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2023 AGENDA

10:00 AM Registration Opens 

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Networking Luncheon  

1:00 PM Welcoming Remarks & General Session

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Session One: Positioning F&I for Success in the Coming Year

PANEL

DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Best practices for better dealer F&I operations and profitability
  • Understanding the benefits of aftermarket products
  • Keys to a smarter technology investment for next year, and beyond

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Concurrent Roundtable Discussions

During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to break into small groups to network and discuss developments and opportunities in key segments of the equipment finance industry, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Material Handling

Topics of discussion will include:

  • The role of F&I at Your Dealership
  • Fundamentals in F&I Operations
  • Technology to Help You Succeed

2:20 PM – 4:20 PM One-on-One Meetings  & Casual Networking

One-on-one meetings are reserved for qualified dealers and and our participating Lender Partners. Click Here to find out how to become a Lender Partner.

Have a break in between meetings? Keep making valuable connections with fellow attendees by participating in one of the onsite networking activities offered during this time in our Connect Lounge.  

The Connect Lounge provides a place for attendees to continue to meet, recharge and build professional relationships with attendees in between appointments.  

The Connect Lounge is included in with all registration types.  

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Opening Reception at NASCAR Hall of Fame 

Get your motor and networking running among NASCAR legends transportation will be provided to and from the venue.  

8:00 AM Registration opens 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast 

9:00 AM – Chairman’s Remarks  

9:05 AM – 10:00 AM Session Two: Fireside Chat

Harold Ray, Director of Industrial Finance at CIT, will take the stage to discuss the future of the Equipment Finance Market.

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Session Three: Current Outlook for the Equipment Industry

PRESENTATION

DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Economic outlook amid extended supply chain constraints
  • Forecasting sales volume for the coming year
  • Understanding shifting customer dynamics

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Coffee Break 

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM One-on-One Meetings  

Exclusive time for one-on-one meetings. One-on-one meetings are reserved for qualified dealers and participating lenders. Click Here to find out how to become a Lender Partner.

The Equipment Finance Connect Hospitality Suite will be available to attendees during this time. In chair massage appointments will be available in the hospitality suite for attendees to relax and unwind in-between sessions and meetings.  

12:30 PM – 1:40 PM Networking Lunch

1:40 PM – 4:00 PM One-on-One Meetings 

One-on-one meetings are reserved for qualified dealers and and our participating Lender Partners. Click Here to find out how to become a Lender Partner.

Attendees not participating in one-on-one meetings at this time will have the opportunity to attend an offsite tour of a local museum. In chair massage appointments will be available in the hospitality suite for attendees to relax and unwind. 

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Farewell Reception at Merchant and Trade  

Join us for networking on the Event Lawn at Merchant & Trade while enjoying stunning views of inner Uptown, and the best spot to watch the sun set over Truist Field. 

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Grab & Go Breakfast – Attendee Departure

*Connect Lounge available to attendees 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM