Coronavirus Update – THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED
The health and well-being of our members, conference attendees, speakers, sponsors and employees is always a top priority for BAFT. To help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), BAFT is following the Center for Disease Control’s guidance and recommendations. We have chosen to postpone our planned North America Annual Meeting, scheduled for May 3-6, and our Regional Bank Conference, scheduled for June 15-16. Both conferences will be rescheduled for November 2020 and consolidated with the 30th Annual Conference on International Trade. If you have any questions, please contact us at We appreciate your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

This mainstay in the industry’s event calendar is back in sunny Orlando, Florida for the 2020 BAFT North America Annual Meeting. Last year’s event was attended by 450+ banking and financial services professionals representing 150+ institutions from over 30 countries. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this definitive meeting of the leading bankers and financiers from across the globe.

Program Highlights

The past decade has thrust technology into the financial services industry at an unprecedented pace. The theme for the 2020 North America Annual Meeting will center on Financial Intelligence: The Balance Between Humans and technology. The program will include sessions on the following topics:

  • Realizing the Full Potential of Financial Ecosystems
  • Big Data and How to Monetize It
  • Beyond LIBOR
  • The Future of Faster Payments
  • Responsible AI in Financial Services
  • Digitizing Trade Finance
  • The Rise of Digital Currencies in Banking
  • Client Centricity in Transaction Banking
  • And More…
  • Click here to view the full program

    Networking and Social Events
  • Class of 2020 Future Leaders Graduation: During Sunday night’s opening dinner, join us for the 2020 Future Leaders Graduation Ceremony.
  • BAFT Annual Golf Shotgun Tournament: A consistent attendee favorite, don’t forget to register for this event, which kicks of the 2020 North America Annual Meeting on Sunday morning.
  • BAFT 7th Annual Fun Run/Walk: Day 2 of the conference kicks off with a 5K run/1K walk. Form a team with your colleagues or compete with your industry peers. There will be rewards based on performance.
  • Scheduled Networking F&B: Each day of the four-day conference is designed to maximize your ability to network. We have inserted a variety of F&B options into the programming including:
  • Bilateral Meetings: We have spread dedicated bilateral meeting times throughout the four-day conference to maximize your time with colleagues and peers.
  • Sunday, May 3: 08:00 AM – 06:30 PM
  • Monday, May 4: 01:30 PM – Evening
  • Tuesday, May 5: 02:00 PM – 06:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 6: 11:30 AM – 05:00 PM
  • Attendee Testimonials
    “The 2019 North America Annual Meeting was very interesting and I think people can really profit from the conference content.”
    “BAFT is good at providing the forum to connect with fellow colleagues from other banks. This event was worth attending.”
    “The quality of the organizations and people represented at this years’ BAFT North America Meeting was excellent.”
    “2019 had the right content, right mix of open and scripted time, and good attendance both in breadth and depth.”
    “The speaker line up for the 2019 Meeting was very good. It is always great programming and networking all around.”
    Register for the 2020 BAFT North America Annual Meeting
    Group Rate Special

    A team rate is available for member institutions with 5 or more delegates attending the conference. 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 April 10, 2020)
    Regular Registration Fee
    (after April 10, 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