Can you believe that the fifth NACLB is right around the corner?
What continues to amaze me is that it has not even been two months since we announced our 2019 conference, and we are already almost sold out of sponsorships, and have sold more than half of our exhibitor tables. I am excited to celebrate our 5th annual conference in the city where it all started: Las Vegas.
I would have never imaged 5 years ago that the idea to create a one of a kind conference that encompasses all types of commercial financing would end up being the largest of its kind in the marketplace, surpassing attendance of older and much more mature organizations.
From our first conference at the Red Rock Casino with an impressive 242 attendees, to last year’s record breaker of over 800 attendees at Doral in Miami, the growth NACLB has had is nothing short of amazing. NACLB has become the benchmark for today’s modern commercial loan broker, and the diversified lenders that serve them. Our goal is to have over 1000 attendees this year, which I’m confident we will reach based on our year over year growth. Of course, this all could not be possible without the highly valued support of our sponsors on a yearly basis.
This will be the most significant year in our organization’s history. There are major changes that we will be announcing in the next couple of months which will be groundbreaking and change the landscape of associations and conferences for years to come. More importantly, there are several value-add benefits for both brokers and lenders that we are implementing this year.
NACLB has one goal: To become the largest and best organization to serve brokers and lenders – a place they can call home and elevate an industry that has historically lacked advocacy and a voice. It is my personal quest to see this organization develop into a force that will better the industry and the people that are part of it.
2019 will be one hell of a year for NACLB. Please be on the lookout for our highly-anticipated announcements to come in the next few months. I look forward to seeing you all in Vegas!