Other conferences let an unlimited number of companies on their exhibit floor. Then you spend most of your time talking to other vendors — people you aren’t trying to reach.
But that’s not how The Financial Brand Forum works.
No other conference does this.
Because of the way we restrict the number of vendors who attend, there will be roughly 20 attendees from a financial institution for every one exhibitor — about the highest attendee-to-exhibitor ratio you’ll find anywhere in the banking industry. This ensures that you’ll be talking to the key bank and credit union executives you need to reach, instead of wasting time competing with an army of other vendors who are there simply to steal your business.
How many people attend The Financial Brand Forum? Over 1,500 banking executives representing over 500 different financial institutions and more than $8.0 trillion in combined assets. Roughly 80% of our attendees work directly for a retail financial institution. This is one of the highest attendee-to-vendor ratios you’ll see at any conference.
The Financial Brand Forum is built for marketing, advertising, branding and retail executives working in the North American banking industry. Over 60% of the attendees are VP-level or higher. One in every six attendees from banks and credit unions are C-level. The most common titles attendees hold include CMO, CEO, COO, EVP, VP and AVP.
Attendees divide evenly between banks and credit unions, with an average asset size of $15 billion and a median of $1 billion (note: there are only around 100 banks in the U.S. with more than $15 billion in assets, and half of them are attending The Financial Brand Forum). The top 30 attending institutions by asset size represent $6.8 trillion in combined assets — an average of $228 billion each. 91% of attendees are from the U.S., and 5% come from Canada.
Attendees hail from the biggest, most prestigious and respected banks in the world, including Wells Fargo, BBVA, RBC, Scotiabank, BMO, US Bank, PNC, CIBC, Capital One, TD Bank, AIB, Regions, KeyBank, Synchrony, Charles Schwab, Bank of the West, Discover, Navy Federal Credit Union, Banamex, First Republic, ATB Financial, BOK, East West Bank, Frost Bank, Umpqua, Vancity, Associated Bank, IBERIABANK, UMB, Arvest Bank, Coast Capital Savings, FirstBank, BECU and many more.