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WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH THURSDAY, MAY 11TH FRIDAY, MAY 12TH

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH
6:30 am - 2:30 pm Golf Tournament
As the premier golf course in New Orleans, located centrally in historic City Park, Bayou Oaks prides themselves on their deep history and revitalization. The layout of the eighteen-hole course incorporates portions of the former East and West courses and features many of the historic oak trees and existing lagoons that are characteristic of City Park.
Event Type: Networking, Additional Fee
Sponsored by Freedom Leasing
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Factoring Essentials Training Course
If you are a new factor company, an individual new to factoring, or just wish to brush up on your knowledge, the factoring Essentials course will provide you with the background you need to be a successful factor. 
Event Type: Session, Additional Fee
11:00 am - 3:00 pm New Orleans Food & History Tour
Experience classics and local favorites of the French Quarter’s culinary hot spots. In New Orleans they’re passionate about eating, so along with your guide you will visit up to 5 locations: classic Creole restaurants, neighborhood sandwich shops, hot sauce bars, artisanal candy stores and more. Once inside you’ll sample different foods that represent the breadth and diversity of the city's culinary heritage: dishes like gumbo, boudin, muffulettas, poboys, pralines and much more.
Event Type: Networking, Additional Fee
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Idea Exchange
Explore continuing and emerging issues and opportunities in an informal roundtable format that is ideal for sharing ideas. Network with other conference attendees and learn from others in the Factoring industry. Come and go as you please during the two hours. The Idea Exchange is open to all conference attendees. 
Event Type: Networking
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Chapters Reception
IFA Chapters include those in the Northeast, Midwest, Rockies, Texas, Southern California and Canada. This reception is for chapter members to meet and discuss the chapter offerings. Members of Chapters as well as those looking to establish a chapter in their area are invited.
Event Type: Networking

Sponsored by TBA
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm NextGen Reception
Young professionals under 40 years of age are invited to mix and mingle freely at the NextGen Reception. This high-energy reception will provide an opportunity for attendees to grow a strong peer and professional network of colleagues. Designed to inspire and connect, attendees will learn even more about our dynamic industry from other participants who are similar in age.
Event Type: Networking
Sponsored by TBA
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Triumph Welcome Reception
The Welcome Reception is designed to give Factoring Conference attendees an opportunity to socialize with other participants and vendors. This reception is open to all conference attendees with a name badge. Guests who have purchased a spouse ticket may attend with a registered attendee.
Event Type: Networking
Sponsored by Triumph Business Capital and Triumph Commercial Finance 
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THURSDAY, MAY 11TH
7:30 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Open
Event Type: Networking
Sponsored by TBA
8:30 am - 9:30 am  IFA / AFA Update
Speakers: Tania Daniel, Heather Villa, Terri Baker and AFA Board of Directors

Event Type: Session
9:30 am - 10:30 am The New Abnormal: How Global Trends are Affecting Your Business 
Thursday Morning Keynote Featuring Speaker Rich Karlgaard

Publisher of Forbes magazine, Rich Karlgaard writes a biweekly column known for its witty and honest assessment of current business issues. More than just a business journalist, Karlgaard as a private investor and board director understands firsthand the difficulties of navigating in today’s business climate and opportunities available to those who have the courage to reach out for them. Based on his vantage point as publisher and futurist for Forbes, Rich has the unique opportunity to spend time with some of the most powerful corporate and political figures around the globe. On stage, Rich shares his business outlook and how organizations can successfully navigate through a constantly shifting landscape impacted by technology, geopolitical/economic forces and tension, elections, disruption, labor shortages, and other forces currently in play or anticipated down the road.
Event Type: Session
Sponsored by Utica Leaseco, LLC
10:30 am - 11:00 am Session Break
Take a short break, check emails, connect with other attendees in the exhibit hall.
Event Type: Networking
Sponsored by Ullman & Ullman, P.A.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Thursday Morning Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session #1 — Current Topics in Transportation Factoring
Speaker: David Jencks, Esq.
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Sponsored by TBA

Breakout Session #2 — Topic TBA

Speakers: Michael Ullman, Esq. & Jared Ullman, Esq.
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Breakout Session #3 — Factoring 101

Speaker: Brian Center
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Event Type: Session
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch & Transportation Factors Breakout Lunch
Exhibit Hall Open

Event Type: Networking
Main Lunch Sponsored by TBA
Transportation Breakout Lunch Sponsored by TBA
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Huddle Up With Archie Manning - Leadership Lessons from a Player, Businessman and Father 
Thursday Afternoon Keynote Featuring Speaker Archie Manning

The greatest rewards don’t come from winning the game – it comes from playing the game. Archie Manning takes this lesson along with countless others to inspire audiences to achieve greatness in their journey for personal and professional success. As a 14-year veteran quarterback and the father of two Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli, Archie Manning knows the importance of instilling and living by four principles for success: leadership, depending on others, being flexible, and playing the game. Manning is ready to coach you and your team to victory with this fail-proof game plan.
Event Type: Session
Sponsored by TBA
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Session Break
Take a short break, check emails, connect with other attendees in the exhibit hall.
Event Type: Networking
Sponsored by TBA
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session #1 — Speed Dating for Deals
Moderator: Greg Salomon
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Breakout Session #2 — Roundtable for Senior Executives
Moderators: Cole Harmonson & Ryan Jaskiewicz
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Sponsored by TBA

Breakout Session #3 — NextGen Roundtable
Moderators: TBA
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Sponsored by TBA

Breakout Session #4 — Inventory Financing
Speakers: Bob Grbic, Harvey Gross, Kristen Palmer, Paul Schuldiner
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Event Type: Session 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Roof Top Happy Hour 

The Roof Top Happy Hour is open to all conference attendees with a name badge. Guests who have purchased a spouse ticket may attend with a registered attendee. Drinks and light appetizers will be provided.

Event Type: Networking

Sponsored by TBA

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Tax Guard Dessert Reception

The Tax Guard Dessert Reception is open to all conference attendees with a name badge. Guests who have purchased a spouse ticket may attend with a registered attendee. Desserts, drinks and entertainment will be provided.

Event Type: Networking

Sponsored by Tax Guard 

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FRIDAY, MAY 12TH
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Open
Event Type: Networking
Sponsored by TBA
8:30 am - 9:30 am AFA Congressional Viewpoint 
Speaker: TBA
Event Type: Session
Sponsored by American Factoring Association
9:30 am - 10:30 am Uncertainty Brings Opportunity: What the Economy Can Do For Factors
Friday Morning Keynote Featuring Speaker Peter Ricchiuti

Peter Ricchiuti is the business professor you wish you had back in college. He teaches at Tulane University and has received numerous awards. In a competition, Peter’s teaching delivery skills placed him atop of entries from more than 400 universities representing 43 countries. He has been featured in/on The Wall Street Journal,  BARRON’s, The New York Times, Bloomberg, CNBC and The Nightly Business Report.
Event Type: Session
Sponsored by TBA
10:30 am - 11:00 am Session Break
Take a short break, check emails, connect with other attendees in the exhibit hall.
Event Type: Networking

Sponsored by TBA
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Friday Morning Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session #1 — Reports from the Courts
Speakers: Ben Heuer, Esq. & Bob Zadek, Esq.
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Breakout Session #2 — Canadian Factoring
Speakers: Oscar Rombola & TBA
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Breakout Session #3 — Roundtable for Small Factors
Moderators: Constance Fraley, Daniel Lozier & David Jencks, Esq.
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Event Type: Session
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch & Small Factors Breakout Lunch
Exhibit Hall Open

Event Type: Networking
Main Lunch Sponsored by TBA
Small Factors Breakout Lunch Sponsored by TBA
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Friday Afternoon Breakout Sessions A
Breakout Session #1  Effective Growth Strategies for Factors — Part 1 
Speaker: Husam Jandal
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Breakout Session #2 — Legal Panel at Lightning Speed
Speakers: Steve Kurtz, Esq., Jason Medley, Esq., Laurie Montplaisir, Esq.
Moderator: Ken Yager

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Breakout Session #3 — The Do's & Don'ts of Construction Factoring
Speakers: Bruce Loren, Esq. & Debra Zukonik
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Breakout Session #4 — Fraud/Risk Management Panel
Speakers: TBA
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Event Type: Session
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Session Break
Take a short break, check emails, connect with other attendees in the exhibit hall. Exhibitor drawings will take place in the exhibit hall.
Event Type: Networking
Sponsored by TBA
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Friday Afternoon Breakout Sessions B
Breakout Session #1 — Effective Growth Strategies for Factors — Part 2
Speaker: Husam Jandal
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Breakout Session #2 — Commercial Finance Disclosures
Speakers: Chris Friedman, Esq. & Alex McFall, Esq.
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Breakout Session #3 — Operations Roundtable
Moderators: Leslye Campos & Melissa Free
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Breakout Session #4 — International Update: UNIDROIT Model Law, Market Trends & More
Speaker: Alberto Wyderka
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Event Type: Session
 
*Schedule Subject to Change
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