Brought to you by Orion First, the Small Business Lending Forum gathers an elite group of innovators, thought leaders, and veterans of the small business lending industry.
Founded in 2003 as an invite-only networking event, the Forum has grown into an unmatched opportunity for experts from all corners of the industry to share ideas and best practices. The forum-style conference is structured to deliver insight on critical industry issues, with both a keynote presentation and multiple breakout sessions. Sessions feature industry leaders sharing their perspectives and success stories—providing an executive’s eye view of the small business lending marketplace.
The 2022 forum was the first time we’ve been able to meet face-to-face since the start of the pandemic. The energy was palpable—it was also the best Forum to date.
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“The Small Business Lending Forum is one of the most important conferences that we attend as an association throughout the year. It gives us a real opportunity to capture the entire industry. This is the forum that is going to make a huge difference in your perspective on the entire equipment lease financing industry as well as the small business lending industry. This is the place to be.”
“Coming to this forum is a really easy decision to make. You have more interaction with other people, the panelists, and speakers [than other forums]. I think it’s a first-class event for anyone who is focused on small business lending.”
"Out of all the conferences I attend, [the Small Business Lending Forum] is the best. Quick, informational, and I always take away something that I can use in my business."
"It is truly a superior event on the industry's annual calendar."
"I have to say [the 2022 Forum] might have been the best one yet. The speakers were great and [...] the breakout sessions were very engaging, we had great interaction with the panels and the audience. I'm not sure I have seen that type of involvement at a NEFA or ELFA conference. Your team did a great job of organizing an outstanding event."
“I am a big believer in a conference like this.”
"Well worth the trip—we enjoyed meeting the other attendees, and the venue, speakers, and panels were all top notch."
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