2019 Commercial Financing Expo

The AACFB wrapped up our second annual Commercial Financing Expo on Friday, September 20th at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. The event saw a 25% increase in attendance over our inaugural Expo last year and a 17% increase in exhibitors. Especially of note was the number of new faces at the event.
Sunny Florida did not disappoint as the backdrop for this successful event. Of course, the weather is always perfect inside the Gaylord Palms' expansive atrium filled with waterfalls, koi ponds, lush greenery and even a few alligators! The atrium hosted the Women in Finance Luncheon which kicked off the two-days of networking and education with over 30 women in attendance. On Thursday afternoon the exhibit hall was packed with brokers connecting and getting deals done at the 60+ exhibitor booths.

The two-day line-up of education was topped off with two in-depth boot camps with one focusing on marketing and the other on packaging, write-ups, and underwriting. Friday morning the exhibit hall was still active as attendees tried to make connections with as many exhibitors as possible. Educational seminars focused on a diverse range of topics including:

  • advice from industry veterans
  • small business market trends
  • using tech to grow business
  • leveraging Facebook
  • funding challenged credit
  • attracting and retaining great talent
  • upselling & cross-selling
  • invoice factoring
  • experience with the California Lenders License

Save the Date - Sept. 2-3 - Washington D.C.

MAKE PLANS NOW to attend next year! The 2020 Expo will be held at the beautiful Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.