2014 Government Relations Conference
March 3-5, 2014
Washington Plaza Hotel
***DRAFT AGENDA***

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Monday, March 3

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall Foyer
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibitors Set-Up Available
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall Foyer
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
(Closed Session)
Washington Plaza Hotel
Franklin Room
Breakfast and Lunch served
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
(Open Session)
Washington Plaza Hotel
Franklin Room
Attendance by the U.S. Small Business Administration
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Board of Directors Economic Development Session with Special Guests
(Closed Session)
Washington Plaza Hotel
Washington Room
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Welcome Reception
(Open to all Conference Attendees)
Baby Wale
1124 Ninth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(1/2 mile walk from the Washington Plaza Hotel, follow M Street east fro 6 blocks and turn right onto 9th Street)
Brought to you By:
NADCO Board of Directors,




7:30 pm – 9:30 NADCO Board of Directors and Lender Advisory Council Dinner
(By Invitation Only)
Corduroy
1122 Ninth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(Located next to Baby Wale)

Tuesday, March 4

 
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall Foyer
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall Foyer
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Exhibitors Open
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall Foyer
8:30 am – 9:30 am NADCO Congressional Briefing: How to Lobby to Congress
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall Foyer
Speakers:
Tom Cator, Lobbyist
National Association of Development Companies
Claire O’Rourke, Director of Government Relations & Grassroots Campaigns
National Association of Development Companies
Brett Palmer, President & CEO
Small Business Investor Alliance
Moderator:
Beth Solomon, President & CEO
National Association of Development Companies
9:30 am – 9:45 am Break
9:45 am – 11:45 am NADCO NextGen Bonus Session: Media Training
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall
Includes:
Headshots
Neshan Naltchayan
Media Training
Hamilton Place Strategies
Planet Vox
Social Media Working Groups
Hamilton Place Strategies
10:00 am – 11:45 am NADCO Finance Committee Meeting
(Closed Session)
Washington Plaza Hotel
Congressional Room
11:45 am – 1:00 pm NADCO Media and Awards Luncheon
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall
Introductions:
Beth Solomon, President & CEO
National Association of Development Companies
Awards Presentation:
NADCO Public Service Award
Patrick Kelley, Deputy Associate Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration
Marketing March Madness Awards
Media Panel Speakers:
Kent Hoover, Washington Bureau Chief
The Business Journals
Jessica Taylor, Political Editor
The Hill
Bob Coleman, Editor
The Coleman Report
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Break
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm NextGen Leaders Spotlight
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall
Invited Speakers:
Patrick Kelley, Deputy Associate Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration
Hilda Kennedy, President
AmPac Tri-State CDC
Patti Kibbe, President & CEO
Evergreen Business Capital
William Pazmino, Executive Director
Regional Business Assistance Corporation
Giovanna Piovanetti, Esq., CPA, Executive President
Corporación para el Financiamiento Empresarial del Comercio y de las Comunidades (COFECC)
Brian Stirnweis, Assistant Vice President – Preferred Lender Specialist
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Moderator:
Donald DiMartini, SBA Director – NYC Market
Citi Commercial Bank
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm SBA Discussion I - Update on SMART and Trends in CDC Oversight
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall
Invited Speakers:
Brent Ciurlino, Director, Office of Credit Risk Management
U.S. Small Business Administration
Paul Kirwin, Supervisory Financial Analyst
U.S. Small Business Administration
Moderators:
Steve Dusek, Vice Chairman of Regulatory Affairs
National Association of Development Companies
Rhonda Pointon, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Training & Support
National Association of Development Companies
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm SBA Discussion II - CSA and System Updates
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall
Invited Speakers:
Steve Kucharski, Director, Office of Performance and Systems Management
U.S. Small Business Administration
Ingrid Ripley, Program Analyst
U.S. Small Business Administration
Moderators:
Catherine Riddle, Member, Board of Directors
National Association of Development Companies
Rhonda Pointon, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Training & Support
National Association of Development Companies
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm SBA Discussion III - New Policy: Updates and Implementation
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall
Invited Speakers:
John Miller, Director, Financial Programs Operations
U.S. Small Business Administration
Linda Rusche, Director, Office of Financial Assistance
U.S. Small Business Administration
Linda Reilly, Chief 504 Program Branch, Office of Financial Assistance
U.S. Small Business Administration
Robert Carpenter, Financial Analyst, Office of Financial Assistance
U.S. Small Business Administration
Eric Wall, Financial Analyst, Office of Financial Assistance
U.S. Small Business Administration
Warren Boyd, Financial Analyst, Office of Financial Assistance
U.S. Small Business Administration
Moderators:
Mary Mansfield, Vice Chairman of the Board
National Association of Development Companies
Rhonda Pointon, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Training & Support
National Association of Development Companies
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm SBA Discussion IV – Community Advantage Program and SBA Loans for Export and Expansion
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall
Invited Speakers:
Grady Hedgespeth, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity
U.S. Small Business Administration
Dennis R. Chrisbaum, Director, International Trade Finance
U.S. Small Business Administration
Moderators:
Sally Robertson, Chairman of the Board
National Association of Development Companies
Rhonda Pointon, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Training & Support
National Association of Development Companies
5:00 pm Bus Departs to PAC Reception
Washington Plaza Hotel
Main Entrance
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm NADCO PAC Reception
Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar
223 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003

In Honor of:
Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH)
U.S. House Committee on Small Business
Minimum donation required to attend
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7:00 pm Bus Departs to the Washington Plaza Hotel
Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar
Main Entrance

Wednesday, March 5

 
7:00 am – 10:00 am Registration Open
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall Foyer
7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Washington Plaza Hotel
Federal Hall
8:30 am – 9:30 am NADCO PAC Breakfast
Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar
223 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003

In Honor of:
Senator James E. Risch (R-ID), Ranking Member
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Minimum donation required to attend
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9:45 am – 5:00 pm Day on Capitol Hill
Schedule your Congressional Visits TODAY!
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Small Business Lending & Investment Summit
March 5, 2014
U.S. Senate Building, Dirksen SD-106

***DRAFT AGENDA***

Small business lending is directly correlated to job creation. The Small Business Lending & Investment Summit focuses attention on available solutions by the financial services industry, the Small Business Administration, stakeholders and business leaders to address market failures and accelerate the economic recovery.

Wednesday, March 5

 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Registration Open
U.S. Senate
Room: Dirksen SD-106 Foyer
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm SBA Keynote Address
U.S. Senate
Room: Dirksen SD-106
Invited Speaker:
Ann Marie Mehlum, Associate Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration
1:10 pm – 1:45 pm State of Small Business Lending & Investment Today
U.S. Senate
Room: Dirksen SD-106
Introductions:
Deborah Stallings, Member of the Board of Directors
National Association of Women Business Owners
Speakers:
Todd McCracken, President
National Small Business Association
Chad Moutray, Chief Economist
National Association of Manufacturers
John Reynolds, President
International Franchise Association Educational Foundation
Moderator:
JD Harrison, Reporter
The Washington Post
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm SBA 7a Loans: Delivering Capital to American Small Business
U.S. Senate
Room: Dirksen SD-106
Introductions:
Tony Wilkinson, President & CEO
National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
Speakers:
Lynn Ozer, President
Government Guaranteed Lending, Susquehanna Bank
Chairman, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders

Kerri Agee, President & CEO
banc-serv PARTNERS LLC
Richard Bradshaw, Head of SBA Programs
TD Bank
Ray Omar, U.S. Army Veteran & Franchise Owner
Dunkin Donuts
Moderator:
Mike Rozman, President & Chief Strategy Officer
BoeFly
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm The Real Estate Advantage (504) Loan Program
U.S. Senate
Room: Dirksen SD-106
Introductions and Recognition for the NADCO Public Service Award:
Patrick Kelley, Deputy Associate Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration
Speakers:
Andy Shallal, CEO
Busboys & Poets, Washington, D.C.
Sally Robertson, Chairman of the Board
National Association of Development Companies
Chip Rogers, Vice President, Government Affairs
Asian American Hotel Owners Association
Moderator:
Patrick Clark, Reporter
Bloomberg Businessweek
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Ensuring Accessibility of Small Business Lending: A Regulatory Perspective
U.S. Senate
Room: Dirksen SD-106
Speakers:
Traci Mach, Senior Economist
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Moderator:
David Pommerehn, Counsel
Consumer Bankers Association
3:45 pm – 4:05 pm Congressional Keynote Address
U.S. Senate
Room: Dirksen SD-106
Invited Speaker:
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chairman
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Introductions:
Patti Kibbe, President & CEO
Evergreen Business Capital
4:05 pm – 4:45 pm Private Capital & Investment to Fuel Job Creation
U.S. Senate
Room: Dirksen SD-106
Introductions:
TBD
Speakers:
Trevoir Gregg, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
RLJ Credit Opportunity Fund
Moderator:
Brett Palmer, President & CEO
Small Business Investor Alliance
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Congressional Keynote Address
U.S. Senate
Room: Dirksen SD-106
Invited Speaker:
Senator James E. Risch (R-ID), Ranking Member
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Leadership Reception
U.S. Senate
Room: Dirksen SD-106