The International Institute for Business Information & Growth, LLC (iiBIG) – an independent and unbiased business-to-business conference organization – is pleased to announce our Inaugural Consumer Finance Symposium, October 27-29, 2013, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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The Consumer Finance, Distressed Debt and Securitization Related industries – critical components of capital markets and Structured Finance – have been rebounding from the economic downturn of 2008-10 while adapting to new legislative and regulatory constraints. According to a recent report by Thomson Reuters however, the industry has been undergoing a dramatic resurgence. Securitization activity in the first quarter of 2013 – especially in the consumer sectors –- has exceeded the same period in the peak year of 2005.

This event will focus on the current state of the Consumer Finance, Distressed Debt and Asset Backed Securitization markets for Student Loans, Credit Cards, Mortgages, Automobile & Equipment Finance and Retail Consumer Debt. The event will be organized under the leadership of Rita Karsadi, EVP & Managing Director of iiBIG’s Finance Group. We will also have an in-depth focus or workshop on the status of the Regulatory & Legal Issues affecting all sectors of the Consumer Finance Industry.

Preliminary Conference Topics – Call For Particpation:
Speakers and sponsoring organizations are being confirmed for the Inaugural Consumer Finance Symposium on October 27-29, 2013 in Las Vegas.  The program will be presented in an interactive roundtable format, specific breakout sessions and tracks on various key industries, in-depth panel discussions on investor and issuers concerns, specific workshops for introducing new ideas and recent and unique deal structures, etc. We encourage any and all Consumer Finance, and/or Securitization Professionals and/or Distressed Debt Analysts that are interested becoming part of our executive speaking faculty are invited to complete the questionnaire on the JOIN OUR FACULTY page of the event website – where an outline of preliminary conference topics are currently listed.

Business Development Opportunities:
A limited number of conference sponsorship opportunities and exhibits are available to companies, firms and organizations who would benefit – before and during the event – of promoting their expertise or specialized products and services for the consumer finance, distressed debt and securitization industries.

For more information about the event contact:

Rita Karsadi, EVP & Managing Director, Finance Group, iiBIG LLC
Tel: 704-999-9806 | Email: ritak@iibig.com


Professionals, Educators and thought provoking-leaders focusing on the Consumer Finance Industry, including and from:

  • Accountants/Accounting firms
  • Analytic Firms/Service Providers
  • Analysts
  • Commercial Bankers
  • Consultants
  • Credit Unions
  • Distressed Debt Investors
  • Investment Banker
  • Investors / Issuers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Law firms/General Counsel
  • Loan Servicers
  • Mortgage Bankers/Brokers/ Originators
  • Pension Funds
  • Regulators
  • Retail Bankers
  • Trustees
  • Underwriters
  • Collection Agencies
  • Information System Providers


Early-Bird Rates
(if registered BEFORE August 31, 2013)

This rate applies to consultants, Issuers, outside counsel, financial advisors, servicers, broker/dealers and other 3rd party service providers.

$1,595 per person
$1,795 per person

INVESTOR RATE: 1st 50 Investors - Complimentary
This year, the Symposium is offering a complimentary pass to the first 50 investors who register by August 31, 2013. Qualified investors are individuals directly employed by buy- side firms investing in securitized products whose principal professional responsibilities include investment analysis, investment decision making and/or portfolio management functions. Qualified investors must be directly involved in their firm’s investment in securitized products.

This registration rate is subject to verification & approval of conference organizer.

if confirmed on or before August 31, 2013 (or until first 50 are confirmed if before August 31, 2013)
$695 per person

This rate applies to individuals directly employed by institutions or organizations specializing in public interest, charity, education, or other non-commercial programs.

This registration rate is subject to verification & approval of conference organizer.

$395 per person
$595 per person

This rate applies ONLY to individuals employed DIRECTLY by a Federal, State, or Local Government agency or Independent quasi-government agency created for the purpose of oversight and/or regulatory authority over any aspect of the issuance or purchase of consumer debt of any kind.

This registration rate is subject to verification & approval of conference organizer. 

$95 per person
$195 per person

If you represent a publication, newsletter, online site, professional association or other organization that provides news and information to the consumer finance markets, please contact:

Ria Lubis, VP Marketing, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2523 • Email: rial@iibig.com

Dress is business casual. Meeting rooms can be cool, so bring a sweater or light jacket. For information about dietary or other special requirements (e.g. handicapped access, hearing-impaired, etc.), contact:

Marisa Colandrea, Director of Meeting Planning & Logistics, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2522 • Email: marisac@iibig.com


Continuing Education Credits (e.g. CLE, CPE, CME, etc.) may be available for iiBIG conferences. Upon request conference attendees will be provided with a “Certificate of Attendance” and a copy of the conference agenda, showing topics, length of sessions, and name(s) and professional affiliation(s) of presenter(s) for each session. Attendees wishing to apply for continuing education credits for attending this conference may submit this documentation to the relevant organization in his/her state when applying for such credits.

• Program Level: Overview
• No Prerequisites Required
• No Advance Preparation Required
• Program is a “Group Live” offering
• CPE Credits awarded: TBD

International Institute for Business Information & Growth LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

For more information regarding administrative policies such as a complaint or refund request, please contact our offices at 212-300-2521.