New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
LendIt, the preeminent global conference organization dedicated exclusively to the P2P and online lending industry, is bringing its second-annual conference to San Francisco, where peer-to-peer lending was born. The flagship event will be held at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco from May 4 to May 6.
Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, will deliver the opening keynote on May 5, expanding on his presentation from LendIt 2013 about the transformational impact of peer-to-peer lending.
“We are thrilled to once again take part in the industry’s most renowned annual event,” said Laplanche. “As proud supporters of LendIt, we look forward to another outstanding program.”
The conference’s second day will open with a keynote by Michael Barr, former assistant secretary at U.S. Department of the Treasury, special advisor to President William J. Clinton and key architect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Barr, also a Lending Club advisor, will provide timely insights on the evolving regulatory landscape.
"We are honored to have Renaud Laplanche and Michael Barr as keynote speakers for this year's conference," said Peter Renton, founder of Lend Academy and co-founder of LendIt. "Lending Club's meteoric rise has set the bar for the industry, while Michael’s work has helped shape the regulatory landscape for P2P investing. We're excited to offer a program led by these two key innovators."
The two-day conference will focus on such topics as how alternative data is affecting credit decisions, the regulatory landscape, the growing institutional participation, developments in small business lending and the future of the industry. Companies from around the globe will also showcase new technologies and platforms designed to support this maturing industry. LendIt is expected to attract international participants including institutional investors, financial analysts, private wealth managers, family offices, individual investors and media representatives.
Attendees are encouraged to register in advance in order to ensure ticket availability. Additionally, LendIt has room blocks at discounted rates, available for a limited time, at the Hilton. Attendees can register and book their rooms at http://www.lendit.co/2014/.
Buy-side institutions interested in purchasing their LendIt 2014 tickets with soft-dollars, via Instinet, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Registration Information
Credentialed members of the news media may receive complimentary registration which includes access to the entire program including the exhibit hall. If you are a member of the media and interested in a press pass, please email press(at)lendit(dot)co.
LendIt is the preeminent global conference organization dedicated exclusively to the P2P and online lending industry. LendIt events showcase leading and emerging online lending platforms, the ecosystem of Big Data companies that are serving the sector, as well as the Wall Street firms that are providing innovative financing structures and investment capital to this rising asset class. In addition to the leading P2P and online lending platforms, LendIt 2014 is expected to draw institutional investors, financial analysts, private wealth managers, family offices, individual investors and media representatives from across the globe.