2017 Agenda

The 2017 Great Lakes Lenders Conference will feature three days of engaging workshops, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall where you can meet with vendors in the small business lending industry, and the chance to enjoy outings in Downtown Detroit. More workshops will be added as schedule is determined.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

5:00 – 7:00 PM: Arrival & Registration
5:00 – 8:00 PM: Exhibitor Setup
6:00 – 10:00 PM: Detroit Tigers Night Game On Your Own

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7:00 AM: Exhibitor Setup (Exhibit Hallway)
7:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast (Grand Ballroom)
8:30 AM: Opening Session (Grand Ballroom)
9:45 AM: Breakout Session 1

  • 7(a) Basics- Eligibility (MCC1)
  • Lending and the Veteran Community (MCC2)
  • Non-Interest Income – The Difference Maker (MCC3)
  • State Capital Access Programs (MCC4)
  • Advanced Lender – Part 1 (Salon C)

10:45AM: Break and Exhibits
11:15 AM: Breakout Session 2

  • 7(a) Basics – Servicing the SBA Loan (MCC1)
  • Lender Oversight (MCC2)
  • Debt Refinancing (MCC3)
  • Navigation Environment – SOP 101 (MCC4)
  • Advanced Business Acquisition (Salon C)/li>

12:15: Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Linda McMahon, SBA Administrator
2:00 PM: Breakout Session 3

  • Construction Lending 1 (MCC1)
  • Franchise Financing (MCC2)
  • So Small Businesses Export? (MCC3)
  • SBA Form 1502 Reporting (MCC4)

3:00 PM: Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM: Breakout Session 4

  • SBA One (MCC1)
  • Construction Lending II (MCC2)
  • CDC Capital Markets on Secondary Markets (MCC3)
  • Angel Investing in the Midwest – A Critical Funnel for New Enterprise Development (MCC4)
  • Advanced 7 (a) Lender – Part II (Salon C)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

7:30 AM: Full Breakfast, (Grand Ballroom)
8:40 AM: Special Combined Session: A Bridge Not So Far – supporting your prospecting efforts at every business stage through partnerships, building knowledge and community support.
9:30 AM: Breakout Session 1

  • 1502 Dashboard Portal (MCC1)
  • Top 10 Screen Outs (MCC2)
  • Real Estate Market Update and SBA Lending (MCC3)
  • 504 Loans, 504 Debt Refinancing (MCC4)
  • SBA One (Salon C)

10:30 AM: Break and Exhibits
11:00 AM: Breakout Session 2

  • Prudent Liquidation, (MCC1)
  • Business Acquisition, (MCC2)
  • Loan Fraud, (MCC3)
  • Manufacturing – Industry Update
  • Lender Oversight, (Salon C)

12:00 PM: Lunch, SBA Awards, Keynote Speaker, David G. Sowerby, CFA, Loomis and Sayles & Company

2:00 PM: Breakout Session 3

  • Workouts, Liquidations, and everything Herndon, (MCC1)
  • 504 Loans, 504 Debt Refinancing (MCC2)
  • Top 10 Screen Outs (MCC3)
  • Asset Management in Tumultuous Times (MCC4)
  • Restaurant Financing, Tools to Assist in Determining if a Restaurant is a Good Lending Customer, (Salon C)

3:00 PM: Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM: Breakout Session 4

  • Franchise Financing (MCC1)
  • Strategies to Formulate an Effective Loan Agent/Broker Policy (MCC2)
  • Description of the 30-Minute Presentation: PTAC 101 Entrepreneurial Support (MCC3)
  • USDA – Rural Development Financing (MCC4)
  • Protecting Your Guaranty – (Salon C)

5:00 PM: Business Services Reception at the Amensia Room – Sponsored by Capitale Analytics

Friday, July 28, 2017

7:45 AM: Continental Breakfast
9:10 AM: Look to the Future Panel Discussion (Grand Ballroom)
10:00 AM: Special Guest Speaker: Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley
10:30 AM: Exhibitor Give-Aways and Networking
12:00 PM: Conference Adjourn

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