2021 Great Lakes Lenders Conference

October 12-14 2021

The Great Lakes Lenders Conference is the premier small business lending event in the Midwest providing timely and relevant guidance to lenders directly from SBA leadership on small business lending programs.

400+ Attendees      5 SBA District Offices       KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The conference is attended by those in all levels and roles of small business lending, and will include session topics addressing updates and guidelines for processing and managing loans in the post-COVID world. For more details, download the Conference Information Package.

The conference is planned to be held in-person, with virtual attendance as an option for those restricted from doing so. Marriott’s Commitment to Clean policy will support our efforts to provide a safe and healthy conference environment for all our attendees. Review our modified cancellation/refund policy here.


October 12-14, 2021


Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Conference Schedule
Pre-Conference Training Class

Optional for additional fee – more details to come soon

Exhibitor Check-In & Setup
Attendee Check-In
Exhibit Hall Open House
Sponsored Activities/Dinner on Own
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Conference Sessions
Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Conference Sessions
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Conference Sessions
Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Conference Sessions
Exhibit Breakdown
Our Speakers
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

An unforgettable experience awaits at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Situated downtown along the Riverwalk, near the TCF Center, Ford Field, Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park and other attractions, the hotel welcomes you with contemporary design and a newly renovated modern lobby. Guestrooms offer fabulous views of the city, floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable bedding, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Onsite dining options include the Fuel restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Detroit Riverwalk, the Motor City Pantry with full carry-out menu and sundries, and an onsite Starbucks.

Group Rate is $152 plus fees. Click Here to reserve your room. 

A limited number of government per diem rate rooms are available to government employees. Contact us at
GLLC@eventfullyyourz.com to request your reservations.


Sponsors of the GLLC seek to engage with the Conference audience, raise awareness of services offered to the small business lending community, and provide philanthropic support to a program that contributes to the growth of the Great Lakes economy and small business community. A variety of sponsorship opportunities provide exposure not only to our conference attendees, but also to our entire contact list via pre-conference advertising and promotions.

Sponsorship is open now through August 15, 2021. Our cancellation and refund policies have been revised with sponsors in mind.

Download the Complete Sponsorship Package Here

Contact our events team to discuss sponsor opportunities at (844) 887-6477 or GLLC@eventfullyyourz.com.

Thank you to this year’s Sponsors:


Windsor Advantage


PM Environmental
Economic Development Foundation

Silver and Bronze

Anastasi Jellum
Starfield Smith
Zions Bank
Benetrends Financial
Capitol Lien Records and Research
Baker Hill
Applied Environmental
Partner Engineering
SBA Protection

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