The World Conference of Banking Institutes (WCBI) is a global forum that brings together a large number of central bankers, commercial bankers, finance professionals, academics, learning and development consultants, global banking and finance education providers.

The event also provides a platform for networking and business opportunities. The conference is an avenue to brainstorm on how to get ahead of the challenges associated with the future of banking.

The WCBI is a biennial event, which was last hosted in London in 1979. 

As you can see on the list below, the conference covered a wide range of topical issues over the past 43 years and was held across the globe in Europe, Africa, Asia, America and Oceania.  

Schedule of the World Conference of Banking Institutes

                    Year                        Location                                                                       Theme                                                                                                                                                             
11975 Edinburgh, Scotland   The Role of the Bankers Institute 
1977 Johannesburg, South Africa     Content and Control of Banking Institutes 
31979London, UKQualifying Role of Banking Institutes
41981Montreal, Canada Use if Banking Management Simulation as a Pedagogical Tool 
51983Harare, ZimbabweBanking Education in Developing of Countries 
61985Stockholm, SwedenInstitute of Bankers Role in the Development of Banking
71987Amsterdam,The NetherlandsHuman Resources Development in Banking and Finance  
81989Washington D.C., USARole of Banker Education and Training Management of Dynamic Change
91991Paris, FranceNew Frontiers in Banking
101993Goa, IndiaBanking Education and Training Management of Dynamic Change
111995Taipei, TaiwanThe Quest of Quality in Banking Education
121997Dublin, IrelandMajor Trends in Banking
131999Cape Town, South AfricaCape Town, South Africa Benefit the Customer by Learning from each other
142001Kingston, JamaicaGlobalisation – Challenges and Opportunities
152003Melbourne, AustraliaStaying Alive and Staying Relevant: The Challenges for Banking Institutes Globally 
162005Rome, ItalyInnovation, Culture, Change
172007Toronto, CanadaWealth Through Learning
18 2009Dubai, UAEThe Metamorphosis of Banking Institutions over Three Decades
19 2011 Nassau, BahamasCreating a Progressive Financial Services Environment: Trust, Accountability, Competence and Innovation
20 2013Nairobi, KenyaFrontiers in Financial Services – Ethical Professionalism and Best Practice
212015Seoul, South KoreaFinancial Innovation through Talent Management
222017Lagos, NigeriaRe-Thinking the Future of Banking and Finance and Lifelong Learning
232019 London, UKGrowth and Sustainability in an Age of Disruption