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.
Bank Executives Conference
This conference is the premier event for Wisconsin bankers. It typically attracts over 300 CEOs and senior managers from over 110 banks. This conference is limited to 45 vendors and features 2 days of exhibiting. It is open only to Associate and Endorsed members.
Bank Directors Summit
Bank management and boards of directors from across the state find these summits highly informative and valuable.
This event attracts Chief Financial Officers, Controllers, Chief Executive Officers, Directors and other bankers who make financial decisions within the bank. The 2018 CFO Conference attracted over 60 bankers.
Chairmanʼs Member Golf Outing
This is a great time to showcase your products and services and play a round of golf with the bankers. Over 30 exhibiting/sponsorships are available. Last year's sold out event attracted 164 bank CEOs and senior officers from over 85 banks.
Wisconsin Economic Forecast Luncheon
This luncheon regularly attracts more than 500 business, government and community leaders and generated statewide media attention, including major stories in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Wisconsin State Journal, the state’s two largest newspapers. Additionally, Wisconsin Eye, NBC15, Wisconsin Radio Network, and Wisconsin Public Television covered this event. This event offers limited exhibiting and sponsorships.
Emerging Leaders Events
Management Conference & Expo
This is an annual convention designed for the bank's management team and emerging leaders. It provides education and networking opportunities.
BOLT Leadership Summits
BOLT (Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow) provides an opportunity for peer networking, educational growth and leadership development for bankers.
This is the only bank-focused agriculture conference in Wisconsin and typically draws approximately 120 bankers from over 60 banks. Two days of exhibiting are available.
This program is designed for ag bankers and their ag customers – longtime customers, new customers, the next genera¬tion leaders, bank staff interested in ag banking, ag student interns, high school students with an interest in ag banking, and more.
BSA/AML Compliance Conference
This conference is designed to keep bank BSA and Compliance Officers up-to-date and informed. This conference typically attracts over 100 bankers. A sponsorship is available for the evening reception.
Human Resources Conference
This conference is designed to meet the needs of financial services HR professionals. A range of topics will be covered by industry experts and time will be allotted for peer networking and information exchange. Various sponsorships are available for WBA Associate Members and Endorsed Vendors.
This event attracts bankers from the marketing, retail and sales areas of the bank. Exhibiting is available on the first day only, but exhibitors and sponsors are welcome to attend the full conference general sessions and meal functions. Associate and Endorsed members receive a discount on their booth and may have the opportunity to present a workshop at the conference.
This conference attracts both physical and data security personnel from the bank as well as technology and operations staff. One day of exhibiting offers vendors an opportunity to showcase their products and services in an exhibit hall setting. Associate and Endorsed members receive a discount on their booth and may have the opportunity to present a workshop at the conference.
Women in Banking Conference
Designed by women in banking for women in banking. This conference typically draws approximately 65 attendees from over 50 banks. Attendees range from VPs, Branch Managers, marketing and sales officers, and lending officers. Various sponsorships are available for WBA Associate Members and Endorsed Vendors.