Daily News: October 26, 2012

Former VP Cheney to Keynote CFA 68th Annual Convention


The Commercial Finance Association 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.

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.”

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.

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