- ABOUT US
The World Conference of Banking Institutes (WCBI) is a biennial global forum that brings together professionals from financial services industry and other stakeholders engaged in banking operation, education and training. There are estimated to be over 100 such organizations spanning across the globe that are engaged and focused mainly in the talent management and human capital development for the Banking and Financial Services sectors.
The first conference was held in Edinburgh, U.K. in 1975. Thereafter, there have been 20 WCBI conferences held in different parts of the world and the last edition was held in Seoul in 2015. Since its inception in U.K. in 1975, the major objective of the conference has been to provide a global platform for the review of achievements and emerging challenges concerning the functioning of Banking and Finance Institutes and their role in effectively supporting the Financial Sector’s Performance and Profitability.
Hosting Right to CIBN
Upon the successful bid for the hosting right of the 2017 World Conference of Banking Institutes (WCBI) in South Korea on the 7th of April, 2015, The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) was unanimously endorsed to organize the 22nd edition of the biennial Conference for all banking Institutes across the globe in Lagos, Nigeria by 2017. The WCBI serves as a veritable platform for the banking institutes to strategically appraise the achievements and challenges faced by the banking sub-sector globally and also effectively enhance the financial sector’s performance.
The hosting of the WCBI in Nigeria by Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) would promote innovative talent management strategies for the financial services; encourage strategic learning, cross fertilization of ideas and networking for value; promote investment and economic growth especially in the financial services industry; enrich access to information, knowledge experience and expertise of professionals from other jurisdictions; and provide unique platform for bilateral relations.
Background History 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 for 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||Globalization – 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 & innovation|
|20||2013||Nairobi, Kenya||Frontiers in Financial Services – Ethical Professionalism and Best Practice|
|21||2015||Seoul, Korea||Financial Innovation though Talent Management|
|22||2017||Lagos, Nigeria||Re-Thinking the Future of Banking & Finance and Lifelong Learning|
Professor Segun Ajibola, FCIB, Ph.D.
President, Chairman of Council, CIBN
"I eagerly look forward to welcoming you at the event"