NAGGL Annual Conference

NAGGL chief executive Tony Wilkinson opens the association’s 34th Annual Conference, welcoming 900 attendees. The SBA 7(a) program continues to bridge the gap left when conventional loans are unavailable to creditworthy small business borrowers. We will spend two very full days exploring complex topics in 7(a) lending like equity injection, tiered ownership structures, franchises; and gathering member input on lending in rural markets, the role of FinTech, and the proposed regulatory changes. We’ll also hear what to expect on The Hill in coming months and get the latest updates from our SBA partners.

FRANdata attendee: Edith Wiseman, Paul Santomauro


November 12-14

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference

The Restaurant Finance & Development Conference is all about the “business” side of the restaurant business and is a must attend event for restaurant company owners and executives. The conference is known as the restaurant “dealmakers” event—you will find the best networking in the industry there.

FRANdata attendee: Sharon Dietrich, Michael Jones


August 15-16

The Great Lakes Lenders Conference 

The Great Lakes Lenders Conference is the premier banking event in the Midwest. Over the course of three days, conference attendees will attend innovative professional development sessions on SBA lending programs and relevant banking topics. The conference also features valuable networking opportunities and the chance to engage with exhibitors.

FRANdata attendee: Edith Wiseman 


August 20-22

Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders Annual Conference

Formed in 2012 by a dedicated group of Florida SBA lenders and associate members serving the lenders and small business community, FLAGGL provides networking, education and promotes awareness of all Government Guaranteed Lending Programs to the small business community throughout Florida.This year’s conference is expected to host a cross section of attendees from various industry institutions throughout the state of Florida and will include general sessions, keynote addresses, breakout sessions and networking opportunities with other colleagues and SBA officials

FRANdata attendees: Edith Wiseman and Paul Santomauro


August 22-23

FaegreBD Franchise Summit

The FaegreBD Franchise Summit is a “can’t miss” event for franchise executives nationally. In 2018, it will bring the best and brightest in franchising together for two days of meaningful dialogue on unit level economics, delivery on the brand promise and system change, with a key focus on key challenges and opportunities.

FRANdata attendees: Darrell Johnson and Sharon Dietrich 


September 4-7

Franchise Action Network

The annual IFA Washington, D.C. fly-in is now named the Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting. It is an integration of our grassroots advocacy program, the Franchise Action Network, with our annual fly-in. This meeting gives you the opportunity to meet with your representatives in Congress to discuss your business and how the new joint employer standard impacts your franchise.

FRANdata attendees:  Anya Nowakowski and Melinda Modica 


September 6

SBA Minnesota Lenders Conference

FRANdata attendee: Edith Wiseman 


October 8-10


The online lending industry’s best and brightest coverage at the one and only conference for the industry, by the industry.  Connect with your peers, share ideas and learn from industry insiders and decision-makers at LEND360. It’s time to get savvy to exclusive online lending insights insights, expand your business and connect with influencers shaping the fintech industry.

FRANdata attendees: Darrell Johnson and Paul Santomauro 


October 9-11

2018 Franchise Leadership and Development Conference

The Franchise Leadership & Development Conference is the industry event that brings top franchise executives together for  powerful two-and-a-half day event that combines the impact of exciting presentations with peer-to-peer problem-solving workshops and roundtables.

FRANdata attendees: Edith Wiseman, Marla Ray and Tony Hill