65TH Annual Commercial Finance Association Convention: November 4-6, Las Vegas

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Most influential commercial finance companies and executives come together to discuss opportunities created by current economic climate Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, expert negotiator and author Ron Shapiro and economic journalist Stuart Varney headline world's premiere commercial lending conference

Despite this volatility, our industries have continued to provide crucial financing to businesses. Certainly, the educational and networking opportunities that exist at this conference will go a long way to ensure that our members continue to play this important role for businesses of all sizes.

The Commercial Finance Association (http://www.cfa.com) today announced the line-up of speakers for its 65th Annual Convention. The conference, titled "Opportunities" (Nov 4-6 in Las Vegas, NV.), will address opportunities in an economic climate that saw traditional lending falter and asset-based lending and factoring remain stable.

The Commercial Finance Association holds its annual conference to bring together professionals involved with asset-based lending, factoring, appraisals/auctions/liquidations, and turnaround management to collaborate on issues in commercial lending.

"Given the much publicized volatility in the economy and credit markets, I can think of no better time for the leading commercial finance minds to come together," said Andrej Suskavcevic, CEO, Commercial Finance Association. "Despite this volatility, our industries have continued to provide crucial financing to businesses. Certainly, the educational and networking opportunities that exist at this conference will go a long way to ensure that our members continue to play this important role for businesses of all sizes."

Experts and leaders in economics and the financial industry and economics will provide insights into the future of commercial lending and the changing economic and political landscape.

Speakers include:

  •     Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, will provide an outlook on her personal experience dealing with global affairs during her tenure.
  •     Ron Shapiro, Expert negotiator, attorney and author of "Dare to Prepare: How to Win Before You Begin!" and creator of the Preparation Principles Checklist, will enlighten guests with his motto of "out-prepare to outperform."
  •     Stuart Varney, British-American Economic Journalist, will offer a positive take on today's economy with an outlook on what it means to you, your family and your business.

"The CFA Annual Convention provides opportunities for professional growth and development on many levels," said Michael Haddad, chief executive officer, Core Financial Group. "It has always served as a forum for staying current with latest industry developments, and it is the one yearly event where I am able to network with influential industry peers from throughout the country."

In addition to high profile keynote speakers, the convention will feature topical panel discussions including:

  •     Fraud Prevention
  •     Due Diligence
  •     Opportunities for Small Entrepreneurial Lenders
  •     Intercreditor Issues
  •     State of the Industry
  •     Judicial and Legislative Developments

"In these economic times it is important to be on top of the game and to spend dollars wisely," said Pat Trammell, president, Southeastern Commercial Finance, LLC. "To know where our industry is now and is heading tomorrow, there is no more prudent investment than this year's CFA Convention."

About CFA
Founded in 1944, the Commercial Finance Association is the trade group of the asset- based financial services industry, with nearly 300 member organizations throughout the U.S., Canada and around the world. Members include the asset-based lending arms of domestic and foreign commercial banks, small and large independent finance companies, hedge funds, private equity firms, floor plan financing organizations, factoring organizations and financing subsidiaries of major industrial corporations.

For more information about the CFA or Conference please visit: http://www.cfa.com and click on Convention Icon.

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