BAI News
Stay connected to BAI for the latest news and information affecting the financial services industry. And find out what we're doing to support financial services leaders.
Jul 28, 2016

BAI Delivers New Conference Experience Designed To Inspire Financial Services Leaders

#BAIBeacon – EXPLORE. CONNECT. ACT.

CHICAGO, July 25, 2016 – As part of its mission to provide financial services leaders with the knowledge, connections and experiences necessary to make smart business decisions, BAI is proud to introduce BAI Beacon, a bold new conference experience that will empower leaders to set a new course and drive positive change.

“BAI has reinvented its conference portfolio—discontinuing BAI Retail Delivery and BAI Payments Connect, and focusing on a powerful new immersive event that will provide a comprehensive, forward-looking view of the most important industry issues and connect attendees with other leaders in a more focused and meaningful way on-site and all year round,” said Deborah Bianucci, President and Chief Executive Officer of BAI.

“Leaders at every stage of their career, from the executive to the emerging leader to the solutions provider, will benefit from the actionable insights and the opportunity to experience innovation in action,” said Holly Hughes, Chief Marketing Officer, BAI. “Using technology to drive a personalized, fast-paced agenda, BAI Beacon will run less than two days, yet have a lasting impact. The intensive onsite experience will be complemented with digital connections to content and peers year-round unlike other traditional conferences.”

BAI Beacon is centered in an integrated open campus environment where attendees can easily move from panel debates to case study presentations to peer discussions to solution provider demos to informal huddles with thought leaders, making the most of their BAI Beacon conference experience. This unique format will enable attendees from all types of organizations to interact differently than typical conferences with a separate exhibit hall layout where technology is removed from content.

Content topics will include new perspectives and 360 degree views on Integrated Sales, Marketing & Product Development, Optimizing Channel Distribution Networks, Payments Strategy & Fraud, Compliance Strategies Beyond the Regulations, and Small Business Banking Sales & Strategy. Through a variety of session formats, financial services leaders will experience content delivery in many new ways that enable them to leverage opportunities in each area and power smart decisions.

BAI Beacon will also present the U.S. premiere of FinTechStage. Led by co-founders and industry innovators, Lazaro Campos and Matteo Rizzi, FinTechStage connects financial services leaders and a diverse array of FinTech companies (or technology companies) to foster innovation and collaboration.

An evening reception will highlight the BAI Global Banking Innovation Award winners and finalists, as well as the FinTech Forward Top 100 Companies and Companies to Watch, providing an evening of inspiration and outstanding networking opportunities.

Financial services leaders can learn more and register for BAI Beacon at BAIBeacon.com and receive $500 off if they register by August 15, 2016.

# # # #

About BAI
BAI delivers the financial services industry’s most actionable insights, enabling leaders to make smart business decisions, every day. We’re passionate about the trusted information and powerful tools that provide leaders with the clarity and confidence needed to prepare for tomorrow, while performing better today. For more information, visit www.bai.org.

BAI is Bank Administration Institute and BAI Center.

For Further Information:
Jennifer Divelbiss
BAI, Chicago, USA
jdivelbiss@bai.org
+1 (312) 683-2346