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Events

Date Meeting Venue Location
December
2

 
Fraud in the Factoring Industry:
How to Get the Authorities Involved
Webinar 11am - 12pm
PST
December
9
 
Operations Virtual
Roundtable
Webinar 11am - 12:30pm
PST
January
13
 
Factoring Government
Receivables
Webinar 11am - 12:00pm
PST
January
28 - 29
2021 Presidents & Senior Executives
Hybrid Meeting

 
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas,
NV
March
9
 
Joint Factoring Meeting with
the NYIC & IFA NE Chapter
Webinar Time
TBA
May
12 - 15
2021 Annual Factoring Conference JW Marriott Desert
Springs
 
Palm Desert,
CA
September
16 - 17
 
Annual Transportation Meeting Marriott Omaha
Downtown
Omaha,
NE

Event details will be posted below as they become available


Webinar: Fraud in the Factoring Industry - How to Get the Authorities Involved
with Jason Medley, Esq. & Brandon Verdream, Esq. - Clark Hill PLC

While there is no longer a debtor’s prison, some actions by your customers rise to the level of criminal activity.  Know how to spot it and how to package it for a referral to law enforcement. Learn how to get the attention of the FBI and prosecutors, and how to give them what they’re looking for.  Also, come hear some of the warning signs directly from the trenches; from someone who has represented the prosecuted. Figure out what not to do so that you don't end up a target.


The Venue: Webinar

The Schedule:

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 11am - 12pm PST (Pacific Time Zone)

Instructors:

  • Jason Medley, Esq. - Member, Clark Hill PLC
  • Jason Medley represents banks, factoring companies and real estate interests in a variety of transactional matters, from due diligence to contract negotiations, workouts, intercreditor relations and secured party collections. Jason has twenty-one years of extensive experience in commercial financing. He is one of only a few preferred attorneys for the International Factoring Association. He also represents businesses in corporate governance and general matters, including entity formation, contracts, leasing, mergers and acquisitions. 
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  • Brandon Verdream, Esq. - Senior Attorney, Clark Hill PLC
  • Brandon is one of Jason's law partners and is a white collar criminal defense attorney who has handled multimillion dollar criminal fraud cases on both sides of the fence, including representing those caught in the Government’s ‘crosshairs.’ He is a Senior Attorney in the Litigation Group in Clark Hill’s Pittsburgh office where he represents businesses and individuals in white collar and other criminal cases at the trial and appellate levels.  No stranger to complex, “bet the company” cases, Brandon represents businesses and executives in criminal matters, governmental investigations, and administrative matters. He has tried cases in federal and state courts, and has successfully argued before the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  He has defended clients in criminal trials and in grand jury proceedings.  Brandon has also executed corporate internal investigations and designed corporate governance policies and procedures.

Fee:

          The fee for this webinar is $50 ($75 for Non-Members)
 


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Webinar: Operations Virtual Roundtable
with moderators Liz Jenkins and Danielle Reboli


Operations personnel face a constantly changing environment. Effective companies ensure that their account executives keep abreast of the latest trends and changes in the industry. This is an opportunity for operations personnel to learn by discussing relevant issues with their peers. This webinar meeting will feature an open roundtable discussion with two moderators that will pose questions to the group. Breakout rooms will be utilized for more intimate discussions and participation.


The Venue: Webinar

The Schedule:

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11am - 12:30pm PST (Pacific Time Zone)

Topics:

  • Some of the discussion topics may include the following:
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  • 1. Initial Operations Welcome Call with Client – What all should be included & covered to set relationship up for success 
  • What prep should be completed by assigned Ops/AE management team prior to call?
    Policies, procedures, deadlines to be covered
  • Factors Portal instructions
    Information on largest debtors billing process/portals etc
    Setting Realistic expectations for the go forward

    2. Transfer or Acquisitions of Accounts from Another Division or Company 
    What steps should be taken for the smoothest process that causes client the least amount of disruption?
    What part does UW play, & how long do they have to complete due diligence, what part should Ops or the Ops Mgr play in that?
    Credit files – handling/obtaining etc
    NOA situation – how/who will handle – customization
    How is the old factor or other divisions “system” going to be retained for reporting, how long will clients have access & how?
     
    3. Reviews of Workouts
    How can the entire team learn from a bad experience? 
    Should there be an official review process?
    Should this be a review of all terminated accounts, whether good or bad, no matter which party terminated?

Moderators:

  • Liz Jenkins - Vice President & Operations Manager, Gulf Coast Business Credit
    LIz has more than 17 years of experience in factoring and currently serves as one of Gulf Coast Business Credit's Vice Presidents and Operations Managers. She has been with GCBC for over seven years and specializes in the transportation industry. Liz received her paralegal degree from Louisiana State University and is a certified legal assistant and civil law notary for Louisiana. Outside of work, she is a charter member and co-founder of the Aquinas League, helping to raise over $1MM for St. Jude Hospital.
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  • Danielle Reboli - VP, Operations, Triumph Business Credit
  • Danielle joined Triumph Business Capital in 2018 as their new VP of General Operations, with 20-plus years of experience in commercial finance and international trade finance, specializing in accounts receivable, purchase order and asset-based lending. Her expertise and experience in our industry includes operations, credit, collections, risk management, underwriting, portfolio management, marketing and business development. Prior to joining Triumph Business Capital, Danielle was a Business Loan Officer for the Disaster Division of the SBA/Small Business Administration. Previous positions include District Sales Manager for Chesapeake Bank, BDO with Porter Capital, VP of Business Development & Underwriting for DS-Concept USA, VP of Operations for Bibby Financial Services SW, Inc., and AVP, Sr. Account Executive with Marquette Commercial Finance. She was a former President of Financial Women in Texas, Dallas Chapter and a member of the Women’s Finance Exchange.  In addition to working with small business owners every day, she has also been active as a speaker and presenter for non-profit groups that work with small businesses and entrepreneurs. Ms. Reboli earned her BFA from Baylor University, and an MBA from the University of Texas, at Arlington.
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Fee:

          The fee for this webinar is $50 ($75 Non-Members). Price is per attendee.


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Webinar: Factoring Government Receivables
with Leslie J. Polt, Esq. - Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC

This webinar outlines the challenges and risks that are associated with factoring government receivables. Key legal issues and other important topics that are critical to succeeding in this niche market will be addressed.

The Venue: Webinar

The Schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11am - 12pm PST (Pacific Time Zone)

Topics:

  • Some of the topics will include:‚Äč
  • Perfection of Security Interest under UCC
  • Federal Rules and Procedures
  • How to Track Invoice Processing and Payments
  • Risk Management
  • Impact of COVID-19 on ACA and FAR Procedures
  • State and Local Government Contracting
  • Credit and Factoring Documentation

Instructor:

  • Leslie J. Polt, Esq. - Senior Counsel, Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC
  • Leslie J. Polt is a senior counsel at Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC. Throughout his lengthy career Les has concentrated on representing banks, commercial factoring companies, non-bank lenders, equipment lessors and other institutional clients in areas of commercial lending, asset-based finance, governmental and conventional accounts factoring, healthcare finance, equipment finance, commercial real estate finance, workouts, debt restructure and bankruptcy reorganization. Les serves as Maryland reporter for the IFA’s Legal Compendium, the American Bar Association’s Compendium of State Commercial Lending Laws and the ABA Compendium of the Law of Guaranties, and is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. He has published and lectured extensively on financing, bankruptcy and commercial law topics.

Fee:

          The fee for this webinar is $50 ($75 for Non-Members)


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2021 Presidents & Senior Executives Hybrid Meeting

For the first time ever, the annual Presidents & Senior Executives Meeting will be offered in a hybrid format! You have the option of attending in-person or online. Presidents and Senior Executives of factoring organizations have unique needs. One of the best ways to help with your strategic planning is to spend time discussing those issues with other Presidents and Senior Executives in the factoring industry. This meeting is designed to facilitate that discussion. Educational roundtable discussions and networking opportunities will take place between both groups and also together as one. Don't miss the chance to connect with the top minds of the factoring industry!
 

The Venue: Waldorf Astoria - Las Vegas, Nevada or attend online via Zoom

The Schedule:

  • Thursday & Friday, January 28 - 29, 2021
  • 8am - 2pm PST both days

Some of the Topics Discussed in Previous Years Include:

  • State of the Industry
  • Marketing
  • Negotiations
  • How to Generate Business in 2021
  • Regulations
  • Planning for the Future
  • Funding Options
  • New Products
  • Legal Issues
  • Fintech
    Additional Topics TBA 

Moderators:

  • Jay Atkins - President, Seacoast Business Funding - a division of Seacoast Bank
    Jay is a 30 year Commercial Finance Executive, holding titles as CEO or President within the Factoring industry for the last 20 years. Jay currently serves as President of Seacoast Business Funding.
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  • Robyn Barrett - Managing Member, FSW Funding
  • Robyn has earned her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a CPA license. Robyn's first official role in accounting was at Restaurant, Inc. in Phoenix, a food contract management company and subsidiary of the Greyhound Corporation. Three years later, she left the company to take on larger-scale accounting pursuits at The Dial Corporation. After six years at The Dial Corporation, Barrett ventured into the world of corporate finance at FINOVA Capital Corporation, a Phoenix-based publicly traded commercial lender. During her tenure at FINOVA, Barrett held numerous positions including: senior finance manager, senior marketing analyst, senior credit underwriter and vice president of marketing. After leaving FINOVA in 2000, she went on to serve as vice president of marketing and business development at ZoomLot Corporation. In 2001, Barrett founded Scottsdale-based Factors Southwest, LLC. Barrett holds a master’s degree in business administration from Grand Canyon University and is an active member of numerous industry organizations including: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA); Turnaround Management Association (TMA); Risk Management Association (RMA); International Factoring Association (IFA); Commercial Finance Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

Legal Counsel:

  • Michael Ullman, Esq. - Principal, Ullman & Ullman, P.A.
  • Mike graduated from Nova Law School Cum Laude in 1979, is a member of the Florida Bar and has been admitted pro hac vice in courts and arbitration proceedings throughout the country. Ullman & Ullman, P.A., formed in 1980, specializes in all forms of commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration. Mike is co-counsel to and has lectured for the IFA for over a decade and has published numerous articles including: Factoring Specialized Industries and Stories From the Trenches.
  • Bob Zadek, Esq. - Of Counsel, Buchalter
  • Bob is one of the premier attorneys and an expert in the field of factoring. An attorney with the San Diego office of Buchalter, he handles loan documentation, trade finance and letters of credit, loan workouts and bankruptcy. He is a past Chair of the Commercial Financial Services Committee of the Section on Business Law of the American Bar Association, and was a founder and Chair of its Subcommittee on Loan Documentation.

Guest Speaker:

  • Topic: Reporting Fraud and Recovering Losses
  • Nel Umphress - Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
  • Supervisory Special Agent Neal P. Umphress oversees all white collar crime cases for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the state of Nevada.  These cases include ponzi schemes, high yield investment fraud, health care fraud, and money laundering.  SSA Umphress has been with the FBI for approximately 17 years and has worked in the Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Las Vegas Field Offices.  Prior to joining the FBI, SSA Umphress worked at RSM (formerly McGladrey & Pullen, LLP) as an auditor for five years.  During that time SSA Umphress earned his Certified Public Accountant license from the state of Nevada.

Accommodations:

  • Group rates at the Waldorf Astoria start at $175, depending on the view and room size.
  • A daily resort fee of $25 per room per night will also be charged.
  • Call the Waldorf to reserve your room at 702-590-8888 and reference the group code GIFA
  • Or you can reserve your room online by clicking here
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  • The IFA will be following all state, city, hotel and CDC health guidelines. The Waldorf Astoria follows Hilton's extensive health and safety precautions with their Clean Stay Program. Click here for more information.

Sponsorships:

  • A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available that would allow vendors to attend this meeting and promote their products and services to Senior Executives. Please contact Terri Baker at 805-773-0011, ext 303, if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

Fee:

The fee for this meeting is $1095 to attend in-person or $450 to attend online (IFA Members Only). Attendees must be a senior executive or owner and have a minimum of five years' experience in Factoring.

The meeting will run from 8am - 2pm both days with an hour break for lunch from 12pm - 1pm. In-person attendance will include breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday and also a group dinner on Thursday evening. With the exception of meals, because of the hybrid roundtable discussion group interaction, the in-person and virtual attendee will have a similar experience during this meeting.

Cancellation Policy:
Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the IFA will not charge a cancellation fee if you decide to not attend this event in-person based on concerns around your health or travel. If you register to attend in-person and you decide that you cannot attend in-person, your registration will be transferred to the online attendance registration and the difference paid will be refunded. There are no refunds for online attendance registration fees, therefore $450 will be non-refundable. In the event that this meeting is cancelled, a full refund will be given.

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To register for any of these events,
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For more information, please email info@factoring.org or call 805-773-0011.

Cancellation Policy:
Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the IFA will not charge a cancellation fee if you decide to not attend an in-person event based on concerns around your health or travel. For information on policies with online events, please refer to specific program registration pages or contact the IFA with inquiries.
 

The International Factoring Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

The IFA will assist with applications to receive continuing legal education. To receive CLE credits, participants will need to submit all documentation to their accrediting states for approval. For more information, please contact Heather Villa at info@factoring.org or 805-773-0011 ext 301.

The IFA offers CAEF credits for upcoming programs. For information on approved programs and courses, please contact Terri Baker at info@factoring.org or 805-773-0011 ext 303.