The Financial Brand Forum is the banking industry’s premier annual event — the largest conference in the world built exclusively for executives working at retail banks and credit unions.
Packed with strategy sessions, inspirational keynotes and in-depth presentations that demonstrated how to tackle the biggest marketing challenges facing financial institutions today.
The biggest names and brightest minds in banking taught the latest ideas, best practices and innovative strategies that are transforming financial marketing. Take a look at the agenda and see for yourself!
Attendees walked away from The Financial Brand Forum with at least a dozen new ideas that will build both their brand and their bottom line, if they didn’t we refunded their money back — no questions asked.
The Financial Brand has been featured in the world’s most respected media outlets.
Over 1,750+ of the brightest minds in banking from more than 650 of the most progressive and respected financial institutions on earth attended The Financial Brand Forum 2018, making it the biggest event in the world for the industry’s senior-level marketing execs.
- Nearly 80% of attendees work directly for a retail financial institution.
- One in every five attendees is C-level, and two-thirds of those that attended are VPs or higher.
- One out of every four of the 1,000 biggest banks and credit unions attended Forum 2018.
Short, high-level, inspirational speeches from the world’s most respected thought leaders on what attendees need to do to prepare themselves and their institutions’ for the future — like TEDx for banking.
One-hour sessions focused on various topics, each featuring case studies from seven different financial institutions who have 7 minutes to share their success story with attendees. Share your story.
This 90-minute guided tour showed attendees what it takes to build a world-class brand. Attendees learned the “secret sauce” of culture-building from one of the best brands around. Learn more.
World class leaders in brand, branch and website design revealed their creative process and walked through the critical strategic decisions as they tackled actual projects for real financial institutions.
Attendees forged priceless relationships with their peers at two-hour, sit-down plated networking luncheons focused by topic — from digital marketing and data analytics, and CX and the C-suite.
Every attendee received a 1GB flash drive loaded with dozens of valuable white papers, research reports and eBooks, plus digital copies of all session slides.
Attendees enjoyed complimentary espresso beverages, served from The Financial Brand’s own private pop-up Starbucks café right in the heart of the Forum 2018 exhibit hall — no wasted time finding coffee.
WHAT ATTENDEES ARE SAYING
“Content, venue, speakers… all top notch!”
— CHARLES PETERSEN, CEO/President at Biddeford Savings
“I was blown away by the quality of speakers and sessions.”
— DOUG MCGREGOR, VP/Marketing at First Federal Bank
“Any other conference is a waste of money.”
— MINDY UITTERDYK, VP/Marketing at UniWyo Federal Credit Union
“Energizing and exciting! A real shot in the arm that has me thinking outside the box!”
— DANETTE HEFFNER, EVP at Citizens National Bank
“I’m so full of new ideas my brain hurts!”
— CHERYL DUTTON, VP/Marketing at Altra Federal Credit Union
“Awesome! Best conference I’ve ever been to!”
— JILL CASTILLA, CEO/President of Citizens Bank of Edmond
“A stellar experience and an outstanding investment!”
— MICHAEL CARROLL, SVP/Marketing at Dean Bank
“The #1 bank marketing conference in the world. Definitely worth the time!”
— TYSON DOKE, AVP/Marketing Officer at United Bankers Bank
“Relevant topics. Engaging speakers. Tremendous value for my investment.”
— HOPE SMITH, VP/Marketing at Christian Community Credit Union
“Cutting edge! I am hooked, and definitely coming back next year.”
— LEEANN GEPHART, CMO at Woodlands Bank
“A great experience! Well worth the money and time to attend!”
— STEVE HILDEBRAND, VP/Marketing at Freedom First Credit Union
“Really dynamic. Very inspiring! Lots to take back to my team.”
— BRUNO JAUERNIG, VP Marketing at TD Bank
“Exhilarating, inspiring and positively unique!”
— TOBY HAYES, CMO at Cabrillo Credit Union
“An amazing conference! By far surpasses all the others!”
— KRISTEN WILLIAMS, Brand & Advertising Leader at Wells Fargo