2019 Bank Marketing Conferences

Create a better bank marketing plan this year by making continuing education a cornerstone of your growth strategy! View a comprehensive list of 2019 financial marketing events and conferences below, and do let us know if we’ve missed any:


ABA Bank Marketing Conference 2019

The American Bankers Association will be hosting their annual ABA Bank Marketing Conference for 2019 in Austin, Texas. The conference will take place September 22nd through the 24th at the JW Marriott Austin. Registration for attendees ranges from $725 up to $1,990 for non-ABA members. The ABA Bank Marketing Conference is the only marketing event exclusively for banks and is a favorite of many CMOs. Keynote speakers and other details will be coming together soon!


The Financial Brand Forum 2019

Look for The Financial Brand to host their annual conference in 201 from April 15-17. The event will take place in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace. Registration starts at $1,625 and goes up to $2,495. The event boasts over 50 different workshops and claims to be the largest event for marketing professionals in banking.


Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit

The 4th annual summit hosted by the Strategy Institute will take place in New York from November 14th through November 15th 2017. The event has a larger attendance from financial marketers across North America with workshops covering banking, insurance, wealth management, investment, and more. Registration for the event starts at $1,995 and goes up to $2195.


Marketing to Millennials for Financial Services

Also hosted by the Strategy Institute, the 2018 conference will take place in New York, NY on April 19th and 20th. Attendees will learn a host of strategies specific to millennial marketing. Speakers at the event include a mix of bank professionals, financial service providers, and marketing experts.


MAC Conference 2018

The Marketing Association of Credit Unions will host their 2018 conference in San Diego, California from May 29th to June 1st at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. If you’re a credit union marketer this annual event is regarded as one of the top marketing conferences in the country for CUs. MAC members can register for $899, non-members for $1,499.


#BankSocial & LEAD FWD Summit

@BankSocial is teaming up with the ICBA for the 2017 LEAD FWD Summit held November 6th and 7th in St. Louis Missouri. Pricing starts at $595 and goes up to $795. LEAD FWD will take place at The Arch.


2018 IBA Marketing Conference

The Iowa Bankers Association hosts an annual marketing conference which will take place in 2018 on April 26th and 27th. Ticket prices start at $345 for members and $670 for non-members. The conference will be at the Marriott in West Des Moines.


OBL Bank Marketing Conference

The Ohio Bankers League hosted their annual marketing conference this past March in Columbus, Ohio. Registration costs $495 for members and $695 for non-members.2018 details are not yet published.


NJ Bankers Annual Marketing Conference

The New Jersey Bankers Association 2017 Annual Marketing Conference was held in Iselin, NJ on June 8th. Agenda and event details for 2018 are not yet published.


NEFMA Fall Conference

The New England Financial Marketing Association will host their 2017 fall conference at the Providence Biltmore in Providence, Rhode Island on October 19th and 20th. NEFMA typically hosts three conferences per year that include expert speakers and focus on membership networking opportunities. NEFMA conferences are typically eligible for CFMP credits as well.


NEFMA Spring Conference

The New England Financial Marketing Association will host their 2018 spring conference at the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham, Massachusetts on April 26th and 27th. This spring’s conference theme is “Building Your Brand’s Story: exploring what works, how and why.” Full conference cost for members of NEFMA is $469, $599 for non-members.


Virginia Bankers Association VBAConnect Conference

The VBAConnect Conference is for Bank Human Resources, Marketing, Retail Banking & Training Professionals. It will take place March 11-13 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA.


Tennessee Bankers Retail Sales and Bank Marketing Conference

The TBA hosts an annual conference specifically for retail and small business bankers. Fees typical start at $350 for members and $700 for non-members. More details about the 2018 conference are expected out soon.


CBAI Community Bank Marketing Conference

The Community Bankers Association of Illinois hosted their annual conference this past April in Springfield, Illinois. Rates started at $225 for members and $455 for prospective members.


Illinois Bankers “The ONE” Conference

The Illinois Bankers Association will host The ONE on March 1st and 2nd at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, Illinois. This conference covers bank marketing along with customer relations, financial management, HR, leadership, technology, and operations tracks. Day passes start at $200 for members and $350 for non-members, or you can attend both days for $325 per member and $475 per non-member.


Indiana Bankers Mega Conference

The Indiana Bankers Association will host their annual Megan Conference on May 1st through May 3rd.  More details should be coming soon, but expect this event to offer tracks for marketing, compliance, operations, technology, retail, sales, and trust.


Arkansas Bankers Association Mega Conference

This annual event includes tracks for marketing, trust, technology, security, leadership, executive leadership, and agricultural lending. The 2018 event is taking place at Little Rock Marriott on October 23rd, 24th, and 25th.

Did we miss any upcoming bank marketing events? Let us know and we’ll continue to build out this resource!
For more bank networking and learning opportunities consider joining a bank or credit union association.

{Post updated as of January 18th, 2019}

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