Yesterday was the long-anticipated NACFB Expo of 2022. Make sure to read our other blog piece on the Expo if you haven’t already!
A day at the Expo 2022 in video:
A guide to the Expo 2022:
It was an early start for our Digital Marketing Executive to catch the 6:40 train to Long Eaton to meet up with Roxanne, our Compliance and Admin Director to drive to the event at Birmingham’s NEC! Yesterday’s event comes 9 months after the last NACFB Expo which was the re-opening of the event since the pandemic placed the nation at a halt.
As the largest gathering of commercial finance professionals of the year, yesterday’s event saw high-street giants, challenger banks, and various funders, alongside notable industry partners. This Expo celebrated the 30th Birthday of the NACFB and offered chances to win tickets to the NACFB summer party!
Allica Bank was the headline sponsor at the event with Chief Commercial Officer Nick Baker giving an introductory speech after Paul’s opening.
This year’s NACFB Charity Partner is the Newman Holiday Trust, this is an entirely voluntary organisation which helps to provide summer holidays for children with special needs! The Association seeks donations to help make a bigger proportional impact and sustain a longer-term financial footing for the charity. The charity was established in 1981 and representatives from the Trust were present at yesterday’s event!
All in all, the event was a great chance to network with lenders, new and old alike, and a really great opportunity for Elicia to meet more people within our industry. The Conference Theater’s seminars were all incredibly organised and informative, and this has given Elicia some great ideas for future content!
Managing Director of GCF and NACFB Chair, Paul Goodman, stated:
“The NACFB Commercial Finance Expo remains the best event of its kind in the industry. This year the NACFB team have raised the bar again and delivered a superbly organised event. The Goodman team have connected with many lenders, both old and new. They will now be working hard to enhance our offering to our existing clients and clients yet to be. The team will certainly be putting the date in the diary for next year’s must-see NACFB CFE 2023.”