CFA’s Inaugural Factoring World
Conference Makes a Splash!
CFA’s groundbreaking Factoring World
Conference, held March 5-7 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, focused on the
future evolution of factoring, trade finance, supply chain finance, receivables
finance and related disciplines.
The event, held in conjunction
with the IFG Latin American Regional
Meeting, featured world-class content
from top industry thought leaders,
real education on succeeding in today’s competitive environment, a full
track for independent factors and key
panels on opportunities in China and
This exciting new program offered
unparalleled networking opportunities that allowed key executives to
connect with industry peers and
leading service providers. It brought
together the most senior decision-makers from the leading companies
in the entrepreneurial and traditional
factoring space, trade finance professionals, supply chain finance specialists, lender finance providers and
international lending professionals
from 20 countries.
“It was one of the best factoring
events I have been to in 20 years of my
career in this field,” said Stephen Perl,
CEO, 1st PMF Bancorp, Los Angeles, CA.
“The caliber of people was very high,
which made the panels and interac-
tion excellent as well. I found ‘ The Big
Picture: Fitting All the Pieces Together
- Factoring, Trade / Supply Chain
Finance, Inventory in Transit, Reverse
Factoring and Everything In Between’,
with the largest factors discussing
their versions of supply chain finance,
very interesting because each of their
respective companies took very differ-
ent approaches to this emerging area
“It was such an excellent confer-
ence as well as being vibrant and
content rich,” added Çagatay Baydar,
general manager, TEB Faktoring, Istan-
bul, Turkey. “The location choice was
just right and the organization went
as smooth as it could be. We have been
given the chance to discuss the past
events as well as the future of factor-
ing. Last, but not least, it allowed
factoring professionals and managers
“Visionary Views from the Top: Insights from Key Industry Leaders - Hear About Strategies for Future Success from Major U.S. Factoring Firms” was one of two panels kicking of
CFA’s Factoring World Conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach March 5-7. From left
to right: Moderator: Robert Trojan, CEO, CFA; Panelists: Stuart Brister, president – Commercial Services Division, Wells Fargo Capital Finance; Jonathan Lucas, president, CIT Group
– Trade Finance and J. Michael Stanley, managing director, Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc.
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