Ignite The Future


22-24 September 2024


We’re in for a change of scenery in 2024, as the customer owned banking convention heads to Adelaide for the first time in 8 years, ready to Ignite the Future. 

Customer-owned banks have a rich history in South Australia. In 1847, the Adelaide and Suburban Building Society formed as the first Building Society in the country, offering an opportunity for working-class members to pool funds to help each other buy their own homes.

As we move towards
a more diverse, climate conscious and technologically-advanced future, it’s this customer-first ethos established almost 180 years ago that continue to push customer-owned banks forward. We are committed to innovating to remain leaders in customer service and trust while staying true to our roots, making Adelaide the perfect destination for this year’s conference and theme. 

During COBA24, you’ll connect with executives, innovators, and thought leaders to share insights, best practices, and cutting-edge ideas on driving positive change. Explore the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in purpose-led banking and leave with new perspectives, new tools, and a network of passionate peers.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in Adelaide, as we explore how we can ignite our shift towards a future where more Australians can bank with purpose.

Michael Lawrence
Chief Executive Officer
Customer Owned Banking Association

Program Now Available!

COBA24 Convention is packed with incredible speakers and the topics of our highly sought-after business sessions are designed to ignite discussions about our sector’s future.


Social Function Plans Released!

COBA24 Welcome Reception and Dinner promise to be highlights of Convention.
View what’s being planned and ensure your booked to attend. 

Important Dates

Registration Opening
April 2024
Early Bird cut-off
26 July 2024
Accommodation Deadline
2 August 2024
Cancellation Deadline
16 August 2024

Register Now

Early bird rates valid until 26 July 2024

COBA Members

<$200 million Earlybird

COBA Members

>$200 million Earlybird

Emerging Leaders


Countdown to COBA24