Our new schedule format will allow unprecedented time for networking and deal making. And with 15+ on-demand sessions, multiple live panels and a variety of peer-to-peer roundtables, our agenda, panelists and speakers will delves into the most pressing issues facing our industry today. Top industry leaders will be exploring topics including the state of credit markets, workouts & bankruptcy structure, the world of PE, M&A, supply chain, new regulations, active portfolio management, DIP lending, private debit/credit, the pandemic's influence on customer interactions, the "new" workplace, ESG, and DEI. During the Tuesday evening Board of Directors reception, we will induct our 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award winners into the SFNet Hall of Fame.

For those who are not yet ready to interact face-to-face, or are not yet able to travel, we will provide a virtual attendance option supported by our SFNet Connect platform which will provide access to the on-demand sessions as well as live streaming of the Keynote Speakers and Views From the Top. 

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SFNet Executive Committee Meeting

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
SFNet Education Foundation Meeting
Hear an update on 2021 outcomes and 2022 Foundation agenda. All donors and friends of the Foundation are welcome.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SFNet Past President Council Meeting
Join your peers for a lively discussion on the state of SFNet.

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
SFNet 40 Under 40 Winners Reception
Invitation-only event for 2021 and 2020 winners and their guests.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SFNet Board of Directors Reception & Hall of Fame Ceremony
All Member Directors are invited to attend as well as past and present Hall of Fame Inductees and their guests.

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
SFNet Chapter Meeting
All Chapter Presidents are invited to this interactive meeting to share best practices and develop strategies for the coming year.

12:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Golf Outing

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Registration & Exhibit Hall Open

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Gordon Brothers Reception
Invitation-only event

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
sponsored by the SFNet YoPro Committee

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Opening Reception

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Breakfast
Keynote speaker Amy Van Dyken is an Olympic champion swimmer with six gold medals to her name. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Van Dyken became the first American female athlete in history to win four gold medals in a single Olympic games. After experiencing much athletic success, in June of 2014, tragedy struck when Van Dyken was injured in an ATV accident and severed her spinal cord, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down.

An encouraging symbol of strength and tenacity, Van Dyken speaks to audiences across the country about her experiences as a world-class athlete and inspires others to develop their own "will to win" and accomplish their goals.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
View From the Top–Large ABL Lenders
Bank leaders discuss how market dynamics have changed this year, evolving structural considerations (i.e. ESG), expectations/challenges for customer revenues ahead of the 2021 holiday season, returns to the office and new opportunities/risks.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
View From the Top–Independent ABL Lenders
Leaders of independent ABL institutions discuss the current lending environment, growth opportunities, the competitive deal market, new challenges and the path forward.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
View From the Top–Factors
Leaders from factors of various sizes and industries come together to discuss issues they face–potential state disclosure laws, effects of PPP and SBA EIDL programs on portfolios, remote workforce and rate compression.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Keynote
Keynote speaker Erica Orange is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She analyzes emerging sociocultural, technological, economic, geopolitical and environmental trends–and identifies the strategic implications (the “so what?”) of those trends for several of the most influential Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and public sector clients.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SFNet On-Demand Sessions Viewing Room
A comfortable space for in-person attendees to watch our on-demand content.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
sponsored by the 
Entrepreneurial Committee

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
sponsored by the SFNet Women in Secured Finance Committee

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
White Oak Reception
Invitation-only event

9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Nightcap Reception

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
WISF Meeting

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Functional Roundtables

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Economist Townhall
Robert Wescott, Ph.D., President of Keybridge Research LLC, will offer his insights on macroeconomic and public policy issues and relate these directly to our industry in presenting the latest SFNet Market Pulse Report. Dr. Wescott has more than 30 years of professional experience working on macroeconomic and public policy issues.