Past events

We run a varied mix of physical and virtual events aiming to help you advance your career, connect with thought leaders around the world and stay on top of the latest trends in the banking and finance sector.  

Take a look at some of our past events.

Past webinars 

Following government advice, some of our events were rescheduled, but many of our events did take place as webinars.

We work with leading figures throughout the industry to offer educational webinars to help you stay up to date. 

The recordings of our past live webinars are available on-demand here.

Aftershow podcasts were created for some of our webinars to answer questions from our attendees which we didn't get a chance to cover during the live event. Listen to our Dive into Fintech - The LIBF aftershow podcast 

Annual Trade Finance Compliance Conference

This year, our industry-leading Annual Trade Finance Compliance Conference (ATFCC) returned as a face-to-face event at Peninsula House, London on 21 June 2023. It focused on trade finance challenges, global trade development, and London's role as a trade finance centre.

Leading compliance experts, regulators, and practitioners addressed delegates, sharing insights on the latest industry trends and topics, encompassing landmark legal cases and compliance issues.

The Mortgage Conference

LIBF’s mortgage conference was held at Congress Centre in London on 19 April 2023.  

Our main aim was to educate and inform mortgage professionals on the most pressing issues facing the sector today, and for the future. 

The event was supported by a wide range of speakers and sponsors from across the sector, including the FCA.   

Graduation and Presentation Ceremonies

Every year we hold a ceremony to celebrate the academic achievements of our students.

Our 2022 Graduation and Presentation Ceremony returned to the London Guildhall on Wednesday 19 October. The event saw nearly 100 of our students graduate across our Professional Education and Higher Education programmes. We also awarded an honorary masters degree to Anne Boden, Founder and CEO of Starling Bank, and Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, COO at ADGM and Managing Director of ADGM Academy and receiver of the fellowship award. Visit our Graduation 2022 highlights page.

In 2021, we returned with an in-person event, due to the pandemic, where 200 of our students graduated. The ceremony video is available on YouTube.

Financial Innovation Awards (FIA)

The Awards began in 1998 to celebrate all that was new and innovative in the banking and finance industry.

For 22 years, we have recognised and celebrated new initiatives that revolutionised the banking and financial services industry.

FIA 2019 was held at the Hilton Bankside London on 21 November 2019.

World Conference of Banking Institutes (WCBI)

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 WCBI is a biennial event, which was last hosted in London in 1979. We were pleased to bring it back to London in 2019. We presented the 23rd WCBI on 16-17 September 2019 at the Guildhall, London. The theme was Growth and Sustainability in an Age of Disruption. Discover more

140th anniversary celebration

Our Institute marked our 140th anniversary on 11 March 2019. We celebrated with a gala event, the publication of our third book, Banking on Change, fundraising activities, and much more.

To see how we celebrated and experienced our 140 years exhibition virtual tour, go to our 140th anniversary page