By Joshua Burd
The organizer of the nation’s largest private lending conference, slated for mid-June, has unveiled the event’s lineup of networking, education and entertainment.
According to Jonathan L. Hornik and Private Lender Law, the practice group of LaRocca Hornik Rosen & Greenberg LLP, CNBC Senior Analyst and Commentator Ron Insana will be a special guest speaker for the NPLA Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Slated for June 19 to 23, the program will also feature speakers such as Devyn Bachman, senior vice president of research and operations at the U.S. housing analysis firm John Burns Research & Consulting, who will delve into the quantitative and qualitative trends driving the current market conditions for investors and lenders involved in the housing market.
The event will mark the 58th year of what was long known as the Pitbull Conference before it was acquired in 2022 by Private Lender Law, which also purchased the National Private Lenders Association.
“As we’ve rebranded from the Pitbull Conference to the NPLA Conference, we’ve acted on feedback from sponsors, lending leaders and brokers throughout the private lending industry — people want to do business, learn and have a good time,” Hornik said. “To do that, you have to get the right people in the right rooms, at the right time. And that’s what we do through groundbreaking networking opportunities, top-tier education and unforgettable entertainment.”
In a news release, Private Lender Law noted that Insana, a bestselling author and trailblazing financial journalist, will offer market analysis during his keynote. Known for more than four decades of TV news coverage, Insana is a well-respected name in the financial industry who has authored four books on investing and reading the financial markets, while he is host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Market Score Board Report.
Plans for the NPLA Conference also call for networking opportunities such as a cocktail reception to end the evening of June 20 and the NPLA member mixer and official after-party on June 21. An opening poker tournament on June 19 is slated to feature an appearance by Molly Bloom, the nationally recognized operator of the world’s largest private poker games and author of the best-selling memoir Molly’s Game, with proceeds from the charitable tournament to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
“Every NPLA Conference builds private lending industry relationships through entertainment, and that remains a priority for Atlantic City’s conference as well,” Hornik said. “There will be plenty of chances for attendees to informally connect while discussing business throughout the conference.”
Private lender conference coming to Atlantic City with new focus on networking, education