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25 Bank & Credit Union Conferences in 2018 You Don’t Want to Miss

25 Bank & Credit Union Conferences in 2018 You Don’t Want to Miss

With a new year comes new technology, ideas and insights. Whether you’re looking to grow your business, 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 2018.

1. Retail Banking Conference

Host: American Banker
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Date: April 9-11, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Click here for a full list of speakers
Who Should Attend: Banks of all sizes

2. Small Business and Retail Conference

Host: New York Bankers Association
Location: Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown, NY
Date: April 18-20, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Retail and small business bankers

3. Symitar Educational Conference and Technology

Host: Symitar
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: August 27-30, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Credit unions of all sizes

4. CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

Host: CUNA
Location: Washington DC
Date: February 25-March 1, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Credit union professionals in leadership roles

5. Carolinas Credit Union Connect

Host: The Warren Group and Carolinas Credit Union League
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: February 1-2, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Andy Aceto, Director of Industry Marketing, NCR Financial Services; Scott Borger, Ph.D., Senior Economist, National Credit Union Administration; Sean Farrell, CEO, Quality Data Systems; Maura Farver, Senior Behavioral Researcher at the Center for Advanced Hindsight; Juli Anne Lawrence, Chief Strategic Officer, Raoust+Partners; Anthony Mondello, National Account Director, LSC; Chris Purvis, CPA Audit Shareholder/Credit Union Practice Leader; Elliott Davis, PLLC; Olivier F. Raoust, Sr. Chief Brand Strategist/Chief Creative Director Raoust+Partners; Al Rosenbaum, Executive Vice President of Customer Success, SilverCloud; and Ray Sanders, President of The Cedar Gate and Executive Team Leader at Work24.
Who Should Attend: Credit union professionals in leadership roles

6. Acquire or Be Acquired

Host: Bank Director
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date: January 28-30, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Click here for the full agenda
Who Should Attend: Banks of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

7. BankWorld

Host: The Warren Group and Connecticut Bankers Association
Location: Uncasville, CT
Date: January 12, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Click here for the full list of speakers
Who Should Attend: Bank, credit union and financial professionals

8. Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

Host: Mortgage Bankers Association
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Date: January 22-25, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Mortgage banks of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

9. Digital Banking Conference

Host: American Banker
Location: Austin, TX
Date: June 6-8, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Click here for a full list of speakers
Who Should Attend: Banks of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

10. Future of FinTech

Host: CBInsights
Location: New York, NY
Date: June 19-21, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Bank executives, fintech executives, institutional investors and venture capitalists

11. AFT Spring Conference

Host: Association for Financial Technology
Location: Ojai, CA
Date: March 4-6, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Bank executives, fintech executives, institutional investors and venture capitalists

12. CBA Live

Host: Consumers Banking Association
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: March 12-14, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Banks of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

13. Finovate Europe

Host: The Finovate Group
Location: London, UK
Date: March 6-9 2018
Keynote Speakers: Click here for a full list of speakers
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.

14. Strategic Growth Conference

Host: NAFCU
Location: Nashville, TN
Date: March 5-7, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Credit union professionals

15. Future Digital Finance

Host: Worldwide Business Research
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Date: March 26-27, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Click here for a full list of speakers
Who Should Attend: Banks of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

16. Finovate Spring 2018

Host: The Finovate Group
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Date: May 8-11, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
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.

17. PCUA Connect Conference

Host: Pennsylvania Credit Union Association
Location: Farmington, PA
Date: May 20-22, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Credit union professionals

18. The Great New England Credit Union Show

Host: The Warren Group and Cooperative Credit Union Association
Location: Boxborough, MA
Date: May 8, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: All credit union professionals

19. The Lending Conference

Host: NAFCU
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Date: November 5-7, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: All credit union professionals

20. BAI Beacon Conference

Host: BAI
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: October 9-11, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Financial services professionals in leadership positions in sales, marketing, and product development, channel strategies, payments strategy and fraud, compliance, small business, analytics and technology.

21. MBA Annual Conference

Host: Mortgage Bankers Association
Location: Washington, DC
Date: October 14-17, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Banks of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

22. CCUA Annual Meeting Conference and Trade Show

Host: Cooperative Credit Union Association
Location: Uncasville, CT
Date: October 10-12, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: All credit union professionals

23. Jack Henry Annual Conference and TechConnect

Host: Jack Henry Banking
Location: Dallas, TX
Date: October 14-18, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Banks and credit unions of all sizes and senior-level decision makers

24. Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Conference

Host: Pennsylvania Credit Union Association
Location: Seven Springs, PA
Date: September 6-8, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: All credit union professionals

25. Bank Innovation 2018

Host: Bank Innovation
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: March 5-6, 2018
Keynote Speakers: N/A
Who Should Attend: Professionals from the online banking, mobile banking, payments and UX sectors of the financial services industry.

Two conferences that the team from SilverCloud will be attending in 2018 are the Carolinas Credit Union Connect Conference in February and the Great New England Credit Union Show in May.

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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