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25 Bank & Credit Union Conferences in 2021 You Don’t Want to Miss

25 Bank & Credit Union Conferences in 2021 You Don’t Want to Miss

Whether you’re looking to grow your bank or credit union, or simply keep tabs on innovation, conferences are a great channel for inspiration. But in the banking and credit union space, there are a lot of shows to choose from! So, we have whittled down the list to some of our favorite banking trade shows and credit union conferences to help you finalize your plans for 2021.

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1. BankWorld

Host: Connecticut Bankers Association
Location: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
Date: June 10-11, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Click here for agenda
Who Should Attend: Bank, credit union and financial professionals

Check out our 2019 recap.

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2. Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

Host: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Austin, TX
Date: January 25-28, 2021
Keynote Speakers: TBA
Who Should Attend: Mortgage banks of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

3. LAUNCH Conference

Host: The Carolinas Credit Union League
Location: Virtual Event
Date: February 3-5, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Click here for agenda & speakers
Who Should Attend: Small and mid-size credit unions


We spoke here in 2020!

4. Finovate Europe

Host: The Finovate Group
Location: Virtual Event
Date: March 23-25, 2021
Keynote Speakers: TBA
Who Should Attend: Anyone with an interest or stake in the future of banking and financial technology. This includes anyone who is responsible for developing or marketing new products and anyone who needs to keep up to date on the latest innovations in the industry.

5. ICBA Connect 2021

Host: Independent Community Bankers of America
Location:  Virtual Event
Date: March 9-10, 2021
Keynote Speakers: TBA
Who Should Attend: All community bank professionals.


We were there in 2020!

6. Future Digital Finance

Host: Worldwide Business Research
Location: Hyatt Regency Miami, FL
Date: March 30-31, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Click here for a full list of speakers
Who Should Attend: Banks of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

7. AFT 2020 Virtual Summit 

Host: Association for Financial Technology
Location: Virtual Event
Date: November 10, 2020
Keynote Speakers: Click here for agenda & speakers
Who Should Attend: Bank executives, fintech executives, institutional investors and venture capitalists

8. Bank Innovation 2020

Host: Bank Innovation
Location: Grand Hyatt Seattle, WA
Date: March 2-3, 2020
Keynote Speakers: Click here for agenda
Who Should Attend: Professionals from the online banking, mobile banking, payments and UX sectors of the financial services industry.

9. CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

Host: CUNA
Location: Virtual Event
Date: March 2-4, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Click here for agenda
Who Should Attend: Credit union professionals in leadership roles

10. Virtual Strategic Growth Conference

Host: NAFCU
Location: Virtual Event
Date: February 17-18, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Click here for agenda
Who Should Attend: Credit union professionals

11. 2020 Credit Union Marketplace Experience

Host: Cooperative Credit Union Association
Location:  Virtual Event
Date: August 3 – October 5, 2020
Keynote Speakers: Not available yet
Who Should Attend: Credit Union professionals.

12. The Great New England Credit Union Show

Host: American Business Media
Location: Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, Mass.
Date: November 11th, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Click here for full agenda & speakers
Who Should Attend: All credit union professionals

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13. CBA Live

Host: Consumer Bankers Association
Location: Virtual Event
Date: September 29 – October 1, 2020
Keynote Speakers: Click here for agenda
Who Should Attend: Banks of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

14. Small Business & Retail Conference

Host: New York Bankers Association
Location: DoubleTree Tarrytown, Tarrytown, NY
Date: March 22-24, 2021
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Retail and small business bankers

15. The Financial Brand Forum

Host: Financial Brand
Location: TBD
Date: Rescheduled Date TBD
Keynote Speakers: Martha Stewart, Steve Young, Jerry Rice and more.
Who Should Attend: Professionals and senior-level executives from financial institutions.

16. The Lending Conference

Host: NAFCU
Location:  Virtual Event
Date: October 14-15, 2020
Keynote Speakers: Click here for agenda
Who Should Attend: All credit union professionals. Senior management, lending, marketing, e-commerce, and business development staffs.

17. Finovate West 2020

Host: The Finovate Group
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: November 23-24, 2020
Keynote Speakers: View a list of speakers here
Who Should Attend: Anyone with an interest or stake in the future of banking and financial technology. This includes anyone who is responsible for developing or marketing new products and anyone who needs to keep up to date on the latest innovations in the industry.

18. Future of FinTech

Host: CBInsights
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: November 16-18, 2020
Keynote Speakers: Not available yet
Who Should Attend: Bank executives, fintech executives, institutional investors and venture capitalists

19. Digital Banking Conference

Host: American Banker
Location: Virtual Event
Date: December 7-9, 2020
Keynote Speakers: Click here to view speakers
Who Should Attend: Banks of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

20. Experience FinXTech

Host: Bank Director
Location: JW Marriott Nashville Nashville, TN
Date: May 6-7, 2021
Keynote Speakers: TBA
Who Should Attend: Banks of all sizes

21. Symitar Educational Conference and TechConnect

Host: Symitar
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: August 3 – September 2, 2021
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Credit unions of all sizes

22. Jack Henry Annual Conference (JAC) and TechConnectBanking conference

Host: Jack Henry Banking
Location: Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, AZ
Date: October 11-14, 2021
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Banks and credit unions of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

23. ABA Bank Marketing Conference

Host: American Bankers Association
Location: JW Marriott Austin Austin, TX
Date: September 26-28, 2021
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Marketing professionals from banks

24. NCUCCR SPEAK Easy Connecting Conversationscredit union conference

Host:  National Credit Union Call Center Resource (NCUCCR)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: September 28-30, 2020
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Credit Union Call Center Managers and Professionals

25. MBA Annual Conference & Expo

Host: Mortgage Bankers Association
Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
Date: October 17-20, 2021
Keynote Speakers: TBA
Who Should Attend: Banks of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

What conferences do you attend every year? Did we miss any of your favorites?
Let us know what your favorite bank or credit union conferences are and maybe we’ll see you there!

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