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16 Must-Attend Financial Conferences in 2019

By December 20, 2018 July 31st, 2019 No Comments
2019 Financial Conferences

The best part about the financial industry? It’s always changing. With the new technology that comes out almost every day, the world of finance is constantly on the search for more efficiency, but it also means that everyone has to stay on their toes to keep up. The best way to do that? Conferences.

There’s a lot of great conferences to choose from, but we’ve gathered our favorites into a quick list for you to use. From the broader ones that apply to financial institutions across the board to the more specific gatherings that get into the nitty-gritty of categorical regulation topics, we’re big fans of these 16 conferences and the innovation they bring to the table.

So pick a category and hear from the conferences themselves about why they belong on your list — we’re excited for you to begin scheduling the 2019 financial conferences you plan on attending. See you there?

2019 Financial Conferences


Who: Digital Banking 2019

When: June 19 – 21, 2019

Where: Austin, TX

Why: Digital Banking is the leading and largest digital banking event in the industry, covering innovation in financial services for consumer and commercial customers around mobile, digital, AI, payments, data, blockchain, CX, disruption, innovation, privacy, API, channel, and technology strategies.

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Who: Finovate – Spring

When: May 8 – 10, 2019

Where: San Francisco, CA

Why: See the Bay Area’s cutting-edge fintech via a unique, short-form, demo format. Plus, get actionable insights from 120+ fintech experts in a newly expanded program covering banking tech, payments tech, lending tech, community banking, artificial intelligence, and customer experience.

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Who: Future Digital Finance

When: February 12 – 13, 2019

Where: America Island, FL

Why: Future Digital Finance brings together some of the brightest minds at America’s most innovative financial institutions. At the conference, the content is designed to give you the actionable strategies you need to meet changing consumer expectations and create meaningful long-term relationships with your customers.

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Who: Mortgage Bankers Association’s Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference

When: May 14 – 17, 2019

Where: Los Angeles, CA

Why: Whether you are a servicer, asset manager, analyst, or another specialist, join in for MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference to be informed, engaged, and inspired. This is the largest annual event of its kind, bringing together the biggest names and brightest minds to discuss the myriad of issues that are important to your firm.

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Who: National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders

When: May 7 – 9, 2019

Where: Orlando, FL

Why: Join NAGGL at the 35th SBA Lending Technical Conference in Orlando, FL. The conference tees off Tuesday, May 7 with the Scramble Golf tournament at 8:00 am followed by that evening’s opening reception at 6:00 pm. Wednesday, May 8, starts bright and early with a General Session full of updates from NAGGL and our SBA guests followed by two full days packed with sessions covering current news.

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Regulation Conferences in 2019


Who: 2019 RegTech Conference

When: January 17, 2019

Where: New York, NY

Why: FINRA’s RegTech Conference provides a forum for regulators, thought leaders, and industry practitioners to learn more about the use of RegTech tools, and related opportunities and challenges.

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Who: ABA Risk Management Conference

When: April 7 – 9, 2019

Where: Austin, TX

Why: The ABA Risk Management Conference — with more than 30 strategic and tactical sessions — is designed specifically for bank risk management professionals. They provide bankers with an annual opportunity to assess the current risk climate and understand what’s on the horizon. The nation’s top experts will provide a full range of new solutions to identify, control, and mitigate today’s and tomorrow’s risks.

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Who: Risk Management Association’s Annual Risk Management Conference

When: TBD

Where: New Orleans, LA

Why: Attend RMA’s premier event of the year to discover best practices for dealing with the critical issues facing your bank today and some that you’ll face tomorrow. The agenda features breakout sessions and discussion groups on credit risk, operational risk, and enterprise risk management topics, as well as issues concerning community banks and mid-tier/large banks.

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Who: Mortgage Bankers Association’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference – Spring

When: May 5 – 8, 2019

Where: New Orleans, LA

Why: MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference will provide you with the guidance you need to thrive in this dynamic regulatory environment, as well as the perspectives necessary to anticipate what will come next. This conference continues to be the source for the most up-to-date information on regulatory initiatives, litigation developments, legislative and enforcement activity impacting the financial industry.

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Conferences for Credit Unions in 2019


Who: Lending Conference

When: November 4 – 6, 2019

Where: Austin, TX

Why: Learn everything you need to build a flourishing credit union lending portfolio at NAFCU’s 2019 Lending Conference. The industry’s most successful lenders will provide you with lending’s best practices, ideas, strategies, and tactics. It’s the perfect event to jump-start your portfolio and maximize your lending program for today’s marketplace — especially amid constantly-changing processes, new regulations and competitors, and the pressure to expand revenue.

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Who: World Credit Union Conference

When: July 28 – 31, 2019

Where: Atlantis Resort, Bahamas

Why: The World Credit Union Conference is an opportunity for participants to hear from world-class speakers, network with industry partners, hone skills through workshops, engage with colleagues from around the globe, and learn from more than 50 leading industry experts during keynote and breakout sessions on advocacy, blockchain technology, cybersecurity, diversity, inclusion, fintech, leadership, and emerging trends.

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Banking Conferences in 2019


Who: Annual Bankers Association Annual Convention

When: October 27 – 29, 2019

Where: Seattle, WA

Why: The ABA Annual Convention is the industry’s premier event for CEOs, presidents, and other senior executives from financial services firms across the nation. This meeting has long set the standard for cutting-edge programming, high-level networking and the very best of everything. Want more from the ABA? Here’s a full list of the additional conferences they’ll hold in 2019.

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Who: Consumer Bankers Association

When: April 1 – 3, 2019

Where: Washington, DC

Why: Approaching its 10th year, CBA LIVE is the must-attend event for the retail banking industry. More than 1,500 senior bankers and industry leaders gather from across the country to experience this premier event. CBA LIVE offers top-notch programming tailored toward professionals motivated to learn new trends and share ideas with the most influential decision-makers in the business.

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Who: SNL Banker User Conference

When: May 7 – 8, 2019

Where: New Orleans, LA

Why: Join fellow SNL Banker users for this two-day, information-packed forum. Come share ideas, success stories, and real-world strategies for deploying and utilizing the SNL Banker solution to maximize performance at your institution.

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Who: Environmental Bankers Association

When: June 9 – 12, 2019

Where: Philadelphia, PA

Why: EBA members and guests are convening in Philadelphia for three and a half days of informative presentations and networking. The EBA, established in 1994, is a non-profit trade association, which addresses environmental risk management and due diligence policies and procedures in financial institutions.

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Community Banking Conferences in 2019


Who: ICBA National Convention

When: March 18 – 22, 2019

Where: Nashville, TN

Why: Join the ICBA ensemble as they raise their voices for advocacy, jam with innovators, and fellow bankers, and hear the very latest industry insights and ideas. This is the ultimate gathering for community bankers who are serious about dialing into high-tempo networking and learning.

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Being a part of a larger community is not only the best way to stay up to date with the trends and network, but it’s also THE BEST way to share what you and your financial institution are working towards this year. So don’t miss this opportunity to confer with your industry — you don’t have to be a keynote speaker to make a difference!

What conferences do you love to be a part of every year? Did we leave any of your favorites off of our list? Let us know which financial conference is on your can’t miss list and maybe we’ll see you there.