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
|1||1975||Edinburgh, Scotland||The Role of the Bankers Institute|
|2||1977||Johannesburg, South Africa||Content and Control of Banking Institutes|
|3||1979||London, UK||Qualifying Role of Banking Institutes|
|4||1981||Montreal, Canada||Use if Banking Management Simulation as a Pedagogical Tool|
|5||1983||Harare, Zimbabwe||Banking Education in Developing of Countries|
|6||1985||Stockholm, Sweden||Institute of Bankers Role in the Development of Banking|
|7||1987||Amsterdam,The Netherlands||Human Resources Development in Banking and Finance|
|8||1989||Washington D.C., USA||Role of Banker Education and Training Management of Dynamic Change|
|9||1991||Paris, France||New Frontiers in Banking|
|10||1993||Goa, India||Banking Education and Training Management of Dynamic Change|
|11||1995||Taipei, Taiwan||The Quest of Quality in Banking Education|
|12||1997||Dublin, Ireland||Major Trends in Banking|
|13||1999||Cape Town, South Africa||Cape Town, South Africa Benefit the Customer by Learning from each other|
|14||2001||Kingston, Jamaica||Globalisation – Challenges and Opportunities|
|15||2003||Melbourne, Australia||Staying Alive and Staying Relevant: The Challenges for Banking Institutes Globally|
|16||2005||Rome, Italy||Innovation, Culture, Change|
|17||2007||Toronto, Canada||Wealth Through Learning|
|18||2009||Dubai, UAE||The Metamorphosis of Banking Institutions over Three Decades|
|19||2011||Nassau, Bahamas||Creating a Progressive Financial Services Environment: Trust, Accountability, Competence and Innovation|
|20||2013||Nairobi, Kenya||Frontiers in Financial Services – Ethical Professionalism and Best Practice|
|21||2015||Seoul, South Korea||Financial Innovation through Talent Management|
|22||2017||Lagos, Nigeria||Re-Thinking the Future of Banking and Finance and Lifelong Learning|
|23||2019||London, UK||Growth and Sustainability in an Age of Disruption|