23 & 24th May 2019, London

Building societies annual conference

Two days of thought-leading keynotes, breakouts, exhibition floor and social events

Join us to explore what gives building societies a real and sustainable advantage in today's fast moving competitive world and to connect with 500+ building society senior leaders, executive and non-executive, and wider industry contacts.


Reflecting back; looking forward

As we approach the 150th anniversary of the founding of the BSA, it seemed a good time to reflect back on those early days and to look forward. In a sense, this is a dose of my own medicine. I often talk to Building Society groups about using our past as the inspiration for our future….  Read the article



Silver Sturgeon (Welcome Party)
Savoy Pier, London, WC2N 

The Silver Sturgeon is a luxury river yacht with stunning interiors and spacious decks, making it the ideal venue for the conference welcome party. Join us for food and drinks at Savoy Pier, located near Embankment and Charing Cross tube stations, followed by a cruise along the River Thames.


QEII Conference Centre
Broad Sanctuary, London SW1

QEII is located in central London close to many London attractions including the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye and the South Bank. Westminster station is a few minutes walk offering connections to transport hubs via the Circle, District and Jubilee lines.


Victoria and Albert Museum (Dinner)
Cromwell Road, London, SW7

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects.  We will gather for drinks in the The John Madejski Garden before dinner in the Raphael Gallery. The V&A is ten minutes by public transport from the QEII centre. 



There are thousands of hotel rooms within walking distance of the QEII Centre or a short ride on public transport.  We have partnered with Innov8 Conference Services to offer accommodation at a small selection of hotels.  See the accommodation website to book.

For a wider range of hotel suggestions, see the QEII Centre's website.  For those happy to travel a short distance on public transport, hotels located along the Circle and District underground lines will often offer better value and will be convenient for travel between all the conference venues (both lines operate modern air-conditioned trains). 


The voice for building societies

The Building Societies Association (BSA) is the voice for building societies and for some other mutual financial service providers. Together these organisations serve around 25 million customers across the UK.

Our objective at the BSA is to push for the best outcomes for building societies and our other members from the plethora of new and changing regulation and legislation in the UK and Europe. To do this we work with, amongst others, the UK Government, the EU Commission, Council and Parliament and regulators, especially the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In Europe we are a member of the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB).

We also speak out on issues that are relevant to building societies and their members (borrowers and savers).  We provide technical information to our members on a huge range of topics.  Our economists and specialist policy teams have expertise covering mortgages and housing; savings; financial policy and legal, governance and compliance matters.

Building societies hold residential mortgage balances of over £315 billion – this equates to 23% of all outstanding mortgages in the UK. They also hold almost £280 billion of retail deposits – 19% of all such deposits in the UK – including 37% of cash ISA balances. BSA members employ 42,500 full and part-time staff and operate through approximately 1,470 branches.


Sponsor the conference

Connect directly with decision makers

The conference provides a unique platform for your organisation to directly engage and build a dialogue with a senior building society audience.

Demonstrate and share expertise

Contribute knowledge and engage the sector through platform opportunities and supplementary activities in our blogs, newsletters and magazine.

Increase brand exposure

Your company brand will be integrated across numerous platforms and opportunities before, during and after the conference.

Show your support for the sector

We will work closely with you as a key partner to structure a sponsorship package to support your objectives.