At Biz2X, we are honored to have attended some of the largest banking conferences including, business banking, small business lending, commercial lending, loan origination software, banking innovation, digital banking, and more. Being able to communicate with our clients and industry peers in an in-person environment is something we value now more than ever. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of what conferences might be beneficial to you and your small business, we compiled a list of the top conferences in the banking world, most of which we have attended, in order to give you an inside look into these impactful innovation summits.

Conference: America East

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: 8/16/2021 – 8/18/2021

This year’s American East conference consists of 2.5 days’ worth of networking, educational growth, briefing on new SBA programs, and training on SBA policies and procedures. Held in the city center, at Loews Philadelphia, this conference is knowledge-packed with live-streamed sessions via their virtual conference platform. This cost-efficient opportunity was an excellent way to train your entire SBA lending team. Attendees enjoyed a variety of sessions for every role and level from underwriters, processors, to program managers, directors, and bank CEOs and Presidents. This hybrid banking conference had both in-person and virtual elements and attendees had the opportunity to network with over 400 new and seasoned SBA lenders from over 100 organizations from New York to Miami.

Conference: FLAGGL

Location: Orlando, FL
Date: 9/20/2021 – 9/22/2021

The 2021 Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (FLAGGL) Small Business Lenders conference is held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grand Lakes. Featuring both an in-person and virtual attendance option, this annual conference will gather attendees from various industry institutions throughout the state of Florida. Spend the three days attending keynote addresses, general and breakout sessions, and networking breakfast and luncheon events with other colleagues and SBA officials. This virtual summit will kick off with a message from Keynote Speaker, Eric Papp, who has a successful history of delivering proven strategies to increase productivity and performance in a complex world. Between impactful breakout sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities, you will also enjoy the conference’s annual golf tournament, a tailgate welcome reception, and pep rally.

Conference: Great Lakes Lenders Conference

Location: Detroit, MI
Date: 10/12/2021 - 10/14/2021

The 2021 Great Lakes Lending Conference will be held in Detroit, Michigan. This three-day banking conference will provide relevant and timely guidance to lenders directly from SBA leadership and will cover a variety of topics relating to small business lending programs and the future of fintech. This year’s event will kick off with an impactful and inspiring lecture from keynote speaker and SBA Administrator, Linda McMahon. Enjoy numerous opportunities for professional growth as you will spend your days in breakout sessions, networking lunches, and attendee receptions to close out the day.

Conference: ABA Conference

Location: Tampa, FL 
Date: 10/17/2021 – 10/19/2021

This year’s American Banking Association conference will be held in Tampa, Florida, and will feature empowering keynote speakers, impactful sessions, and unlimited inspiration. The lineup of keynote speakers this year includes Colin Jost from Saturday Night Live and bestselling author, Robert Ballard. You will have the opportunity to attend this fintech conference in person or take advantage of Live Plus Five, where you can attend in person and five of your banking colleagues will gain access to all educational content, both live-streamed and on-demand, on their virtual event platform. Mingle with familiar faces and exhibitors, speak face-to-face with industry providers, and network with emerging leaders. Take part in roundtable discussions led by sponsors with expertise in the topic—an innovative and interactive way to share experiences and insights with bankers and industry peers. Enjoy listening to a variety of dynamic guest speakers who will deliver inspiration and strategies for overcoming obstacles, empowering others, and tapping into your undiscovered strengths to help you finovate stronger.

Conference: Money 20/20

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: 10/24/2021 – 10/27/2021

Money20/20, a leading fintech content, sales, and networking platform, is hosting its 2021 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. This annual conference focuses on payments and financial services innovation at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data, and technology. During this four-day conference, you’ll be able to network with key players in the financial services and financial institution ecosystem and empower yourself to learn in new ways, solve industry challenges, and spark opportunities for growth. Enjoy words of wisdom from speakers consisting of senior leaders and decision-makers who define the fintech community. This year’s finance conference will feature RiseUp, a dedicated discussion to empowering women in leadership roles. If you are looking for an exciting and innovative fintech conference full of networking, unprecedented experiences, and catalysts for spontaneity, the experience that Money20/20 has in store for 2021 will be an excellent option for you.

Conference: NAGGL Fall Conference

Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 10/27/2021 – 10/29/2021

The 2021 National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) Fall Conference will be held in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. This three-day banking conference will be one of the largest expos of the year for the 7(a)-lending community. The conference will kick off with an opening reception where you will get to meet and network with NAGGL attendees and guests. Offering both in-person and virtual attendee webinar experiences, this hybrid-style conference will offer all attendees numerous general and breakout sessions, impactful presentations, thought-provoking conversations, and receptions devoted to networking opportunities.

Conference: WBA – 2022 Annual Conference

Location: Kauai, HI
Date: 04/22/2022 – 04/26/2022
Details for this conference have not been published yet. 
Conference: American Banker: Small Biz Banking 2022
Location: Unknown

Date: Unknown

Details for this conference have not been published yet.