This annual conference held at the beginning of each year, is a networking and training event held over a 3-day period. It includes keynote speakers on SBA relevant topics, forecast of the economy, breakout training sessions with topics for beginner and advanced SBA lenders and their staff, as well as several networking opportunities.
One of the primary objectives of the conference is to provide attendees with a financial forecast of the year ahead. In light of the economy, this outlook should prove to be especially beneficial this year.
Some of our past speakers and presenters have included representatives from the Small Business Administration’s Office of Capital Access Office of Credit Risk Management, Office of the Administrator, Export and International Trade and more), as well as representatives from NAGGL and NADCO, and keynote speakers such as Economist Dr. Roger Tutterow (Kennesaw State University), and many more talented professionals.
Each year, the conference has grown not only by number of attendees, but by number of sponsors and quality of educational opportunities. Last year, over 90 different companies and government agencies attended, with representation from over 20 banks!
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Sponsorship is now open! There are two EXCLUSIVE sponsor levels offered on a first to register basis:
Download the Conference Information Package for details on all sponsor levels and benefits. When you're ready, proceed to REGISTER (red pencil icon at left).
If you're making your travel arrangements, plan to arrive on property by Wednesday afternoon in time to check in and attend our welcome reception. Scroll below for the full conference agenda or for more info, download the Conference Information Package