are involved in transaction banking, payments and/or trade.

The program will include sessions on the following topics:

  • Transaction Banking
  • ESG
  • Digitizing Trade Finance
  • Faster Payments
  • IBOR
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • And More…
  • On November 15, the Regional Bank Conference will precede the program for the 2020 International Convention being held from November 16-18. Registration is open to Regional Banks only unless prior approval is given. If you have already or are planning to register for the 2020 BAFT International Convention, please email in order to avail a discounted rate for the Regional Bank Conference if applicable.

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    Networking and Social Events
  • 2020 Regional Bank Conference: This special event is only open to Regional Banks (asset size of $250B or less) plus select solution providers. Qualified attendees can register for the conference only on November 15 or avail a discounted price when registering for both the 2020 International Convention + the Regional Bank Pre-Conference.
  • Special Interest Workshops: Day 1 and Day 2 of the convention will both feature four-hours of dedicated timing daily to host Special Interest Workshops so you can supplement the general convention programming with additional areas specifically tailored to your interests or your area of professional expertise.
  • Opening Night Reception and Opening Night Dinner: All attendees for the 2020 BAFT International Convention and the Regional Bank Conference are invited to join us to kick off the convention on the evening of November 15. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet new BAFT community members representing banks and providers of all sizes.
  • Social Networking and F&B: Each day of the four-day convention is designed to maximize your ability to network. We have inserted a variety of F&B options into the programming including dedicated times for evening networking receptions, an opening night dinner, a dedicated lunch with a keynote speaker, a host of networking breaks and some allocated free-time so you can venture out as well.
  • Bilateral Meetings: We have spread dedicated bilateral meeting times throughout the four-day convention to maximize your time with colleagues and peers.
  • Sunday, November 15: 08:00 AM – 06:30 PM
  • Monday, November 16: 01:30 PM – Evening
  • Tuesday, November 17: 02:00 PM – 06:30 PM
  • Wednesday, November 18: 11:30 AM – 05:00 PM
  • Register for the 2020 BAFT International Convention
    Group Rate Special

    A team rate is available for member institutions with 5 or more delegates attending the convention. They need to register at the same time and all 5 must be at the full registration rate (discounted rates do not apply). Please contact to register your team at one time.

    Two ways to register:
  • Do you have a BAFT Account? Register online by clicking the button below.
  • Do NOT have a BAFT Account? Click here
  • CategoryEarly Bird Registration Fee
    (ends September 25, 2020)
    Regular Registration Fee
    (after September 25, 2020)
    Member$1,875 USD$2,075 USD
    Non-Member$2,825 USD$3,025 USD
    Future Leaders Alumni$1,425 USD$1,425 USD
    Government$1,125 USD$1,125 USD