Early bird pricing to Broker Fair 2022, taking place this October 24th at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, ends soon. This large annual commercial finance expo has already sold out the top level sponsorships. Among the premier names are National Funding, Lendini, and Rapid Finance as Platinum Sponsors and Balboa Capital, Fintap, ROK Financial, and Ocrolus as Gold Sponsors.
This event brings together brokers, lenders, funders, vendors, and more from around the small business finance industry. Attendees can expect education, inspiration, networking opportunities, and more.
Next week’s Alternative Finance Bar Association Conference has already sold out. The exclusive go-to event for industry attorneys takes place on June 15th and 16th in New York City.
Thirteen organizations are sponsoring it, including deBanked. The AFBA provided the attached graphic to showcase who they are:
deBanked plans to have three representatives present. For information and inquiries about the event, please contact Lindsey Rohan at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is sold out.
The fourth annual Alternative Finance Bar Association conference is BACK IN PERSON. This is the go-to event for and with the industry’s leading attorneys.
Mark your calendars for June 15th and June 16th in New York City and register by emailing Lindsey Rohan at email@example.com. Registration is subject to approval and space availability.
Two-day program includes the following panels:
The State of the Industry: Industry experts discuss pending legislation, case law and market hurdles. They have both a regulatory panel ready to discuss what’s new in Virginia, Utah, NY and California as well as a Courtroom panel ready to discuss the winning and losing case law that has come out in the past year.
Bankruptcy: The aftermath of Chicago v. Fulton, In re Shoot the Moon and other pivotal bankruptcy cases that shape industry practices.
Ethics: Challenges faced by internal counsel and ways to navigate those pressures.
Collections: Trends in the post-COJ, post-COVID era.
Employment/Labor Law: The rise of labor use outside the U.S. What challenges arise from having call centers outside the U.S. Tax implications, oversight and practical benefits/detriments. Post-COVID remote work implications. What you need to be aware of to avoid creating liabilities.
The Art of Arbitration: The importance of a carefully drafted Arbitration Clause and the pro/cons of this venue.
Thinking Ahead: What technologies and market conditions will shape the future of the industry. Broad discussion of Blockchain technology, CRM systems, cannabis and what we can imagine will shape the future of Alternative finance.
WEDNESDAY KEYNOTE: David Picon, Esq. – It is with great pride that David Picon of Proskauer Rose will be the Keynote speaker. For years the AFBA has admired his work from afar. Attendees now have an opportunity to learn directly from David what makes for an unstoppable litigator.
THURSDAY SPECIAL EVENT: AFBA Game Show Mash-Up with the Industry’s Legendary Attorneys. Special Guests you will not want to miss!
- Andrew Smith, Covington & Burlington LLP
- Brian Simon, Hollis Public Affairs
- Jamie Polon, Mavrides Moyal Packman & Sadkin, LLP
- Patrick Siegfried, Rapid Finance
- Natalie Pappas, Rapid Finance
- Keith Ellis, Expansion Capital Group
- Kate Fisher, Hudson Cook LLP
- Cathy Brennan, Hudson Cook LLP
- Blake Sims, Hudson Cook LLP
- Steve Denis, Small Business Finance Association
- Christopher R. Murray, Murray Legal PLLC
- Mark Stout, Padfield & Stout
- Shanna Kaminski, Kaminski Law Group
- Michael W. Davis, DTO Law
- John Viskocil, Fora Financial
- Gabriel Mendelberg, Mendelberg P.C.
- Anthony F. Giuliano, Giuliano Law P.C.
- Jeffrey S. Cianciulli, Weir Greenblatt Pierce LLP
- David Picon, Proskauer Rose
- Jonathan Nelson, Dedicated Financial GBC
- Lindsey Rohan, BasePoint Capital LLC
- Christina Grigorian, Katten; Zach Miller, Burr & Foreman
- Renata Buhkman, Delta Bridge Funding
- Vanessa Petty, Settle
- Alexis Shapiro, Forward Financing
- Jan Owens, Manatt Phelps
- Scott Pearson, Manatt Phelps
- Jesse Michael Carlson, Kapitus
- Robert Zadek, Buchalter
Day 1 – June 15
9:00am – 4:30pm: Offices of Proskauer Rose (includes light breakfast and lunch)
5:30pm – 7:30pm: Cocktails at Dear Irving
Day 2 – June 16
9:30am – 6:00pm: 15 W. 38th Street, 2nd Fl, Sinatra Room (includes light breakfast and lunch)
4:00pm: Wine & Cheese
Register soon, SPACE IS LIMITED!
deBanked is a sponsor of the event. Industry attorneys are highly encouraged to attend.
Broker Fair is coming back to New York City on October 24th at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Anticipated to be the biggest Broker Fair ever, brokers from the small business lending, commercial financing, revenue-based financing, leasing, factoring, and MCA industries, will come together in the heart of New York.
“It’s amazing to have participated in the industry’s growth over the last four years,” said Broker Fair founder Sean Murray. “Our first event launched in Brooklyn in 2018 and now the demand has brought us into a massive newly-renovated venue in the middle of Times Square.”
Brokers, lenders, funders, factors, equipment financiers, fintechs, and the whole small business finance ecosystem can expect a full day of education, inspiration, and high quality networking opportunities.
See last year’s sizzle reel:
Among the networking, dealmaking, and new connections made at deBanked CONNECT MIAMI last week, conversations were had that touched on the past, present and future of the small business finance space. Those in attendance had all different types of ideas of where and how tomorrow’s deals will be funded.
Below are five takeaways from the industry’s most heavily trafficked event in South Florida this year.
-Networking is still key
In an industry dependent on making connections, events like these hold such a value to anybody looking to close deals. While the internet has taken geographic restrictions out of doing business, shaking hands and conversing in-person still holds true as the most valuable form of communication in both a personal and professional setting.
-Miami won’t replace everywhere else
It seems that the city that once opened its gates to alternative finance has now decided to pivot towards crypto. There’s strong interest in DeFi among those who live and work in Miami, especially the Floridians that attended the event. Several non-Floridian attendees were quick to argue that although the Miami weather and lifestyle is nice for a change of pace, it couldn’t replace their current residences. The idea of a satellite office in the Miami area didn’t sound like a bad thing to anybody, however.
-The disclosure impact is unclear
As disclosure laws pop up all over the country, it seems brokers and funders alike expressed little concern that it would lead to sweeping changes. Whether it’s a matter of awareness or an apathy derived from ongoing rollout delays in larger states, talk about governmental changes prompted little to no commentary.
It felt like there were more brokers at deBanked CONNECT Miami than at other deBanked events in the past. The sponsor showcase rooms on both sides were overflowing with brokers of all different experience levels and backgrounds. Brokers from the Miami area, New York, California, and Texas all said they were there to find new funders to work with. Funders that shared their thoughts said that they felt like this show was the most productive and beneficial one for them because of the amount of brokers in attendance.
-The people wanted more!
The genuine desire to make connections with potential business in a shared experience is real. People were not only making connections for future deals, but catching up with old friends. Many companies that attended the show had after parties that kept the event going after deBanked CONNECT had officially concluded. Brokers and funders alike wanted as much opportunity to speak in-person as possible.
deBanked welcomed nearly 700 attendees in Miami this past Thursday, easily making it the largest deBanked CONNECT event in the company’s history. The record registrations put it on par with Broker Fair, the annual conference that takes place in New York City.
More than half of all attendees to deBanked CONNECT MIAMI were small business finance brokers.
The mantra heard around the show was that the industry is BACK!
deBanked conducted dozens of live interviews on the red carpet, including several with cast members of Equipping The Dream, the industry’s first reality TV show. All interviews will be made available on deBanked TV over the course of the week.
For those that are registered and in town for deBanked CONNECT MIAMI, allow me to welcome you. Here’s what’s going on:
March 23: Start connecting with other attendees via the event mobile app.
March 23 (10:00 AM): Golf at Miami Shores Country Club for those that registered in advance.
March 24 (1:00 PM): Check-in/sponsor showcase opens/event begins at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami
March 24 (2:30 PM): Opening Remarks
March 24 (2:40 PM): Panels/speakers kick off
March 24 (6:00 PM): Cocktail reception begins and continues until 8pm
March 24 (8:30 PM+): Private & public after-parties not affiliated with the event
What else is happening
- deBanked TV will be streaming LIVE from the event. Feel free to approach the crew to potentially be interviewed by deBanked TV host Johny Fernandez for the chance to be heard by everyone watching from home or their office. If you’re one of the people not here, goto debanked.com/tv in the afternoon of March 24th.
- Meet the cast of Equipping The Dream, the industry’s first reality show that follows four aspiring brokers at a week-long sales training. Episode 1 can be viewed HERE.
- Network in BOTH of the sponsor showcase rooms.
- Kosher food will be available. Just ask!
Got questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses will be very slow on event day. You can also flag down a deBanked CONNECT team member in person.
Update: The deBanked events team is now en route to the location.
Tickets to deBanked Connect Miami have officially sold out.
The incredible demand led to more registrations than any previous deBanked CONNECT event in history.
“People want to network in person, they want to learn about what’s going on in the business around them,” said deBanked president Sean Murray. “But this one has surpassed all of our expectations.”
The March 24th event at the JW Marriott Marquis will be deBanked’s 4th time in Miami since 2018. Attendees of the small-business finance-focused event can expect to connect with brokers, lenders, funders, venders, lead generators, collectors, lawyers, investors, software providers, and more.
Tickets and sponsorships are no longer available. If you are already registered and have questions, email email@example.com.