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2011 Annual Conference

The Special Assets Management Association (SAMA) 2nd Annual Conference will be the must-attend event in 2011for senior-level bankers in special assets. 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. The conference presents a unique opportunity for accomplished bankers and professionals to share hard-to-get information, build and expand trusted networks, and advance to the next level in the cottage industry of special assets.


► Meet special assets managers and workout team leaders of leading banks

► Make new contacts and nurture existing relationships to advance your firm

► Network with banks’ special assets decision-makers who are generally not part of the marketing circuit

► Gain access to influence, information and inner circles you and your firm need to survive and prosper





► Over 80 special assets managers and senior workout team leaders from over 35 banks and other financial institutions

► Bankruptcy and workout attorneys from leading law firms

► Partners from leading accounting firms

► Seasoned turnaround consultants and restructuring specialists

► Court appointed receivers

► Asset-based lenders

► Distressed debt funds

► Leading commercial real estate brokerages

► Private equity firms

► Business and property valuation firms

► International insurance companies and brokerages

► Construction companies

► Leaders in professional services who advise the special assets industry





THE CONTENT.  At the conference panels, you will participate in some of the most honest, straightforward, and eye-opening discussions of the special assets business. Substantive conversations focus on the economy, the challenges of managing default loans, the business of special assets, choosing the right opportunities, tricky asset valuations, exit strategies, and navigating the relationships between special asset managers, investors and professionals who service the industry.


THE ATTENDEES.  Conference attendees are top special assets managers and team leaders from leading banks. For seasoned professionals who service special assets managers, this conference is by-invitation only. Participants come to the conference to network with special assets managers, peers, and partners, and to understand their competition. In short, they come to get deals done.


THE ENERGY. The conference creates a positive, constructive environment conducive to finding solutions and locating the best opportunities. Business relationships and friendships are developed at the conference.


The Highly Interactive Conference Features:

► Moderated panel discussions

► Topic-focused roundtable conversations

► Keynote dialogues followed by Q and A

► Elegant networking functions

► Optional networking activities

May 25-27th, 2011

Four Seasons, The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, CA

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A Uniquely Valuable Conference