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SBDC | Great Lakes Lenders Conference 2018

Michigan Business Network
August 3, 2018 12:00 PM


Attend the premier conference for small business lenders:  August 14 -16, 2018 in Downtown Detroit, MI

What is the GLLC? The Great Lakes Lenders Conference (GLLC) is the premier small business lending event in the Midwest, hosted by the Michigan SBDC and the SBA District offices of Cleveland, Columbus, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. The conference provides training and workshops related to small business loan programs and how to be more effective at helping a small business access captial. Entering its 20th year in 2018, the 2017 Conference was the largest in history with over 400 attendees and SBA Administrator Linda McMahon featured as a keynote.


Who attends the GLLC? The Conference is attended by individuals and organizations that would like to become more effective with delivering capital to small business, including through the use of SBA loan programs. This includes bank executives, loan officers, credit analysts, underwriters, documentation specialists, loan service providers, attorneys, business consultants, NAGGL representatives, SBA staff and other individuals that support small business.

Where is the GLLC? The 2018 Conference will be hosted at an exciting new venue! The Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center was selected as the location based on the growing needs of the Conference. The venue is located at 400 Renaissance Drive, Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243.

When is the GLLC? The 2018 conference dates are August 15 - 16. Conference registration, exhibitor set-up, and a social event are hosted on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 14. Full-day Training workshops and other conference activities are hosted throughout the day on August 15 and 16.

2018 Conference Agenda

Tuesday, August 14

Ambassador Foyer         6:00 – 8:00pm         Exhibitor Set-up

Ambassador Foyer         6:00 – 8:00pm         Early Registration

Comerica Park                 6:00 – 10:00pm       Tigers Game Night On Your Own

Wednesday, August 15

Ambassador Ballroom    7:30 – 8:30am        Registration and Breakfast

Ambassador Ballroom    8:30 – 9:30am        Opening Session

Breakout Rooms              9:45 – 10:45am       Breakout Session 1*

Ambassador Foyer          10:45 – 11:15am        Break & Exhibits

Breakout Rooms              11:15 – 12:15pm         Breakout Session 2*

Ambassador Ballroom    12:15-1:45pm            Lunch & Keynote Address  

Breakout Rooms               2:00 – 3:00pm       Breakout Session 3*

Ambassador Foyer           3:00 – 3:30pm        Break & Exhibits

Breakout Rooms               3:30 – 4:30pm        Breakout Session 4*

River Boat                          6:00 – 9:00pm        River Boat Reception 

Thursday, August 16

Ambassador Ballroom      7:30 – 8:30am        Breakfast with Exhibitors

Ambassador Ballroom      8:40 – 9:20am       Combined General Session

Breakout Rooms                9:30 – 10:30am      Breakout Session 1*

Ambassador Foyer            10:30 – 11:00am      Break & Exhibits

Breakout Rooms                11:00 – 12:00pm      Breakout Session 2*

Ambassador Ballroom      12:00 – 1:30pm       Lunch, Keynote Address & Exhibitor Raffle

Breakout Rooms                2:00 – 3:00pm        Breakout Session 3*

Ambassador Foyer            3:00 – 3:30pm        Break & Exhibits

Breakout Rooms                3:30 – 4:30pm        Breakout Session 4*

For More information and to Register go to :

The Great Lakes Lenders Conference (https://www.greatlakeslenders.com/)

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