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Former Vice President Richard Cheney to Keynote Commercial Finance Association 68th Annual Convention


World's most influential commercial finance executives will convene in Phoenix to discuss the current state of the credit markets and provide an outlook on the global economic climate

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

The Commercial Finance Association ( today announced that Richard Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States, will provide the keynote address at the CFA's 68th Annual Convention. The Convention is titled “Transformation” and will take place November 14-16 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, AZ.

CFA is the international trade group of the asset-based lending and factoring industries, which remain among the most stable lending disciplines in the global economy. Each year, CFA brings together the nation's most accomplished professionals in these influential industries to collaborate on current issues in commercial lending. Convention attendees will hear presentations about the state of the secured lending markets, the outlook for the 2013 global economy, and new industry technologies, and take advantage of valuable networking opportunities to connect with their colleagues as well as those who provide services that support the industry in the fields of appraisals/auctions/liquidations, law and turnaround management.

“This is a rare opportunity to have so many of the world's most accomplished commercial finance executives together in one venue,” said Robert Trojan, CEO, Commercial Finance Association. “Our members play an active role in the global economic engine by providing crucial working capital to businesses of all sizes, thereby supporting stability, growth and job creation. We continue to see some positive indicators in terms of credit inquiries and utilization, but a sense of cautious optimism remains. Our collective group of presenters will not only report on the state of our industries, but a unique perspective on the health of the global economy in 2013 and beyond.”
Mr. Cheney's keynote, titled “Today's Political Landscape: Insights from Four Decades of Leadership” will provide an unprecedented insider's view of some of the most debated issues during his tenure, as well as insight on the current economic and political landscape.

“The CFA Annual Convention is the one place where I can network with key industry leaders, learn about current market trends, and share best practices with my peers,” said Michael Maiorino, president, Peoples United Business Capital. “If you want to succeed in the commercial finance industry, this is the one conference you simply can't afford to miss.”

In addition to high-profile keynote speakers, the convention will feature topical panel discussions including:

  •     Best Practices in Risk Management
  •     Technology-Based Enhancements in Commercial Finance
  •     Financing Family-Owned and Closely-Held Businesses
  •     Public Hearing: American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter

About CFA
Founded in 1944, the Commercial Finance Association is the trade group of the asset-based financial services industry, with nearly 300 member organizations throughout the U.S., Canada and around the world. Members include the asset-based lending arms of domestic and foreign commercial banks, small and large independent finance companies, hedge funds, private equity firms, floor plan financing organizations, factoring organizations and financing subsidiaries of major industrial corporations.

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