All NACFB expo stands sold out
All exhibitor stands are now sold out for the 6th NACFB’s annual Commercial Finance Expo on 17th June. With less than three months to go before doors open at the Pavilion at Birmingham’s renowned NEC, the NACFB has been working on expanding the floor space outwards – and upwards – to accommodate demand.
There are now 120 lenders registered with the NACFB for the first time in the Association’s history, and last year more than 1300 visitors turned up on the day. This goes some way to explain why, for the first time, we’ve had to build upwards as well as outwards, with a two-storey stand and a double-decker bus putting that extra level into the Pavilion hall, ready to match the appetite and expectations of lenders, brokers and small business owners across the country.
Even with the addition of vertical space, things are filling up fast. The Pavilion at the NEC is a huge venue, yet we still find ourselves pushing back the walls to accommodate the 100+ exhibitors and a predicted 1300 delegates. Over five hundred brokers have already registered to attend, some way ahead of last year’s bookings by this time of the year.
We also need a full-size Conference Theatre. There is a great deal for us to discuss as regulation starts to hit home for a majority of our members, and the general election will still be fresh in the minds of the audience, which may well raise some further questions.
This event is open to anyone with an interest in Commercial Finance. One of the NACFB’s goals for 2015 is to promote the availability of lending to small business owners, and to spread the word that all of our 100 lenders and funders are active in their market.
We will be looking to raise and participate in discussions of the new regulatory environment under the FCA, and to highlight the funding choices available from the NACFB members and our patrons. Don’t forget about the champagne reception on the evening of 16th June, now firmly established as the perfect informal build-up to the main event.
Doors for this biggest industry event of the year open at 9:30am on Wednesday 17th June. As every year, it’s free to attend, and as well as being an event where deals get done and genuinely useful contacts get made, it’s also a lot of fun.
Interested exhibitors and delegates should register online at www.commercialfinanceexpo.co.uk