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CDFA National Development Finance Summit | Nov. 8-10, 2023 CDFA National Development Finance Summit | Nov. 8-10, 2023

CDFA National Development Finance Summit | Nov. 8-10, 2023

The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) National Development Finance Summit brings together leaders and dealmakers in the development finance industry to discuss best practices, trends, and project financing solutions. Ice Miller partners Kip Wahlers will moderate and Jarrod Loadholt will present during the three-day summit, where attendees will learn about the latest approaches, and discover development finance solutions to bring to your local community.

Click here to view the full agenda.

Ice Miller Presentations:

Best Practices for Equitable Lending (Thursday, November 9, 3:45 pm-4:30 pm) 
During this session, the panel of the 2023 Caren S. Franzini Fellows will share their recent research exploring challenges that small businesses face when accessing capital. The Fellows will be presenting their white paper with findings on best practices, strategies, and initiatives to remove barriers and improve the availability of financing options for small businesses.

•    Kristopher "Kip" Wahlers, Partner, Ice Miller LLP
•    Olivia Barone, Senior Project Officer, Clean Energy Program / Economic Transformation, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
•    Neyli Castillo Suarez, Interim Lead Program Administrator, Recovery Programs, New Mexico Finance Authority
•    Tonita McKnight, Business Development Officer, ACT! Albany Community Together, Inc.
•    Zaba Rashan, Community Development Specialist, City of San Diego

Federal Grant Writing Workshop (Friday, November 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm) 
Join CDFA for a federal grant writing session focused on best practices for applying for federal grants. Speakers in this session will cover strategies, themes, and trends to write successful grant proposals for funding opportunities across federal agencies. During this workshop, attendees will have a chance to share their challenges and ask questions.

•    Jarrod Loadholt, Partner, Ice Miller LLP
•    Alma Fargason, Lead Planner, WSP USA
•    Joan Kato, Colaborative Campaign Director, GreenLatinos
•    Emil Liszniansky, Principal, Envision Group LLC
•    Collin Willard, Grants Specialist/Grant Assistance Program, Biden School of Public Policy at the University of Delaware 
•    Mitchell Smith, Director, Government & External Affairs, Council of Development Finance Agencies

Click here to register for this event. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 521-6500
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