My name is David Marsh and I am excited to be serving as the chair for the inaugural AACFB Commercial Financing Expo! This event is among many firsts: The first event since the NAELB was renamed to the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (AACFB); The transition from the Eastern and Western regional meetings to a centrally located Expo; And a new first-ever Expo Chair with a host of committee members who bring a wealth of experience and insight into the planning process. Many are seasoned yet with a taste of a new, young spirit.
The theme for the Expo is “Expand Your Reach,” which is fitting with all the firsts mentioned. It is to be held September 6-7, 2018 at the exquisite Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center. There will be nine hours of exhibit time to meet with dozens of exhibitors that will complement the 15 educational sessions. The sessions will range from “commercial real estate” to “supply chain financing (SCF)” with many topics in between. Please see the agenda for a complete listing. The sessions are designed in 20-minute blocks to give you a flavor for an area of commercial financing that will in turn direct you to the lenders/exhibitors for more detail on the topic of interest. Coupling all this education and exhibit time with the networking opportunities at the Thursday night reception and the Women in Leasing Luncheon makes for one action-packed event!
All this being said, the Expo is geared for you to EXPAND YOUR REACH and grow your knowledge in various areas of commercial finance, so you may serve your clients with a broader and deeper understanding of the options available to fulfill their needs. It will allow you to EXPAND YOUR REACH and grow your business to be even more valuable to your clients. I invite you to enjoy the new format and business exposure.
Life and business changes and our desire is for you to be on the forefront.
2018 AACFB Commercial Financing Expo Planning Committee
David Marsh, AmericALease, LLC
Carrie Radloff, CLFP, American Financial Partners
Barbara Griffith, Southern California Leasing, Inc.
Beth Malin, Capflow Funding Group
Bradon Marshall, C.H. Brown Co., LLC
Taylor Moseley, General Financial
Sean Scampton, Leasepath