WBA holds a variety of events throughout the year at which Associate Members are invited to exhibit or sponsor. These events target a variety of different bankers, from C-Suite executives to emerging leaders and specialty positions including IT, marketing, and HR.

C-Suite Events

Bank Executives Conference

This conference is the premier event for Wisconsin bankers. It typically attracts over 250 CEOs and senior managers from over 100 banks. This conference is limited to 65 vendors and features two days of exhibiting. Exhibitor and sponsor opportunities are only open only to Associate Members.

Bank Directors Summits

Offered in various locations twice a year, this event brings together bank directors and members of the bank’s management team for a day full of networking and education. Sponsorships are available for Associate Members.

Chairmanʼs Member Appreciation Golf Outing

This is a great time to showcase your products and services and play a round of golf with the bankers. Sponsorships are first made available to Gold Associate Members, then Silver, Bronze and finally to Associate Members. This annual outing typically attracts over 140 bank CEOs and senior officers from more than 75 banks.

Management Conference

This annual conference is designed for the bank’s management team and emerging leaders. Breakout sessions will provide valuable educational content for members of the bank’s management team, including CEOs, CFOs, credit officers, lending officers, HR officers and more. The event typically attracts more than 125 bankers from over 50 banks. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available for Associate Members and non-members at an increased rate.

Midwest Economic Forecast Forum

This annual virtual forum provides our members and their business customers with a look at the year to come from an economic and business development perspective. WBA hosts this virtual forum annually in January, and invites other state bankers associations to join in marketing to their membership. This event offers limited, exclusive event sponsorships.

Emerging Leaders Events

BOLT Leadership Summits

BOLT (Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow) provides an opportunity for peer networking, educational growth and leadership development for bankers. A one-and-a-half day summit is held each summer and a one-day summit is hosted in the winter.

Women in Banking Conference

Designed by women in banking for women in banking. This conference typically more than 200 attendees from over 60 banks. Attendees range from VPs, Branch Managers, marketing and sales officers, and lending officers. Various sponsorships are available for WBA Associate Members.

Specialty Events

Agricultural Bankers Conference

This is the only bank-focused agriculture conference in Wisconsin and typically draws approximately 130 bankers from over 50 banks. Two days of exhibiting are available.

LEAD360 Conference

This event attracts bankers from the marketing, retail, and sales areas of the bank. Exhibiting is available on the first day, and exhibitors and sponsors are welcome to attend the full conference general sessions and meal functions. Associate Members receive a discount on their booth and may have the opportunity to present a workshop at the conference.

Secur-I.T. & BSA/AML Conference

This conference attracts BSA/AML officers, physical and data security personnel, technology, and operations staff from our banks, typically bringing together more than 120 bankers. One day of exhibiting offers vendors an opportunity to showcase their products and services in an exhibit hall setting. Associate Members receive a discount on their booth and may have the opportunity to present a workshop at the conference.

Trust Conference

This is the only bank-focused trust and wealth management conference in Wisconsin and typically draws approximately 40 bankers. Sponsorship opportunities are available to Associate Members.