>>reachING for the stars
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
Management Committee Meeting (invitation only) 11: 30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting (invitation only) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Reception (invitation only) 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Dinner (invitation only) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
Chapter Leaders Workshop (invitation only) 8:00 a.m. - 9: 30 a.m.
Education Foundation Meeting (invitation only) 9: 45 a.m. - 10: 45 a.m.
Registration 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers Group & GB Credit Partners
Check in at the registration area to pick up your name badge – your all-access
pass to Convention sessions & networking events.
Exhibit Hall Open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Find the latest cutting-edge products and services inside the exhibit hall to help
you and your business reach for the stars!
General Session with Keynote Speaker 1:00 p.m - 2: 30 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by RedRidge Finance Group
Academy-award winning director, Oliver Stone
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall 2: 30 p.m. - 3: 45 p.m.
Engage with colleagues and make new connections over coffee inside the
Panel Sessions 3: 45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
State of the ABL Market
Leading ABL industry executives discuss the current state of ABL lending with a
focus on current market trends and conditions, deal structures, and alternative
assets. Panelists will review syndicated ABL loan market liquidity and large corporate ABL deal activity, and look at new deal issuance vs. refinancing. Panelists
will also assess the current ABL financed M&A market and explore new jurisdictions and international ABL issues.
Moderator: Adam Evans, Hilco Global
Panelists: Kavian Boots, US Bank Asset Based Finance
Milt Iskra, NewStar Business Credit
Ron Jacobson, Winston & Strawn LLP
Michael Sharkey, Cole Taylor Business Capital
Peter York, JPMorgan Chase
Anything But Bankruptcy! Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives
are the Preferred Solutions
Business bankruptcies continue to plummet, as lenders and borrowers increasingly turn to non-bankruptcy alternatives. What is causing this trend? How do
these non-bankruptcy alternatives work, and what are their relative advantages and disadvantages? Our panel of lender and legal experts will provide a
conceptual framework for understanding these potential solutions to troubled
loans, as well as detailed roadmaps and illustrative cases.
Moderator: Howard Brod Brownstein, Brownstein Corporation
Panelists: Thomas M. Cambern, Wells Fargo Bank, N. A.
Mette Kurth, Arent Fox, LLP
Michael B. Schaedle, Blank Rome LLP
Matthew Van Steenhuyse, Bank of America
Social Media & Financial Services: What’s Your Social Media Strategy?
Social media has transformed the way we communicate with each other and
the way in which we learn about the world. Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and
LinkedIn are household names today, though they barely existed only a few
years ago. As the new technologies are deployed, there are new legal and ethical issues that have arisen as well. This panel will explore the potential uses,
benefits and risks of social media in the financial services sector.
Moderator: Paddy Hirsch, Marketplace Radio
Panelists: Sarah Carter, Actiance
Tim Cross, Standard & Poors/LCD
Darius Miranda, Wells Fargo Wholesale Bank
Lauren Young, Thomson Reuters
Women in Commercial Finance Networking Reception 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
and Salus Capital Partners, LLC
Opening Reception 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by People’s United Business Capital and The Tiger Group
Join over 1,000 of your industry colleagues at L. A. hotspot, Club Nokia, located
steps from the Official Convention Hotel in the center of the entertainment
capital of the world: the L.A. Live Complex. While at the Reception, attendees
can tour the adjacent Grammy Museum, showcasing an exciting array of exhibits and memorabilia from the music industry.
This year’s agenda brings many exciting new changes to enhance your experience. With a record number
of world-class panels and presentations, there is truly something for everyone in the commercial finance industry.
Please note the EARLY START TIME. The Convention kicks off at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13,
so make your travel plans accordingly.
Additional session details and updates to this schedule will be posted on www.cfa.com.
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