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Welcome to COBA 2017

The Customer Owned Banking Convention, the industry’s premier annual convention.

COBA 2017 will be held in Brisbane from 22-24 October 2017

 

WELCOME MESSAGE

COBA 2017

Welcome to COBA 2017, the Customer Owned Banking Convention.

In 2017 our Convention will return to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 22 to 24 October. 

Brisbane is home to some of our strongest customer owned banking institutions and a vibrant, growing, modern city well known for its hospitality. The Convention and Exhibition Centre is a world class facility and a great base from which to explore the vibrant urban precincts of Brisbane.

We head to the Convention with justified optimism and pride in our customer owned model.

The spotlight on banking competition in the recent months has seen a modest but welcome pendulum shift. Politicians and regulators are more focused on competition measures, and consumers are more willing to check out the competition our model offers. This is backed up by growth that outperforms our listed competitors. We come together in Brisbane ready to learn from each other and keep up the momentum.

We have a very strong and diverse line-up of speakers assembled. The line-up will be thought provoking, will challenge and entertain us, and deliver insights you can take back and implement in your own business.

We anticipate high interest this year and encourage COBA members, industry stakeholders & suppliers to join us for this signature industry event. In addition to the formal business program we have a number of social events organised which will allow us to meet in a relaxed atmosphere.

I would like to acknowledge and thank the large number of sponsors and exhibitors that have already confirmed their participation in COBA 2017, this event would not be possible without their involvement.  In particular, I would like to single out our long-term partner, Bridges Financial Services, for their ongoing support of this industry event as our Platinum Sponsor.

I look forward to welcoming you all to Brisbane in October for COBA 2017!

Mark Degotardi

Mark Degotardi
Chief Executive Officer
COBA