Fall may have barely started, but conference season is in full swing. Here’s a look at some of the banking sector’s most anticipated events, including some in 2024, because it’s never too early to make plans.
Below you’ll find dates, locations and brief descriptions of what to expect from each event. Please check conference websites regularly, as details are subject to change.
The Venetian, Las Vegas
Traversing the cross-section of banking, fintech and venture capital, this year’s outing will feature keynote speeches from OCC Acting Comptroller Michael Hsu, former FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams, Citi COO Anand Selva, Plaid CEO Zach Perret, and a flurry of fireside chats, roundtable discussions and other events featuring representatives from hundreds of banks, payments companies and other finance players.
The Convene, New York City
Offering two “tracks” — one focused on payments and the other on regulation (though attendees can switch off between the two) — this event centers on shifting trends in banking, as well as changes in policy.
Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Topics of discussion here are wide. Fair lending, generative AI, blockchain technology and how to bank Generation Z are all on the table. And that’s just one day — before lunch. Keynote speakers include the Federal Reserve’s vice chair for supervision, Michael Barr; and Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic.
TBA, Washington, DC
A look at the fintech ecosystem, with a policy bent. Crowdfunding, online lending, cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity, generative AI, open banking and other hot topics take the floor.
JW Marriott, Austin, Texas
This year’s incarnation features speakers from the likes of U.S. Bank, Regions, Synovus, Comerica and PenFed Credit Union. But it’s entirely possible the most-anticipated feedback may come from representatives of two banks heavily affected by the March banking crisis: Zions Bank and Western Alliance.
Intercontinental, O2, London
It’s never too early to get a jump on 2024 — and you may want the extra lead time if you’re headed overseas. Speakers haven’t yet been announced, but last year’s event featured appearances by not only U.K. juggernauts like HSBC, Barclays and Lloyds but Citi, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Capital One, as well as neobanks Starling, Revolut, N26 and Raisin.
Omni, Nashville, Tenn.
A chance to mine insight from the intersection between technology and banking, this event stands to be critical as banks figure out how to manage and incorporate generative AI into their automation strategies. Past speakers have included representatives from Wells Fargo, Citi, PNC, Truist and Fifth Third.
World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla.
Couched as the largest annual gathering of community bankers, it boasts sessions on workforce development, digital innovation, lending, risk, growth and strategy.
The Gaylord, National Harbor, Md.
A retail-banking mecca, this year’s event fell just two weeks after the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and was likely among the first gatherings to discuss next steps in a large setting. That sets up next year’s meeting as an opportunity to see how banking has changed in the intervening 12 months.
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