The Customer Owned Banking Convention
The industry’s premier annual event

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Welcome to COBA 2016, the Customer Owned Banking Convention, where we will Lead, Change and Grow

In 2016 our Convention will return to the Adelaide Convention Centre from 24 to 27 September.

Adelaide is a heartland for customer owned banking – our sector is highly respected, has high market penetration and strong awareness from South Australians.  It’s also a place well known for its hospitality and will provide a wonderful setting for networking and connections with key industry leaders.

It’s an exciting time to be part of the customer owned banking sector.

In 2015 we took great strides to collaborate, innovate and develop long term strategies for growth that are already building momentum and offering great outcomes for consumers. The Financial System Inquiry delivered a blueprint that will lead to a more competitive banking environment.  

We are looking to prosper in that new operating framework and take advantage of the positive attitude that exists for customer owned and co-operative business. Our model is a market leader on satisfaction, offers competitive pricing, is a major employer and supporter of local communities.

To keep the momentum of 2015 going we are working to develop a diverse and engaging program of speakers that will focus on our theme of Lead. Change. Grow., and I look forward to being able to release those details in the near future.

We anticipate high interest and attendance at this event and encourage all members, industry stakeholders & suppliers to consider their participation as delegates, sponsors and exhibitors for this signature industry event.

I would like to acknowledge and thank the large number of sponsors and exhibitors that have already confirmed their participation in COBA 2016, this event would not be possible without your 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 Adelaide in September.

Mark Degotardi

Mark Degotardi
Chief Executive Officer
Customer Owned Banking Association