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The Special Assets Management Association's (SAMA) 1st Annual Conference was a pioneering event in the special assets field of the financial services industry. SAMA is the only member-driven non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to fostering the best practice in the workout arena. SAMA also promotes the professional growth of workout specialists, through continuing education, mentoring, and peer support. This content-rich conference offered a unique educational experience for special assets managers and senior team leaders. The Pre-Conference Forum was a crash course designed for chief credit officers and senior credit administrators, highlighting key workout issues and optimal workout strategies and tactics. This conference also provided networking and deal-making opportunities for senior-level workout specialists from banking and other financial institutions. Contacts and friendships made here became part of a trusted network that you can rely on to effectively solve your workout problems. Attendees:
Met senior credit administrators, special assets managers and workout team leaders from leading banks and heard their plans for tackling the upcoming challenges
Made new contacts and nurtured existing relationships to help them effectively manage their portfolios
Gained access to information and inner circles they and their bank need to
Over 75 special assets managers and senior workout team leaders from over 25 banks and other financial institutions
Regulators from FDIC, OCC, DFI, and the Federal Reserve
Bankruptcy and workout attorneys from leading law firms
Partners from leading accounting firms
Seasoned turnaround consultants and restructuring specialists
Court appointed receivers
Distressed debt funds
Private equity firms
Business and property valuation firms
Leaders in professional services who advise the special assets industry
THE CONTENT. During the conference panels, attendees participates in some of the most honest, straightforward, and eye-opening discussions of the special assets business. Substantive conversations focused on the economy, the regulatory perspectives, the challenges of managing a tsunami of default loans, tricky asset valuations, creative workout and exit strategies, the navigation of the internal reporting process, and the hiring of the right professionals who service the industry.
THE Q & A. Our group of seasoned and highly qualified workout specialists, including attorneys, consultants, accountants, and SAG managers answered questions behind closed doors. The Q & A sessions were held during panel breaks and were staffed by the most qualified professionals in the special assets arena.
THE ATTENDEES. Conference attendees were top special assets managers and team leaders from leading banks, institutional investors, and seasoned professionals who service special assets managers. This conference was by-invitation only. Participants came to the conference to educate and network with peers and partners, and to better understand their options.
THE ENERGY. The conference created a positive, constructive environment conducive to finding solutions and locating the best options. Business relationships and friendships were developed at the conference.
The Highly Interactive Conference Featured:
Moderated panel discussions
Topic-focused roundtable conversations
Keynote dialogues followed by Q and A
Elegant networking functions
Optional networking activities