11 Reasons You Can’t Miss the Forum 2025

Here’s why over 2,000 banking executives from more than 700+ financial institutions will be at The Financial Brand Forum 2025. Will you be there?

Here’s what differentiates The Financial Brand Forum from other conferences, and why it’s the best annual event in the banking industry.


1. Killer agenda.

The Financial Brand Forum is packed with more than 60 hours of content that will inspire bold new thinking and spark your creativity, driving your strategy forward in a time of disruptive change. Past speakers include Magic Johnson, Shark Tank stars Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, supermodel Cindy Crawford, and professor Scott Galloway.

  • 8 Inspirational Keynotes
  • 6 Forum X Talks
  • 40 How-to Breakout Sessions
  • 16 Live Demos
  • 4 Power Breakfast Sessions
  • 4 Lunch & Learn Presentations


2. Learn from the best and brightest.

The Financial Brand Forum features an all-star agenda with over 150+ speakers — the best and brightest minds in banking, along with visionary thought leaders from the most-respected companies including former TEDx speakers from notable companies like Apple, Disney, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Nintendo, Southwest Airlines, PepsiCo, Pixar, and many others. Every year, we pour over $1 million into speakers appearing on the Forum main stage!


3. Stay ahead of the curve.

One out of every 11 financial institutions in the U.S will be at the Forum 2024 figuring out to drive growth as they explore a myriad of new ideas and digital innovations. When they come home, what will they know that you won’t?


4. No risk, all reward.

The Financial Brand has a 100% ROI money-back guarantee. If you don’t think the Forum 2025 is the best conference in banking you’ve ever attended, you can have your money back.


5. Find new opportunities.

Are you looking to expand your team? Do you need a new CMO or CXO? Or maybe you’re ready for a new challenge yourself?

The Financial Brand Forum is for movers and shakers. You can find potential merger partners, recruit fresh talent, and perhaps even take that next step in your own career.

There will be over 150 exhibitors at the Forum 2025 — potential partners who can help you accelerate your growth strategy.


6. No selling from the stage.

Nothing annoys conference attendees more than a speaker who turns their presentation into a sales pitch. No one wants to sit through a shameless self-promotion.

We couldn’t agree more. That’s why The Financial Brand bans any speaker who “sells from the stage” at from the Forum conference for life — they can’t even attend. (We’ve done it before, and we’d do it again.)


7. Network with peers.

At some conferences, it feels like most attendees are vendors who are only there to sell you stuff. But at The Financial Brand Forum, roughly 70% of attendees are people just like you. One in five are C-level, and two-thirds are VP-level or higher. That’s more than 1,200+ senior-level executives who work at a retail financial institution. This is your opportunity to network with peers and learn how they are tackling the big issues you face.


8. Focused on growth strategies.

The numbers don’t lie. In the next 20 years, half the banks around today will be gone. Size matters, and now every banking provider in the industry (including credit unions) faces an ultimatum: Grow and get bigger, or die.

One third of the 1,000 biggest retail banks in the U.S. attend The Financial Brand Forum — the world’s only conference focused on growth strategies, with three days packed with the big ideas you need to maximize your strategic plan.


9. Serious about the experience.

Nothing is more important than the attendee experience. All we think about for 362 days are the other three days you spend at the conference.

We sweat down every detail, and we never cut corners. No cheap lunches or lame breakfasts. We accommodate accommodate special needs and we have menus catering to dietary restrictions.

We do everything possible to maximize learning and networking opportunities by minimizing wait times and walking distances. For instance, we serve espresso in the exhibit hall, and you won’t have to walk more than a few steps from your tower to the conference center.


10. It’s fun.

Banking doesn’t have to be boring. Between evening parties, private receptions, sponsor dinners, and offsite functions like The Sphere, the High-Roller, and TopGolfThe Financial Brand Forum swirls with an exciting atmosphere and high-energy vibe.


11. Big savings.

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What’s your growth strategy?

Meet over 2,000 of the brightest minds in the banking world at The Financial Brand Forum, and see how innovative C-level leaders are solving their biggest growth challenges.

The Financial Brand Forum | April 14-16, 2025