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Who Should Attend?
The Asset-Based Capital Conference brings together all the key players from the major asset-based market participants. It is the only place where you will find outstanding networking opportunities combined with superior educational presentations geared just for asset-based lenders in the capital markets.

Designed for:
• Asset-based lenders
• Hedge fund professionals/private equity investors
• Distressed debt professionals
• Workout specialists
• DIP lenders

Who is on the Conference Planning Committee?
The Conference Planning Committee is responsible for pulling together the exceptional program.

Allan D. Allweiss, LBC Credit Partners, Inc.
Barry Bobrow, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Kavian Boots, U.S. Bank
Colin P. Cross, Crystal Financial
Matt J. Downs, U.S. Bank Asset Based Finance
Mac Fowle, JPMorgan Chase
Steve Hinrichs, Bank of America Business Capital
Dorothy Killeen, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Steve Lapidus, Deutsche Bank
J. Brad Mascott,
RBS Citizens Capital Markets
Miles D. McManus, Citigroup
Stephen M. Metivier, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Vin Repaci, UBS
Salvatore C. Settineri, GE Capital
Smith Shapleigh, Citibank, N.A.
Thomas Sinclair, PNC Business Credit
Jeff Stern, JPMorgan Chase
Gene Wilson, Regions Business Capital

Hotel Information
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the official conference hotel. The deadline for hotel reservations is Monday, December 26, 2011. Click here for more details.

Travel Information
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Car Rental Information
Car Rental Information

Registration Fees
Member: $1,095
Non-Member: $1,595

Any registration processed on-site is subject to a $100 surcharge.

Business casual. Meeting rooms may be drafty so we recommend bringing extra layers. The average temperature for Las Vegas in January is 57°F.

Conference Activity Policy
If you would like to hold a reception or other event during the Conference, please keep in mind that these events cannot conflict with any scheduled Conference activity. Also, if your event will take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, CFA can help you easily secure space. Please contact CFA at (212) 792-9390 in advance of making any arrangements.

Cancellations and Refunds
All cancellations must be received in writing by Wednesday, January 4, 2012, and will be subjected to a 20% administrative fee. Under no circumstances will refunds be made after Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

Registration List
The deadline for being listed in the Official Directory of Registrants is Wednesday, January 4, 2012. After this date, all registrations, changes, or replacements must be processed onsite at the CFA Registration Desk at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Walk-ins and replacements are always welcome.

A list of registered attendees will be emailed to all who are registered on or around Thursday, January 5, 2012. The list is intended to enhance attendees’ networking opportunities and is not to be used for mailing purposes.

Need to Make a Change?
To make any change to your registration information, such as your registration type or contact information, please contact us at or (212) 792-9390 and we'll be happy to help.

Continuing Education Credits
Number of CPE credits available is based on the sessions attended. There is no advance preparation required for this group-live offering.

Commercial Finance 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 addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site:

Attorneys: CLE applications are pending with individual state bars. Commercial Finance Association cannot guarantee state bar approval. Contact Alana Caserta, CFA Professional Development & Marketing Coordinator, at or 646.839.6084 to see if your state is approved.

Have a question that wasn't answered?
For questions relating to the Asset-Based Capital Conference or CFA please call (212) 792-9390 or email us.