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22nd Annual Factoring Conference Registration Opens

November 10, 2015, 07:16 AM

Registration  is  now  open  for  the  International  Factoring Association’s (IFA) 22nd Annual Factoring Conference, to be held April 13 through April 16 at The Fairmont Princess hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

It is the world's largest conference dedicated to banks and finance companies that offer factoring and receivables  financing.  With  over  800  attendees  and  more  than  55  exhibitors  anticipated,  the  2016 Factoring Conference is expected to top all attendance records. More than 65 speakers will present valuable intelligence and viewpoints, with topics as diverse as Credit and Underwriting Best Practices, Notice of Assignment, Defenses and How to Beat Them and Lessons to be Learned from this Year’s Court Decisions. This three-day gathering will feature presentations from around the world. Some will include Reverse Factoring and Supply Chain Financing with Latin America, Canadian Legal Update, Working with Chinese Factors to Grow your Portfolio, and Doing Business in Western Canada.

The Conference will include a keynote address from: Sheryl Connelly of Ford Motor Company. In a constantly changing marketplace, Connelly helps organizations understand the distinctive characteristics of different generations of consumers, learn how to overcome information addiction and recognize trends that will become a reality over the next 20 years. Another keynote will be given by Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final mission. Kelly’s approach combines teamwork, leadership, communication, and family in an unwavering commitment to succeed. He’ll share how to accomplish any mission while maintaining the love and devotion to family that is the foundation of true success. 

There will be many other sessions to choose from, including a presentation delivered by Toby Groves, President of Groves Research and Consulting, on the Psychology of Fraud. Toby is an independent researcher, lecturer and keynote speaker impassioned with the belief that we can all achieve dramatic improvements in our organizations through counterintuitive thinking techniques.  New to this year’s conference will be the additional roundtable discussions. The roundtables have been created to allow an open discussion forum for the conference attendees. Roundtables have been created for Women in Commercial Finance, Senior Executives, Young Professionals, Attorneys, Small Factors and Operations Personnel. Each roundtable will be led by industry professionals familiar with the specific group.

The  full  agenda  and  registration details are  available on the event website  at

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